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Shop Local 2023 | Highlighting Asian-owned San Diego businesses

CBS 8 features businesses across San Diego County that are Asian-owned and operated.

SAN DIEGO — There are many Asian-owned businesses across San Diego County that will be featured and highlighted on CBS 8 that are open and need support. It is important to businesses across all industries that the community considers shopping locally in San Diego.

To share your favorite Asian-owned San Diego business, please submit the business name and location via text to (858) 571-8888. We will be featuring businesses each weekday in CBS 8 newscasts during the month of May.

Daboba Rancho Bernardno

"Daboba" is a big franchise from Malaysia. This is one of their locations and the manager tells us they make everything fresh every morning.

Smack'n Guamanian Grill

Smack'n Guamanian Grill is a restaurant that serves the authentic flavors of Guam.

Banana Dang

Banana Dang is an Oceanside coffee shop that makes smoothies and specialty coffees that they say is much better than big chains.

Jasmine Beauty School 

Jasmine Beauty School is a school for those who want to become professionals in the beauty industry. The school is on University Ave.

Kris Dry Goods

Kris Dry Goods sells gourmet cake mixes. You can find them at the Suncoast Farmers Market.

Kalei's Kitchenette

Kalei's Kitchenette is a new Hawaiian-fusion restaurant. You can find them in Rancho Penasquitos on Carmel Mountain Road.

Mahalo Shave Ice Company

Mahalo Shave Ice Company serves authentic Hawaiian shave ice. You can find them inside the Zion Market in Clairemont Mesa.

Hug Thai

Hug Thai serves Thai dishes. All of the recipes are from the restaurant owner's mother-in-law in Thailand. They are located in La Mesa.

Adobo House

Adobo House serves adobo, a popular Filipino dish. The restaurant serves the dish with rice and a fried egg. You can visit them at 6784 El Cajon Boulevard.

Clever Fox Rum

Clever Fox Rum sells locally-made, sugar-free rum bottles. They are in Oceanside.

Fina's Fashion Boutique

Fina's Fashion Boutique is a shop in National City that sells traditional Filipino dresses. They also do altercations and dry cleaning.

Lia's Lumpia

Lia's Lumpia not only has a brick-and-mortar location in Barrio Logan, but they also have a food truck serving unique lumpia such as mac and cheese and pork adobo.

Tai Chi Wellness Center

Tai Chi Wellness Center teaches tai chi classes, a Chinese martial art used for meditation.  

Manila Sunset

Manila Sunset is a Filipino restaurant that has been there for decades. They are located in National City at 925 E. Plaza Blvd.

Alpine Ranch Crossfit

Alpine Ranch CrossFit is a gym that offers classes for adult and kids. They are inside the Viejas outlet center.

Chief's Da Tiki Bar

Chief's Da Tiki Bar specializes in Pacific Islander flavors. They serve Guamanian and Hawaiian cuisine from "JJ's island Grindz". It is located on 4154 Bonita road.

Matcha Cafe Maiko

Matcha Cafe Maiko makes everything from matcha ice cream to macha lattes. You can find them at 8072 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard.

Tasty Bakery

Tasty Bakery is a Chinese bakery that has been open for 21 years. You can find them in the Convoy Village shopping center in Kearny Mesa.

Pacific Islander Beer Company

Pacific Islander Beer Company is a craft brewery in Santee with an islander vibe. You can find them at 8665 Argent St.

Grain's Cafe

Grain's Cafe serves plant-based foods. They are located on Adams avenue in University Heights.

The Search Bar

The Search Bar is a family-owned business that has everything from entertainment, food, and drinks. They are located in Chula Vista at 881 Showroom place.


The name is a combination of mochi, the Japanese dessert, and "Fanatics". They serve mochi donuts and more. You can find them at farmers markets in Otay Ranch and Scripps Ranch.

The Venue at Eastlake

The Venue at Eastlake hosts all kinds of events. The family-owned business has been around for 13 years. You can find them at 871 Showroom Place in Chula Vista.

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