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Mimoza Mediterranean Restaurant, San Diego, CA

Mimoza Mediterranean Restaurant

4.4
4.4
45 reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Mimoza Restaurant brings a taste of the Mediterranean lifestyle to Southern California, especially with its authentic food, warm welcome and festive ambience. We welcome you to join us in our home, our Mimoza to experience the Mimoza style of Mediterranean home cooking.

Park at Horton Plaza for a $10 flat fee, when you dine at Mimoza


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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Wed–Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 228-9357
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Downtown
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking or Park at Horton Plaza for a $10 flat fee, when you dine at Mimoza

Experiences

  • Join us for Happy Hour (11:30am - 5:00pm)

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for our happy hour specials, Monday-Friday from 11:30am-5:00pm!

What 45 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • San Diego

    Good for groups

45 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Immediately upon entering Mimoza, we were met with the adorable valentines themed decorations. With the dimly lit room, candles, and roses on the tables, it created a very romantic atmosphere. The service was amazing - my waiter was so sweet and helpful with the menu and continuously checked in on us. This was some of the best mediterranean food I have ever had! We split the original hummus, beyti sarma, and kunefe for dessert, and then we each tried one of the special valentines cocktails. Everything was perfect from start to finish and I will definitely be returning!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Your average Mediterranean dishes, not great, not bad, just mediocre. Probably would not go back

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was wonderful, considerate yet fast servers. The place was stunning, glass windows all around, cute ‘MIMOZA’ logos in cursive are pasted on the outside, and I feel like I’m in a cute movie scene. The food, for the most part, was okay. I got the Lamb Shish Kabab. The rice and lamb were delicious, came just as I expected. The salad, however, had a questionable sour taste. There were onions, and perhaps some kind of vinaigrette, but it still tasted strange and I just couldn’t finish the dish. Highly recommend the original Hummus appetizer, a basic yet essential dish at this restaurant.

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  4. EdithL

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent meza plate. Service was very accommodating but not intrusive. Relaxed feel, excellent vegetarian options.

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  5. GinaG

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    great experience ! lovely decor great service the food great…not excellent !

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  6. Katya

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to enjoy authentic Mediterranean food. I chose this place for my birthday's dinner and was very pleased with the quality of the food and great service. Thank you!

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  7. cocorr9

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The owner was amazing. They were very busy and delayed getting the food out but gave us free dessert as a thank you for being patient. The food did not disappoint!

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  8. John

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very nice lamb, dolmates, server very attentive. Will come back.

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  9. ChantelC

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is adorable! The staff was great and attentive. We ordered the Cacik (similar to tzatziki), cilantro and jalapeno hummus, Mimoza house salad, and the chicken shish kabob. Everything was great!

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  10. SaraK

    Coastal Georgia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and so was the service. I would definitely come again when I am in town.

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  11. Gmdavila4713

    Minneapolis

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such delicious food! The chicken kebabs were awesome as well as the hummus trio. The mimosas were delish!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was tasty, well cooked and wonderful design and comfort.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food 4* Service 0* Ambiance 3* Massively disappointed in this experience. Party of 3, pre show (for the 8pm Balboa Theater, conveniently across the street), with plenty of lead time. We had a 6:15 reservation and were seated quickly. We ordered a couple of appies and then the server seemed to forget we were even there. It was a busy Saturday night, but other parties who arrived after us seemed to get served ahead of us. (One member of our party felt ill and left, so now we were an even simpler party of two). The appies were extremely slow to come--after about 20 minutes the server rushed by with pita and hummus "on the house" to thank us for our patience. 10-15 minutes later the (delicious) calamari and sautéed shrimp showed up but were dropped by so quickly we had no chance to order entrees--the server didn't ask if we needed/wanted anything. We practically had holler and beg for some more bread and another appie (by then we had given up on the likelihood of getting entrees before midnight, if ever). Luckily we were able to get the bill paid quickly; it was the only thing that was efficient about the experience. Additionally, the space is very "live." We had to shout across the table to hear each other above the roar and squeal of the other tables--this place attracts larger groups.

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  14. Connie

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything from the food to the service was outstanding!

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  15. Holly

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a party of 6 and we all enjoyed our food, the service was great. We got our food in a timely fashion and the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. The ambiance was very pleasant. I would definitely come back.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mimoza is a beautiful restaurant! I really liked the holiday decorations and lights they had up. The dishes were amazing - very authentic. You can tell there is a lot of time, attention, and love into everything they make. My partner and I tried the babaganoush to start. It was served with warm pita bread and was so yummy! We had a moscow mule and a strawberry margarita. For entree, I had the beyti sarma which was delicious. My partner, who is vegetarian, tried the vegetable sautee which was also very nice. Service was also great and got to talk to the owners who were nice. This is the best mediterranean food I've tried in San Diego. Love this women and family owned business!!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very good. I think the ambiance can be improved by lowering the brightness of the lights.

