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The Joint

#404 of 3,817 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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4902 Newport Ave., San Diego, CA
11:30 - 01:00
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Mon 16:00 - 01:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat - Sun 10:30 - 01:00
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San Diego, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I never really want to come back here, not because we had a bad experience, it was just underwhelming. The food was pricey and completely unmemorable. When I want sushi I go elsewhere.

Thank ruthissleeping
Stamford, Connecticut
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64 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I spent the day in LA, walking around. After all the traffic back we wanted something to eat. We found a few spots to park out front. They have tapas and sushi.the tapas tastes great. Crispy chicken mashed potatoes is a must try. Mussels were good to. All around we had a great dinner and some great Sake.

Thank Frank S
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Dropped in here on a recommendation. Great atmosphere, helpful staff and a very extensive menu. Ordered and was served some excellent sushi, some of the best I have had. Only problem was making sue I got my share!

Thank rogerh398
Mazatlan, Mexico
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

In one week we visited this place twice. The food is so so good. The menu is full of great options. I had the salmon taquitos, the joint roll and I can' t wait to come back again. Good service . I love this place!

Thank chefangie
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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889 reviews
444 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 925 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

my partner and I drank in san diego for 2 nights. this place was great. staff friendly. no problem to have light bites and plenty of cold beer. nice atmosphere. good selection to try and choose from .good happy hour was had

Thank enncle
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We got several different kinds of sushi and a salad for take out. Everything was delicious. The service was great even though they were very busy!

Thank Melissa G
San Francisco, California
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518 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The Joint is super popular yet the wait was only about 30 minutes, just enough time to walk across the street to sample the craft brewery beers. The menu at The Joint boasts names reminiscent of the 1960-70’s. The food is Asian inspired and everything we tried was fantastic. The sushi offers interesting combinations. Atmosphere is fun and light. Definitely... More 

Thank StarLady99
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We visited this restaurant for a happy hour. Great selection of beers! Sushi rolls for $5 and also tapas! Everything was delicious! Eclectic restaurant with a great atmosphere and friendly service!

Peoria, Illinois
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Excellent sushi and tapas are reasonably priced and taste great. We are local and go on Tuesdays for $2.50 Sculpins and sushi. Never had a bad one of either. Servers are very attentive. Other beer selections are wide, local, & excellent. Food comes almost too fast if out for a relaxing evening. It is noisy.

Thank JOM922
Saint Louis, Missouri
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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Tapas and sushi... Who knew? Fresh organic locally sourced items make a wonderful menu. We went with sushi and a bacon Cesar salad. Based on what we had, I wish we could come back over and over again so we could try all the items on the menu. Delicious. Also a great choice of beers and an incredibly friendly staff... More 

Thank TK6299

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4902 Newport Ave., San Diego, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?