120-Year-Old Japanese Fast Food Chain Opens Location In San Diego's City Heights

April 10, 2019

A Japanese fast food chain founded in the 1800s recently opened a 3,500 square-foot central San Diego location. Yoshinoya has brought its lineup of traditional rice bowls to City Heights.

The first Yoshinoya location opened in 1899 at the Nihonbashi fish market in Tokyo, Japan, and the chain now has more than 2,000 outposts around the globe. Yoshinoya serves a fast casual menu based around more than 20 rice bowl varieties, including the signature Gyūdon beef bowl, teriyaki chicken bowl, combo bowl, and shrimp bowl, along with appetizers, soup and desserts. There are currently two branches already in San Diego, in Chula Vista and Escondido.

The third San Diego location of Yoshinoya opened last week at 5322 El Cajon Boulevard in City Heights. For more information, visit yoshinoyaamerica.com.