Praise for Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine

Praise for Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine

Everybody’s a critic these days, and can you blame them? With all the review sites nowadays, and the sense of empowerment that comes along with rating an experience or service, it’s only natural to want your voice to be heard. Lucky for us, the critics all pretty much agree that we’re doing an amazing job serving up the best seafood in San Diego at Lionfish Coastal Cuisine. From the menu, to the service, to the atmosphere, the verdict is in, and Lionfish is winning all around! Best San Diego Seafood restaurant? Guess you’ll have to see for yourself! 


5 star experience

Here’s what people are saying about Lionfish Coastal Cuisine. These are not paid reviews, and from actual customers. 


“Such an amazing elevated restaurant in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter (in the Pendry Hotel)! Everything I have tried at Lionfish has been exceptional, including their cocktail menu! What many people do not know is that they have an incredible happy hour where you can try some of their amazing dishes and drinks on the cheap!”


“We had a party of 6 and everyone loved the food, the service, and the ambiance. Service was attentive and just the right amount of service. Highly recommend it!

“While visiting friends downtown San Diego, we decided on a whim to grab a bite to eat during happy hour. This was a favorite of our friends, but a first for me. Polite and helpful staff. Upscale ambience. There were a few items on the happy hour menu that interested us. We had oysters on a half shell and spicy shrimp. Very good place if you’re interested in happy hour drinks and the snack menu.”


“Went for a light dinner— assortment of oysters, grilled octopus, and the soft shell crab sushi roll. All were great! Our server was very kind and accommodating even though they had a full house. We will definitely be back to try some sea urchin soon.”


“My uncle and cousin brought us to this beautiful spot back in November. It was a great choice.

The decor, ambiance, flavorful food paired with great spirits made it a Perfect evening.

Our server was so attentive and very knowledgeable of the menu. We will definitely be back and highly RECOMMENDED.”

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.