Awesome food, great atmosphere. Their beer isn’t really anything to go nuts over, but it’s on par with most microbreweries. I work close to here but can’t get anywhere near it at lunch time. It’s a zoo. Plus, I don’t need to be teasing myself by going to a brewery for lunch and settling for iced tea. But for dinner, this place has good food. Love the Johnsonville Sausage Platter.
the exact opposite environment that i am looking for when i want to go out and try new beers. yuppie biotech crowd and way to expensive food. the best part is the scenary- a beautiful koi pond that basically surrounds the whole restaurant.
papajohn (25) San Diego (Mira Mesa), California | June 22, 2005| Updated November 22, 2011
Beautiful Japanese garden surrounding the the Koi pond. Good food and plenty of it, but it ain’t cheap. Service is good even though it gets pretty busy at lunch time. Good selection of house brews, but they are kind of light. Beer for people who don’t like beer, the yuppie crowd.
Over the years, most of Karl’s beers have improved considerably.
Good selection of house brews, with som really good seasonal and special releases.