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D Z Akin's

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(4 Reviews)

6930 Alvarado Rd, San Diego, CA 92120

(619) 265-0218

Today: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tomorrow: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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General Info
Established in 1980 D. Z. Akin's has been a San Diego institution since they first opened their doors back in 1980 and is still a family run business spanning 3 generations. From the Menu: "D.Z. stands for the two of us, Debi and Zvika Akin. Having lived in Los Angeles, we frequented many good delicatessens and knew that San Diego was in need of one. Considering how we both enjoyed cooking, and how even our first date revolved around a bowl of chopped liver, we decided to pack our bags, move to San Diego and take a stab at cooking for starved delicatessen lovers. With only a small budget, good old-fashioned recipes, the courage to experiment, hard work and long hours, 'D.Z. Akin's' came to be. We made a commitment to ourselves that we would never compromise on quality and we would fill our plates high with the finest delicatessen available... With the help of wonderful customers and perseverance, we became, beyond our greatest expectations, a thriving business."
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Fax: (619) 265-8186

Payment method
amex, master card, visa, check, discover, all major credit cards
Price Range
College East, Mid-City

D.Z. Akin's Bakery & Fountain

D Z Akin's Restrnt

D.Z. Akin's Delicatessen

Delicatessens, Caterers, Bagels, Beer & Ale, Sandwich Shops, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street, Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Deli, Caterers, Sandwiches, Bagels

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No


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Provided by Citysearch - 

Love, love, love this place for breakfast. Why?

This is the ultimate Jewish deli type restaurant - they have a deli counter and freshly baked cookies, including traditional Jewish type dishes. They have a small store full of nick knacks and paddy whacks. And of course, they have a huge dinning room. Walk in and have them seat you (if you get there on Saturday or Sunday, there may be a 30 minute wait - it's worth it).

Once you are seated, you get a huge menu to choose from. Think of just about any type of breakfast food and it will be on the menu. If you like Matzo Ball soup, there is no better place to have it than here. Want a pastrami sandwich on rye, oh yea, they have it. Want to impress or disgust your friends, order the tongue sandwich - it is AMAZING.

I always order the soup and sandwich combo. I get matzo ball soup and tongue sandwich (I swear, watching Bizarre Foods starting me on my crazy food eating spree - and believe me, tongue tastes like a cross between pot roast and pastrami....Yum)

If you are less adventurous, there are hundreds of tasty items on the menu to choose from. And don't forget to have one of the free huge pickles on your table while waiting for your order to arrive.

Food: 4.5
Staff: 4.5
Atmosphere: 4
Menu variety of items: 5



Huge portions!

Man the food portions here are huge. My wife got a 7 oz turkey sandiwch, and it look like they used a whole pack of turkey to make it! ha ha. Good food and friendly people.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best in San Diego - almost NY quality

NY style deli:
The menu also boasts 134 sandwiches (including awesome Triple-Deckers) piled sky-high with fine Deli Meats as well as complete Dinner Entrees such as: Corned Beef and Cabbage, Roast Brisket of Beef, Stuffed Cabbage Rolls. An entire menu page is dedicated to the fountain menu which includes Sundaes, Shakes, Malts and Sodas with every delicious accompaniment imaginable.



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I love this restaurant. My daughter gets the Matzo Ball soup every time. My favorite is the pastrami on rye. The bakery is AMAZING. I've sampled almost every dessert there. For cakes, the best is the one with the sliced kiwi's on top. It's a Jewish Delicatessin and the last time I was there I got a box of Hannaka Cookies in the shape of the star of David, Menorah and Drieydl. Where else can you find stuff like that in San Diego. If you're into fancy, shmancy places - this is not for you. The decor is 'diner - 50's style'. If getting a dessert, I recommend the ""Bloomingdales"" - and split it with at least 5 friends.

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