Blue Ocean Sushi Unveils Newest Location In San Diego's Westfield UTC Mall

May 7, 2024

The third area branch of Asian-American fusion restaurant Blue Ocean Sushi has opened 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, and Harumama-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.

Over a year in the making, the Pyos have now opened their newest Blue Ocean Sushi & Grill restaurant in the 4,434 square foot restaurant space that last housed Smokeyard BBQ & Chop Shop across from Macy's in Westfield UTC mall. The space has been transformed into a contemporary sushi eatery with a specialized menu of Japanese-American cuisine, including appetizers, sushi, fried rice, bao buns, soups, salads, and a wide array of entrees. There is also be a full bar with cocktails, beer, wine and sake.

Blue Ocean Sushi is now in its soft opening stage at 4313 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 2265, in San Diego's University City. For more information, visit