D.Z. Akin's

Since 1980

Voted San Diego's BEST DELI!

Where a Nosh is a Meal and a Meal is a Banquet!


Serving delicious home style cooking since 1980

D.Z. Akin's is known for being San Diego's best destination for soup with daily favorites like Matzo Ball and Kreplach Soup, Sweet and Sour Cabbage and Barley plus rotating favorites like Tortilla Soup, Split Pea, Oxtail, Turkey Corn Chowder, Chicken Curry and Minestrone just to name a few.


Monday 7:00 - 8:30
Tuesday 7:00 - 8:30
Wednesday 7:00 - 8:30
Thursday 7:00 - 8:30
Friday 7:00 - 9:00
Saturday 7:00 - 9:00
Sunday 7:00 - 8:30

Our Menu

Quality Ingredients, Tasty Meals

Looking for Best Soup in San Diego? Or are searching for tastiest Sandwiches in San Diego. DZ Akin's Deli is a one-stop spot to retreat your taste buds.

San Diego Breakfast

Happy Customers!

Wow. Been wanting to come here for a while and it sure didn’t disappoint. Food was great and the service was even better. The delicatessen omelette was one of the best I’ve ever had. Matzo ball soup, potato pancakes, cheese blintzes. Everything. This IS the deli you’ve been looking for.

- Mark Kelley

Delicious corned beef hash breakfast. So old school in a great way! Would recommend the place to everyone. Friendly staff. HUGE menu. Hope it is here for another 40 years.

- Dirk Theuerl

My first time there and I loved it. I was in San Diego visiting my son and he took me there. The food choices were unreal. You could eat for days and never try everything. Our food was delicious and the service was great. We also purchased gifts from the gifts shop and baked goods from the bakery. Also they have the best Soup in San Diego.

- Melissa Gilbreath

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Frequently Asked Questions

D.Z. Akin’s restaurant is closed on Yom Kippur, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day and will have limited hours on Super Bowl Sunday, Yom-Kippur Eve, Thanksgiving Eve and Christmas Eve. These holiday hours allow our team members to spend time with their family and friends.

Are there any specials? To be the first to find out about promotions, specials and news, sign up to DZ’s Noshers Club and Soup Lovers List! You can also check out our Facebook Page for current news and offers!

Yes, we accept reservations for all size parties up to 35 people but are always happy to accommodate large parties even without notice. Always feel free to call ahead and add your name to the waiting list: 619-265-0218

Yes, while not a full service caterer, D.Z. Akin’s can provide you with party trays, 3-6ft sandwiches, hot and cold appetizers, soft drinks and tea/coffee service plus we can deliver it too! A server can also be provided (4 hours minimum) to help with the food setup, serving and clean up.
Catering Menuhttp://dzakinsdeli.com/catering-party-trays/

Yes, our inhouse crew can delivery catering orders with appropriate notice. Please call our catering department for delivery prices: 619-265-0218
D.Z. Akin’s has now partnered with local delivery companies (DoorDash, Uber Eats, Postmates, GrubHub). Follow the link and enter your address to see if DZ Akin’s can be delivered to your door:  Order Online for Pickup or Delivery

Yes, please call us at 619-265-0218 to purchase a t-shirt or magnet. Gift cards can be purchased online here: Purchase DZ Gift Cards

No, at this time D.Z. Akin’s does not ship food items.

D.Z. Akin’s accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover in addition to cashiers checks. We do not accept personal checks. Contactless payment is also available.

No. While often referred to as “Kosher-style”, D.Z. Akin’s is not a kosher facility and therefore we are NOT Kosher. Kosher kitchens must maintain a strict set of rules which we do not observe.

Yes, we do offer gluten-free bread at an additional charge, therefore any of the breads on our sandwiches can be swapped with a gluten-free option. However since we have an onsite bakery, we cannot guarantee that our food items are allergen free and therefore must be consumed at our own discretion.

Yes, D.Z. Akin’s carries various sugar-free items like our famous sugar-free cheesecake in addition to cookies, soft-drinks and pancake syrup.

D.Z. Akin’s will donate a gift voucher to charitable causes that benefit the local community. Donation requests can be submitted in writing.

Request should be on your organization’s official letterhead, including the organizations full name, address, phone and fax numbers. State your donation request, when it is needed and how it will benefit the community. Please submit written requests 30 days prior to the date the donation is needed. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to honor every request that we receive. Please accept our apology in advance if we are not able to fulfill your request.

We are always looking for new members of the D.Z. Akin’s family. Please apply in person at 6930 Alvarado Road, San Diego CA 92120.


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