j / wata (jay • wä • tä)


a premium hand-rolled sushi experience
by chef junya watanabe

 
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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.  

 

PRESS

 
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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Taste the Temaki Difference.

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