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Pacific Catch Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA

Pacific Catch Palo Alto

4.5
4.5
156 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Pacific Catch is a WestCoast Fish House dedicated to delivering high quality sustainable seafood with a unique perspective. From the day we opened we've been mindful about where our ingredients come from and how to bring to life the vibrant flavors and feeling of the Pacific. It's our commitment to our guests to keep things interesting, innovative, wholesome and thoughtfully sourced. That's why we've formalized our relationship with the Monterey Bay Seafood Aquarium's Seafood Watch, James Beard Foundation's Smart Catch and the Surfrider Foundation by becoming a partner and bringing on a director of sustainability to help steward these efforts. We will be following the most stringent protocols on cleaning, sanitization, social distancing, and protections for employee health including temperature taking and the use of protective masks and gloves.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (650) 384-6430

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Palo Alto

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 156 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MK

    MayK

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great though poke appetizer seemed less than usual. Coconut shrimp delicious.

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded 2 days agoThank you, Mayk, for your feedback. We are always working on improving and hope to have you back with a more positive experience.

  2. LF

    LindaF

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming to the Palo Alto location. So open and bright. They did a great job on the remodel after the darkness of Max's. The food is always, so far, delicious. Try something new everytime. Just one of my favorite restaurants.

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded 2 days agoThank you so much for your kind words, Lindaf. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pacific Catch

  3. CC

    ClaraC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Enjoyed the overall experience! Delicious food! Real memorable experience.

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded 3 days agoHi, Clarac. Thank you so much for leaving us a stellar review!

  4. P

    Predrag

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Poke bowls, fresh ingredients, great choice of beers, great service

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded 3 days agoHi, Predrag. Your feedback is highly appreciated. Thank you for the review!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Decided to have dinner and celebrate a colleague’s farewell. Once everyone showed up, it took 30 minutes for the server to asks us if we were ready to order but other than that snafu, service went well thereafter. The food and quality was very good!

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded 3 days agoHi, Opentable. Thank you so much for leaving us a stellar review!

  6. x

    xxxx

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Skirt steak was very tough on taco. Calif roll good

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded 3 days agoThank you, Xxxx, for your feedback. We are always working on improving and hope to have you back with a more positive experience.

  7. W

    mattyW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The fried platter with the fish & chips, calamari and shrimp, was a disaster. Had it not been a special occasion I would have sent it back. It was an embarrassing situation to say the least. We usually love your food, and we especially enjoy the grilled fish tacos, for example. And several other dishes you do very well. This was obviously prepared well in advance, and the cod was the only thing done half properly, and it was hot. The fries were cold and soggy. The calamari was overcooked, cold, and hard, as in like impossible to bite a piece off. The shrimp was like a bunch of little dried up encrusted cold fossils. I don’t fault your kitchen for wanting to have these kinds of combination dishes all set up. But the idea (and I am a very accomplished home chef) is to set them up pre-cooked, so that the whole basket of side items is dropped alongside the cod, and the delicate items like the calamari are not deep fried like the potatoes, and the shrimp are cooked only very briefly. If you cook the potatoes in larger batches (for the other house dishes) that’s fine. Just remember to keep rotating them and toss them out after they go past their prime… not keep them forever under the red lamp. I’m embarrassed that I even have to tell you this. So much for a big birthday dinner. The comp’d Brownie Sunday was the bright spot. At least you can’t screw up a Brie or with a scoop of ice cream on top. I rate this experience as a fail. That’s eighty five bucks I’ll never get back. And a kind of awful dining night out too. F
  8. DS

    DonnaS

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a fun place! Unique menu for food and drinks. Can’t wait to go back.

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded on September 19, 2022Thank you so much for your kind words, Donnas. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pacific Catch

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great pre show dinner

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded on September 19, 2022Hi, Opentable. Thank you so much for leaving us a stellar review!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pretty good dining experience. Only ask is that they have more choices for fish.

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded on September 13, 2022Thank you for your feedback. We are always working on improving and hope to have you back with a more positive experience.

  11. g

    greypoupon

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal here! Love the outside patio space...It makes me feel like I'm in Greece, almost! The taco selection is good and the price is reasonable. A lovely place for lunch at the mall!

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded on September 13, 2022Thank you so much for your kind words, Greypoupon. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. Cheers, Pacific Catch

  12. S

    Shelly

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good food, our server was excellent, but overall the staff seemed overwhelmed. Very friendly service however. Food is good value for the quality. Would recommend.

