Mira Mesa welcomed its newest Korean fusion restaurant today with the opening of Fuze Restaurant and Lounge. Located at 9379 Mira Mesa Blvd., the 3,300 square foot restaurant will be open daily for lunch and dinner.
“We were ready to usher in an approachable, modern restaurant and lounge concept in an area of town that had very limited options for Korean-inspired cuisine,” said Minjae Kim, partner of Fuze Restaurant and Lounge.
The lunch and dinner menus, created by Executive Chef Jae Hun Sung, highlight bulgogi sliders, Korean marinated short rib tacos, yellow tail carpaccio and spicy seafood dduk bok ki. Rice cakes, noodles, fried rice and desserts by Heaven Sent Desserts are also included. Sung incorporates elements of Thai and Japanese flavors as showcased in a number of dishes such as the salmon sashimi appetizer.
“Our price points are quite casual, from $7.95 to under $20.00,” added Sung. “Fuze is meant to be a daily dining option, ideal for a quick lunch or a post-movie bite.”
The open-air space seats 70 patrons indoors, including at the bar, and another 20 guests on the patio. Sung, a chef with nine years of culinary experience, met Kim at Minsokchon and the pair decided to open their own establishment.
“I don’t like cooking, but I like eating,” smiled Kim. “We’re a perfect duo.”
Fuze Restaurant and Bar is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to Midnight. To learn more about Fuze Restaurant and Lounge, visit: www.facebook.com/FUZESD or call (858) 271-1302.