I gave this place 3 chances to prove me wrong and 1 year later, I still stand by my opinion. Yes, the menu has quite a selection being organized by Asian countries, I admire that. Of 4 dishes that I tried, I only liked the Vietnamese 360 Shaken Beef (or something similar to that.) The service was unsatisfactory despite the nice atmosphere of the actual place itself. I don't see why they can never see that our glasses of water is empty or my party has obviously been ready to pay 20 minutes ago when there's only 3 other parties max in the dining area as well.
A nice coffee/tea house that I seem to have been frequenting lately. There are lots of seating and outlets for those with laptops. Towards the back, there are some board games, similar to frozen yogurt and boba places. The only thing I'm unsure about is the customer service. Every time I order and pay for my drink, the person ringing me up never looks happy. Trust me, just one smile makes all the difference.
I wouldn't come back here again. The parking seemed a little sketchy and it's cash only. My friend and I had no idea that it was cash only (because they had a small sign by the register only visible within 5 feet of it) so when we came up about $3 short, they made me stay in the restaurant while my friend ran down to a nearby ATM.
As for actual food, the noodles in my pho looked like they just opened a package and stuck it in there. My thai iced tea was okay, but the boba in it was a little watery on the outside edges of it and a little hard in the middle.
I love this bakery! It's such a diamond in the rough with it being located nearby Old Chula Vista. The owners have been here for a long, long, while and make all the mochi/manjuu themselves. Of course, there's also other Japanese snacks/candies/drinks, etc. Their prices are a little cheaper than the stores in the Convoy area so that's another added bonus. I heard they also do party trays or something. I can never resist buying at least $10 worth of goodies whenever I come. They're just so nice!
It's more spacey than I initially thought, which is good. I happened to come by shortly after lunch so there weren't that many other people inside. The seating is comfy and it seemed like a spot that regulars would go to when doing work (on a laptop or with papers). I had a sandwich that was basically a BLT, except it had fresh greens instead of the L. I was impressed! I usually don't go for sandwiches at delis/coffee shops, but this one was satisfying. The chocolate cupcake had a strawberry and raspberry on it & my blended coffee drink paired it completely. I'm definitely coming back here again.
This is a cute little store in Seaport Village that sells wind chimes. I love the variety because they seriously have all kinds and sizes here. Metal, wooden, noah bells, toy versions, gongs, and even some fountain looking ones. A cool thing about them is that they'll ship your purchase to your home so that you don't have to drag it w/you on the airplane. Since it's so small and a lot of the wind chimes are on display, I wouldn't advise bringing small children in here. It is pretty entertaining to hear what each wind chime/bells sound like, though.
It's a really cute place that has ice cream, shaved ice, and CUPCAKES. They also sell some candies and jewelry/clothing made by local artists. Their flavors are unique (& delicious) and go well when paired with a red velvet cupcake. Definitely one of my favorite ice cream shops!
One of the newer ones in Seaport Village, the Cerveza Store is geared more to the 21+ visitors. They have a funny selection of their t-shirts, .. games .. drinking accessories.. there's isn't much here unless it's beer related! It's a fun store to check out if you're looking for more than just a bottle of alcohol as a gift.
Also, I'm not sure how long it's valid for, but there's a coupon/promotion that if you eat at San Diego Burger Company, you'll get 10% off your purchase here!
I know it's in Seaport Village and all and it's tourist San Diego, but I think the prices are just a bit much. You can find pretty much the same things (apparel, flip flops, purses, etc) at your nearest local PacSun, Tilly's, or Sun Diego. That would be my only complaint about this store. Other than that, my flip flops I purchased here are still being worn 2 years later, staff are friendly, location is great (right in between the boardwalk and the lagoon thing). & As always in Seaport Village, free 2 hr parking validation w/purchase!
THE store for pirate lovers. If you're into the nautical theme and what not, this is for you. Perfectly located in Seaport Village. There's a lot of stuff in here so it could feel kind of crowded and confusing looking everywhere top to bottom. You can find stuff here that you would find in other theme parks (ex: Disneyland for Pirates of the Caribbean) like apparel, toys, jewelry, novelty items like shotglasses, etc. It's a great store! I've gotten some plumeria charms here before, too.