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“So Nice, Went Twice.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gang Kitchen

Gang Kitchen
345 6th Avenue, San Diego, CA
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Ranked #953 of 3,918 Restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese, Thai
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
South Louisiana
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“So Nice, Went Twice.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

The restaurant has a sleek, industrial look, but still feels warm, with the oversized art pieces. The wine list has lots of great choices by the glass to compliment the Asian inspired food. Staff was very friendly, professional and obviously well trained.

We could have simply worked our way through the appetizers, they were so appealing. Spicy Tuna with Crispy Rice and Fresh Wasabi was clean, fresh and delicious. Summer Rolls with Shrimp and Peanut Sauce were yummy, as were the Mushroom Potstickers. For entrees we had Five Spice Pork Belly Pad Thai (when you see pork belly, order it!) and the recommended Grilled Shanghai Beef (with Frites), both excellent.

We went back another night with a third person, so that we could sample even more of the menu. Definitely the best place we dined in San Diego over five days.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

Went down to the Gaslamp district with my family to have a look around and grab some dinner. As we were walking around looking at different restaurants, menu looked intriguing and prices were not too bad. A lot of good choices, but this was more of what we were looking for. Our waitress was very good at making suggestions for all courses. Many appetizer's to choose from, so multiples are easy to do. We tried the fried edamame wontons and they were very good. We also tried the shanghai beef and the ahi tuna entrees and these were also very good. The desserts were also unique and very good. The chocolate bar and the banana spring rolls were very good. If you're looking for more of an eclectic Asian style of food choices, this is a great place to try. You won't be disappointed.

Visited April 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 341 helpful votes
“A Fabulous Dinner Choice, Maybe the Best in the Gaslight District”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

This is a brand-new restaurant in the Gaslight District, just across the street from the Marriott Residence Inn on 6th Avenue. I was traveling in a large group, attending a trade show, and we almost didn't go to the Gang because the bartender at that hotel said he had heard it was "uneven." Well, you can put that worry to rest -- this was a delightful location, with a great menu and a superior but affordable wine list. Jump on the trolley and give it a try!

The restaurant is in a loft-style building, and towers three stories above the bar. The bar is minimalist, with an Asian feel and chinese characters on the windows, ceiling and flat-screen tvs. We were seated on the second tier of the restaurant (the third tier is only used for groups and weekends). Our server was a stunningly pretty woman named Farrah who handled our roudy group very graciously. Serice was fast, the choices delicious, and the plates of shared deserts the chef prepared for us delighted our taste buds (see photos).

There was one odd behavior which I find annoying but happening more often at restaurants - the people who bring out the food are not the same people who took your orders, so they have no idea who gets what. This means they come to the table and ask, "Who had the fajitas?" or whatever. It disrupts the conversation and makes an elegant dinner a bit more like dining at the Golden Corral. Personally, I think the Gang could do better.

But other that this one quirk, it was a very special evening and I look forward to returning to Gang Kitchen as soon as my schedule permits.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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