Bang Bang Japanese Restaurant On The Move In San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter

June 14, 2024

After 11 years in business, Bang Bang Japanese restaurant and nightlife destination will soon relocate in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter.

Most widely known for its Ryan Gosling-plastered women's bathroom, Bang Bang is a 7,000 square-foot, second story sushi house and nighttime hotspot that first opened in downtown San Diego in July 2013. The restaurant was founded by Johnny Shocky and business partner Mauricio Couturier, a designer that also owns Wolfie's Carousel in Little Italy. The partners first collaborated together on the opening on now-defunct Gaslamp Quarter nightclub Voyeur. In 2021, Bang Bang was taken over by Miami-based Pyramid Artists & Events, a nightlife promotion and party company founded by Islam Ahmed in early 2019.

Bang Bang will close at its current location after end of service on Saturday, June 29. Ownership has assured that the sushi bar and restaurant will reopen later this year in a yet-to-be announced space in downtown San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. 

Bang Bang will continue to operate under normal hours through June 29 at 526 Market Street in downtown San Diego. For more information, visit