Situated just above the Mission Valley and located and 10 minutes east of the Pacific Ocean,
Mission Hills is a charming neighborhood. It is easy to see why—with its quaint Craftsman and Mission Revival homes,
verdant scenery, and striking views of urban canyons and the Bay, Mission Hills ensures its place
among the finest neighborhoods in San Diego. Its central location allows for quick travel to other areas of interest,
such as Downtown, Balboa Park, and Mission Beach. While Mission Hills tends to be more on the quiet and residential side,
a number of gourmet restaurants and boutique shops provide options for those who don't wish to travel.
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If you're looking to satisfy a craving for pizza, no need to drive far away—Lefty's is one of the best pizzerias in San Diego,
and it's located right in the heart of Mission Hills. Their Chicago-inspired menu features deep dish pizzas, Italian subs, and salads.
Tucked away in the corner of a quiet shopping center, Izakaya Masa is a largely undiscovered gem in Mission Hills. Izakaya Masa
offers authentic Japanese fare like ramen, sushi, donburi, and tempura.
Brooklyn Girl is a lively establishment that is just as popular for their dining as their well-stocked bar. The restaurant serves fresh,
seasonal dishes that may change from day-to-day, so there is always a variety of food to choose from.
Although it just opened June 13th of this year, The Patio is already a major contender among Mission Hills eateries.
Diners enjoy the lovely, open-air seating and spacious bar, as well as The Patio's gourmet dishes and in-house selection of cheeses.
Harley Gray is another recently established restaurant located in the commercial area of Mission Hills. Their menu features a modern
twist on Californian cuisine, with plenty of fresh seafood, local meats and vegetables.
RK Sushi has gained a huge customer fan-base with their fresh, tasty, and inexpensive sushi. The small restaurant is usually
packed on most nights for a good reason.
Lucha Libre is a popular gourmet taco shop with lines frequently out the door. Don't miss their surf and turf burrito,
TJ hotdog, and queso taco.
Saffron is a well-known Thai restaurant that opened in Mission Hills in the mid-1980s, and has remained popular ever since. Diners can
enjoy their meal at Saffron or easily take it to go. Fan-favorites include Thai grilled chicken and spicy drunken noodles.
San Diego is definitely a city well-known for its good Mexican restaurants, and El Indio is no exception—located at the bottom of
Washington Street next to Saffron, El Indio prepares rich and authentic Mexican food for local Mission Hills folk and visitors alike.
Blue Water Seafood Market & Grill may be a small restaurant, but don't let its size fool you; Blue Water offers some of the freshest and
most delectable seafood dishes in San Diego. Stop by and try their fish tacos, chowders, and grilled fish.