To celebrate Isaiah and I's recent graduation, we headed down to San Diego to eat at Lumi!
I cannot tell you how long I have waited to come here. A couple years ago we dined at Huntress, which is right below Lumi and have always been curious. From their social media posts and the positive comments I have heard around about this restaurant, I just knew that we were in for a good time.
First off, this restaurant features celebrity chef Akira Back - which with just that statement alone already had me hooked. This rooftop restaurant is upscale, gorgeous and very Instagram worthy. By the end of the night, I was convinced that I tried the best sushi of my entire life.
If you're like me and study the menu and check out all social media pages prior to going to a restaurant I will say that we ordered a ton of their most popular dishes.
Here is what we ordered:
- Baby Back Ribs
- Rock Shrimp Tempura
- Shrimp Skewers
- Beef Sirloin Skewers
- Miso Pork Belly Kimchee Chaufa
- Chef's Combination
- Crispy Creme
- Samurai's Return
- AB Cigar
- Assorted Mochi
After reading that list, I hope you realize how good we ate. We started the night by saying that we were "only going to order a couple things" and ended up pretty much purchasing the whole menu. Two dishes that we really wanted to try, but were obviously stuffed was Lumi's signature mystery box and Akria Back Pizza. Ahh, next time!
If you are ever near the Gaslamp in San Diego and are looking for a trendy and upscale restaurant with AMAZING food, you definitely need to head on over to Lumi!