Man, I go on vacation for a month and the entire Clairemont food scene changes.....just kidding! Here are a couple of recently opened or soon to open places in the Clairemont/Convoy/Kearney Mesa area.
Red Moon Noodle House:
Man, I didn't even hear about this one! One of my favorite FOYs (Friend of Yoso), "Yummy Yummy" told me about this shop. It's in the former location of Morning Glory, next to Tofu House and Yogurt World. Hours seem kind of funny, they skip lunch and open at 3pm....maybe that's only during the grand opening period? Anyone checked this place out yet?
4646 Convoy St.
San Diego, CA 92111
Remember Sushi Bar Kazumi in Hillcrest?:
I'd heard rumors that Kazumi was looking for a new spot around Convoy after closing his shop which was a fixture in Hillcrest. Did you know that the original Kazumi was on Engineer Road where Sushi Yaro is currently? Anyway, I was a bit surprised to see that he reopened located in, ahem Moby Dick Fish Market and Grill, which I mentioned here.
I've heard that pretty good things about the food being served here and I used to go to Kazumi in Hillcrest when I was doing consulting work here in the late 90's......so I guess I need to check them out soon. Being that the place is owned by the guy who used to own Convoy Sushi and Fish Market
and North Park Sushi and Fish Market, I'm pretty sure the prices will be fairly reasonable.
4805 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 9211
Is it really Kogi BBQ?:
Or does the owner have to look out for a lawsuit from Roy Choi? This one was mentioned to me by MrZ.
This is the former Suzuya location next to Mama Jamaica's and Oton. I guess since it's a Korean BBQ, the change over was pretty quick.
5447 Kearny Villa Rd
San Diego, CA 92123
Actually, I was alerted to another opening by MrsZ, but didn't have time to take photos. Apple Korean Restaurant has opened next to Chopstix on Convoy. Sorry MrsZ, i promise you equal time and billing next time!
Ramen Yamadaya opening on 07/25:
I was actually surprised that Big Fish Grill lasted so long. I heard from a very reliable source that the folks took out all the fixtures and equipment in the middle of the night and just bailed on the place.......wow.... I was also told that this happens more often that folks would think.
On the good side....I can't wait to get me some good tonkotsu ramen with an extra dose of garlic from Yamadaya!
4706 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92117
There is another "new" place very close by.....I just haven't had the time to check them out. My friend who is an active participant on Chinese message boards say the results have not been positive.