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San Diego food finds: Kearney Mesa

Nestled north of Mission Valley and the 8 Freeway, Kearney Mesa is a melting pot of quality Asian dining. Every style of Asian cuisine is represented here, along with a few notable non-Asian restaurants that you simply have to try before the semester is over.

Under $10

The Original Pancake House 3906 Convoy St. Delicious Pancakes

The name says it all; the Original Pancake House has been serving some of the best pancakes (and waffles) in San Diego for decades. From the cinnamon apple pancakes to the large and light German pancake, this places is bound to please any customer.

Rocky’s Frozen Yogurt 7612 Linda Vista Rd. Generously Served Froyo

This small yogurt shop offers huge portions and a large amount of delicious flavors. I’m joking when I say the mini size is essentially a medium in normal shops, so it is best to bring some friends along to share.

Tea N More 7380 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Boba and Tea

Boba lovers, I present to you your local paradise. With a wide assortment of tea and boba flavors, solid but pricey meals, and a comfortable place to study and generally lounge about, this place is a haven for good meals and fun times.

Sushi Diner 7530 Mesa College Dr. Unique Sushi Experience

This tiny establishment might look sketchy on the outside, but inside this Bob Marley-themed diner, there is INSANELY tasty sushi served in combinations I guarantee you’ve never tried before. In order to pay with credit card, you have to spend over $10.

Under $20

Manna Korean BBQ 4428 Convoy St. Quality Korean BBQ

This is the place in San Diego for Korean barbecue. If you don’t know what that is, basically you and your friends cook the food yourselves over a personal grill. Nothing tastes better than beef and pork freshly roasted by your own hands.

Mignon Pho and Grill 3860 Convoy St. Exotic Asian Cuisine

This Vietnamese restaurant with trendy décor offers plenty of choices for traditional Vietnamese food. Anything served with beef or shrimp here is a good choice. Order the large size pho if you think your stomach can handle it.

Spicy House 3860 Convoy St. Family Style Szechuan

Calling all spice enthusiasts! Test your mettle with your friends at this family-style Chinese restaurant. Share everything from duck, beef, pork, fried tofu and more! Not for the faint of heart or stomach. Seriously, there’s some spicy food served here.