Zenbu - Sushi Bar, Restaurant & Cocktails
Zenbu opened in 2000 as an expansion of Matt Rimel’s Rimel’s Rotisserie concept and ability to source ingredients of the finest quality, especially when it comes to high grade fish. Driven by a concept of oceanic and environmental sustainability, Zenbu relies on its own local seafood company, Ocean Giant, to provide fresh fish daily.
Zenbu also offers our own exclusive Homegrown Meats that is all natural grass-fed beef raised locally at our Palomar Ranch. Much of the wood used in or restaurants is reclaimed or milled from downed trees in this Palomar Mountain ranch. We also utilize a 2400 gallon salt water tank in our Cardiff By The Sea location that houses local live fish that is of the freshest offering. The tank has also been used extensively to educate local schools and circulate many native oceanic creatures back into our local waters.
All of our all meats and fish are hormone and antibiotic free and are open ocean long-line caught whenever available. Bringing these remarkable all natural ingredients together is Master Sushi Chef Tim Johnson. Tim’s artful and inspired creations have been a top the Zenbu Menu for more than a decade. He and our other highly skilled chefs all create wonderfully unique presentations along with a simple principle of offering only the freshest and highest quality products.
Both restaurants feature comprehensive and unique wine, saki, liquor and beer assortments.