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  18. Burcu

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I got İskender here and it was very well done. Nice service as well.

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  19. MaryA

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been looking for a quality Mediterranean spot since I moved to San Diego and Mimoza did not disappoint! Everything we ordered came out in a timely fashion and was delicious.

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  20. PegF

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service by Emma!!! Excellent Bronzino and wine from Turkey.

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  21. MichaelM

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I ordered lamb chops cooked medium rare. They came cut thin and overcooked (medium +). I kind of expect a Mediterranean restaurant to do a better job cooking lamb. Everything else was good.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, food, location and hospitality. Definitely we will go back. Thank you for a wonderful dinner!

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  23. TCullen

    Phoenix

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent Turkish cuisine serving some of our favorites. The restaurant got very busy while we were there and the staff really had to hustle to keep up. Still, service was good and we really enjoyed our meal.

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  24. Randy

    Chicago

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the doner kebab and the chicken casserole. Both came out hot, fresh and delicious. The service was friendly and efficient, and we will definitely be back.

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  25. IreneR

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A quaint and beautiful restaurant. Good food with a more Turkish flavor. Good portion servings and worth the price. Service was excellent and the owner was very gracious. Food was very tasty and desserts are not to be missed. The decor and ambiance is simple but elegant. We enjoyed our meals and will definitely be back.

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  26. ChristineD

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Super close to Balboa Theatre - loved the decor! Would definitely go again! Thank-you!

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  27. VioletteB

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fresh and delicious! Very authentic and well seasoned. Did not disappoint, will definitely be back!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great food and couldn’t ask for better service. The best Turkish food since I’ve been to Turkey.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such amazing food, authentic, flavorful. Overall great place Im shocked it wasn’t full of people! Will 100% be back!

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  30. Randy

    Chicago

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Turkish food! We’ve had quite a few of the dishes, and we have not been disappointed. Believe it or not, their cheeseburger is fantastic! The beef and lamb combination in the meat make it special. We will definitely be back!

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  31. FoodieinDavis

    Sacramento

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. I had rhe lamb kebab plate. Lamb was flavorful and so tender. Appetizer was cilantro jalapeño hummus. Very tasty.

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  32. SandraM

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, location and service! It’s very close to Balboa Theater where we were seeing a show.

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  33. SIW713

    San Diego

    126 reviews

    5.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I was planning a group dinner for my husband's birthday and was very happy to have found Mimoza. The location is perfect, right in the heart of the gaslamp and the food was so fresh and very similar to what I would get at home when family was cooking for us. Can't wait to come back. The staff were incredible.

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  34. AndreaB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dinner with a large group. They were so accommodating when I asked to add 2 more to our reservation. The food is so good and try the sangria!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This place is the real deal! Itbis trully authentic Turkish food. I love their appetizer platter, Adana Kebap, Beyti and their amazing dessert Kunefe!! Owner is a lovely lady who personally welcomes you. Very friendly staff that provides good service.

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  36. Foodie

    San Diego

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Great ambiance. Friendly service. Homey feeling with elegant decor. Highly recommend this unique choice.

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  37. Lyden

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I ate here before seeing a show at the Balboa Theater and couldn't have been happier with our dining experience. Upon entry, we were greeted by friendly staff and beautiful decor (we really loved the full-wall mural, the green theme, and the neon "Our Happy Place" sign). At least three staff members helped us throughout our dinner, all were very friendly and gave excellent recommendations on food. The "Kunefe" dessert was one of the most unique dishes I've ever had the pleasure of trying and would recommend for anyone who visits Mimoza. Overall this was a very pleasant experience and I would not hesitate to come back to this restaurant again.

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  38. Steven

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mimoza has really great food, is very reasonably priced considering it's in the heart of Downtown and the service was helpful with food and drink recommendations. The owner came by as well and made sure we were well taken care of. Will absolutely be back and am recommending it to all of my friends!

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  39. Elisha

    Denver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So happy we found this place! We had an amazing time. Great food - (from the spinach & feta borek, the mimoza platter, very tasty pita bread, and kunefe) great service and clean restaurant! It was also great being entertained by deniz while dining 😊 made the last night of our trip extra special! If we ever visit san diego again, will definitely be coming back there for some delicious & authentic turkish food 😍 ( turkish husband approved 👍🏻 )

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  40. LisaA

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a treat! Everything about this restaurant was great including our conversation with the owner. They are new to downtown and a welcome addition as Horton Plaza starts a new chapter. You won't be dissapointed!

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You can order delivery directly from Mimoza Mediterranean Restaurant using the Order Online button. Mimoza Mediterranean Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 228-9357.

Mimoza Mediterranean Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 45 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Mimoza Mediterranean Restaurant

409 F St, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Area
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Wed–Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking or Park at Horton Plaza for a $10 flat fee, when you dine at Mimoza
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