Airy locale specializing in Japanese tapas & craft cocktails with dramatic, edgy decor.
Location: Little Italy
1953 India St. | Little Italy, San Diego | 92101
Mon – Wed | 4:00pm – 11:30pm
Thurs – Fri | 4:00pm – 12:30am
Sat | 2:00pm – 12:30am
Sun | 2:00pm – 11:30pm
Daily | 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Cloak: secrecy, inspiring the 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.
Enjoy a unique social dining experience at Cloak & Petal in Little Italy. Through the entrance you will be visually stunned by the cherry blossom trees over the bar. When you travel further into the restaurant you are transported into an artist’s dream mixing neon colors and the feel of an abandoned Tokyo subway.
What is equally impressive to the stunning atmosphere is the menu that has many gluten free options that are clearly labeled. The menu has colored dots for gluten free, gluten free option, vegetarian and vegan menu items. Some of my gluten free favorites are the miso glazed black cod, miso soup and a side of brown rice.The fresh sushi from sea to table has gluten free options too such as the sashimi appetizer, vegetable roll, cucumber roll and avocado roll. Each of the sushi rolls are named after a San Diego street. The food presentation showcases the ingredients in every dish as a work of art crafted to excellence beautifully plated.
Cloak & Petal often has special events such as the Nigiri Omakase Dinner, a special menu for twos-day date night, live jazz nights and more. Check back on their social media for more news.
Reservations are recommended and can be made through yelp.
Allow time to find street parking
Kimono: SHEIN Floral Embroidered Sheer Mesh Kimono
I loved wearing this mesh kimono to Cloak and Petal bringing the style elements of a cloak with flowers. It is lightweight and adds an extra bit of style and drama over a black top and jeans. SHEIN always has great prices and I found this at the SHEIN popup sale when it was in Los Angeles for $5. Right now you can get it for $11. See below for other similar options.
Top: Free People Wide Ribbed Seamless Camisole in Black. On Sale for $26.60 (ends 10/29) and use code THANKS for an extra 25% off (ends 10/30) at Macy’s.
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Cloak: SHEIN Cloak Sleeve Open Front Blazer
This cloak is the perfect size for my petite frame and does not look too over-sized like a fairy-tale cloak. The sleeve detail where your arms extend out add a twist on a chic blazer look. Wear it to work or for dinner and a night out.