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Extraordinary Desserts

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2929 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-5919
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing Dinner

The dinner was just as good as the desserts. Wonderful service, great prices during happy hour, and plenty of food for two people for a decent price.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
Norfolk, Virginia
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Norfolk, Virginia
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The dinner was just as good as the desserts. Wonderful service, great prices during happy hour, and plenty of food for two people for a decent price.

Thank runningbob12
San Diego, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Terrible (and I mean TERRIBLE) service. The employees are a bunch of wannabe hipsters with entitlement and issues. It's like a bad sitcom. Unfortunately, I am not exaggerating. My wife and I were excited to go to this place. We had to sit ourselves. We had to practically tackle a waitress to be served. The desserts were OK. Nothing impressive.... More 

Thank Mo F
México, México
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Beautiful cakes, wonderful taste, marvellous selection of tea. They have a great rush hour combo of coffee and breakfast pastries.

Thank Ileeri
San Diego, California
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71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Exraordinary Desserts on 5th Ave. San Diego could also be called Elegant Desserts, because thats what they serve. I had eaten desserts there before but not for a while. When my gluten free son came forThanksgiving I was wracking my brain trying to think of some really good dessert that would be gluten free. I had looked at the usual... More 

Thank Debbie O
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We decided to treat ourselves to a culinary experience. The desserts we're picture worthy and very good value for the cost. my youngest daughter loved the chocolate cake and made it last 2 days and was so disappointed when she was done.i had a raspberry tart husband had creme brulee pastry. Well I had some too. So good. I wished... More 

Thank Trip0606
Las Vegas
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

What can I say? This has got to be the best place to go if one craves for desserts because there is absolutely no doubt that their taste buds will be more than satisfied. Not only are their desserts creatively decorated, they taste REALLY yummy too!

Thank VegasMom777
Riverside, California
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99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

This has always been one of our favorite dessert places! Every dessert looks so elegant and decadent! The iced coffee is magnificent on a hot day! The kiwi lemonade ordered by some other customers looked so tasty ! That's the drink we are going to try next time. The lemon bundt cake was very pretty and delicious! I had the... More 

Thank MandC0218
Grass Valley, California
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The most incredible desert place in San Diego. You must try this place if you like sweet things and deserts. Great for after dinner or after party snack place. Excellent food, great service, and just eye candy everywhere.

Thank GregBulanti
San Diego, California, United States
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

If you are tired of the bland cheesecakes and gooey chocolate concoctions that most restaurants dispense, you owe yourself a trip to Karen Krasne's Extraordinary Desserts. All of her desserts are beautifully designed and served to astound the eye before they delight the taste buds. Because this establishment does such a huge business, all the desserts are fresh--nothing sits in... More 

Thank Ken H
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We came just for dessert and it was worth every penny. The desserts were very big. My wife got a half slice of cake and couldn't finish it. I got a small bundt and left a little as well. We also split a pot of rooibos chai tea. We spent $20 with tip. Not a bad way to end an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2929 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-5919
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-294-2132

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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