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded on September 7, 2022Hi, Shelly. Thank you so much for leaving us a stellar review!

  13. UB

    UncleBob

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    a very good restaurant...that's why they have lots of customers.

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded on September 7, 2022Hi, Unclebob. Thank you so much for leaving us a stellar review!

  14. SN

    SusanN

    San Francisco

    56 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food not as good as it usually is
  15. P

    Pmychang

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good for everyday dining to special occasions. Relaxed, friendly, reliable.

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded on August 24, 2022Hi, Pmychang. Thank you so much for leaving us a stellar review!

  16. F

    Fred

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All was very good and the waiter was extremely pleasant.

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded on August 24, 2022Hi, Fred. Thank you so much for leaving us a stellar review!

  17. V

    Venusdemilo

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    Hostesses are very friendly and accommodating for special requests. The fish and chips and tuna sandwich were excellent. Our waiter was attentive, friendly and pretty terrific except towards the end of the meal; we could not find him and had to wait for a while for the check. They may be understaffed. We went Tuesday special because of the 1/2 off bottle of wines

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded on August 19, 2022Hi, Venusdemilo. We are sorry to hear that we didn’t meet all your expectations. We set a high standard for ourselves and are truly sorry to hear that standard was not met in your interaction with us. We'll take your feedback into consideration and hope to have you back with a more positive experience.

  18. A

    Anne

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The last two visits to Pacific Catch have been disappointing in many ways - the food was just average, the service was lacking and the restaurant felt dirty. We had a reservation for dinner and when arrived we were offered a table by the serving station that needed to be cleared. The table was bussed, but no cleaning was done before we were seated even thought there was spray disinfectant sitting in the plant next to the table! My husband ordered a Chimichurri bowl which was lacking in flavor and dressing. My Rainbow sushi bowl was mostly a bowl of rice with very small pieces of fish and toppings. Our server was busy taking care the whole patio, so it wasn't entirely surprising, but we waited for our check for 15 minutes and finally took the bill to the hostess. I understand that Covid has made it hard, but we won't be back anytime soon.
  19. r

    rhealea

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Sadly, service was lacking for a mid-afternoon glass of wine and appetizer on the patio. Wait staff threw the plates down and walked away, then set both glasses of wine in the middle of the table and walked away. Another person came back later to give us the bill and we wanted more wine and another appetizer but only one glass of wine came back, then the wrong glass for the other person so had to wait again for a new one. All in all, not the service I have received in the past or expect from this restaurant.

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded on August 5, 2022Hi rhealea, We truly apologize for your negative experience. We always aim to give our guests a good experience with our service and our food so we will definitely aim to do better next time. We also would like to speak to the team member that served you when you dined with us. Do you happen to remember who your server was and where you were seated? Feel free to let us know so that we can discuss better ways to improve with our team. Sincerely, Pacific Catch in Palo Alto

  20. CG

    CatG

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We got there earlier than my reservation and they were able to accommodate us Seated us right away. Food was okay but service pretty slow. Our sever was nice but too busy. I had to get our small plates and silverware after we got our appetizer. Had to call him to order our meal, our drinks, water. He never came to ask how we’re doing. Food arrived pretty quick. I liked my ahi tuna sandwich but had to ask for some tartar sauce as it was dry. My hubby’s sandwich was the same. Will I go back? Maybe 🤔.

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded on August 5, 2022Hi, Catg. We are sorry to hear that we didn’t meet your expectations. We set a high standard for ourselves and are truly sorry to hear that standard was not met in your interaction with us. We'll take your feedback into consideration and hope to have you back with a more positive experience.

  21. BB

    BorisB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Extremely over priced, food is ok in this location. Service does not exist.
  22. ET

    ElizabethT

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best poke, calamari, and fish & chips in the bay area.

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded on August 2, 2022Hi, Elizabetht. Thank you so much for leaving us a stellar review!

  23. DC

    DanielaC

    San Joaquin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very yummy dinner! I took my boyfriend here for a birthday dinner and it was perfect. Everything was delicious

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded on August 2, 2022Hi, Danielac. Your feedback is highly appreciated. Thank you for the review!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    An amazing first date location. Not too busy and the food was phenomenal.

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded on August 2, 2022Hi! Thank you so much for leaving us a stellar review!

