Sushi Taisho Opens in Carlsbad

Let the good times roll at the newly remodeled beachside sushi bar, Sushi Taisho, located in the heart of Carlsbad Village. Enjoy tapas-inspired twists on Japanese cuisine and share sake flights with friends while perched above the Pacific Ocean.

Husband-and-wife team Brian and Misun Yoon proudly present Sushi Taisho as not only a love letter to where their culinary companionship began, but also their most daring endeavor yet. The couple’s prior ventures, like Hooked On Sushi and Hooked On Poke, helped to pave the way for Sushi Taisho’s success. Now, despite emphasizing a more elevated concept, the restaurant’s humble roots are tied to the devoted group of employees that the duo considers family.

Likewise, you’ll feel right at home the moment you step inside Sushi Taisho. From the serene, sage green accents to the inviting ambience, this oceanside spot allows guests to exhale their stress and inhale the aromas of fresh flavors from around the world.

Sushi Taisho

Contemporary cuisine seamlessly blends with traditional techniques throughout Sushi Taisho’s modern menu. With over 15 years of experience, Chef Brian Yoon has mastered the meticulous art of sushi and now raises the bar with playfulness and pizzazz. Whether you’re in the mood for specialty sushi rolls or beautiful bento boxes, the fresh seafood is always the star of the show. It’s tough to choose between tuna, salmon or albacore, but any will do when ordering the mango-pineapple ceviche; this stunning shareable is loaded with avocado, jalapeño, red onion, cilantro and fresh-squeezed lime juice, all scooped up into deep-fried rice papers. Or say hello to the Hello-tail Carpaccio, featuring thinly sliced yellowtail topped with jalapeño, sriracha, ponzu and masago. 

Sushi Taisho is a special spot for date nights or catching up with friends, but regardless of the occasion, you can feel the passion and zeal in every aspect of the authentic dining experience. Even the bar offers an extensive collection of sake varieties, soju-based cocktails and Korean and Japanese spirits. No matter how you decide to personalize your palate, at Sushi Taisho, guests are guaranteed a good time from start to finish.

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Photo credit: Diana Sciacca

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