This is my first post in a series called “86’d” where I’ll report on establishments closing their doors, and on today’s menu, “Fuze” and “Gen Lai Sen.”
Some of you may know that two years ago, there was an apparent fallout between some of the back-of-house (BOH) personnel at Min Sok Chon, so one chef split, and of that fire was bourne an Asian-fusion restaurant and bar called “Fuze,” which replaced the long-standing Korean-owned “Mr. Wasabi.” Recently, it was supposedly under some renovations, but it’s clearly a closeout. It is already open as “TOFU KA Korean Restaurant.” It’s nice to have a tofu house option outside of Convoy. Let’s see how well this third Korean contender holds up.
Now, most folks who frequent downtown San Diego have undoubtedly passed by “Gen Lai Sen” and it’s huge yellow sign. Most folks also just admit curiosity, so perhaps due to the lack of submission to such curiosities, this long-standing, seemingly hole-in-the-wall restaurant is closing its doors at the end of the month. No clue as to what will replace it, though. The gesture may be too little, too late, but I might as well check it out before it closes, right?
* Photo credit for TOFU KA: Yelp
* Photo credit for Gen Lai Sen: Trip Advisor