Zen 5 Sushi Closed In San Diego's Pacific Beach Following Fire

May 13, 2024

A fire at Zen 5 Sushi in San Diego's Pacific Beach has caused an estimated $300,000 in damage to the longstanding sushi restaurant. 

Zen 5 Sushi in Pacific Beach sushi had a fire break out early Monday morning, forcing employees who were inside at the time to evacuate the restaurant. The blaze at Zen 5 Sushi was reported near at 1:53am. San Diego Fire Department crews arrived quickly and extinguished the fire at around 2:13am before it could spread to neighboring buildings.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but it is believed it began in the in the kitchen area. No injuries were reported in the incident. The fire caused an estimated $200,000 in structural damage and about $100,000 in other damages to the restaurant, according to San Diego Fire Department officials. There is no word on when Zen 5 will reopen. 

Zen 5 Sushi was founded in summer 2000 on Garnet Avenue in San Diego's Pacific Beach. The Japanese restaurant has transferred to new ownship twice since it was first opened and is now operated by Hyun Ja Pyo. The reggae-themed eatery offers a menu featuring a variety of specialty sushi rolls, as well as nigiri, appetizers, entrees, beer, sake and wine.

Zen 5 Sushi is located at 1130 Garnet Avenue in San Diego's Pacific Beach. For more information, visit zen5sushi.com.