Premium Hand-Rolled Sushi

From Chef Junya Watanabe

 
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about j / wata

 Chef Junya Watanabe

Chef Junya Watanabe

NSPIRED BY HIS SUSHI BAR IN JAPAN, CHEF JUNYA WATANABE (CREATOR OF RAKIRAKI RAMEN AND POKIRRITO POKE) BRINGS YOU A MODERN TWIST ON TRADITIONAL – PREMIUM SUSHI HAND ROLLS THAT STRIKE THE PERFECT BALANCE OF FLAVOR, FORM AND FUNCTION.

THE PRECISE COMBINATION OF SUSHI GRADE FISH, WARM RICE AND CRISP SEAWEED, PAIRED WITH CHEF WATANABE’S SECRET SAUCES CREATE A UNIQUE DINING EXPERIENCE.

WE SOURCE ONLY THE FRESHEST INGREDIENTS AND ADHERE TO TIME-HONORED PREPARATIONS, PERFECTLY EXECUTED BY OUR EXPERT CHEFS. EACH ROLL IS MEANT TO BE SAVORED INDIVIDUALLY AND IMMEDIATELY, ENSURING OPTIMAL TASTE.  


FISH

THE FINEST QUALITY FATTY AND LEAN PARTS ARE CAREFULLY SELECTED AND CHOPPED TATAKI-STYLE TO ACHIEVE A BALANCE OF TEXTURE AND TASTE, THEN INFUSED WITH CHEF WATANABE’S PROPRIETARY “GOLDEN RATIO” MARINADES TO ELEVATE THE NATURAL FLAVOR PROFILE.

RICE

PREMIUM SUSHI GRADE RICE IS METICULOUSLY CURATED AND FLUFFED WITH A 3-VINEGAR MIX. COOKED USING A SMALL BATCH TECHNIQUE, THE IDEAL TEMPERATURE OF THE RICE IS CAREFULLY MAINTAINED FOR EVERY ROLL, ENHANCING THE TASTE OF EACH INDIVIDUAL INGREDIENT.

 

NORI

SUPERIOR GOLD LABEL SEAWEED SOURCED FROM YAMAMOTOYAMA OF JAPAN AND IMPORTED JUST FOR J/WATA, TOASTED OVER AN OPEN FLAME TO DELIVER A SMOKY, CRUNCHY TEXTURE IN EACH BITE, THIS NORI IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS.

SOY SAUCE

J/WATA USES HIGH GRADE AROMATIC SOY SAUCE, FAVORED BY MICHELIN STARRED SUSHI CHEFS IN JAPAN. ITS SMOOTH, DELICATE FLAVOR, AND DISTINCTIVE REDDISH AMBER COLOR PERFECTLY COMPLEMENTS THE FLAVORS OF THE HAND ROLLS.

 

Location & Hours

 

Address:

4646 Convoy St.Ste. 103
San Diego, CA 92111

 

Hours:

SUN - THUR : 11AM - 10PM    
FRI - SAT : 11AM - 11PM    

 
 
 
 
Restaurateur Junya Watanabe successfully ushered in the ramen, poke and sushi roll food trends and is looking to conquer premium sushi hand-rolls (temaki) next.
— Zagat San Diego
The latest from Rakiraki Ramen and Pokirrito king Junya Watanabe is a new sushi concept on Convoy - j/wata - set to open this spring - that will exclusively serve sushi hand rolls in a modern and minimalistic space.
— PACIFIC San Diego
Chef/owner Junya Watanabe, who launched the wildly popular Rakiraki Ramen and Pokirrito in Kearny Mesa and Little Italy, is bringing another trendy Japanese concept to San Diego with the opening of j/wata.
— EATER San Diego
 
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