Comedor Nishi: A Fusion of Mexican and Japanese Flavors Arrives in La Jolla

Comedor Nishi: A Fusion of Mexican and Japanese Flavors Arrives in La Jolla

New San Diego Restaurant: Comedor Nishi to Open with Mexican-Japanese Fusion Menu

The team behind locally loved concepts like The Taco Stand and Convoy Music Bar will soon open another restaurant, Comedor Nishi. The restaurant is set to open on July 8 and will be located in the same space formerly occupied by Coffee Cup.

Shōwa Hospitality, led by Julian Hakim and Aram Baloyan, plan to keep the same breakfast and lunch concept as Coffee Cup, with the hope of adding dinner service in the future. The menu will feature a fusion of Mexican and Japanese flavors, with dishes like French toast, Japanese pancakes, and enchiladas with a twist. Chef Pancho Ibañez, formerly of two Michelin-star restaurant Pujol in Mexico City, will lead the menu development, with assistance from a sous chef coming from Mexico.

The restaurant's name, Comedor Nishi, reflects a dining hall concept in Mexico and a nod to the West Coast with the Japanese word "Nishi." Hakim promises a simplistic approach to the menu, allowing for the quality ingredients to speak for themselves.

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