California Fish Market Restaurant

4.5
27 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
We are a sustainable water to table seafood restaurant, we believe eating eating seafood is a great way to boost your immune system while supporting many of fisherman and seafood farmers during this challenging time. California Fish Market only uses sustainable seafood that is either caught or farmed in a way that has less impact on the environment
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ErikaLee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

A friend and I arrived 15 minutes early to our reservation and were greeted immediately but they were very busy. We had to wait and we were seated 10 minutes after our reservation. Service was okay, our waitress was overwhelmed but the waiters and food runners were very friendly. Food was AMAZING! I got the catch of the day (King Salmon) and asparagus. Will return.

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vipDebraS
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Great experience again at California Fish Market! Friendly and dwelcoming, excellent server, delicious food! We had the griglia mista with halibut, salmon, scallops, prawns, and calimari..perfection! We started with black spaghetti and bottarga...amazing...a Covid -safe Italian vacation in vibrant North Beach. Love the heated outdoor seating! Grazie to Francesco the owner and his warm and capable staff!

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vipAP2018
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic, flavorful food! Inventive menu, great to sit outdoors and felt very safe with the barricades between tables.

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MariaN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was very friendly and attentive. We dined outside and we felt safe dining. Tables have enough distance and everyone wore masks. The food was well presented and was very fresh. No cocktails- just beer, wine, and Prosecco.

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AngelaL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everything was very fresh. Oysters came out in a bath of melted ice water- which invaded our Kumamotos. Food was a bit underseasoned. Squid could have been cleaned a bit better.

Lively atmosphere- especially on a Friday evening.

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vipMichaelT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time trying this restaurant. I learned it's only been open for a couple of months. The food was great! We tried the Halibut Crudo which was delicious. We also had some really fresh and yummy oysters. My friends had the pasta and I got the Salmon. Friends loved their pasta. My salmon was a little overcooked but flavored well. Next time I'll ask for them to make it on the rare side. Service was good but there was a bit of a struggle getting the check right. It was a noisy night as this is next to a sports bar and there was a Niners game at the time. Not much they can do about that.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful oysters and seafood options.

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Sienna
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good simply prepared food and excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great vibes!

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LaceyP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and service! Lively place. Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

We were sat in the alley unfortunately so we couldn’t really take in the atmosphere. The waiters were flipping tables so quickly they clearly didn’t want anyone to stay and enjoy their time. Our food came out within 15 min of our reservation time. I ordered a second glass of wine and before my boyfriend could order another beer they brought out our check so we couldn’t linger long and enjoy ourselves. We were there for a total of 40 min, which is not long for a sit down dinner. The tables beside us was seated after us and our before us too. Disappointing service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Super nice staff. Good food.

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vipccBostonMa
San Francisco
363 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dishes were good to very good though one was too salty. Server was quick and helpful Decent value priced wine list. Recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Staff super friendly and food was good.

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Star41632
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was super busy and so although they had a table for us we sat at the bar so another couple could take it.

The person who helped us was super kind and helpful :)

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Prattman
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t let the cheesy name fool you! This hidden gem is one of the best Italian restaurants in the city. I go here about once or twice a month. Service is on par every time. Great wine selection.

Here are my GO-TOs

Apps
Arancini
Squid

Entree
Risotto (A must) even if it’s not on the menu. They’ll make it for you.
Branzino
Squid ink seafood pasta

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vipEnjoy
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered from their special 2020 SF Restaurant week menu. All the dishes were delicious. Service was attentive & excellent. We had a wonderful time. We will return to try their regular menu soon. Highly recommended!

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vipPocky
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Service was great. My 8 friends and i were there after BBB. I had linguine with crab but the crab tasted frozen (and its crab season). The calamari, brussel sprouts were excellent, as well as the salads. My friends pappardelle bolognese was delicious as well as the clams, and squid ink pasta. I would go back but not order the crab linguine. Oh, it was super noisy at 8 pm but died off by 9:30. This pop up place needs better decor. It has been there for a few years but still looks barren. It needs a “pop”!

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vipErikaSF
San Francisco
117 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pasta Pop -Up has a nice simple menu. The place was cozy, and the service was good. The basic pastas were pretty good, but I was surprised they didn't have more light and vegetarian options. The brussell sprouts tasted like balsamic vinegar, and should have been crispier. It would be nice if they had more dessert options.

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vipAlexandraM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The pesto was actually watery and the wait staff was overwhelmed even though the place was empty

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vipbos10sy
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soooooooo great!!!

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Erin
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, Serg was incredible - welcoming and obliging to help provide the best experience possible. The food was delicious, house made and absolutely wonderful. The price value was great, the perfect place for a date night or a dinner before a night out with friends.

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vipLizM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for pasta. It fills up fast (especially around the 7:30p dinner time). We will be back.

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vipMaryBeth
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious homemade pasta. Excellent, personalized service. Very Italian feeling. Perfect for the neighborhood

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NoraG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming and warm staff. Loved Mom from Rome. Food was delicious. Pasta was fresh, interesting and perfect proportions.

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vipDiablo
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The waiter was friendly and helpful. However it took a long time to get started, even after we told two of the staff we were ready to order. The restaurant was only 1/3 full and it was Saturday night so they must have been short staffed. Once we ordered the food came quickly. My Pasta Carbonara was very salty and the sauce was thick but oily. It didn’t appear to be made of cream. The panda cotta was tasty but very thick, unlike most panda cotta. More like a bland crime brûlée. The raspberry sauce it was drenched in didn’t taste very good. It was very loud! I won’t be going back as there are many wonderful Italian restaurants in the neighborhood.

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vipYang
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic food!!! So good!

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California Fish Market Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 27 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.