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3332 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116-1820
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

I'm writing this review because I recently went on vacation and used Tripadvisor when deciding on where to eat. I looked up the top restaurants in San Diego and was kind of surprised by the results. This has to be up there, it is my far my favorite restaurant. As others have said you get a complimentary tofu and (I... More 

Thank Taylor V
San Diego
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44 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Dao Fu is in my neighborhood so I eat there often. You get a lovely complimentary salad and complimentary ice cream with fruit slices after dinner. Everything I have tried is really scrumptious; my favorites are the Japanese gyoza and the lemongrass chicken. The atmosphere is charming and I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank PetPeeves
San Diego, California
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2015

Every dish is a winner. The tofu is appealing even to my tofu-hating friends. The biggest drawback is trying to accommodate the giant plates on the small tables!

Thank JanKnee
San Diego, California
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014

The best tofu ever!! Love the appetizer salad with fresh tofu. Great selection of entrees. Have tried the soup, noodle and shrimp dishes and found them all to be very flavorful and good quality. Love the quiet restaurant and good service.

1 Thank robinjk3
San Diego, California, United States
Level Contributor
61 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014

I've actually had to sit here for a good hour or so to really think of what to say. TL;DR: Flavorful food. Go try it. Even if you're not a vegetarian. Try it. Daofu is situated on Adams Ave in San Diego, across the way from Lestat's. There's no private parking. Yup, this means street parking. There's a sign to... More 

Thank ahtravelsandeats
San Diego, California
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2014

This restaurant, the most recent incarnation of the former Dao Son that used to reside at El Cajon Blvd and Texas, continues to create amazing dishes.. The hot Chef Eric and his wife Maggie turned Dao Fu a little upscale while keeping the same homey comfort I enjoyed for the last 15 years. The food, less Pho and more stir... More 

Thank mopsos
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2014

My wife and I started eating at this restaurant a few months again using certificates from Restaurant.com and it was so good we have been going back every visit. They start you out with a beautiful free salad which is outstanding and the service is beyond compare. Our hostess has always been wonderful. I love the curry dishes so I... More 

Thank norske_7
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

Thankfully my cousin talked me into trying this restaurant. She described it as Asian Fusion and it was certainly memorable. We enjoyed the beet salad, mango chicken and ice cream ending. My cousin ordered the mock-chicken mango & pepper dish which she shared - proving beyond any doubt that this place has FANTASTIC tofu. Unfortunately, I am a whimpy eater... More 

2 Thank earlyam
San Diego, California
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148 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

Asian dishes with delightful tastes in this small neighborhood of San Diego. Both non-vegetarian and vegetarian dishes are featured on the menu....and homemade tofu for the vegetarians. I return to this restaurant periodically and am always pleased with my choices.....in fact an almost "plate licking" desire when finished....and very affordable. YUM!

Thank Nancy J
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87 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012

I used a restaurant.com certificate, and maybe because of the forced 18% gratuity, the service was just not great. Slow and we had to ask for everything. The vegetarian menu is awesome though! They also give you free salad and free ice cream dessert. The food is good, so I'd definitely would go back.

2 Thank ilove2travel777

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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 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3332 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116-1820
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-281-6888

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