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Da Kine’s Plate Lunches returns to San Diego

Da Kine
Chris Cantore
Written by Chris Cantore

After an 11 year hiatus, Da Kine’s Plate Lunches has returned to San Diego at 5401 Linda Vista Road.  Founded in 1997 in Pacific Beach by Nelson Ishii, better known by locals as Uncle Nelson, Da Kine’s prides itself on its authentic Hawaiian cuisine.  Hailing from Hawaii, Uncle Nelson incorporates the same recipes from “before Hawaii was a state.”

Much to the dismay of beach denizens, the popular rooftop restaurant closed in 2008 to focus on “Dakines Hawaiian Catering,” still going strong with over 400 functions a year throughout San Diego, Orange, and Riverside Counties.

Despite the success of the catering business, OG customers longed for a brick-and-mortar serving Uncle’s delicious Teriyaki Chicken, Kalua Pig, Chicken Katsu and Korean Style ribs (with a side of perfectly crafted macaroni salad.)

Da Kine’s Plate Lunches is NOW open Tuesday through Sunday between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. in Linda Vista.  On Saturday, October 19, Nelson will offer half-off all Hawaiian-style plates as part of its Grand Opening.  Hope to see YEW!

Da Kine

Uncle Nelson

Date: October 19, 2019 11:00 AM-3:00 PM

Location: Da Kine’s Plate Lunches | 5401 Linda Vista Rd unit 402, San Diego, CA

About the author

Chris Cantore

Chris Cantore

Morning Radio Guy turned Digital Media Dude.
Host of The Cantore Show podcast.
Be Cool, No Kooks.