Hitokuchi Sake Lounge Named One of America’s Best Restaurants of 2023

  • Japanese | Sake Lounge
  • San Diego
  • $$$$

Convoy-based Hitokuchi Sake Lounge and Restaurant, operated by Hidden Fish owner, Chef John Hong, was recently recognized as one of America’s Best New Restaurants of 2023 by Esquire Magazine. We can’t help but agree.

Hitokuchi Sake Lounge by Hidden Fish

After more than three years in development, Chef John launched Hitokuchi to serve shareable, amuse-bouche-sized dishes of luxurious Japanese cuisine, with ingredients sourced from around the globe, including directly from Japan’s renowned Toyosu Fish Market.

Hitokuchi Special Menu

Hitokuchi, meaning “one sip, one bite”, pairs premium sake with small tapas-style dishes made with luxurious ingredients.

Hitokuchi’s menu focuses on umami, a Japanese word for one of the five basic tastes, along with sweet, sour, salty and bitter taste sensations, that is commonly defined as “savoury”. Chef Hong’s dishes are crafted to bring out the best flavors in the ingredients they serve.

Featured dishes include:

Creamy lobster Basil
Thai basil | Onions | Shimeji mushrooms | Smelt Roe | Basil blossom

YUZU Ponzu | serrano | EV Olive oil Blend | Red Radish | Micro cilantro

Bluefin Tuna Poke Toast
Garlic ginger Ponzu | Guacamole Crème fraiche | pickled red onions | micro cilantro | Milk Bread

King crab & Uni toast
Lemon garlic aioli | Pickled red onions | chives | milk Bread

See you there

All reservations will have a limit of 1 hour and 45 minutes, and there will be a 48-hour cancelation policy of $100 per person and a 10-minute grace period from a customer’s reservation time. To book, click here.

Find Hitokuchi at 4764 Convoy St Suite B, San Diego, CA 92111.

For more info and updates, visit the website here and follow them on Instagram and Facebook.

See you there, San Diego!

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