Noriega Teriyaki used to have this special boat that you could order where you would get a lot of variety of food for a set price. I am not sure if they have that anymore, but the last time I ate there, I got sushi with my friend. We order a few rolls and it cost us only about $10 each. The rolls are good and cheap here and I would definitely recommend it. The only downfall is that it may be hard to find parking due to it being on Noriega.
Pacific Court is a restaurant that I have been going to for awhile. It has gotten a little more expensive through the years. If you like Chinese American food, this place will definitely satisfy your craving. They have surprisingly good choices like the filet of sole or the fried chicken. The prime rib is also decent, but it is often hit or miss. They also give you ice cream and jello for dessert. The garlic bread here is a must!
I used to love Balboa Teriyaki for the sauce on their beef teriyaki. It used to be amazing. However, they changed owners and the food was never quite as good. The previous owner was really nice and friendly and I was sad to see her leave. The food is okay but considering the other options of Japanese food in SF, I would say pass and go somewhere else.
I have been eating at Gordo's my whole life. They have one of the best burritos in the city. They are very filling and made to order. The guacamole is also very good. I would recommend the one on Geary but this one is just as good as long as you are taking it to go because there is very limited seating. If you want fresh, tasty, filling burritos, eat at Gordo's.
This place has decent Japanese curry. There is a lot of selection and I would recommend the potato katsu (fried potato). However, I felt like the portions could have been larger given the price. The curry was good, but you could get those packages of curry from an asian market for way less. Overall, I'd say if you are craving Japanese curry, come here, but otherwise it's not worth the drive.
First of all, I would recommend taking the food to go at this place. The service and restaurant are not the most appealing. With that said, this place provides cheap Chinese food with the sense of it being cooked at home. I personally recommend the fried wonton soups, often called hung tao yee wonton and op gung yee wonton. They are delicious. My dad makes them, but this is faster and easier to get.
Santana's is the place to go after a late night at PB. It is open 24 hours. The burritos are the best. It tastes fresher than most other Mexican restaurants. I would recommend either a carne asada burrito or carne asada chips. Their carne asada fries are not quite as good as other places, but the chips are really good. It definitely curbs your hunger and I hear that their breakfast burrito is also extremely good.
Royal Thai is a decent Thai restaurant. The food is nothing great, but the restaurant itself is very nice. They have very good service as well. The crying tiger is probably one of their best dishes. For being in La Jolla, their prices are not too bad. I think it is similar to many other Thai restaurants, so it is good to go to if you are in the area.
This place is okay for Thai food. Nothing spectacular here. However, I think their prices are more on the high side. Considering Amarin is in the same complex, I would much rather go there than to this one. The restaurant itself is nice but the food takes awhile to come out. I really don't think the food is worth the price here. The pineapple fried rice comes in an actual pineapple, so I must admit their plating is pretty impressive.
Amarin Thai in Mira Mesa is a very good choice for Thai food in the location. The prices are reasonable and the noodle dishes are really good. However, the original Amarin is a LOT better tasting than this one. My personal favorite is the three flavored fish and the one at this restaurant does not come close to the original. However, I would recommend the spicy Thai noodles.