San Diego's Simsim Outstanding Shawarma To Open Second Area Location

May 29, 2019

San Diego born, fast-casual Middle Eastern restaurant Simsim Outstanding Shawarma will open a second location in Carmel Mountain Plaza this fall.

Spearheading the growth of Simsim is co-founder, president and CEO Nawar Miri, formerly the corporate director of Urban Plates. Simsim’s first location opened in Clairemont Mesa in fall 2018. The next step in the concept's area expansion, the Carmel Mountain location will serve new grill staples like kebab and tikka in addition to signature from-scratch dishes, including the namesake shawarma wraps, bowls and sides like the super creamy hummus, moutabel and traditional baba ghanoush. The menu is overseen by Simsim’s Executive Chef Ibrahim Alsharief, who moved from his native Jordan to join the team.

The interior of the new 2,400-square-foot space will reflect the brand's signature bright and modern design, featuring terrazzo and cork accents, lots of greenery and ample indoor and outdoor seating. The restaurant will also offer catering options like the Clairemont Mesa branch. 

The second location of Simsim Outstanding Shawarma will open at 11602 Carmel Mountain Road in Del Mar as early as this October. For more information, visit and check out the menu below.