Bluefin Fusion Sushi Restaurant

4305 La Jolla Village Dr
San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 677-0558

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.

Wasabi roll:

Rainbow roll:

The food was decent, but the service was so slow.  It’s probably not a place I’ll revisit.

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5 comments on “Bluefin Fusion Sushi Restaurant”

  1. I’ve been wanting to try this place out too but only for Happy Hour (that’s sorta my new way of trying out a new place when i’m on a budget!)
    The chirashi bowl looks strange – not sure why. Maybe just really plain and bare? I’m use to being ‘wowed’ when i see a well done chirashi bowl you know? Not that i’ve had THAT many but for example, the one at Nozomi always makes me happy (when it’s done right!).
    And i also don’t get why restaurants make you wait when the place is empty. Maybe the anticipation of getting seated makes you more hungry or something (that’s my conspiracy theory at least).

  2. Happy hour is always a great way to try out new spots! I agree, the chirashi bowl here is pretty plain and uninspiring. The quantity was decent, but I would have preferred more variety.

  3. I agree with your opinion! The food does look pretty though, other than the random colored lights made the chirashi bowl (second picture) look weird.

  4. Haha, yes the randomly changing colors did some funky effects to my photos which I don’t like either.

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