Japanese-Inspired Fare, Upscale Rooftop Atmosphere

The San Diego culinary scene has been picking up speed, and foodies everywhere are starting to take notice. So when we got the opportunity to work with a two-time Michelin-starred chef to create an innovative outdoor bar and Japanese restaurant, we jumped on it. We partnered up with world-renowned celebrity chef Akira Back, to bring you Lumi, an energetic and upscale rooftop dining experience serving modern Japanese fare and sushi accompanied by handcrafted libations in a vividly unique atmosphere. Akira Back has a monumental culinary resume, including being the driving force behind Las Vegas’ leading Japanese restaurants: Kumi in Mandalay Bay and Yellowtail in the Bellagio. His namesake restaurants are in nine countries, racking acclaim from Beverly Hills to Bangkok.

Lumi by Akira Back features his adventurous flavors with a California twist, using local and responsibly-sourced ingredients throughout the menu and influences from around the world. Lumi’s immersive dining experience will allow guests an opportunity to venture outside of the typical sushi box and explore tastes and pairings they never thought possible. When we started developing Lumi, we knew it wasn’t enough just to have the best sushi and delicious Japanese food. A restaurant hailing Chef Akira Back’s name must also have attitude, atmosphere, and a superbly cool vibe.

High energy, high-end, high up – Lumi’s rooftop bar and restaurant offers views of the city that pair well with punchy pops of color, three-dimensional art features, and unexpected “photo ops”. Organic materials pay tribute to the outdoor atmosphere.  Its ‘go with the flow’ attitude matches the fresh rooftop air vibe for a gorgeously chic way to dine, drink and socialize in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter. Lumi was created to be a culinary force, one that not only pleased sushi lovers and foodies alike, but also engaged all the senses while honoring the incredible beauty of San Diego.


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Japanese Inspired Fare

Custom Built Kitchen Design
Maximize Efficiency

Stylish Social Space

Stylish Social Space That Transitions Seamlessly From Dining To Late Night

Outdoor Rooftop

Outdoor Rooftop Outfitted With
Latest Lighting & Sound Technology

Perfect for Cocktail and Liquor Connoisseurs

Inventive Cocktails
That Drive User Generated Content