STRIVE, San Diego! Restaurants

STRIVE San Diego! focuses on increasing the access of API healthy dining to San Diego communities by working with local restaurant owners and advocating for smaller portion sizes, healthier options, and displaying nutritional guidelines.

Want to treat yourself to more delicious API cuisine? Then visit these great restaurant partners!

18064Chibugan • Chicken Afritada
Owned by Ehmee De Guzman

Mira Mesa Farmers Market@
10510 Reagan, San Diego, CA 92126


 Happy’s Sushi • TBD
Owned by Tress Balch

8973 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92126
(858) 536-3178


 Homestyle Hawaiian • TBD
Owned by Trish

3445 Midway Dr., San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 222-7726

We take pride in cooking fresh foods at affordable prices. We’ve got more than 15 years of experience running a restaurant, so you can be sure you’ll leave with a satisfied stomach and some money in your pockets.

Lai Thai • TBD
Owned by Nikki Summa

1430 E. Plaza Blvd, Unit E10, National City, CA 91950

11720 Carmel Mountain Rd. Unit 158, San Diego, CA 92128
(858) 675-8188

Lai Thai is a lovely and charming Thai restaurant in South Bay owned by Nikki since 1999. Nikki has a Master’s degree in finance, but she has opted for a more rewarding and satisfying career as a chef and restaurant manager. She invites you to enjoy the authentic foods and ambiance of her native land.

Manila Sunset Logo Manila Sunset • Fresh Lumpia, Lumpia Hubad, Arroz Caldo, Grilled Bangus
Owned by Mary Wisco

9837 Mira Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92131
(858) 578-6200

925 E Plaza Blvd. National City, CA 91950
(619) 474-0421

Manila Sunset derived its name from the beautiful Philippine scenery of Manila Bay – for in many ways, the food of Manila Sunset evokes the same nostalgic feeling. They bring back the memories of old-fashioned homecooking and traditional celebrations: Pasko, Simbang Gabi, Flores de Mayo, weddings, homecomings and other joyous occasions.

Mekong Cuisine • TBD
Owned by Kate Sayadeth

3904 Convoy Street Suite 112, San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 279-1879

Pare Mare• TBD
Owned by Liz and Rey Osteria

10550 Camino Ruiz Ste. E. San Diego, CA 92126
(858) 212-1610

Pho Ha Noi • Pho Tai, Shrimp Vermicelli Salad, Shrimp Spring Rolls, Spicy Beef Salad
Owned by Thuan Phung

6904 Miramar Rd., Ste. 215, San Diego, CA 92121
(858) 621-6330

Pho Ha Noi is a family-owned restaurant serving lighter takes on traditional Vietnamese & Chinese dishes.


Sang Dao • Yum Nuea
Owned by Sithat Sumontha

5421 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115
(619) 263-0914


Snoice • TBD
Owned by Jayrell and Dianne

8423 Paradise Valley Rd. B, Spring Valley, CA 91977
(619) 432-5735

SNOICE’s culture reflects the values of two young parents, who left their careers in New York City’s startup world to focus on raising a family. Both lived in households that built small businesses in the restaurant and events industry. Coincidentally, the couple aspired to create a unique environment where their two year-old son, Nathan, would have the opportunity to meet with friends and family, pay tribute to Filipino-American culture, and give back to the same neighborhood and community that his parents grew up in.

takhrai-thai-e6552a-w192Takhrai Thai • TBD
Owned by Nikki Summa

12265 Scripps Poway Pkwy, Poway, CA 92064
(858) 549-1848