Welcome to Temaki Sushi
If you’re a seasoned sushi enthusiast, then you have got to check out Temaki Sushi! Temaki is an experience, with sushi artists preparing made-to-order, counter-side masterpieces wrapped in seaweed in front of guest’s very eyes, giving them the chance to view the art that is high-end sushi rolling and flawless fish cutting. If a hand roll isn’t perfect, it will never make its way to the guest’s plate.
From the Japanese rice we source from farmers to the sauces we prepare in house daily, Temaki uses superior products, all of which are noticeable in our flavors. We know the journey each of our products made before finding their way onto a plate. Simply put, we don’t compromise on quality. While many other sushi are fine with sushi and hand rolls that are “good enough,” that doesn’t make the cut at Temaki. Sushi and hand rolls are a morning, noon and night passion for us.
Proper sushi should be cherished and romanticized and unvarnished. At Temaki, sushi is more than that: It’s a labor of love.
What you need to know
Where: 575 Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92007
How to reach us: You can call us at 760-704-8888
What are your hours?: We are open Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm, and Friday-Saturday 11am-11pm
Reservations?: While reservations are not required, they are strongly encouraged. Our tables fill up quickly, and we want to make sure you get a chance to see what we’re all about!
What’s on the menu?
Our full menu is varied and has many treats for all sized groups and couples. Or if you want to pop in for a quick solo lunch break, you’re more than welcome to grab a seat and see what we’re all about?
Whether you want to grab a started like our Crispy Bang Bang Shrimp with Gochujang Mayo and Scallion, or grab anywhere from three to six rolls featuring salmon, yellow-tail, spicy shrimp, spicy tuna, or lobster, you’ll quickly see that we are the San Diego Sushi Destination.
If you want to pick and choose a la carte style, boast hand rolls that include but are not limited to: king salmon, yellow-tail, spicy tuna, negi toro, blue crab, spicy shrimp, Maine lobster, scallop, and king crab! And let’s not forget about our Sasyhimi/Nigiri selection which includes, king salmon, yellow-tail, striped sea bass, albacore, bluefin tuna, bluefin tuna toro, and uni.
If that’s not enough, we have sake selection that’s second to none!
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, yellow-tail, 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.