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Cloak + Petal, San Diego, CA
Award-winning

Cloak + Petal

4.5
4.5
858 Reviews
$31 to $50
Sushi
WELCOME TO CLOAK & PETAL!
Where we invite you to journey into a place of both intimacy and companionship
Our concept is drawn from our name. The word “cloak” implies secrecy, inspiring our concept of a social sphere humming beneath the levels of ordinary life. “Petal” alludes to the Japanese tradition of “hanami,” when family and friends gather under blooming cherry blossoms to savor food, drinks and fellowship.
Enter our space and travel underground to décor reminiscent of an abandoned Tokyo subway, a stratum of society all its own, an artist’s dream. Cross the threshold into a mystically transformed Japanese social dining lounge which appears to be an outdoor seating area, similar to a waiting platform. Sit beneath a trellis of draping vines and teardrop lights in the intimate space we’ve thoughtfully created, and feast on authentic Japanese sushi, appetizers, small plates and drinks with family and friends.

Journey down to Cloak + Petal… and come unwind your soul.



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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 38 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese Speciality, Japanese
  • Hours of operation
    Fri 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 2:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    (619) 501-5505
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Little Italy
  • Cross street
    Grape St.
  • Parking details
    Valet starts at 5:00 PM all along India Street.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 858 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Sushi

858 Reviews
  1. VictoriaG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    love love love! went for my birthday with my girls !!

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  2. BrianW

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Very loud and not great service but good food and unique sushi rolls

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  3. soulbridges

    Baja California

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cool place and the sushi and all the food it’s delicious definitely one of my fave spots in San Diego perfect por a date!🫰🏻

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  4. KrisM

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was sub par. Grocery store sushi is better than this place. Garlic edamame was not cooked and lacked flavor. Shishito peppers were also not cooked well. The only thing that didn’t suck was the beer and sake. We left here and ordered door dash….

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  5. LikesToNosh

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our dinner, for sure! Great service, upbeat atmosphere, great food…. We ordered an array of rolls and enjoyed them all.

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  6. Florie

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My only complaint is reservations. We booked the 10 guests one,paid the deposit. We booked a separate one under another name bc we had 15 ppl total. We emailed, phoned (you will get the run around for phone, you can press ANY option and it will take you to the "order online "..) numerous times so the restaurant would know we needed to combine the parties. It would be helpful IF THEY AT LEAST RESPONDED TO EMAILS since we did that multiple times as well. When all was said and done, they did accommodate us, just 30 mins later than our time but it is stressful when you have a large party and you don't know how they will seat you. Great service, shout out to our server especially with such a large group Yuki Onna Roll-⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Kamakaze-⭐️⭐️⭐️ the spice is overwhelming, not in a good way it drowns out the rest of the roll Hadoken Sashimi-⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Spicy Garlic Noodles -⭐️⭐️ flat, greasy, unbalanced spice-garlic ratio Drinks- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️well balanced Great atmosphere

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Just eh at best. Great ambiance but it ends there. Terrible sushi - overcooked rice and no flavor. Really pricey.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Friendly service. Kobe beef roll was pretty flavorless, but everything else was delicious.

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  9. ColinM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great sushi. Great atmosphere. Great music. Highly recommend!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Was really fun! Atmosphere 10/10! We came here for a birthday and brought our own cake and were told that there’s a “cake cutting fee” not sure what that was about. We ended up not even eating it because we were too full but just be aware of that if you bring your own cake.

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  11. MIch

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing restaurant! Love the food, service and ambiance! Top notch🫶

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Was fun to check this place out. We went early like 5:30 dinner on a Saturday night so wasn’t fully poppin yet, I’m sure it turns into a fun vibe. Ambiance was nice, Food was pretty good, n/an alcohol cocktail was interesting. Overall Not sure if we would go again, maybe.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Oh my gosh the food was amazing!! We got some sashimi which could not have been any better and the special roles were mind blowing. Specifically the kraken which honestly just ruins other sushi for me! Can absolutely see where the Michelin star came from! The music was amazing and the decor was super cool, just such a vibey spot! The server was very nice, but she did forget about one thing that we ordered. Overall though it was an amazing place and i highly highly recommend stopping by!

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  14. Cristina

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall, unique atmosphere. Music louder than expected. But cool art in the restaurant. Food was good.

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  15. FoodieSanDiego

    London

    41 reviews

    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Noisy but server had music turned down in columns some so we could talk. Food was tasty but not as fresh as desired.

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  16. GayleR

    New Mexico

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was great. Carla our waitress couldn’t have been more accommodating. Sushi was excellent. Fun night!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Guanajuato

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were great. Didn’t care much for the music but overall it was a great experience.

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  18. Anonymous

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    First time and blown away. Great cocktails and food! Will be back!

