About

A Japanese Bistro

by Showa Hospitality

Born in Tokyo with inspiration from the sushi bars of Ginza and the Southern California lifestyle, Himitsu introduces Japanese culture, design & hospitality to San Diego.

Our 8-person bar and 20 person outdoor patio is located in a discreet corner of La Jolla, a setting well suited for our name which translates to “secret” in Japanese.

Chef Mitsu Aihara presents a menu of traditional sushi and nigiri along with Japanese style tapas using the highest quality products and ingredients. A carefully curated sake list is accompanied by select natural wines and essential Japanese and local craft beers.

Shōwa Hospitality is a San Diego based consortium focused on developing hospitality, food and culture concepts throughout the United States + Mexico.