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Kaiserhof Restaurant & Biergarten

#431 of 3,818 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Ocean Beach
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2253 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107
+1 619-224-0606
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Today
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 15:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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San Diego, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Kaiserhof is our favorite family restaurant in San Diego. Food is German with a Hungarian twist. They run early bird specials that are fantastic value for $. The waitstaff are professional and wonderful. And the beer selection is unparalleled. The portions are large so be careful about eating too much bread before the entrees come out. Or share an order... More 

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San Diego, California, USA
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Schweinshaxe and venison to die for!!! We are never disappointed here and my Bavarian wife can vouch for the authenticity of everything from the beer to the food to the desserts to the Schnapps. A must visit if you want to experience German food in San Diego.

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Thank Greg C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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548 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 305 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We ate here New Years Day and it was so busy we had to eat in the outside beer garden which is covered and heated by overhead lamps but still chilly. That was the only downside. The food is authentic German, excellent and so ample that we took it home for lunch the next day. I had fresh pork and... More 

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San Diego, CA
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I love the food here. Many German specialties on the menu, including some wild game. I love the pepper steak, weinersnitchel, and trout. Come hungry as portions are huge.

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Thank ugaworldtraveler77
Apple Valley, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

There aren't many places to get German food but this place definitely serves authentic German food. (I know because I cook it as well) In my opinion it's pricey, but you do get generous portions. As soon as you walk in you feel like you stepped into a restaurant in Germany. German music and decor as well as wait staff... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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206 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We went here because we had German food for our wedding and wanted to celebrate with German food for our anniversary. Please setting but dated, the decorations could use sprucing up. Food was generous and well seasoned. Had cucumber salad, goulash, sauerbraten, veal schnitzel, spatzle, potato pancake, mashed potatoes. Hubby didn't like whole mushrooms on veal, preferred sliced. Very tasty... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

When I first moved to San Diego in 1984 I missed German food. I found the Kaiserhof when it was still on Waring Road. I have been faithfully going there for over thirty years. Is it the best German food I have ever had? No. Is it the best German food in southern California? Yes. I have known the owners,... More 

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gorgeous hudson valley
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196 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Sitting at the traffic light, we both said--'Is that a German Restaurant?' Indeed it was. White and Blue colors surround the building. How good is this place? They have a parking lot which also states additional parking available across the street-yes, it's that good of a place. That tells me they get a lot of people!!! 25+ years and counting,... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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178 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants best German food outside Germany. Many authentic dishes with a large selection of side dishes. Has a good selection of German beers that are very tasty.

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San Diego, California
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Haven't been here in years. Came today for a feineds birthday dinner. Great food, classic German beers, fair service. I had the goulash on spatzel. Was so delicious I thought my grand mother was in the kitchen :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
German, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2253 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Ocean Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Ocean Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 619-224-0606

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