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  19. MIGUELD

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Not impressed. Sushi wasn't that good. Regular service

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here with a group for my birthday and had the best time!! Music was so fun, atmosphere was lively and beautiful, and the food is incredible. They played music and brought out a shot for the birthday girl. Definitely recommend this place for a smaller or larger group. So much fun. Come here!!!

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  21. MarioS

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very good. Enjoyed the ribs and the Shibuya Nights roll. We were seated near the front windows. View was okay but the piped music was quite loud. Back of the house would have been preferred.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall great experience. Form the music, to the good and the service. Not to mention it is located in a focal point of little Italy which allows you to explore and enjoy the amazing location.

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  23. BRod

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great for happy hour! Ended up with two mixed drinks and two rolls. A spicy tuna roll and a California roll. $6 each.

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  24. MattB

    San Diego

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed our first experience at Cloak + Petal very much. Upon request, they sat us at one of their best seats in the center of the restaurant, and even brought out a special acknowledgment for our 15 year Valentines together. Our server was on it, and made sure that food came out at a good pace. We will be back. 

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  25. TomK

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Having never been here before, I had only heard that it was a place in San Diego that needs to be visited. This is usually wrong. In this instance, however, the recommendation was spot on. I live within walking distance of a great sushi place, and i'll never walk there again because C+P was that much better. If you want attentive servers, a killer motif, 90's hip hop/ R&B softly playing in the background, and sushi that will straighten your curls...there is no better place then Cloak and Petal. Give them all your money.

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  26. Josh

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time I have been there and it was a wonderful experience. Servers were great and the food was excellent. I recommend the Tokyo Gangster and Shinobi roll.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service to go with excellent food. Fun atmosphere to enjoy dinner and drinks. I ordered the grilled wild Spanish octopus and it did not disappoint. The octopus was cooked to perfection, I loved how the chorizo mash had a kick of spice to it. Overall flavor reminds me of sweet heat with sweet notes in the beginning and ending with a little kick of spice. Will definitely order it again. The cocktail drinks were excellent and perfectly balanced. I had the born & dayzed along with the tea ceremony. We were undecided on what roll to order and our server highly recommended the bushido roll in which we were very satisfied with. The miso soup was very tasty and comforting since it was a cold night, it hit the spot for warmth. I'll definitely be returning when in San Diego again.

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  28. lcmglc

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    As a sushi enthusiast, I wasn’t impressed with the food quality. I loved the ambience and service was fine. I’m glad I tried this place but wouldn’t go there again.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and amazing interior design really loved the setting.

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  30. DeeEckman

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The chicken fried rice is the worst I’ve ever had in my life and idk what the sauce is on there but never again. Sushi was good tho

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  31. JosephD

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a beautiful display as you walk in. It really sets the tone for your visit. Out reservation was for 5 pm and we arrived a little early and were promptly seated. It was not very busy this Saturday evening yet, but by 5:30 it was pretty packed. We ordered our drinks and appetizer , I had a Diet Coke as I was driving and she had a Red Sun. I tasted it and it was very good. She loved it also. Our appetizer was the Garlic Edamame which came after about 10 minutes. It tasted really good as it had a little sweetness to offset the garlic. We both really enjoyed it, as did our palate For the main course we settled on 4 specialty rolls. 1. The Kamikaze 2. The Bushido 3. The Notorious P.I.G. 4. The Kraken The favorite was The Notorious PIG, Kamikaze, Kraken and Bushido. Not saying anything was bad as they were all very good. If spicy is not your thing then stay away from the Kamikaze as it will fry your mouth. Or just eat a Kamikaze and then have the Bushido or PIG to help with the flame. Overall my girlfriend and I loved this place, loved the food, loved the atmosphere and the service. We will be coming back. Word of note. Show up early to avoid waiting and then allow 10-15 minutes to find parking, or just take public transportation.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for a birthday dinner and had the best time! The vibe is super fun, the service was great, and the food was fantastic! Will absolutely be coming back next time we’re in town and would highly recommend to anyone!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good, not great. Came out fast but everything was super salty. Lychee tres leches came highly recommended and we couldn’t eat it tasted so bad. Solid B

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it!! The chicken fried rice was amazing! Definitely wish there was one in Colorado!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Rice to filling ratio in the sushi perfect so that the rice doesn’t over power the flavors of the roll. Ambience is very cool.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service, delicious food! We really enjoyed our dinner. Highly recommended.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We made a reservation for my sisters bachelorette party and it was wonderful! The service, the food and the environment. Would definitely come back!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazingggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I couldn’t hear my date due to how loudly the music was being played

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food but not great for the money. Small portions. The restroom could have been more inline with a fine dining experience, it is not properly managed.

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FAQs

Cloak + Petal offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 501-5505.

Cloak + Petal is rated 4.5 stars by 858 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 38 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cloak + Petal

1953 India St, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross street
    Grape St.
  • Neighborhood
    Little Italy
  • Hours of operation
    Fri 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 2:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Sushi, Japanese Speciality, Japanese
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet starts at 5:00 PM all along India Street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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