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Walls lined with murals and pics of Celebrities!!! - Dz Akins, San Diego, CA

Dz Akins

4.8
4.8
57 Reviews
$30 and under
Deli
New York Style Deli located in your backyard, massive menu, and fast paced people watching environment.
Reminder of what once was "Real Deli's" in America still here in your San Diego. Full Deli counter, Bakery in house and all made from scratch with love. 102 Sandwiches to many to choose from, and some really BIG Salads for anyone's desire. Home Style Dinners like your grandmother used to make, and some extreme Eastern European dishes that with blow your mind. Sick? No problem, we have the best medicine, D.Z. Akin's Matzoh Ball Soup! We also have 6 other soups on a daily basis for those soup lovers!!!
We've been voted San Diego Best Deli countless years, and we're in the news and on the radio all the time.
We are right off the Highway 8 east for your convenience, now doing online ordering on OUR WEBSITE and DELIVERY through our delivery partners. Thank you for supporting family owned businesses!!!

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Deli, Breakfast, Dessert

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 265-0218

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Women

  • Neighborhood

    College Area

  • Cross street

    70th st and Alvarado rd

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    70th street and Alvarado Plaza trolley stops on the green line.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 57 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Kid Friendly

  • San Diego

    Great for Lunch

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  1. MN

    MrsN88

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the third time we've been and we always enjoy the food. Fast and friendly service. We even picked up some sweets from the bakery on the way out.
  2. AB

    AdamB

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the overall menu was fantastic. Also, the attached deli is incredible.
  3. p

    pd52

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great all around. Large portions of great quality food. Service is excellent!
  4. LM

    LakesideMary

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, always reliable, plenty of food
  5. D

    Danny

    San Diego

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    What can one say great place for breakfast. Great food, service, and the you can visit the bakery after you eat.
  6. GM

    GregM

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been going to DZ Akins for 40 years now. Fantastic food and service always. Decade after decade you can depend on this restaraunt to provide the great menu it always has. Thank you all
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, fast service. Super casual place. Yummy birthday dinner. Recommend the rugelah and the macaroons from the bakery case!
  8. NB

    NancyB

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always everything was perfect! The food delicious I recommend everything
  9. R

    Robin

    San Diego

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This favorite place for breakfasts never fails us. I had blueberry blintz's (superb); companion had waffles with eggs and sausage (a special not on the menu--also superb).
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I hadn’t been to DZ Skin’s for 30 years. I was so excited to come back to food as good as I remembered!
  11. LM

    LindaM

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants! The waitress went above and beyond when dealing with us 3 "older picky eaters". Also, the bakery is incredible - I always order their cinnamon rolls WITH raisins when I know I'm coming. Only place in town that will make them, but you have to order in advance or take the chance they will be gone! The employee in the bakery went above and beyond by packing two rolls per box as they were "gifts" for my dining companions. I will dine here over and over!!!
  12. Y

    Yummy

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious fried kreplach!!!
  13. S

    Stanson7

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Our waitress was excellent, easy and fun to work with. As always, food was excellent and more than plentiful. Ambiance has slipped considerably with the condition of the restaurant. It seriously needs an upgrade of the building and the furniture.
  14. CF

    CarlosF

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    DZ never disappoints. A great place to go for that NY deli feel. Food and service are very good. After your meal stop by the front for tasty pastry treats.
  15. DO

    DavidO

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    DZ Akins is always a joy and a treat. It is a family tradition to go.
  16. RB

    RobertB

    Yosemite

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent deli! Delicious!
  17. C

    Charles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server Matt was great. The hostesses friendly lilly,carol Martha debra
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Church friends
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So many selections and everything was great. Reasonable prices and big portions. Plan on leftovers to take home. Don't forget to get some delicious bakery goods for the late night treat
  20. b

    bscomments

    San Diego

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Waitress was funny. Food is yummy
  21. C

    Carole

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Always an abundance of good deli food! Efficient and playful waitress made it even better. (Mary)
  22. HJ

