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4516 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-2792 (Pacific Beach)
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Ranked #392 of 4,122 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $5 - $16
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
Neighborhood: Pacific Beach
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
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New York State
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Stopped for dinner after visiting the beach on a recent trip. Good service, interesting menu with some excellent appetizers. Decent prices.

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San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I eat here about every other week. There are many other Thai places in PB but this one is the best. It is more than just Thai-style food, so don't be surprised to see dishes from other Asian countries. I cannot proof it, but to me the food seems to be very natural (no MSG etc). I live in PB... More 

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Housatonic, MA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

Both the appetizers and main courses were great! We often search out Thai restaurants when we travel and this may be the best we have had. We had the crab rangoon, spring rolls and egg rolls, all great. The noodles, the fried rice and the red curry, all perfect. You won't regret this find.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

Massaman curry was amazing. I am not a thai connoisseur so take it as you will. My husband got the pad thai and liked it also. I thought the presentation was beautiful. I wish we could have tried more food because everyone food around us looked great also. The banana desert was okay. The waitress didn't speak English but maybe... More 

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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172 reviews 172 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I would normally just walk past a rather generic looking restaurant like this, but our party of four, two of whom do not care for Thai food, were hungry and tired of walking past all the even more generic looking bar-restaurants on Mission Blvd and Garnet St. What a great meal. The pot stickers were very good and our entrees... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

This was within walking distance of our hotel. The Thai food was outstanding! Great service by family members.

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Waterloo, Iowa
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I ate here and ordered the Singapore yellow curry with carrots, potato and soft tofu, spinach gyoza, and yakisoba. The yakisoba and spinach gyoza were good but the Singapore yellow curry dish was unbelievably good, some of the best curry I have ever had! So my sense is there is some INCREDIBLY GOOD food here but you... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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96 reviews 96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Everything on Mission Beach is crowded and noisy, except for this gem. We have eaten here 3 times over the years and it never disappoints. This time the 5 of us each had something different and each plate was all but liked clean. We wished we had room for the banana thing for dessert but that will be for the... More 

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San Diego, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

What a great find about a block from the beach. It's quiet inside and very authentic. The prices are reasonable, menu extensive and so far always fine fresh great Thai food. It's location so close to the water makes it stand out way beyond the more familiar boring and mediocre eateries that are prolific just up the street. A really... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This was some of the best Asian food we've ever had! We ate till it hurt! My only regret was we didn't find this place till the last day of our vacation in San Diego and only got to go there once!

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Additional Information about KAFE Yen LLC

Address: 4516 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109-2792
Phone Number: 858-373-3936
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Pacific Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 16
Cuisine: Asian, Thai

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