Second Iteration Of Wokou Ramen & Yakitori To Open In Crown Point Space Left Dormant By Sudden Closure Of Promiscuous Fork

August 27, 2018

Moving into the 2,800 square-foot space in Crown Point that last housed the recently-shuttered Promiscuous Fork is the second location of Wokou Ramen & Yakitori, a Japanese bar and eatery that first launched in Carmel Valley in June 2017.

Promiscuous Fork, which opened its original restaurant on La Jolla Boulevard in 2012, closed its Crown Point location this August after the death of its co-founder, Ray Penfield. Although the business was up for sale for some time, co-owner Craig Sewell decided to close up shop and focus on the flagship La Jolla branch after his longtime friend and business partner's passing.

In comes Wokou Ramen & Yakitori, which will be run by managing partner Joey Pena. Set to open as early as this November, the Pacific Beach branch will offer Asian specialties like ramen noodle soups, traditional appetizers, and a variety of yakitori-grilled skewers including chicken hearts, octopus, skirt steak and more. The space will undergo a redesign with the yakitori grill to be installed facing the street. Like Carmel Valley, artist España Garcia will decorate the space with signature wall illustrations coupled with Mike Dunn’s metalwork. The eatery will offer both indoor and outdoor patio seating, and a bar program with craft beer, wine, sake and soju cocktails.

Wokou Ramen & Yakitori Pacific Beach will be located at 3801 Ingraham Street in Crown Point. For more information, visit and check out the menu below.