4305 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122
Bluefin Fusion is located in the UTC mall area, next to Cozymel’s. It replaced the former Peking Palace. I noticed it a while back, but never had the desire to check it out, given the lack of good sushi places in the area.
Thanks to twitter, I took notice of it, and saw a lot of positive reviews on yelp. I was so surprised by the positive reviews that I decided to check it out.
We went on a Saturday night and were told there would be a wait. Since it was Saturday night, I wasn’t surprised. After we waited for a while, we were shown a table. To my surprise, the restaurant was practically empty, so I don’t know why we had to wait so long.
The restaurant had a bar-like atmosphere, with lights that changed colors periodically.
The menu had a variety of rolls and sushi. The prices were about average of other sushi spots in the area.
After we ordered, we waited quite a long time for the food to arrive. It got to the point where my brother was thinking we should have just left.
Both my brother and I ordered a chirashi bowl.
The chirashi bowl was served on a huge plate. I guess this is part of the “fusion.”
The fish cuts were pretty generous, but there wasn’t too much variety. The sashimi was served with a huge mound of rice.
BF ordered two rolls. A rainbow roll and a wasabi roll.
The food was decent, but the service was so slow. It’s probably not a place I’ll revisit.