Vessel Restaurant & Bar

Vessel restaurant

Fine dining on the waterfront in San Diego

Fresh off of a transformation that includes the addition of a 360° bar at its center and video wall showcasing local landscapes, Vessel is one of San Diego’s most sought after dining venues.The coastal fare created by Chef Roy incorporates local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients, taking traditional delicacies and giving them a flavorful twist.

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Private dining room at Kona Kai

Vessel Restaurant

Vessel Restaurant + Bar at Kona Kai Resort & Spa offers New American cuisine expertly prepared by Executive Chef Roy Hendrickson, served in a casual, chic atmosphere.

Vessel Restaurant + Bar
1551 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA, 92106

Vessel Restaurant terrace

Hours of Operation

Breakfast Mon - Fri 7 am - 11 am
Lunch Mon - Fri 11 am - 2 pm
Brunch Sat - Sun 7 am - 2 pm
Dinner Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9 pm
  Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10 pm
Bar Sun - Thu 11 am - 10 pm
  Fri - Sat 11 am - 11 pm

Cocktail from the Vessel bar.

Vessel March Specials

Celebrating the Flavors of a Green Spring
Join us in Vessel Restaurant + Bar this March to enjoy some seasonal cuisine with a twist. Featuring our Chef's own unique take on a few St. Patrick's Day favorites such as Lamb Sirloin Shepard's Pie paired with a Mocha Imperial Milk Stout from Abnormal Beer Co and homemade Lucky Charm's Ice Cream for dessert. And of course no evening is complete without a Jameson specialty cocktail. Sláinte!

*Available only in March.

Chef Roy Hendrickson

Chef Hendrickson

Roy Hendrickson is a seasoned, self-taught chef with over fifteen years of experience in the hospitality and restaurant industry. His expertise lies in leading a well-organized, and creative kitchen, with a focus on the guest experience. He has a natural passion for cooking combined with the desire for continual growth. Chef Hendrickson began his career abroad at Seasons Restaurant in Coventry, England, where he studied business during the years prior. At Kona Kai’s Vessel Restaurant, Chef Hendrickson’s cooking style is simple and classic with a focus on California comfort fare. His signature dishes include Pork Chops (mustard parsley spaetzle, upland cress, caramelized cipollini, sour cherry glace), Sea Bass (porcini dusted, confit peewee potatoes, avocado, wild mushroom, smoked bacon Dijon sauce) and Heirloom Apple Salad (butter lettuce, goat cheese, micro celery, granola, lemon olive oil, white balsamic).