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San Diego and Carlsbad area dining recs, have a list but is it a start?

K K | Dec 9, 201110:36 AM

Hi folks, thanks so much for help me out last time when I posted back in June. Unfortunately did not make it down then but am coming very soon.

This time we're going to be spending time in SD and Carlsbad. Have a 6 year old in tow and will be spending about 4 nights in SD, 2 nights in Carlsbad area. Coming from San Francisco Bay Area.

I have several restaurants and possibilities figured out but am not quite sure and would appreciate any feedback you can offer + some questions.

So far I have not found a potentially interesting seafood restaurant. Oceanaire is too pricey, and from searching the board other recs from older posts lead to similar kinds of restaurants. Are there more affordable options where the fish is wild or sustainable, hopefully local, and consistent? If not it's ok to skip.

Are there kid friendly options at Cafe Chloe?

Are there restaurants that are not fine dining or fine dining priced that use local + organic ingredients (and have kid friendly options)?

Any raw food or vegan restaurants in San Diego area? I know of a vegan fast food place (Evolution Fast Food), but are there others?

Any good health food stores that sell bulk raw ingredients in SD (similar to Whole Foods, independently owned/local but cheaper)? ie something similar to Rainbow Grocery in San Francisco, Berkeley Bowl in Berkeley, Rainbow Acres in Los Angeles?

Korean: Would like to try one Korean restaurant in San Diego but would prefer more than just soon dubu (tofu), not interested in BBQ, except I've noted that at the BBQ places, they appear to have some good selections of non spicy non BBQ fare. Considering between Buga or Dae Jang Keum.... are they extremely smokey, or is the general ventilation really good? Any other good ones? Or am I better off at Grandma's or Chon Ju Jip?

Japanese: Of the two locations of Yumeya Sake House (SD and Encinitas), which one is better? Which location(s) have teuichi (fresh hand made) udon (if I read cgfan's one post correctly)?

And how is Yumeya Sake House overall compared to Izakaya Sakura (which I also have my eye on)?

What is traffic like leaving Seaworld 6 pm going to the Convoy area?

I have a few backups in mind, including Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot. Has anyone been recently and do they now have the Pickled sour cabbage broth and pork rib broth selections like in NorCal San Mateo?

Thanks in advance.

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