Las Vegas-Based Clique Hospitality To Open Temaki Bar Handrolls & Sake In San Diego This August

July 29, 2022

Las Vegas-based Clique Hospitality (Lionfish at The Pendry, Serēa at Hotel Del Coronado) is nearly ready to open Japanese-inspired Temaki Bar Handrolls & Sake in Northern San Diego.

Clique Hospitality was founded in 2001 by Andy Masi, the former Light Group founder and CEO, along with his partners Brian Massie and Shane Monaco. The hospitality firm specializes in "upscale, comfortable and trendsetting dining spots. Locally, it developed Lionfish, Oxford Social Club, and The Pool House for downtown's Pendry San Diego hotel, Serēa Coastal Cuisine at Hotel Del Coronado, three concepts at San Diego's Sycuan Casino, and oversees several venues in Las Vegas. Clique also has plans to build another luxury hotel in San Diego's Gaslamp in the spot where Dick's Last Resort and Gaslamp Strip Club once sat.

Last year, Clique Hospitality took over the nearly 4,000 square-foot space that last housed EVE Vegan Eats in the heart of San Diego's North County community of Encinitas for an offshoot branch of its Tekka Bar Handrolls & Sake, which has its original outpost at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. Tekka Bar also had a location in Portland that shuttered abruptly in 2019 only months after it opened and another at the Delray Beach Market in Florida that has since closed.
Dubbed Temaki Bar: Handroll & Sake, the restaurant will offer a menu of sushi hand rolls prepared counter-side and made to order, filled with fresh seafood like blue crab, yellowtail, salmon and scallops, as well as other items from Executive Chef JoJo Ruiz. From the bar, expect an extensive sake list with options served in single-serving sake cups, as well as a mix of local and Japanese beer, and nitro matcha on tap. The space will also have art installations dedicated to local pro-surfer Rob Machado designed by Brooklyn- based artist Todd Diciurcio.

Temaki Bar is scheduled to open on August 15 at 575 South Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas. For more information, visit and check out the menu below.