This just in from reader Tom:
“Good morning – passing this info on for the Restaurant Guy section of your paper. Oku officially opened yesterday [in the old El Torito/España space at 29 East Cabrillo Boulevard].
I happened to be walking by on the bike path and noticed them setting up, so swung over. Very impressive! Extensive drink and food (sushi + filet Mignon, ribs, etc) menu. 2 bars, 2 floors, 2 outdoor patios. Outdoor fireplace and couches with great views. Seating for 180 they said.