How to get on the wait-list at Temaki Sushi Bar

How to get on the wait-list at Temaki Sushi Bar

Temaki Hand Roll Sushi does not take reservations. We permit guests to put their name on the online wait-list up to an hour and a half prior to their expected arrival. The online wait-list can be accessed via our website. But worry not! It’s really easy to get on the wait-list, and you’ll be working the best San Diego Sushi into your evening with a few taps on your smartphone or tablet.

What you need to know:

Where: 575 Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA, 92007

Phone: 760-704-8888

Hours: Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday: 11am-10pm, and Friday/Saturday: 11am-11pm

Wait list: You can get onto our waitlist at, OpenTable, or via QR code located at the front of the restaurant.

What next?

Once you have entered your name and the number of guests in your party you will receive a text message informing you of your place in the queue. As you near the front of the virtual line, you will receive a text message informing you your seat or seats will be open shortly. We request you reply to confirm you will still be joining us.

Upon arrival, we will do our best to seat you in a timely fashion.

We appreciate your patience!

We know that waiting for your spot is probably your least favorite part about getting dinner with friends, but since freshness is the name of our game we wanted to let you know that we appreciate your willingness to let us do what we do best! We want to let you know that our hand rolls are well worth the wait, and we hope you’ll be joining us soon! We are a unique San Diego Sushi experience, and our only desire is to bring the finest quality to your dining experience.


About Us

Literally translating to “hand roll,” Temaki Bar celebrates the tradition that all perfect hand rolls should be eaten within seconds of the chef passing them across the counter — while the rice is still warm and the fish, fresh and chilled.

In keeping with tradition, Temaki Bar’s hand rolls are prepared counter-side and made-to-order, highlighting the freshest seafood featuring blue crab, yellowtail, salmon, and more.

Temaki will celebrate traditional sushi-making with Chef Jojo Ruiz, local veteran chef and San Diego native at the helm. Ruiz began his career as a sushi chef and is heading back to those roots, with the added bonus of his seafood sourcing and sustainability practices that earned him recognition with the James Beard Foundation as a Smart Catch Leader.