Oceanside has a new fun, and hip restaurant in town. BLVD Chinese Kitchen has replaced the Fish Joint on Coast Highway, and has created a unique 35-seat one-of-a-kind dining experience. We recently had the chance to sit down with owner Alfred “AJ” Sheik and discuss his new addition to the Oceanside, CA food scene.
Unique Creations…with a (Kung Fu) Kick!
This fresh new restaurant is bringing some creative dishes to Oceanside. They may have a small menu, but doing so allows them to perfect the dishes they create. Owner AJ has said he has been able to get creative with these dishes, and he told us, “It kinda lets me step outside and really use the things I learned in culinary school to my advantage.”
Brewing Up Delicious Dishes
Though they plan to eventually expand their menu, their current menu is filled with delicious dishes. Chow Fun, Garlic Bok Choy, and Short Rib Sliders are just a few of the scrumptious items. When we asked what types of things will BLVD be doing in the future, he said, “Now that we have beers lined up, and we are getting a full sake lineup, we will be able to do more pairings.”
AJ shared one of his recipe secrets with us: “We actually like to use our beers in our recipes. That Thai Chili Oahu from Ballast Point – it came in yesterday and we are using that to make a tempura batter for our Fish and Chips.” Great beer, great food, great atmosphere, great combination.
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Creative Design, Laid Back Vibe
If you think their food sounds fantastic, you will love their unique set-up. The tabletops were all made by AJ’s stepdad, giving a warm, family feel to the restaurant. When we say “laid back” and “fun”, we mean it — BLVD has Kung Fu movies playing all the time!
For our final question we asked, “If there were one thing [we] could say about this place to people, what would you want [us] to say?”
“You know, cool people, good food.”
With elevated flavors, a distinctive look and feel, and a lot of heart, AJ Sheik and BLVD Chinese Kitchen are on their way to big things! If you are looking for some delicious Chinese cuisine along with some classic Kung Fu, stop into BLVD Chinese Kitchen!
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