Roe Seafood

4.5
205 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Opening its doors in late 2016, Roe Seafood is the home of seafood fanatics in Belmont Shore. Chef Art Gonzalez has set the bar for the modern seafood concept. Drawing from his roots and background in German, Latin, and Asian cuisine, paired with a focus on local, sustainable, and ethical foods; Chef Gonzalez's cuisine mixes perfectly with the gorgeous inside-meets-outdoors nautically appointed venue that houses live music on the weekends, and a top-shelf craft cocktail bar presented by Greg Goins that will surprise and tantalize with its libations. Located steps away from the beach at the corner of 2nd and Bayshore in the neighborhood of Belmont Shore, Roe Seafood is the newest concept brought to you by Chef Art Gonzalez of Long Beach, CA.

Join us for lunch or dinner 7 days a week for the freshest and most delicious seafood you’ve ever tasted.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(562) 546-7110
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Arthur Gonzalez
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Parking details
Please park in our Private Parking Lot directly behind the restaurant!
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Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 205 People Are Saying
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was a fun place for a Sunday brunch, relaxed and very friendly. Great food and they have a reasonable mimosa flight. Very accommodating for larger parties. Made it very easy and it was a great first dining experience all around.

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N
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great location with seasonal dishes. Interesting twists on sushi to make it unique to ROE.

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JF
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of 5 enjoyed the happy hour Mojitos, along with a couple of the appetizers. Later, the entree meals were fantastic!

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k
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and ambiance. Try the scallops! And the calamari!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Service was so slow. I have never had a problem with service here. I’m hoping it was just a fluke. Otherwise, food and drinks were amazing.

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VT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I reserved a table for 15. Though many arrivals were late, our server was friendly and accommodating. They offered a children's menu with crayons. There was also a live guitarist. (The volume was very high, and at times this made table talk kinda difficult.) Overall, a superb experience.

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KP
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

I was really excited to try this restaurant so I chose to go for my birthday. The ambiance was great and service was good which is highly important to me. However, I was extremely disappointed in the food especially considering the price. The potato wedge appetizers were tasty and my daughter’s bean and cheese burrito was pretty delicious; but the seabass meal I ate and the other meal of steak was flavorless and expensive for the quality. I was extremely surprised as it seemed to have good reviews. Honestly, I wouldn’t go back again.

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A
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is wonderful. Lots of flavor and many unique recipes. The service is adequate. The only criticism is that it is very noisy and therefore hard to have a conversation.

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j
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I've eaten here twice now; once for dinner and once for lunch. Don't understand the superlative reviews. I find the food pretty uninspiring and way over priced for what it is. I do like the location.

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AC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Previously to dining in for a birthday celebration recently, I had a work event at Roe and fell in love with everything about the restaurant. However on my most recent visit the experience wasn’t as great. Our waiter wasn’t attentive to the needs of the table. A guest in the party asked for more of a particular condiment and it didn’t come until the meal was done. Along with water no being refilled. The vegan plate was was a small portion of vegetables and legumes which didn’t seem to be fairly priced. The overall service was very slow and portions were small for the pricings of the plates.

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LB
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in Long Beach. Jake, our server, was outstanding. Food was excellent as usual. We took a friend of ours with us, he had never been to Roe before and loved it. Wonderful lunch!

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r
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A friend and I went to dinner here on a Monday about 5pm. The service was excellent and the food very good. We sat outside on a small patio area which was very nice, but you are right on Second Street and at times the street noise was very distracting, especially the motorcycles! As already stated the food was very good, but even the Happy Hour specials were more than I would pay elsewhere for the same thing. My friend who lives in the area thinks the prices reflect the high cost of doing business in this area and has seen a lot of good restaurants come and go because of this. Overall a good place to eat, but for easy conversation you might want to sit further into the restaurant.

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JC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and location. Such delicious choices to select from.

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d
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Roe was a recommendation of a friend as a central location so I had no knowledge or expectations. It was a great place and the four of us had food and cocktails for a reasonable amount sitting outside on the patio watching the world go by. I would recommend.

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S
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Very good food.
A bit on the noisy side, which can make casual conversation difficult.
Takes a while, but very good food.

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MR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

So, the place has great atmosphere and good service and drinks. However, when it came to the food, we all found it to be very underwhelming. The presentation and portion was nice and the menu had some exciting options, including an O.K. selection of Oysters, yet the plates lacked any real flavor profile. It's a shame because it's a nice place to eat, I just have no desire to head back in. Another reviewer compared Roe to Connie and Teds in WeHo....I think not.

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OT
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The tables you get with open table are not the best ones. For example, the restaurant will be almost empty but they will give you the high top at the far back corner of the restaurant which was at the end of the bar where the bar backer is, and a ton of flies due to all the citrus prep cutting at the bar.

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C
Los Angeles
151 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just great! Worth the drive! This is a destination restaurant and we go as often as possible!

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SD
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding dinner, as always. Sashimi and poke taco had freshest fish. Sat on sidewalk patio for first time—perfect land a little quieter while guitarist played inside.

