Blue Ocean Sushi Opening New Location In San Diego's Westfield UTC Mall

February 3, 2023

A third area branch of Asian-American fusion restaurant Blue Ocean Sushi will open later this year within San Diego's Westfield UTC mall in La Jolla. 

Over the years, husband and wife restaurateurs James & Jenny Pyo have founded such area eateries as Love Boat Sushi (San Marcos and Oceanside), Harumama restaurants (Little Italy, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Point Loma, La Jolla) Blue Ocean Robata & Sushi Bar (Carlsbad, La Jolla), Blue Smoke Sushi (Fashion Valley Mall,) two Pokewan locations, andHarumama-offshoot Teriyaki & Bao in Carlsbad. In 2019, they opened their most ambitious project yet, a combination concept Harumama Noodles & Buns and Blue Ocean Robata & Sushi in the 5,000 square foot space perched above La Jolla Shores that previously housed The Hake.

The Pyos have signed a lease to take over the 4,434 square foot restaurant space that last housed Smokeyard BBQ & Chop Shop in Westfield UTC mall for a new branch of Blue Ocean Sushi. Expect the space to be transformed into a contemporary sushi eatery and offer a specialized menu of Japanese-American cuisine, including appetizers, sushi, fried rice, bao buns, soups, salads, and a wide array of entrees. There will also be a full bar with cocktails, beer, wine and sake. 

Blue Ocean Sushi is anticipated to open in late 2023 at 4313 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 2265, in San Diego's University City. For more information, visit