Bang Bang Japanese Restaurant Revives As Bang On 5th In San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter

July 5, 2024

After closing late last month in its longtime second story space on Market Street, Bang Bang Japanese restaurant is ready to revive in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter as Bang On 5th.

Most widely known for its Ryan Gosling-plastered women's bathroom, Bang Bang first opened in the 7,000 square-foot, second story unit at 526 Market Street in downtown San Diego in July 2013. The restaurant was founded by Johnny Shocky and business partner Mauricio Couturier, a designer that also founded the now-closed 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 in early 2019 by Islam Ahmed.

Bang Bang closed its Market Street location following an 11 year run after end of service on Saturday, June 29, and will reopen today in the space that long housed Atomic nightclub on Fifth Avenue in the Gaslamp Quarter. Sited less than a quarter mile from the original restaurant, the new Bang On Fifth will continue to serve Japanese fare ranging from sushi to desserts and will also host late night, DJ-fueled parties. 

Bang On Fifth is now open at 762 Fifth Avenue in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. For more information, visit and check out the menu below.