Samurai Burrito closed due to fire

by Tejas Chadha, Staff Writer

On March 18, Samurai Burrito, a local restaurant famous for the sushi it serves in the form of a burrito, burned down in a fire.

The fire occurred at 3:30 a.m. before the eatery had opened. There was no one in the building at the time of its fire and Fountain Valley’s local fire department was able to put out the fire in an hour after its start.

Samurai released the following statement after the fire.

“We regret to inform you that Samurai Burrito will be closed until further notice. Early this morning, 3/18, there was a fire that demolished our restaurant. We are grateful that no one was in the building during the fire and are appreciative to the fire fighters for their efforts. Thank you to all our patrons for your support over the years. We will keep everyone posted as we work on finding a new location,” said the establishment.

Samurai Burrito wraps ups shop, standing roofless among the Ebisu market. Photo by Jake Winkle.

“It’s really sad because a lot of people lost their jobs because of the fire and I know a lot of Fountain Valley students really liked going there,” said former employee Michelle Tran (’16).

The restaurant will still be serving customers through their food truck and will be updating the location of it on their various social media accounts.

“It was one of my favorite spots to eat not just because of the actual food but because of how close it is to school, and it was a nice change from the usual burgers and fries students like me have to eat at the other fast food places next to us,” said James Phan (’17).

There is no definite time table for when or where the restaurant will reopen.