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James' Place

2910 La Jolla Village Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92093-5100
+1 858-638-7778
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“sashimi” (4 reviews)
“kobe burger” (2 reviews)
“crab” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2910 La Jolla Village Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92093-5100
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

Located yards from the La Jolla Playhouse's Potiker Theater, without anywhere nearby to get a bite to eat before curtain that doesn't involve wrestling with traffic and parking in the always-congested commercial part of La Jolla, this restaurant is a welcome surprise. Fortunately, the food...More

Thank Wendell W
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We were in San Diego on vacation with our friends. We had tickets to the La Jolla Playhouse and went to this restaurant before the show. It is next-door to the theatre and there’s plenty of parking so it was convenient. The dining experience was...More

Thank AnthonyCat
Reviewed 28 December 2017

This is the nicest place for dinner near the La Jolla Playhouse. If it weren't for the Playhouse, I it would not survive. I think everyone was going to the theater that night. We would never eat here but for the theater. The host/hostesses are...More

Thank slwsweet
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We were lucky to have a great waiter, Josh, for a pre-show dinner here last night. He was incredibly attentive, paid attention, made great suggestions, and served everything in a timely fashion. We had eaten dinner here about a year ago, and service was very...More

Thank painthorsegirl
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

They were under staffed and could not wait on us promptly. We wanted to order food in addition to drinks, but no one came to take an order.

Thank happycamper690
Reviewed 7 October 2017

James' has a captive audience because it is the ONLY place to eat close to the La Jolla Playhouse theatres on the UCSD campus (it's right next door). However, unlike so many places with an ideal location it doesn't seem to be taking unfair advantage...More

Thank SWMildcat
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Located in the ucsd kinda hard to find at first if you don't know but really nice place, friendly staff and great food. I really like this place.

Thank bigJohnny670
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This upscale restaurant caters to the theatre crowd at the cluster of live theatres on the campus of the University of California, San Diego. It is a bit easy to get carried way on just 'finger food' as we did this past weekend. The four...More

Thank Papafish92037
Reviewed 10 July 2017

James' Place is adjacent to the La Jolla Playhouse, and is a great place for dinner or appetizers before a show. Be warned, it gets really busy, and give yourself at least two hours before the show. That being said, this place has some great...More

Thank Lissannie
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We had an 8 pm show time at the La Jolla Playhouse and decided to have a light dinner before the show. What a pleasant surprise. Ordered a drink during happy hour and looked over the menu while seated at the sushi bar. We watched...More

Thank Emory B
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2910 La Jolla Village Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92093-5100
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-638-7778
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