  25. D

    frequentDiner

    San Francisco

    162 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    162 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The service was really exceptional. The ventilation was a bit strong. Oysters were excellent. Calamari was good.

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded on August 2, 2022Hi, Frequentdiner. We are thrilled to learn that you had a positive experience with us!

  26. SN

    SusanN

    San Francisco

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Our server Bruno was great

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded on August 2, 2022Hi, Susann. Thank you so much for leaving us a stellar review!

  27. OT

    OTReview

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice. Palo Alto location has a lot of outdoor / open air dining.

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded on July 27, 2022Hi, Otreview. Thank you so much for leaving us a stellar review!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Food quality was very poor especially for the price, will not go again. Only the service was excellent

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded on July 28, 2022Hi. We are sorry to hear that we didn’t meet your expectations. We set a high standard for ourselves and are truly sorry to hear that standard was not met in your interaction with us. We'll take your feedback into consideration and hope to have you back with a more positive experience.

  29. CM

    CherylM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our “go to” place when we crave for a fairly healthy lunch. Sometimes it’s a hit or miss depending on the day. Our meal on a Sunday afternoon was a hit! The tacos were absolutely delicious and prepared perfectly. The sweet potato fries along with the watermelon margarita was the perfect compliment. Service was great and prompt My only wish is that we had a location closer to our side so I can eat there more often without driving out.
  30. P

    pierreP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    Great set-up and space, albeit most of the outdoor seatings are facing the parking lot. Very unprofessional front desk, our OpenTable reservation was not respected, and we had to wait 25 min to get a table outdoors. The food was fair and reasonably priced, albeit not distinctive. My tacos tortillas were soggy and unappealing. Overall, it could be a great regular eat-out place if some basic elements of service and food were given proper attention.

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded on July 28, 2022Hi, Pierrep. We are sorry to hear that we didn’t meet your expectations. We set a high standard for ourselves and are truly sorry to hear that standard was not met in your interaction with us. We'll take your feedback into consideration and hope to have you back with a more positive experience.

  31. WI

    WenInMenlo

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    During happy hour time, sitting indoors is more enjoyable for us as outdoors can be noisy and crowded on a warm sunny day. Your staff was very kind to accommodate our request to change from outdoors to indoors. Thank you.

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded on July 27, 2022Hi, Weninmenlo. Your feedback is highly appreciated. Thank you for the review!

  32. l

    loves2eat

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. First time I have eaten at this Pacific Catch and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded on July 27, 2022Hi, Loves2eat. Thank you so much for leaving us a stellar review!

  33. s

    sharifaw

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good service and environment. Comfortable seating outdoors.
  34. T

    Tati

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Terrible service (incorrect items served multiple times and poorly timed checkins)
  35. CY

    ChristineY

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Two words: Sticky Ribs. The fish is great, but I ALWAYS get the sticky ribs. Tuesday night half-priced bottle of wine is enticing.

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded on July 16, 2022Hi, Christiney. Thank you so much for leaving us a stellar review!

  36. M

    Mytwocents

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was very good and the value was excellent. Liked the ambiance of the restaurant. The fish in the fish & chips was very tasty and tender. Other dish was the churashi with various flavors of poke. Large amount of poke in this dish. Was very tasty as well.

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded on July 14, 2022Hi, Mytwocents. Thank you so much for leaving us a stellar review!

  37. SN

    SusanN

    San Francisco

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice server Bruno

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded on July 11, 2022Hi, Susann. Thank you so much for leaving us a stellar review!

  38. DN

    DeborahN

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely patio at Stanford Shopping Center. Friendly staff. Delicious food.

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded on July 8, 2022Hi, Deborahn. Thank you so much for leaving us a stellar review!

  39. LE

    LynneE

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing location and food! A must try if you’re in the area.

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded on July 7, 2022Hi, Lynnee. We are thrilled to learn that you had a positive experience with us!

  40. MA

    MaryA

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my daughters birthday had a great lunch

    Pacific Catch Palo AltoResponded on July 7, 2022Hi, Marya. Your feedback is highly appreciated. Thank you for the review!

FAQs

Pacific Catch Palo Alto is rated 4.5 stars by 156 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 42 times today
Google Map for Pacific Catch Palo Alto

711 Stanford Shopping Ctr, Palo Alto, CA 94304-1407

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Palo Alto

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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