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Cloak + Petal

4.5
111 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese Speciality
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Our concept for Cloak & Petal was drawn from the implementations of the words themselves. Cloak alludes to the ideas of secrecy and a social sphere below the levels of ordinary life. Petal implies a gathering of friends and families, similar to the Japanese tradition of "hanami", where people gather under the blooming cherry blossoms for food, drinks, and companionship. This "cloak" takes you underground to an abandoned Tokyo subway, a stratum of society all its own, an artist's dream. As you cross the threshold of the space, you enter into a lounge meant to make you feel as though you are seated outside, similar to a waiting platform. A trellis of draping vines and teardrop lights suspends from the ceiling, creating a more intimate feel. Beyond the concrete arches, you are met with high ceilings and cherry blossoms, the epitome of "petal" itself. The intimacy of this space is the gathering of friends and families among drinks and food.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese Speciality, Japanese
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–12:00 am
Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(619) 501-5505
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Dominic Valenzuela
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 111 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

such a fabulous meal in super cool setting with awesome service, Rebecca!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Shout out to Chef Dominic and managing partner Victor;
A foodie heaven!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

I had been wanting to try Cloak and Petal since reading about its opening. It is a cool Japanese Fusion / Sushi restaurant in Little Italy. The cocktail menu is unique as is the starter menu. Service was great as were the food and drinks. The noise level was not as loud as I had been led to believe in some previous reviews as we had no difficulty talking to each other. The manager, Cesar Vallin was very helpful and helped make our experience special. We will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

My wife and I dined at Cloak + Petal for our 2nd wedding anniversary. We got a nice booth right near the bar. Made for good people watching and an energetic atmosphere, but removed enough that we could hear each other talk. They didn't have the wine that we ordered, which was a bummer. Other than that, it was great. The sushi was very high quality. The Oh Toro was ridiculous. We got the belly platter which was 10 pieces of 3 different belly cuts for $35. Good value there. The Oh Toro was so good that we got another order of it. Our waitress was great, I didn't catch her name, but she was attentive and helpful. We even got a free dessert to celebrate our anniversary. Great overall experience... A little pricey, so won't likely return on a regular night.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The food was very tasty! The portions were a little small, but the flavor was all there.

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1.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The obnoxious techno loud soundtrack gave us a headache. More like a nightclub than a dining place.
Dishes were unremarkable.
Will not return.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The food was small, but very enjoyable to share. We had five different plates to share and all were very well prepared and super delicious. The drinks were fun as well and super tasty.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Cloak & Petal is not only a design standout but they also have an amazing and very interesting menu. Food was perfectly prepared. The wait staff was very attentive and dessert is absolutely an essential. Definitely a repeat venue for me.

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

It was our 1st trip to Cloak + Petal and all-in-all we had a good evening celebrating my wife birthday with a few close friends. Food and ambiance was great, however, food service was all over the place. We got some appetizers after several of our main dishes had already come out which is just strange to me. And our sashimi plate that we ordered up front came last. The manager was great and when I bought it up to him he made sure to address it right away. We weren't in any rush and the food was great so it certainly didn't spoil our evening.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Fantastic evening at Cloak+Petal. We sat at the bar and leaned on the bartender for food and cocktail choices, providing direction but following her lead. The belly sashimi was perfectly done, the cocktails were playful, flavorful and complex, and the rest of the dishes were all hits as well. Well worth a visit!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Great dining concept of shared plates of high quality Japanese inspired cuisine. Service was superb and management clearly is focused on delivering a great guest experience. Bravo!

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3.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We were a little disappointed overall having heard such good things...be careful of the $12.00 bottles of still water.

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3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Food Ordered and Rating from 1-5:
Belly Sashimi - 5
Soft Shell Crab Roll-2
Wagyu Roll - 3
Free Range Chix Karaage - 3
Bone Marrow/Uni - 3
Salmon Sashimi Special - 3

Service was great overall, although they did forget to bring out one dish. They did however compensate for the error with a credit to our bill.

