Blue Bridge Hospitality , which operates Liberty Public Market and a slew of restaurants in Coronado including Stake Chophouse, Leroy’s Kitchen + Bar and the recently-launched Maretalia Ristorante, continues its island domination with a new Asian-fusion eatery that will open in the heart of downtown Coronado this fall.
Due in October, West Pac Noodle Bar is inspired by San Diego’s long naval history; the restaurant’s name is derived from the “West Pac Tours” that saw the Navy deploy to Western Pacific waters through Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Hawaii, and its food offerings will reflect those travels. Blue Bridge Hospitality principal David Spatafore shared “Having been raised in Coronado, I’ve personally seen how the U.S. Navy has been a tremendous influence on San Diego. The Western Pacific Fleet operations and activities have built the cultural diversity of our residents. I wanted a place where we could explore all these worldly flavors without boundaries.”
Tim Kolanko, the hospitality group’s executive chef, along with executive sous chef Jared Becker, is overseeing the kitchen of the family-friendly eatery, which will offer quick-service menu of small plates ranging from noodles to dumplings, poke bowls and dim sum. The 1,600-square-foot space, which was formerly a casual seafood shop, will now feature a communal bar stocked with 24 local craft beer taps, a Pacific Asian-inspired decor and an outdoor patio.