MICHELIN Guide 2019

Cloak & Petal

  • San Diego
  • 50 - 75 USD
  • Japanese
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

It’s in the heart of Little Italy, but you won’t hear any old crooners at this temple of Japanese haute cuisine. Instead, you'll find old-school rap on the soundtrack and graffiti art installations on the walls. And then there’s the bar, flanked by two faux-cherry trees in full bloom. The fresh-spirited menu brims with shareable plates such as blistered shishito peppers and crispy chicken karaage. Entrées include duck breast with golden tomato confit, miso-glazed black cod or even Wagyu grilled tableside on a yakitori. The sashimi is straight-up sublime, but it's the envelope-pushing items that make the most impact. Contemporary maki, including the 30th & University roll with minced crab, scallops and seared Wagyu, are a hit among the hungry hordes.


The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal




50 - 75 USD

  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers
  • 1 Notable sake list
  • Ä New establishment in the guide
  • K Valet parking
  • 4 Notable cocktail list
  • a Wheelchair accessible

Cloak & Petal

+1 619-501-5505
Opening hours
Dinner nightly

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