Sushi Taisho Opens In Carlsbad

Sushi Taisho, the newest addition to the heart of Carlsbad Village, is now open.

With a completely remodeled interior and large outdoor patio space, this beach-side sushi bar features an expansive menu of Asian-fusion bites, meshing unique flavors from all over the world.

Sushi Taisho Carlsbad

Same name, brand new concept and different owners

While a restaurant called Sushi Taisho stood in its place before, this new version of Sushi Taisho is a brand new concept with different owners, Chef Brian and Misun Yoon.

Sushi Taisho is the boldest venture yet from the husband and wife team behind beloved establishments Hooked On Sushi and Hooked On Poke.

As a more elevated concept, Sushi Taisho displays Chef Brian’s expertise in the art of sushi while maintaining an approachable and inviting atmosphere, ideal for a special date night or lunch in the Carlsbad sunshine.

Sushi Taisho Opens In Carlsbad

Fresh and shareable Japanese menu

Sushi Taisho’s menu features fresh, shareable creative takes on Japanese cuisine as well as classic sushi offerings.

The ‘Contemporary Items’ section of the menu shows off Chef Brian’s ability to balance refinement and playfulness with dishes like Hello-tail Carpaccio with thinly sliced yellowtail topped with jalapeño, sriracha, ponzu and masago and Mango Pineapple Ceviche with avocado, jalapeño, red onion, cilantro, fresh squeezed lime juice and your choice of tuna, salmon or albacore, all to be scooped up into delicate, deep-fried rice papers.

The comprehensive menu also includes a wide variety of signature and specialty sushi rolls, premium sashimi and nigiri, dozens of appetizers and salads, Unagi and Udon bowls, bento boxes and warm entrees such as Chicken Katsu, Salmon Teriyaki and Japanese Curry, which is thicker and sweeter than traditional Indian and Thai curries.

carpaccio at Sushi Taisho


Guests can cozy up to the bar to enjoy unique soju-based cocktails and an impressive selection of sake varieties, allowing them to explore the nuances in flavors of these mildly sweet Korean and Japanese spirits.

Additional libations include a variety of wine and local beer on tap.

To put the finishing touch on a meal at Sushi Taisho, guests can indulge in a tableside pot of traditional Japanese hot tea.

Sushi Taisho libations

A marriage of years of experience and passion

Owned and operated by husband and wife duo, Misun and Brian Yoon, Sushi Taisho is a love letter to their history together.

Beginning as friends when they lived in Korea, Misun and Brian reunited when Brian moved to the US and Misun was studying abroad in California. They worked together at the original Sushi Taisho in college, with Misun as a server and Brian as a sushi chef, where their relationship and passion for quality cuisine blossomed.

Over 15 years of experience and six established restaurants later, the couple has returned to Carlsbad Village to open up their very own Sushi Taisho, as a tribute to where it all began.

Whether coming in for a special date night or a soju-fueled lunch with friends, Sushi Taisho hopes its guests feel the same excitement and passion for great food that brought Brian and Misun back to this beloved space.

Interior of Sushi Taisho

See you there!

Sushi Taisho Carlsbad is located at 300 Carlsbad Village Drive Suite 214. The restaurant is open for dining Sunday through Thursday from 11:30AM to 9:30PM, and Friday through Saturday from 11:30AM to 10PM.

To keep up to date with Sushi Taisho, visit their website here and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

See you there, San Diego!

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