Craft Cocktails are excellent...would return for quick bite and drinks.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great vibe, good food, reasonable price, awesome service.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

I don’t consider myself a seasoned foodie, but I was able to appreciate the delicate and creative palette presented in Cloak and Petal’s meñu.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had a blast and "Sew" was AWESOME! The food was amazing! Will be back 👍

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Too expensive for what you get. After spending over $160.00 my husband and I , we felt short of food. We are not big eaters .... had pizza a few hrs later. Drinks were OK. It was highly recommend but they did mention the fact that I would still be a bit hungry afterwards bec the fiof portions are small.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food is great, the ambiance is hip and well decorated but they forgot an item we ordered and we were told by another person who wasn’t our waiter that it would be removed off the bill. Gee thanks Captain Obvious. The least they could’ve done was not charge the cake cutting fee, but whatever. Removing something off the bill that we didn’t receive should not have even been a question. It’s a learning curve I’m sure. They are new and trendy after all.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Really cool spot. They play old school hip hop, ambiance is fantastic.

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2.0Dined on April 4, 2018

When you walk in the bar is in the middle of the restaurant with a beautiful cherry tree in the middle. That is were the excitement of this restaurant ended. Our waitress was over the top annoying, the drink menu had so many descriptive adjectives you weren't able to figure out what the drink was all about (wound up ordering a martini!) The food was tasty but nothing that you couldn't find at another sushi restaurant for half the price.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We both enjoyed everything

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The ambiance is very unique, love the large art pieces and cherry blossom tree inside at the bar. We ordered 6 dishes to share (half seafood and half meat). The seafood was far superior to the meat. I ended up leaving feeling like I wasn’t full or satisfied from the dinner. Our waitress Rebecca was great, very pleasant and super knowledgeable about the menu which was helpful in guiding us in our choices. I think the biggest disappointment is the portions for the value, the sashimi was the only thing priced to match but everything else was over priced for the quality and portion.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great ambiance. Very cool scenery and decor throughout the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This place is outstanding. Great food and great service! ambiance is on point.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Fabulous service. Great food and lots of choices!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Awesome restaurant. Exceptional service. Great tasting beef and delicious cocktails.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Very cool restaurant;
Beatiful design and decorations.
Very good japanese food, similar to Zuma concept.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Really good Raw Sushi, amazing decoration! Service was a little off forgot to bring couple of things we ordered, music did not meet the ambience, hard core hip hop on a Monday night with Sushi just did not go well but still I will come back since food and place overpasses all the little details!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Spencer was our server and she was amazing! Def would come back so she can serve us again.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The good and service were both great!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Even though I live and work in Little Italy, I was not aware of this restaurant until I found it on Open Table. My daughter and I both loved it. Each of us has visited Japan, myself many times, and we found the cuisine authentic. Loved the decor and concept too.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We love the environment, the music, the art and the food. Service was a little slow for our larger group and they did get one of our orders mixed up with a vegetarian. They made it right and comped both items. We would go back in a heartbeat. Great experience

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Love this place! Delicious food, great music and vibe altogether and amazing artwork!! Would definitely recommend to friends

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Service was slow and the dishes were inconsistent. Noise level increasingly grew throughout the meal.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great food and good atmosphere. The music was good with old school rap and hip hop. After around 8:30 it changed to more dance music but it was fine. The bar area is beautiful.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Went to Cloak & Petal with no expectations and was really wowed by the food. The atmosphere is really fun and the trees in the bar area are just beautiful. Great cocktails.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Pretty awesome experience overall. Definitely will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great spot. One of the few hip scenes with food, drink, music, good looking people and solid vibe.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

One of the best, most creative meals I’ve had in a long time!

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

The rolls were avsolutely filled with flavor. The soups I was not much of a fan of. The ambience was awesome. The artwork is creative and different. The servers were sweet and adorable. They were patient and willing to explain any questions about the food. I would eat here again and I would also recommend this restaurant to others wanting to have a chill and nice time. Drinks looked beautiful and from what I heard from my friends, they tasted absolutely delicious.

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