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Shop Local 2022 | Highlighting Asian-owned San Diego businesses

CBS 8 features businesses across San Diego County that are Asian-owned and operated - May 2022
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SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — 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 local in San Diego.

To share your favorite Asian-owned San Diego business, please submit the name and information through the CBS 8 app or text (858) 571-8888. We will be featuring businesses each weekday in CBS 8 newscasts.

Lotus Garden

The restaurant in City Heights serves Chinese and Vietnamese food.

PT Eatery

PT Eatery is a spinoff of the popular Phuong Trang restaurant on Convoy.

CARiN de RiA

CARiN de RiA is a small, family-owned restaurant in Encinitas that specializes in traditional Filipino food.

Jasmine Beauty School

Jasmine Beauty School offers different programs at affordable prices, including barbering, manicuring and massage therapy.

Award Master Inc.

Award Master Inc. is a small, family-owned business near Naval Base San Diego that specializes in plaques and trophies.

Kusina San Diego

Kusina San Diego located in Miramar offers Filipino food, but also serve cuisine from other cultures.

Crystle Studios

This business is owned by an artist who creates custom macarons. She hand paints all of these desserts. 


Kingfisher is located in Golden Hill. It's a restaurant specializing in modern Vietnamese cuisine with a French influence.

Cross Street Chicken and Beer

According to their website, “Korean Fried Chicken meets Classic Southern Cooking — our heart for both traditional flavors and creative foods meet at a crossroads to bring you extraordinary chicken. Accompany with our Beers on tap, signature Craft cocktails, and specialty Korean Entrees and bites.” 

Fiesta Pinoy

Fiesta Pinoy is a family-owned restaurant in National City that serves authentic Filipino food.

Neighborhood Cafe

Neighborhood Cafe, located in City Heights, has food from a variety of cultures.

Weapon Ramen

Weapon Ramen in National City is the second location owned by local celebrity chef Phillip Esteban.

Tofu House SDSU

Tofu House SDSU offers Korean barbeque, seafood and sushi with a unique robot server!

Smack’n Guamanian Grill 

Smack’n Guamanian Grill is a family-owned, Guamanian fast-casual restaurant located in San Diego. They say their desire is to introduce the island flavor of Guam using homemade recipes passed down from generation to generation within the family.

Rawmana Fitness

Rawmana Fitness is "a private training facility in the truest sense of the term." The private training facility mixes traditional strength building with a big focus on cardio health and movement.

Luib Health Center

Luib Health Center is a holistic medical center that incorporates indigenous Filipino medicine.

So Saap

So Saap is a restaurant that offers Lao and Thai food. So Saap translates to "So delicious."

Hug Thai Express

Hug Thai Express in La Mesa is a new restaurant that opened during the pandemic. The owner says many recipes come from his mother-in-law!

Jasmine Restaurant

Jasmine Restaurant is a southern Chinese-style restaurant in Kearny Mesa that first opened in 1994.

Dumpling Inn

The Dumpling Inn has been in San Diego since 1994 making Chinese comfort food with a specialty in hand-made dumplings.

Other Shop Local Businesses

CBS 8 highlights local business in San Diego from Hispanic, Asian-American and Black-owned companies. To share a San Diego business, submit the name and information through the CBS 8 app on your mobile device or text (858) 571-8888.

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