Hot Plates at Lionfish Coastal Cuisine

Hot Plates at Lionfish Coastal Cuisine

Oh come on, after last week’s piece on the cold plates, what were you expecting? We talked to our marketing guys, and they said that we had to fill you in on the Hot Plates. We were told that they had something called “cold plate envy” because of all the spotlight the Big-Eye Tuna Pizza was getting. Don’t worry, we told you that we know some people like it hot, and every San Diego Seafood restaurant worth their salt knows this. So why would we deviate from the norm?


Our hot plates will send you on a sensory journey unlike any of which you’ve experienced before. Tantalizing textures, flavor profiles that are familiar yet adventurous, variety that will have you second guessing yourself because it all just looks so good, and a price point that is right in that “sweet spot.” So without further adieu, we’re gonna hit you with some hot plates, and make sure our reservations link is working, because you’re gonna want to get a table ASAP!

The Hot Plates

If you’re looking for a little more crunch in your lunch, then look no further than our Crispy Rock Shrimp. But if you’re looking for something with a little more meat, then you have to give our Grilled Beef Ponzu Skewers a look. Our whole Hot Plate menu has something for everyone, and we’re going to get into it right away! 


Crispy Rock Shrimp – Gochujang, Japanese Style Aioli, Negi


Duck Confit Tostadas – Crema Mexicana, Charred Scallion, Savoy Cabbage


Chicken & Shrimp Siu Mai – Scallion, Soylantro Sauce, Hot Mustard


Spicy Grilled Octopus – Fermented Chile, Crispy Garlic, Crispy Potatoes, Cilantro Aioli

Mariscos “Al Fuego” – Hokkaido Scallops and Shrimp, Butter, Togarashi, Lime


Grilled Beef Ponzu Skewers – Beef Tenderloin, “Banchan” Glaze, Grated Daikon, Whisky Barrel Aged Ponzu, Shiso


Wild Mushroom & Potato Gnocchi – Wild Mushroom, California Seaweed, Humboldt Fog, Dashi Pan Sauce


Hot plates aren’t your thing?

Well don’t worry! Our full menu boasts not only hot and cold plates, but soups, vegetables & greens, hot plates, specialty nigiri flights, daily selectins of oysters, fresh catch (prepared and served right at your table, sushi, sashimi, speciality rolls, and for you land dwellers, a number of entrées that will keep your feet dry. So if you’re just looking for a steak and a salad, and you were dragged to a San Diego Seafood restaurant, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with some of the best land entrées that will make you wonder if you started out as a steakhouse first– don’t believe us? Just try our 36 oz Prime Tomahawk Chop!


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.


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