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The 5 Best Sichuan Restaurants In San Diego

Updated: May 2, 2022

These Sichuan spots in San Diego are serving up spicy, hot and fragrant dishes that should not be missed! We analyzed the top restaurant review sites and leading food blogs for the best Sichuan spots in San Diego. Head to these spots for the best mapo doufu, stir fries, and suanla choushou outside of the Sichuan province.

Find the perfect Szechuan restaurant

Kangxi Is Coming

Chinese, $$, Kearny MesaChinese, $$San Diego, Kearny Mesa
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

TJ Dumplings

Chinese, Sorrento ValleyChineseSan Diego, Sorrento Valley
Google: 3.8
Yelp: 4.0

Spicy City Chinese Restaurant

Chinese, $, Kearny MesaChinese, $San Diego, Kearny Mesa
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Szechuan Chef

Chinese, $$, Kearny MesaChinese, $$San Diego, Kearny Mesa
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

Mr Holy Gao

Chinese, $, Sorrento ValleyChinese, $San Diego, Sorrento Valley
Google: 3.8
Yelp: 3.5

How did these spots get chosen?

Figuring out the best Szechuan restaurants can take awhile. We analyzed 624 lists and articles from top sources like , 10162 San Diego restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. These spots have been featured in . We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

FAQ

There are 10 Sichuan restaurants in San Diego.

Kangxi Is Coming, TJ Dumplings, and Spicy City Chinese Restaurant are some of the highest-rated late-night Sichuan spots in San Diego.

Spicy City Chinese Restaurant, Chef Chin Restaurant, and Sichuan City are vegetarian-friendly Sichuan restaurants in San Diego.

Kangxi Is Coming, TJ Dumplings, and Spicy City Chinese Restaurant are the highest-rated Sichuan restaurants that serve breakfast in San Diego.

Kangxi Is Coming and Mr Holy Gao are the highest-rated Sichuan restaurants offering delivery options in San Diego.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Riesling with mapo tofu

    When considering what goes best with mapo tofu, we recommend a glass of Riesling, it truly complements the dish as it pairs with the aromatics of Szechuan food.


  • Saison with your dandan noodles

    Try coupling dandan noodles with a beer like dandan noodles to balance its spicy flavours.

  • Go for Champagne with tofu puffs

    For an elevated experience, pair your tofu puffs with Champagne. This combination works particularly well because this sparkling wine helps cut through the oiliness of tofu.


Did you know?

  • A classic meal

    hot pot from China is delicious. A national classic, you should have it with some assortment of sliced ingredient.

  • A 28,658 pounds feast

    32 feet 10 inches in diameter and 3 feet 6 inches height is the record for the biggest hot pot. We hope people were hungry!

  • The Hot Pot Food Festival

    Did you know that every year in February foodies in Chongqing, China celebrate their passion for Szechuan? The Hot Pot Food Festivalis held annually.


Parking tips

Parking in San Diego can be notoriously tough. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Szechuan spot.

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