If you’re a sushi connoisseur, then we have some ground to cover. The chefs at Lionfish work tirelessly with one goal in mind: to wow your taste buds with adventurous and unique, yet tried and true flavor profiles. Sushi is an artform that we take seriously, and our specialty rolls will evoke your senses in ways never before thought possible. Tradition is always a great way to know your roots, but modern artistry and innovation is how we bring new ideas to the plate. Let’s take a look at what we have to offer.
Have you ever heard of a sushi roll with seared wagyu? Or maybe you’re looking for a vegetarian option (The Goddess). Life is all about trying new things, so without further introduction, here are our specialty rolls.
All Star – Spicy Tuna, Kampachi, Striped Bass, Cucumber, Radish Sprouts, Meyer Lemon, Kosho, White Garlic, Ponzu
Bezerk – Shrimp Tempura, Avocado, OOBA, Salmon Belly, Brown Butter Aioli, Citrus, Negi, Sweet Soy
Surf And Turf – Seared Wagyu, Avocado, Maine Lobster, Grilled Asparagus, Garlic Ponzu, Crispy Shallots
The Goddess – Tomato, Cucumber, Avocado, Asparagus, Shiso, Sprouts, Sweet Soy
The Baller Roll – Lump Crab, Big Eye Tuna, Avocado, Shiso, Truffle Aioli, Whisky Barrel Age Ponzu, Chive, Caviar
El Maniakz – Spicy Baja Crab, Soft Shell Crab, Tajin Seared Albacore, Avocado, Lemon, Macha Ponzu, Chipotle Aioli, Cilantro
Not into sushi?
If you’re along for the ride, and sushi isn’t your thing, you’re in good hands. Our Grilled Beef Ponzu Skewers (beef tenderloin, “banchan” glaze, grated daikon, whiskey barrel aged ponzu, shiso) might be more up your alley. And who can go wrong with our Crispy Rock Shrimp (gochujang, japanese style aioli, negi)? If you come with a huge appetite (or want to share), then our 30 oz. Snake River Wagyu Eye of Ribeye (with roasted wild mushrooms, wasabi, and LF1 sauce) is pretty much the holy grail. And let’s not forget about our Roasted Jiddori Chicken (black trumpet sauce, salsify, black garlic, swiss chard). It never hurts to go with a classic.
Even sushi and seafood restaurants know that there needs to be something for everybody, and we’re so glad to accommodate with a unique and robust menu.
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 and sushi 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.