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“Restaurant Impossible” to Revamp Ocean Beach Institution

Kaiserhof is getting a Food Network makeover


“Restaurant Impossible”, the long-running Food Network show hosted by Robert Irvine that travels the country trying to save struggling eateries, will be in San Diego this week to come to the aid of Ocean Beach stalwart Kaiserhof. The German American restaurant debuted in Mission Valley in 1980 before moving to its current Sunset Cliffs location in 1993.

Working with a $10,000 budget, the “Restaurant Impossible” team will be in town transforming Kaiserhof on March 17 and 18. Though they will be renovating the space and refreshing its menu, a producer for the show tells Eater that they don’t plan on changing the style of food served.

The restaurant will be reopening and unveiling the results of its “Restaurant Impossible” makeover on Wednesday, March 18 at 7 p.m., and locals can apply to be the first to dine (not on the show’s tab) by emailing production at by Friday, March 13 at noon PST. Use the following in your subject line: 1705 SD RESERVATIONS and include your contact info, party size, and names of the people in your party. Reservations will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The show is also looking for skilled volunteers to help out with the renovation. Interested parties should email by Friday, March 13 at noon PST with the subject line: 1705 SD Volunteer