East Village Asian Diner has been in Encinitas for about 4 years now. unfortunately it took me this long to discover it; I blame myself. East Village is located at 628 S. Coast Hwy 101 Encinitas just south of East E. Street. They have also, as of this month, opened a second location in Hillcrest.
East Village serves fresh, flavorful Asian inspired comfort food. Their spin on dishes comes with a California influence, like their Monk Pots (Bibimbap), Kimchi Burrito, and Carnitas Dynamite Fries. This might throw off purists but that is not what they are trying to do. What they do is succeed in delivering great tasting food using fresh ingredients in a casual setting.
Kimchi Cup ~ Napa Cabbage, green onion, and spices. (you know… Kimchi)
* Note ~ I wish this came as an entrée because I could have eaten it all day.
Mongolian Monk’s Stone Pot ~ Baby spinach, marinated bean sprouts, bamboo shoots/carrot kinpira, zucchini, sautéed mushrooms with house blended spicy sauce, brown rice, and an over-easy egg.
East Village Asian Diner
628 S. Coast HWY 101
Encinitas, CA 92024
Cuisine: Asian inspired comfort food