Chef/owner Junya Watanabe, who also brought the Rakiraki Ramen and Pokirrito concepts to San Diego's Convoy District and Little Italy, has taken over the 1,500 square-foot space in the same plaza where his other restaurants sit at 4646 Convoy Street in Kearny Mesa.
The interior of the space is receiving a redesign by San Diego-based One of a Kind Company whose recent projects include Pali Wine Co. in Little Italy and Monkey King in the Gaslamp Quarter. J/Wata's design aesthetic will be modern and minimalist with tones of grey, black, natural woods and stainless steel, providing a backdrop designed to showcase the beauty of the hand rolls. Centered around an exclusive 22-seat sushi bar, the eatery's decor will also incorporate playful touches reminiscent of the iconic fish markets in Tokyo.
For more information and to check out the restaurant's launch menu, visit j-wata.com.