San Diego's Kaiserhof German American Restaurant In Line To Receive Food Network Overhaul

April 22, 2021

After COVID-19 caused a delay in filming last year, San Diego's four decades old Kaiserhof German American Restaurant is in line to be featured on Food Network's Restaurant: Impossible makeover show as early as this spring.

Since 2011, Chef Robert Irvine has been traveling around the country revamping restaurants for his Food Network program Restaurant: Impossible. In 2019 the television show featured now-defunct Rosie’s Cafe in Escondido and the Incredible Cafe in Rancho Bernardo. In February 2020, the producers spearheaded a block party-style event that raised around $120,000 for Kaitlyn Rose "Rosie" Pilsbury, the owner of Rosie's Cafe who was the victim of a hit-and-run while riding her Harley Davidson motorcycle through Vista.

The next San Diego eatery expected to receive a documented renovation by Robert Irvine is Kaiserhof, a German restaurant that started in Mission Valley in 1980 before moving to Ocean Beach in the early '90s. The Restaurant Impossible crew was already set to be in San Diego on March 17 and 18, 2020 with the goal of renovating Kaiserhof with a $10,000 budget, but the coronavirus pandemic forced them to reschedule the renovation and is tentatively scheduled to tape this June 6-8, 2021. Like last year, the show will likely be seeking volunteers to be first to dine at the revamped Kaiserhof for the restaurant's grand reopening. Interested parties should send an email with subject line "1705 SD Reservations" containing the names of your party and contact information. There is currently no known date for when the episode featuring Kaiserhof will air.

Kaiserhof is located at 2253 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard in San Diego's Ocean Beach. For more information, visit