San Diego's Zion Asian Market Relocating With Addition Of Massive Rooftop Food Hall & Speakeasy-Style Cocktail Bar

February 6, 2024

San Diego's Zion Asian Market is relocating for the third time in its history in Kearny Mesa and will add a 25,000 square-foot rooftop food hall and speakeasy cocktail bar.

Zion Market was established on Convoy Street in 1979 as San Diego's first Korean grocery store. The market first opened as a 3,000 square-foot store, but substantially grew over time and moved to its space at 4611 Mercury Street in San Diego's Kearny Mesa in 2002. The company went on to open additional Zion Markets in Irvine, CA, Oakland, Los Angeles's Koreatown, Buena Park, and Cerritos, as well as branch in Duluth, GA. 

In summer 2013, Zion Market moved its San Diego location from Mercury Street to a former Sears/K-Mart space at 7655 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard in Kearny Mesa. The store has been reportedly in the process of moving once again for the past two years, but now it's officially happening. 
The new site of Zion Market is located less than a mile from the original and is anticipated to open in a seamless transition this summer. In addition to 50,000 square-feet of supermarket space, the new location will have a rooftop food hall with an estimated 10 restaurants and an onsite speakeasy-like cocktail bar. 
The roster of eateries for the 25,000 square-foot food hall is still being ironed out but will include Paris Baguette and a location of Taiwan's Bafang Dumpling, as well as Dot + Dough Donuts, a ramen shop, Vietnamese Coffee, a sandwich store and Chinese hot pot. The food hall will be designed by San Diego designer Michael Soriano, who has designed such local hot spots as The Pearl Hotel, Raglan Public House, Vin De Syrah, and many others. 
Zion Market is expected to open this summer at 8330 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard in San Diego's Kearny Mesa. For more information, visit