Swagyu Burger Brings Wagyu Smash Burger To San Diego's Westfield UTC Mall

May 15, 2024

Fresh off the opening of a new branch in La Mesa, Swagyu Burger has launched an outlet inside San Diego's Westfield UTC Mall. 

San Diego native Chef Steve Brown opened his first Swagyu Chop Shop in summer 2020 at 1002 Palm Avenue in Imperial Beach, with a second location launched in Poway soon after. In 2021, Brown took over the 19-year-old Isabel's Cantina in Pacific Beach for a branch of his butcher shop and steakhouse Swagyu Burger & Chop Shop but closed that location last year. 

Earlier this year, Brown took over the small space that long housed a branch of Grab N Go Subs and most recently was the short-lived Blue Box Butcher on India Street in San Diego's Little Italy and recently opened Butcher Shop by Swagyu Cattle Company. Last month, Chef Brown unveiled a new location of his fast-casual Swagyu Burger Bar restaurant in the space that last housed Izakaya Maíze in La Mesa.

A new Swagyu Burger has opened inside the food court at Westfield UTC mall in La Jolla. Like other outposts, the eatery will serve a menu of smash burgers made with ground Wagyu beef, as well as a veggie burger, cheese katsu sandwich, grilled cheese, milkshakes, and sides like onion rings and fries. 

There are also locations of Swagyu Burger within a CloudKitchens space at 1750 Newport Boulevard in Costa Mesa, CA and at 14149 Twin Peaks Road in San Diego's Poway neighborhood. Another location is also coming soon to Pacific Beach.

Swagyu Burger Bar is now open at 4545 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite FC, in San Diego's Westfield UTC mall food court. For more information, visit swagyuburger.com and check out the menu below.