Fodor's Expert Review Lionfish Modern Coastal Cuisine

$$$$ Gaslamp Quarter Seafood

One of several options inside the Pendry Hotel, Lionfish is a showcase for chef Jojo Ruiz's seafood-centric cuisine inside of a spacious, two-story room. The atmosphere is hip, yet aesthetically pleasing, though the menu itself is what's worth returning for, from the butter-poached king-crab leg to the wild mushroom and potato gnocchi.

Seafood Dinner $$$$

Quick Facts

435 5th Ave.
San Diego, California  92101, USA

619-738–7200-Pendry Hotel

Known For:
  • Fresh seafood, including oysters and crab
  • Nigiri (special sushi rice treated with vinegar) flights
  • Elegant yet unconventional craft cocktails

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