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€€ - €€€American, , Vegetarian Friendly
7556 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4829
+1 858-875-7737
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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7556 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4829
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been to the PK in Little Italy several times and ended up at the La Jolla venue as a possibility for our rehearsal dinner. We had been in contact with Andy via email and stopped by randomly for drinks to check the place...More

Thank Jlc304
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing fancy about this place, in a good way. Well-prepared mostly organic food at a reasonable price. Our server, a young artist from San Antonio, was excellent. Very nice outdoor seating area. The salads were particular standouts.

Thank davemh333
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We stopped in on a Sunday pm and sat in the patio area. A very relaxed atmosphere, but the cuisine is top notch. The menu is one side of a legal sheet of paper, but there variety of choices is large. One of our party...More

Thank Susan A
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Friendly service and delicious food. Casual atmosphere sitting on the outdoor patio. Lots of options for dinner: we had fish tacos and roasted cauliflower, both very good.

Thank ScottEP
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We were here recently for our daughters rehearsal dinner. Outstanding is an understatement. The staff went out of there way to make sure everything was perfect. The food & wine were delicious & plentiful. The outdoor ambiance was superb. Prices were very reasonable. Highly, highly...More

Thank Palmtreegirl57
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Small place but very nice patio for seating. Service very good-food took a little extra time but seems that was because it was prepared with care and fresh ingredients. We all loved our dishes. Fish tacos, BAT, garlic prawns. We will definitely be back, I...More

Thank SVCris
Reviewed 6 August 2017

If you only have time to eat one meal in La Jolla, make sure it is at Prepkitchen. From the opening salvo of cucumber water to the final bite of dessert, ever step along our meal there was fantastic. The flavors of each dish perfectly...More

Thank zerolex
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We recently dropped in for a late dinner at Prep Kitchen. Love the outdoor patios, the salads (which we opted to add fish to - got a big generous portion on top!) and the ample wines by the glass. BLT with avacado and tuna melts...More

Thank Suzanne L
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Loved this place. Menu isn't extensive but everything we had was incredibly tasty. Service very good - attentive, but it a nice and relaxed way. Malted chocolate cake for dessert was to die for! Would definitely recommend.

Thank Lisalooby
Reviewed 10 June 2017

I had the pleasure of planning a corporate dinner at Prep Kitchen. Andy was fabulous to work with, very helpful and timely in his responses. The dinner menu was so delicious. We initially had a group of 26-ish to be seated on the outdoor deck....More

Thank foodie01720
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7556 Fay Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4829
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-875-7737
SpecialtiesThe Whisknladle Crew is pleased to welcome you to Prepkitchen. Prepkitchen was inspired by our never-ending quest to make our food from scratch and then driven by physical limitations of Whisknladle's tiny kitchen. At first it was nothing more than chicken scratch and a logistical nightmare but over time it blossomed into what it is today; our casual quick bite eatery, take out joint and gourmet market.Soups - Salads - Sandwiches - Antipasti - Entrees - Fresh Pastas - House Cured Meats Artisan Cheeses - Beer - WineMeet the Business Owner: Arturo K.What first started as an off the cuff partnership between a hungry & talented chef (Ryan Johnston)in need of a kitchen and a desperate culinary school drop out in need of a chef (Arturo Kassel) hasblossomed over the last 4 years into Whisknladle Hospitality.Together with our committed and passionate managing partners and our patient angel investors (?), we've continued to grow from one small and ambitious little restaurant to a small little restaurant group with even bigger ambitions.Since opening Whisknladle's doors in 2008, our company's mission has been to bring good food, good wine & great people together.Culinarily speaking, we take a back to the future approach to cooking by working with seasonal & farm to table products and taking the time to make most of our food from scratch; the way it used to be, they way it ought to be.
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