The Joint Owners To Open The Bowl In San Diego's Ocean Beach

June 10, 2022

The team behind San Diego sushi & tapas hotspot The Joint is opening a new ramen restaurant in Ocean Beach cleverly dubbed The Bowl.  

Mike Lowe opened The Joint bar & restaurant on the corner of Newport Avenue and Cable Street in San Diego's Ocean Beach in 2011, offering a menu of sushi and tapas with around 20 taps devoted to local craft beer. In 2021, around the restaurant's 10 year anniversary, owners added a full cocktail menu to the bar and then hired talented local chef Chris Osbourne, who had previously worked as chef de cuisine at San Diego's historic Mister A's restaurant and at East Village's classic steakhouse Cowboy Star. 

The owners of The Joint have taken over the nearby space that last housed Taika Sushi for the opening of The Bowl, a new bar & restaurant with a menu centered around ramen, sushi and other globally-inspired small plates. From the bar, expect a devotion to local craft beer, kombucha and seltzer, as well as a list of wine and sake. 

"The Bowl's menu will have lots of emphasis on farmers market and using local mushrooms, best quality meats and veggies used to make all the broths and tare's [Japanese sauce]," explained Executive Chef Chris Osbourne. "Most of the ramen will be very over the top. For instance a beef ramen that features a whole bone in shortrib braised in miso. We will have sushi as well and small plates - our takes on Japanese Izakaya traditions with unique changes and use of the best fish available."

The Bowl is anticipated to open in early fall 2022 at 4953 Newport Avenue in San Diego's Ocean Beach. For more information, visit