The Red Dragon roll at Sushi Lounge Point Loma.
San Diego-based Sushi Lounge recently announced the opening of its third restaurant on Sept. 9. Co-owners Katie Rooney and Frank Interlandi are partnering again to expand their innovative sushi restaurant to Point Loma. The new location, right in the heart of the community, joins Sushi Lounge Poway, which opened in 2006, and Sushi Lounge Encinitas, which debuted in 2012.
Rooney and Interlandi, two friends who originally conceptualized Sushi Lounge while working together for another restaurant, will continue to provide a neighborhood option for fresh and inventive sushi in a welcoming, lounge-like atmosphere. Their focus has always been on the utmost integrity, from the way they choose ingredients and prepare the food, to the way they treat staff, customers and the community.
Sushi Lounge Point Loma is located at 1304 Rosecrans St. The restaurant features bar seating for 15, along with a sushi bar that seats 22 and another 65 seats at tables and booths throughout the restaurant. The modern, open space is warm with earth tones, bubble lamps and natural elements, such as bamboo and granite.
Guests are welcomed into the lounge-like space by two large jelly fish inspired lights on the wall. Point Loma resident and restaurant industry veteran Alison Mollenhauer will be at the helm of Sushi Lounge Point Loma as the general manager.
Sushi Lounge Point Loma will feature all the signature menu items found at Sushi Lounge Poway and Encinitas. All sauces are made from scratch in house, fish is delivered fresh daily and guests can enjoy unique items, such as the Tsunami Roll and Ring of Fire. An expanded bar menu will feature premium sake, sake flights, as well as local craft beer and wine.
“Frank was a resident of Poway when we opened Poway and both Frank and I have deep ties to this community,” explained Rooney. “Frank now resides in Encinitas close to Sushi Lounge Encinitas, while my family and I have been long-time residents of Point Loma. We cannot wait to bring Sushi Lounge to our neighborhood.”
Sushi Lounge is also committed to enriching the surrounding community through the support of local charities and schools and by giving back through volunteering and activism. They are known for their Roll of the Month, which often benefits local charities connected to their loyal customers, as well as specific fundraising campaigns for the San Diego Food Bank and Chelsea’s Light Foundation.
As a longtime Point Loma resident, Rooney is particularly excited about the newest location in her neighborhood and supporting her kids’ schools, as well as other key community organizations, and serving her friends and neighbors.
Where: 1304 Rosecrans St.
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Sundays.
Info: 619-501-5982, sushiloungesd.com.