Coal Grilled Local Swordfish at Lionfish San Diego

Coal Grilled Local Swordfish at Lionfish San Diego

Did you know that we cook up a mean swordfish at Lionfish San Diego? Are you into trivia? Because we certainly are! It’s one thing to be passionate about cooking seafood for our guests, but we also like to wow you with some amazing trivia while we’re at it. Ready for us to drop some knowledge? Here we go:

  • Swordfish have a unique organ near their eyes that warm their brains and eyes, allowing them to hunt in colder waters
  • Except for marlin and sailfish, swordfish are the fastest fish in the ocean
  • The largest recorded swordfish was over 1,400 pounds and nearly 15-feet long
  • Swordfish will thrash their bill back and forth to stun and incapacitate their prey
  • The coal grilled local swordfish at Lionfish is the best swordfish in the world, and what’s more, Lionfish is the best seafood restaurant in San Diego

Okay, maybe we made that last part up. But can you blame us? We’re just so excited about it.


How are you serving the swordfish? 


We’re glad you asked! We’re serving our Coal Grilled Local Swordfish with market asparagus, crispy pancetta, sauce verte, and cured egg yolks.


But seeing is believing…


Check this beauty out:


If swordfish isn’t your thing, don’t worry. We’ve got so many other options on our menu that will make your mouth water. If you’re into salmon or roasted chicken, we certainly won’t hold it against you!


Okay, let’s talk drinks


Our craft cocktails will not only take your tastebuds on an adventure, they’ll have you feeling pretty good too! 

Dante’s Peak- Activated Charcoal, Casamigos Reposado, El Silencio Mezcal, Agave, Lime, Peach Bitters


Otc: Over The Counter – Green Tea Infused Toki Japanese Whisky, Makers Mark, Apple Brandy, Ginger, Honey, Lemon

Hot In Jalisco – Habanero Infused Don Julio Blanco, House Made Pomegranate Syrup, Grapefruit, Lime


Rice-Paper-Scissors – Hendrick’s Gin, Junmai Ginjo Saké Pimm’s Mix, Lemon, Cucumber, Ichimi Togarashi Syrup


The Dirty Maytag… How Dirty Are You? – Titos, Dirty Sue Olive Juice, Shaken Or Stirred


In Clique Fashion – Clique’s Jack Single Barrel Reserve, Demerara, House Bitters


About Lionfish

Lionfish is as social as the bustling neighborhood that surrounds it. Located in the Pendry San Diego in the city’s trendy Gaslamp Quarter sits Lionfish, the dynamic, design-driven hotspot on 5th Avenue that honors the essence of the city’s lifestyle. The restaurant offers modern coastal cuisine that features fresh-catch cooking and seasonal ingredients, all prepared with innovative twists. The menu, featuring both sustainable seafood and prime meats, toys with guest’s tastebuds with its casual, yet complex offerings. The light, fresh appetizers are perfect for sharing. A private dining area is available for a more intimate experience. A lively, yet elegant environment within the two-level space, Lionfish is not only a culinary destination, but it’s also a home for hand-crafted cocktails, all of which are carefully prepared by high-end mixologists in the restaurant’s rambunctious bar.