    HJK18

    Phoenix

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent and fresh
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great Deli
  24. GM

    GregM

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food as always. I have Been coming here for 40 years
  25. DB

    DiBs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I'm so grateful that DZ Akins survived the Vid... this is one of my favorite places...
  26. E

    Erika

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Always love the food, staff is almost always so great. A family favorite for many years. This time we had fruit flies(?) in our faces the whole meal. Spent the evening swatting. Maybe traps can be set out? Love you DZ's!
  27. SB

    SamuelB

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    D. Z Akins continues to set the standard for Jewish Delis in the San Diego area. Our food was well prepared, generously portioned, and fairly priced. Their stuffed cabbage entree, in particular, was delicious, doing full justice to my memories of that dish when I was growing up. Run, don't walk, to D.Z. Akins...!
  28. JW

    JulieW

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We celebrated Father's day with brunch at DZ Akins. We all found something to eat among the vast amount of menu items. Good value and the portions are large. We enjoyed everything we ordered. Bernice has served us before and we were glad to have her serve us again this morning. She and the other ladies came by to refresh our coffee throughout our time here. We are a multigenerational family with 17 members and everyone had a great morning meal. We were lucky to get this reservation at DZ Akins; another reservation (at a different restaurant) was abruptly canceled and we found this availability on Open Table.
  29. CK

    CherylK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite place for breakfast lunch or dinner. The breakfast wasdelicious - I had a 3 egg omelette which came with awesome fried potaoes and chose a bagel with cream cheese in lieu of toast. GREAT bagels! Asa matter of fact, their deli and the bakery are outstanding!
  30. S

    Sanra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Went for breakfast about 8:30, food was yummy and service was great.
  31. C

    Carole

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I had salami and eggs..a throw back to my younger years...it was PERFECT. The only reason I didn't give it 5 starts is the pricing. It is pretty expensive for what it is, but if price isn't an issue...go for it...everything is good!!!
  32. GM

    GregM

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A favorite of ours for 30 years. Amazing Deli
  33. G

    Giovanni

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Will definitely be back.
  34. TL

    TimmerLG

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good service and food.
  35. j

    jeffs

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    DZ Akins has gone way downhill since the old days. Quality of food is low for most items. Big portions if you’re into that. Menu is huge. Maybe they could increase quality by focusing on a subset of their current offerings. And many items wander from traditional Jewish deli
  36. J

    Jenny

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I just love this place. To start, DZ has the best bagels & cream cheese in San Diego, in my opinion! And while I always get a bagel with a little something on the side, my fiance has tried almost everything else on the breakfast menu at this point with only good things to say. The portion sizes of the meals are large and not overpriced, which is a nice change from the normal brunch spots around town. And just as importantly, the staff is incredibly friendly and welcoming. After your meal, you'd do yourself a favor to head over to the bakery/deli and pick up a little something for later. This is, hands down, our favorite place to come on a Saturday morning!
  37. JW

    JulieW

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Menu is so vast it is often hard to decide what to eat. Fortunately, most everything on the menu is tasty and hearty. Their sandwiches are packed with filling and will ensure you will have another meal to enjoy at home. We love the mushroom chicken; it's nourishing and satisfying as our most of their other entrees. Other in my family love that they serve breakfast all day long -- so, breakfast for dinner!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great time at DZ Akins. It was my first time and certainly won’t be my last!
  39. LW

    LilianaW

    Baja California

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good for Breakfast and for lunch! Good service and plates are big;
  40. LD

    LanceD

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Huge portions, server was not very attentive. Homemade corn beef can't be beat.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Dz Akins using the Order Online button. Dz Akins also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Dz Akins also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 265-0218.

Dz Akins is rated 4.8 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Dz Akins

6930 Alvarado Rd, San Diego, CA 92120

Additional information

  • Cross street

    70th st and Alvarado rd

  • Neighborhood

    College Area

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 7:00 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 7:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Deli, Breakfast, Dessert

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    70th street and Alvarado Plaza trolley stops on the green line.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Asian and Pacific Islander, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Women

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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