The Living Room Coffeehouse Owner Takes Over Harney Sushi In San Diego's Old Town

August 30, 2022

San Diego's decades-old Harney Sushi in Old Town has been sold to the owner of The Living Room Coffeehouse chain of European-style cafes. 

Founded by Dustin Summerville and Kirk Harrison in 2001, Harney Sushi has cultivated a loyal following over its more than 20 year tenure. Even as a "fish out of water" in the predominately Mexican-influenced neighborhood of Old Town San Diego, Harney Sushi has earned a reputation for inventive sushi rolls and a stylish "funk shui" environment. In 2008, Harney opened a sister restaurant in the up-and-coming Oceanside neighborhood of North San Diego, which is now owned by Michael Haig.  

Harney Sushi's original Old Town location has been taken over by Sam Azzu, the founder of The Living Room Coffeehouse and Cafe. The Living Room Café first opened in San Diego's College Area on Thanksgiving Day in 1991, followed by The Living Room Café of La Jolla in 1993. Azzu also operates a location of The Living Room not far from Harney Sushi in Old Town. Azzu has indicated that Harney Sushi will remain exactly as-is. The Oceanside locations remains under original ownership.

Harney Sushi is located at 3964 Harney Street in San Diego's Old Town. For more information, visit