The Joint Sushi Restaurant Owners Unveil Sister-Concept The Bowl In San Diego's Ocean Beach

January 8, 2024

After nearly 2 years in development, the team behind San Diego sushi & tapas hotspot The Joint has finally unveiled its 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 2022, the owners of The Joint took over the nearby space that last housed Taika Sushi for the opening of a new modern ramen restaurant concept called The Bowl.

The Bowl is now open on Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach, offering a menu from Executive Chef Chris Ziter centered around ramen, rice bowls, sushi rolls and other globally-inspired small plates. The Bowl's menu will have lots of emphasis on farmers market and using local mushrooms, with a seasonally-changing selection of tapas-style 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 is now open at 4953 Newport Avenue in San Diego's Ocean Beach. For more information, visit