Not Sure Which Sushi to Try Next? Let Lionfish Help You Decide


Not Sure Which Sushi to Try Next? Let Lionfish Help You Decide

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Explore the Sushi Menu at Lionfish and Discover Your New Favorite

If you’re someone who loves sushi, the you understand how difficult it can be to decide what to order when dining out at a San Diego sushi restaurant. Especially in the San Diego area where the sushi is always fresh and delectable. When looking for the best sushi in San Diego, the Hotel Pendry in the historic Gaslamp Quarter is where you’re going to find Lionfish, and one of the most incredible sushi menus in the area. 

Whether it’s your first time at Lionfish, or it has become your new favorite spot for sushi in San Diego, there is always the challenge of deciding what kind of sushi to try next. Maybe you have your favorite standbys but want to try something new, or maybe you’re the adventurous type that likes to explore everything the world of sushi has to offer and are always thinking ahead to what you’re going to try next. 

Either way, you’ve got a big decision on your hands, and we’d like to help make the choice a little simpler by highlighting a few of our favorite selections from the Lionfish sushi menu. 

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Expand Your San Diego Sushi Horizons with These Tempting Selections from Lionfish

Uni – From San Diego/Santa Barbara

Uni maintains a bit of a mystery around it for those who have never enjoyed this delicacy. Uni, pronounced oo-nee, is the edible part of the sea urchin. Sea urchins are rather rare to begin with, so when you have the opportunity to try uni, it’s one you don’t want to pass up. 

Uni has a creamy consistency, which makes it different from other types of sushi. The texture also plays a role in why it’s considered an acquired taste by some. The flavor of uni is mild, lightly sweet and a tad briny. Uni that comes from the San Diego/Santa Barbara is currently considered some of the best in the world, with much of global consumption of sea urchin being sourced from this region. 

Albacore – From Hawaii

When many people think of Albacore, sushi isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind. It hasn’t been until more recent years that more sushi restaurants have begun featuring this delicate fish on their sushi menu, and for this reason alone, Albacore is a type of sushi that many haven’t tried. 

The color and consistency of Albacore flesh is a little lighter, more delicate than other types of tuna. The flavor is also milder, and less “fishy”. This makes Albacore a great choice for someone who is just beginning their journey into the world of sushi, and for those who are looking for something a little lighter to balance out heavier selections. 

Ora King Salmon

Ora King Salmon is a fish that’s well suited for sushi, with a rich flavor and firm texture. Ora King Salmon has earned a well-deserved place on the tables of only the best sushi restaurants in the world. If you’ve enjoyed salmon sushi in the past, the Ora King Salmon is going to knock your socks off. 

At Lionfish, we do what many think is impossible. We elevate the natural incredible flavor of Ora King Salmon even higher. Our Ora King Salmon sushi is prepared with delicate hints of smoked salt and browned butter, both of which balance the flavors and add new, incredible depth to this fish. 

How Do You Roll?

Of course, sushi and sashimi aren’t the only ways to enjoy the exquisitely fresh flavors of the sushi menu at Lionfish. You aren’t going to want to miss a tour through our specialty rolls, which are perfect for sharing, enjoying as part of a sampling, or simply savoring them on their own. Sushi rolls are always a favorite among the table and make an excellent introduction for those who are trying sushi for the first time. 

At Lionfish, our masters of sushi creations have created rolls that you won’t find anywhere else in the San Diego area. Just take a look at the Surf and Turf, which is a combination of seared Wagyu, avocado, Maine lobster, grilled asparagus, Garlic Ponzu, and crispy shallots. If you’re more of a traditionalist when it comes to your sushi rolls, then we suggest your next selection from our menu be the Goddess, with tomato, cucumber, avocado, asparagus, shiso, sprouts, and sweet soy, or the All Star – a decadent combination of spicy tuna, hiramasa, striped bass, cucumber, radish sprouts, myer lemon, kosho, white garlic, and Ponzu. 

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Come Explore the Sushi Menu at Lionfish

What’s on your mind for dinner this evening? If it’s the most incredible sushi in San Diego, then we invite you to Lionfish, where you can sit back, relax and explore our sushi menu. Let our expert sushi chefs create masterpieces that will soon become your new favorites. The only thing that’s left to do, besides make that final decision on what type of sushi to try next, is to contact Lionfish and make your reservations today