MICHELIN Guide 2019

Spicy City

  • San Diego
  • Under 25 USD
  • Chinese
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Spicy Sichuan dishes are the name of the game at this spot, where the staff isn’t prone to small talk or smiles but regulars don’t seem to mind a bit. The food is solid and the portions are monstrous, leaving you with delicious leftovers for days. The menu is littered with colorful pictures of noodles, preserved chilies, steaming hot pots, sizzling platters, casseroles and crispy rice-crusted dishes. In other words, there's something for everyone and it's all made to order. Eggplant with garlic sauce is divine and even simple stir-fried string beans will have your palate tingling. Keep an eye out for specials scribbled on construction paper at the entrance; if you want the fish head, tell them when you enter, as it takes at least 40 minutes to prepare.


The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal




Under 25 USD

  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers
  • Ä New establishment in the guide
  • a Wheelchair accessible

Spicy City

+1 858-278-1818
Opening hours
Lunch & dinner daily

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