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Kaiserhof Restaurant & Biergarten

#399 of 3,849 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Ocean Beach
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2253 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107-1320
+1 619-224-0606
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
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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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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Superb! We were so happy we decided to try this restaurant. My husband, daughter & I had drive by a number of times always saying we have to try. Definitely not disappointed! My husband and daughter got the escargot, & loved it. We also got the brussel sprouts for an appetizer, & I personally could of made this my meal.... More 

Thank Carla W
Poway, California
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We stopped in late on a Saturday night. Just a couple of guests with people finishing their meals. The waitress seemed a bit put out to have to serve us. Definitely in auto-pilot mode. The food was superb. Comfort food. I had Wienerschitzel and spätzle. My husband had Jäger Schnitzel with potato pancake. We both had cucumber salad (very good... More 

Thank DDB51
San Diego, California
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126 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Our table was ready upon arrival. The escargot was excellent but the snails were smaller in size than normal. The dinners were great. The veal was tender and plentiful and the same for the Goulash. Good service. The restaurant provided a free slice of cake for the birthday person, a very nice gesture. Great authentic German cuisine. A must visit... More 

Thank Emory B
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 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 

Thank G D
San Diego, California, USA
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Greg C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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570 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 311 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 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 

1 Thank cfuller603
San Diego, CA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank ugaworldtraveler77
Apple Valley, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 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 

Thank Bettinabudget
Scottsdale, Arizona
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208 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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 

Thank Bonnie B
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
German, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2253 Sunset Cliffs Blvd, San Diego, CA 92107-1320
  • 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?