The Safehouse Shutters In San Diego's North Park

September 26, 2017

This past Sunday was the last day of business for North Park's The Safehouse, a modern Izakaya and game house that debuted in Fall 2014.

Opened in October 2014 by trained sushi chef Nick Thanisith and his business partner Ernest Hsu, The Safehouse offered a menu of Japanese items like bao buns and ramen, had a devotion to local craft beer and was known as a gamers heaven due to numerous televisions devoted to tableside video game consoles.

"I was going to stay open until the 3-year anniversary date of October 9 but unforeseen and disappointing circumstances forced me to close up early," explained Safehouse owner Nick Thanisith. "We threw a final event to say goodbye to longtime customers and vendors this past Sunday. The employees were informed two weeks prior to the closing date."

There is not much information yet on who will be moving into the 2,100 square-foot space at 2930 University Avenue in North Park, but we do know that the lease has been reassigned to a new company who will be changing the name and the concept. We have received information that the current tenant is a local restaurant family that has a few popular spots around town. The concept will reportedly be Asian-centered.