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ST
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I don't want to blame the server, he was nice but the experience was a bit disappointing. Some of the dishes took quite a long time to come out. We ended up canceling one dish and asked if the other missing dish was put in for the kitchen staff. The rest of the table finished their meals and the one missing dish still hadn't arrived, we were going to just cancel it but the waiter said it was almost done. It finally came out but the steak was medium rare when it was ordered medium. All of the other dishes tasted great though.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. Loved when they were just a food truck and the Restraunt is even better

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LC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was EXCELLENT. The service was good. The only thing that was a little off were the drinks. Martini did not taste right, nor did it have an olive. We had to go to the bar to ask for the garnishes that should be coming with classic cocktail drinks. Other than that, everything was great!

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F
Los Angeles
133 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Casual, comfortable restaurant. Went for lunch and ate soup( very good) Seafood Cobb salads, burger, and chocolate panna cotta. The weakest link was the burger which was so " gooped up" with caramelized onions and cheese that the bun was soggy and you couldn't taste what was very good meat. I felt we didn't taste the real fish dishes that define the restaurant .

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TH
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

I was excited to try this restaurant since it had such good reviews and the location is within walking distance to home.

We had to wait for our table even though we had reservations.

Our server was obviously having a bad day.

I ordered the grilled Mexican shrimp thinking it was going to be delicious...what a disappointment. It was over cooked and had absolutely no flavor. It was like chewing on rubber. My companion ordered fish and chips which were just okay.

I’m giving them one star because the seafood chowder was pretty darned good.

The final kick was having to pay $82 for two people. No drinks...just water.

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MM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our serve Chase ( like the bank) was great. Good was really good. They have an awesome happy hour menu. Chase had some great recommendations. We love the rock fish ceviche!

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SB
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around Greatest Restaurant I’ve been to in a very long time!! The service was above and beyond, & the food was decadent and very well presented!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The hostess was very friendly when greeting us and sat us quickly. Our waitress, however, was not very attentive and we had to flag her down when we wanted to order anything. As soon as our food came out we were swarmed with flies. The food was all awesome, per usual but trying to swat flies away the entire time took away from the meal. The hostess did acknowledge and try to help but no one else paid any mind to the flies or our hands constantly swatting them away...maybe they thought we just talked with our hands a lot??? I indicated we we're celebrating two birthdays when making the reservation both in the comments and the "occasion" section on open table but no one acknowledged that at all. Not that we needed a song and dance but acknowledging it with a "happy birthday" would have been nice.

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A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

had a reservation for 4 people at 9:00 on a Saturday night..had to wait 20 minutes til they sat us for whatever reason. Waiter was nice but had to ask him s well as the person who delivered food to our table multiple times for cocktail sauce and a ponzu sauce they finally got it on 4 time. Food was mediocor nothing to brag about.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family gathering

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PT
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific service, delicious food.
Crustacean Bisque & the Chowder tasted fabulous. Sushi very tasty.
Lemon tart & Chocolate tart fantastic.
Our server was excellent. Will definitely go again & recommend.

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DG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our 2nd time here. Very fresh food and fair sized entrees. The happy hour adds lots of value too. A bit more attention from the server would have been appreciated.

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JF
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing spot. We love Roe for any occasion, one of the best resturaunts in all of Long Beach!! Love the Indoor/Outdoor feel, great service and amazing quality seafood. Would recommend 10/10

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KT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was excellent

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C
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Cool vibe and great food!

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roe lunch on the patio is a great way to experience this restaurant. I’m a huge fan of their food and chef. Cocktails are also fabulous. But don’t sit inside at night if you want to talk to each other. Too loud!

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PB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good restaurant with an interesting menu. Good bar with well made cocktails. I've eaten here many times and thoroughly enjoy it. However, each time, the service has been spotty. You can't be pressed for time at this restaurant.

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GM
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My husband and I had a wonderful time at Roe. It was my first visit, his third. Practically everything on the menu looked and tasted great - fried calamari, the oysters, salmon, sushi. You could do a dinner of sides in order to try different things. We enjoyed talking with our table neighbors about what they were having. The drinks were also great, although there was a bit of a delay in getting them and our appetizers came before. That was a mix-up but our waiter took off the calamari off the check, which was thoughtful. The folks on one side of us were celebrating a birthday that came with a nice little dessert for the birthday girl. The bar scene was pretty lively - I might just sit at the bar and have appetizers one night and people watch. Overall, great experience and we will definitely return.

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AR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best time here fir my Sister's Birthday 🎂. 110% Satisfied with Jennifer's customer service and suggestions. The atmosphere was perfect for a Saturday afternoon. Food was on point preparation, presentation and the pallete. We will be back and we will spread the word...

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LW
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Expensive but totally fabulous and worth it. When you get fresh, unusual food, prepared perfectly I don't mind spending a lot. Polynesian style ceviche was phenomenal! Come early because it's a happening night scene. Loved it and will be back!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, good food, and amazing service! Def recommend!

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