The James' Place

About us

Specialty Asian Fusion, Steak & Sushi Restaurant La Jolla

A truly innovative casual fine dining concept nestled in the heart of La Jolla Playhouse, open for happy hour and dinner.

Featuring signature sushi, seafood, fresh fish selections, Asian noodles and salads, great appetizers, diverse wine, sake and cocktail menus — all with that personal flair.

The ultimate dining experience — to a completely personal dining experience.

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Sushi Master James Holder

About James Holder

James' Place is the brainchild of renowned Sushi Master James Holder.

He began his professional career at several high-end sushi restaurants in San Diego, including playing an integral role in the opening of UTC's celebrated Café Japengo. During his tenure, Café Japengo was awarded the California Restaurants Association Gold Medallion Award for "Best Sushi" eight years in a row.

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2910 La Jolla Village Dr
La Jolla, CA