California Cuisine at JRDN

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JRDN at Tower 23’s premier beachfront location offers California cuisine and a glass enclosed sushi kitchen. “Whether guests come to JRDN as a local or a tourist, with our beachside location, you feel like you are on vacation” said David Warner, Executive Chef of JRDN Restaurant. “I wanted to reinforce that feeling by creating a sense of discovery with the new menu. The dishes blend California cuisine, with its focus on seasonal ingredients, with Japanese and Baja flavors in surprising ways”.

Pickled + Roasted Beet Salad: Tatsoi, Citrus, Candied Ginger, Goat Cheese, Avocado, Pickled Fennel, Crispy Quinoa, and Yuzu-Miso Vinaigrette.

JRDN’s new sushi bar offers a casual dining experience with a more traditional Japanese element. Innovative sushi roll creations include the JRDN Two Point “Oh”, with spicy tuna, yellowtail, cucumber, cilantro, serrano pepper, onion, yamagobo, seared tuna, and charred lemon ponzu. Another soon to be favorite, Surf + Turf with wagyu beef carpaccio, spicy scallop, masago, cucumber, yuzo-miso, and sesame-kale crumbleAdding to the experience, Build Your Own Poke Bowlguests will choose from a variety of fresh options to create their own signature poke bowl. To compliment the cuisine, JRDN will feature Japanese beers, sake and craft cocktails.

Bacon Un-Wrapped Scallops: Golden-Raisin Tomatillo, Pico de Gallo, Cauliflower Puree, Braised Slab Bacon, Horseradish, and Bonito Butter.

JRDN’s reinvented menu encourages guests to eat family style with their new shareable items. Small and large plates are available and features California cuisine, with a focus on seasonal ingredients, complimented by Japanese and Baja influence.

Half Maine Lobster: New England Style Fried Rice, and Yuzu Bernaise Sauce.

Small Sharable Plates: This section of the menu is divided into items from the farm, from the land and from the water. Stand-outs on the menu include the Smoked Maitake Mushroom Tempurawith togarashi aioli and ginger gremolata,theKorean Style Lamb Lollipopswith crispy-smoky sushi rice, green onion-mint remoulade, fried egg and hoisin sauce, or the forever-popular Fried Calamari served with lemon, broccoli, Fresno chilies, and sweet chili aioli.

Miso Glazed Halibut: Shrimp Dumplings, Bok Choy, Shitake Mushrooms, Candied Leeks, and Brown Butter Dashi.

Entrees: This section of the menu is divided into plated dishes, butchers cut and large plates that serve 2-3 people. Must-trys include the Miso Glazed Halibut, with shrimp dumplings, bok choy, shiitake mushrooms, candied leeks, and brown butter dashi; the 6 oz. Wagyu New York Stripwith a choice of two sides and a sauce; or the 40 oz. Beef Tomahawk Steak, that is perfect to share, with flatbread, lettuce cups, sushi rice, pickles, and sauces.

Chocolate Futomaki: Chocolate Date Cake, Candied Kumquats, Hazlenut, Asian Pear, and Green Tea.

Sweets: For the final course, Chef Melody Yono created decadent desserts that tie in Japanese influence with the Chocolate Futomaki, made with chocolate date cake, candied kumquats, hazelnut, Asian pear, and green tea and is presented as a “sushi roll”. The Mango Poptartis another standout made with coconut ice cream, curried cashews, praline, caramelized rum, and toasted coconut.

Eight Layer Carrot Cake: Yuzu Cream Cheese, Crystallized Ginger, Caramel Corn, Golden Raisins, and Butterscotch.

About TOWER23

TOWER23 is San Diego’s only luxury, lifestyle hotel on the beach and one of California’s most stylish and contemporary properties.  The property features: JRDN Restaurant, a contemporary eatery with an indoor/outdoor bar and ocean view patio dining; 44 designer guestrooms offering private patio or balcony; 24-hour room service; in-room check-in and 24-hour guest services; valet parking; lifestyle concierge services; Tower Deck 2ndfloor patio offering spectacular ocean and sunset views, sunbathing area, wading pool and fire-pit; Tower Deck food and beverage service; private dining room with heated oceanfront patio; complimentary beach cruiser bikes, beach chairs, games, umbrellas and more; and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel – even on the beach.  For details, visit or call (855) 901-0002.

About Eat.Drink.Sleep.

Progressive cuisine. Stylish lounges. Luxury accommodations. Urban retreats in unexpected places. San Diego based Eat.Drink.Sleep. offers a memorable service experience in hip locales appealing to smart, forward thinking clientele. Well­known for welcoming guests with inspirational design, top rated amenities and authentic experiences, properties in the EDS portfolio have been recognized by Conde Nast, Travel & Leisure and The New York Times.