Teriyaki & Bao opens in Carlsbad

Bumblee character buns at Teriyaki & Bao in Carlsbad.
Bumblee character buns at newly opened Teriyaki & Bao restaurant in Carlsbad.
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Jenny and James Pyo, the owners of Harumama, Love Boat Sushi and Blue Ocean restaurants, have opened a new Asian fusion concept called Teriyaki & Bao at 711 Grand Ave. in Carlsbad.

The restaurant specializes in cooked-to-order teriyaki dishes served sizzling in personal-sized cast-iron skillets, as well as curries, udon dishes, tornado fried rice and almond cauliflower bites.

It also serves a new line of character buns inspired by the animal-themed sweet and savory buns that have made Harumama famous on Instagram.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Closed Sunday. Visit

Pam Kragen writes about San Diego restaurants and new food products for The San Diego Union-Tribune. Email her at