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Honest Food + Drink Brought to Downtown San Diego

Jsix has a rich history as a leader in local and sustainable sourcing of our ingredients and the people who know and grow them. This is found on the ever-rotating menu of ingredients currently provisioning the kitchen and bar. Committed to quality ingredients, locally and sustainably sourced, Jsix offers Modern American cuisine subtly influenced by Chef Sinsay’s Filipino roots. Located in the Gaslamp Quarter’s adjoining East Village neighborhood Jsix sits in the long ago epicenter of San Diego’s Filipino community and further provides a connection to the cuisine.

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Executive Chef Anthony Sinsay

A San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival winner and guest chef at the James Beard Awards, Anthony Sinsay's accolades are as vast and varied as his cooking skills. It started as early as age 14, when he had the unofficial role of "cook of the household," drawing inspiration by watching Julia Child on TV with his dad.

Anthony is a believer in good ingredients and the remarkable stories behind them. That's been his passion since graduating at the top of his class from Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts - Pasadena. From there, he landed an internship at Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, followed by a job at Nobu Las Vegas where he discovered the joys of working for a fine dining kitchen, finessing Japanese products and honing Asian cooking skills.

A stint as a culinary instructor instilled in him a love of teaching and mentoring. They were skills he put into play as he went back to the kitchen in leadership roles at Platinum Hotel and Spa in Las Vegas, where he worked alongside Brent Hammer and made the list of Las Vegas' Best New Restaurants.

Anthony then went on to Santa Monica Viceroy before being called to work with Jose Andres opening the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. He eventually returned to San Diego to be with family, and continued to deepen his experience as Executive Chef at Harney Sushi, Burlap and Duke's in La Jolla. Along the way, he was featured in the PBS show "Great American Chefs Tour" and listed in the Top 10 Chefs in San Diego by braiser.com.

Now, at Jsix, Anthony is evolving a menu of creative American dishes that celebrate local, sustainable ingredients. When he's not cooking, he is spending time with his wife and two kids. He's proud of the fact that they are adventurous eaters: His daughter loves shellfish and his young son already loves octopus and uni.

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