Downtown San Diego's Lumi Rooftop Restaurant Temporarily Closes After Covid-19 Outbreak

July 27, 2021

Downtown San Diego's 5,000 square foot modern Japanese rooftop restaurant Lumi by Akira Back has temporarily shuttered in the Gaslamp Quarter after multiple employees tested positive for COVID-19.

Last summer, San Diego's RMD Group - the hospitality company behind such downtown concepts as Volcano Rabbit, Rustic Root, Side Bar, and Ciro's Pizzeria - opened its highly anticipated Lumi by Akira Back on the rooftop of the former Grand Pacific Hotel building sited at the corner of 5th and J in the heart of the Gaslamp. We have received information that more than a dozen employees of Lumi recently tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, resulting in restaurant ownership making the decision to temporarily close the business until as late as next week. Lumi's sister restaurant Huntress remains in operation during normal business hours. 

"RMD has closed the Lumi rooftop out of an abundance of caution for their staff and guests after learning a couple of team members tested positive," explained RMD Group partner Mike Georopoulos. "The rooftop should reopen next Tuesday."  

COVID-19 positive rates have been spiking over the past week in San Diego, with 1,258 positive cases reported yesterday and 620 as the 7-day weekly average. Just today, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended all people begin wearing masks indoors once again in areas with high coronavirus transmission rates, which includes San Diego County.

Lumi by Akira Back is located at 366 5th Avenue in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. For more information, visit

Following the publishing of the above article, Lumi posted the below announcement to its Instagram account: