Skip to main content
NINE-TEN Pan Roasted Local Halibut
Welcome to NINE-TEN

MICHELIN Guide 2022 Distinction

Led by nationally recognized chef Jason Knibb, NINE-TEN offers the perfect combination of sophistication and casual elegance. Recognized with MICHELIN Guide 2022 distinction, NINE-TEN serves globally-inspired, locally-sourced cuisine, bringing the concept of farm-to-table to life.

Guests will enjoy the unique seasonal style of "Evolving California Cuisine" with menus dictated by the local harvest. The menu is created daily to take advantage of fresh products discovered during daily excursions to local artisan providers including the acclaimed Chino Farms. The bounty of the sea is also featured with local fish selections and items arriving daily from Hawaii and the North Pacific and Atlantic regions.

A casually elegant, contemporary restaurant with al fresco dining on the sidewalk patio, where people watching becomes a pastime, or the terrace with peek ocean views. Inside the narrow, high-ceiling dining room, the warm ambiance is enhanced with a refreshing color scheme with infusions of emerald green and light wood. The restaurant's main focal point is the vibrant and locally-inspired ocean and fauna wall panorama created by acclaimed artist, Dana Montlack. The service is enthusiastic and spirited, while gracious and unassuming. The staff is exceptionally well trained and educated on the food and preparation methods, as well as wine selections and pairings.


A Little Taste.

  • NINE-TEN Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
    The Food
    Cultivated and sourced from the best local purveyors and farms, our menu takes California cuisine to new levels.
  • Our Team at NINE-TEN Restaurant
    The Team
    Find out more about the culinary team that crafts our menus, inspired by the freshest local ingredients from in and around the region.
  • Location at NINE-TEN Restaurant
    The Location
    Nestled in the heart of charming downtown La Jolla, just steps from the beach, our restaurant makes it easy to indulge and explore.
  • Private Dining Room at NINE-TEN Restaurant
    Private Dining
    Host the perfect gathering, celebration, or private dinner in one of four inspired private dining venues. NINE-TEN is also available for complete buy-outs for your private events.
  • "I've dined here a few times, and every time has hit the spot. Upscale, classy, and delicious. The steak was very good, as well as the Jamaican pork appetizer. I'd recommend this as a good date spot or for celebration of a special occasion. In fact, I went on my birthday last year and the staff went above and beyond and signed a card for me - it felt so special, and the service was superb. This spot has earned my loyalty as a go to upscale dining spot in la Jolla right by the beach. If you are looking to be wined and dined, this is hands down the spot."
    - Peter, YELP Review
  • "Food, service and ambiance were great. Scallop was delicious, melted in my mouth. Chicken and desert also one of the best. Great experience all together ❤️."
    -Ildiko, Google Review
  • "Too good to even explain. Food was relatable but elevated. Truly exceptional execution and presentation in a neighborhood staple type vibe."
    - OpenTable Review
Call To Reserve: 858-964-5400