Zenbu Sushi Bar, Restaurant & Cocktails

La Jolla Blue Book presents our latest “Quiet on the Set” video featuring Zenbu Sushi Bar.

Zenbu closed in La Jolla in 2014 but is still open in Cardiff and it remains one of the most popular sushi bars in San Diego, known for its fresh and innovative blend of modern Asian and California cuisine. If you want to stay close by, find the best sushi in La Jolla here.

Zenbu, meaning “all” in Japanese, serves up a variety fine Japanese sushi and entrees. With its own fishing fleet, Zenbu specializes in locally caught, ecologically sustainable seafood. Sushi selections include house rolls, hand rolls, nigiri and sashimi. You will also find a great selection of appetizers such as Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura, Age-Dashi Tofu, miso soup and entrees such as salads, grilled fish, and grass-fed beef. Favorites are the whole crispy snapper, sake steamed mussels, and the beef cooked over hot volcanic rock at the table.

Zenbu is open daily for dinner and can host special events in their private lounge located steps from the main restaurant. Visit them during happy hour everyday from 5 to 6 p.m and enjoy 50% off specialty cocktails, wine, beer, sake, along with a wide selection of sushi and appetizers. Zenbu is open Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 5 to 10:30p.m and Thursday through Saturday from 5 to 11p.m.

Do you live in North County? Visit their north county location in Cardiff-by-the-Sea located at 2003 San Elijo Ave just across the PCH from the sands of San Elijo State Park.

Find a list of all the local restaurants if you are looking for sushi in La Jolla. To visit the Cardiff Zenbu, contact them at

2003 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff, CA 92007
(760) 633-2223

To learn more about places to dine in La Jolla please visit our La Jolla Restaurants guide.

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Vanessa Turkeltaub
Vanessa Turkeltaub graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Communication. She has been with Blue Book Publishers for over 5 years, and has written over five-hundred La Jolla related articles. She enjoys going to concerts, art, and traveling. (vanessa@lajollabluebook.com)

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