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Animae

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$$$$(619) 432-1225
Hours:THU
4PM-10PM

If you’ve done the fish taco thing and want something a little more high-end, come to Animae for wagyu steaks alongside reimagined traditional Filipino dishes like short-rib kare kare served with bagoong peanut oil and long green beans. There are four kinds of Japanese and American wagyu, including a sporadically available option that’s even been aged in snow. The restaurant has a playlist that pumps out ‘90s hip-hop and R&B throwbacks and a velvet-heavy dining room with floor-to-ceiling curtains and a huge work of art depicting a robot floating in the ocean behind the bar. Make a reservation here for date night, or bring your entire friend group to go all out.

Deanna Sandoval

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