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About The Hake
The Hake is a waterfront restaurant with a seasonal menu. The menu reflects sustainable and fresh ingredients of the coast of California, while drawing inspiration from the flavor of Mexico and the Mediterranean.
Our most popular dishes are being brought back starting with our famous Shaved Beef Tacos, fresh Tuna Tostadas and marinated Tuna Carnitas. Chef Omar Gomez, also brings new dishes to complement our fresh take on Ceviche Peruvian and Grilled Spanish Octopus. Although The Hake is Seafood oriented, we also offer a Certified Angus Beef 12 oz. New York Steak, served with herbal pistachio chimichurri and confit potato plus an assortment of house made fresh desserts.
San Diego, CA 92037
Seafood, Latin / Spanish, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Daily 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Independent valet parking service right outside our door.
Private Party Facilities:
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, The Hake can accommodate all your special event needs.
Private Party Contact:
Dan Valerino Dan@TheHake.com: (858) 454-1637
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Hake Ratings and Reviews
Nice place. I hadn't been there since the remodel. It now has a very nice dining area in addition to the bar and bar seating area. Beautiful views if by the windows - reserve that. Good menu. Had the salmon with blue crab on top - but crab turned out to be $8 extra. My date couldn't decide between two wines, so they brought tasters of each for her. That was a nice touch.
It was a Saturday evening around 7:30, and the place was not busy at all. I thought that was odd, but maybe it's just because people don't know about it. Check it out. Worth the visit.
Very noisy like an echo chamber. Service was slow and uncoordinated with entree’s arriving without accompanying drinks , utensils and the bread arrived after we finished our meal !
Our waiter was apologetic but obviously not a professional. Can’t recommend this place due to value to services rendered issues.
The food is outstanding, no doubt about it. The service, no so. For the type of restaurant, I expected better. Our main course took a long time to arrive, even though ours was only one of 2-3 total tables in the place. The waitress kept telling us "it's coming." We ordered dessert, which was also great. We ordered coffee but no cream or milk was served. It took a while for any waiter to come near our table to get this and it took telling two different wait staff to get the milk. Could do better with service. I was very surprised by this.
We were there to celebrate a 60th birthday with friends from out of town. With so many restaurants to choose from in La Jolla, and this being a special occasion, we wanted just the right place: food, atmosphere, service, view... The Hake didn't disappoint - it was amazing. Our friends raved about it that evening and woke up raving about it again the next morning. It was a great success. I would recommend this place for a special occasion, romantic date night or just craft cocktails and appetizers.
We will never return again. Very sad and disappointing. I defended the waiter to the until table while everything became a mess. Then my husband walked into our waiter outside smoking a cigarette. The bused tables in an empty restaurant before refilling our waters, drinks and forgot everything. It took us 2.5 hours to get entrees. We have a baby...so by the end we had to refuse a birthday dessert as it took three hours to get to that point. Manager did a terrible job handling the issues- yes he competed a portion of the meal but in the end, I will never return and it’s very sad because this was my favorite restaurant.
The food was nicely presented and tasty. However, it left me with a stomach ache which started soon after we left and persisted for a couple of days. Also, service was quite slow despite a non-busy Saturday night - we received our appetizers before our drinks. And they served a double expresso instead of the regular one I had ordered.
Very disappointed - had requested view table for special occasion and though one such table sat empty for half hour right by our table - it was not offered to us. Service was horrible by waitress. Not sure if she was busy but she didn't explain that to us. Rather, we had to request pepper and other things from busboys and host. Small amount of beers on tap and of those only a few available. Menu items as stated not available when we ordered. Caesar salad seemed to have come from a package just like the ones sold at grocery store. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone and will not return.
The Hake was one of my very favorite San Diego/la Jolla restaurants, but it has really slipped since the previous Chef Aarti Sanghavi left. Her amazing flavors and fabulous menu is a thing of the past, if my dinner the other night was any indication of the new regime. I ordered 3 starters. One was OK and two were very disappointing. The other two people with whom I was dining concurred that it was not a good experience. I hope for the restaurant’s sake it was just an off night, but I won’t be going back.
We were a party of four for dinner on Saturday evening and were looking forward to checking out this place due to the seafood options.
Just to mention the two items I ordered: Caesar salad and mussels for dinner. The Caesar salad was listed somehow (I forget exactly) that it was not a conventional Caesar. I think they need to rename this salad entirely. I, personally, did not like it, although one in our party said it was fine. The mussels were inedible. The broth tasted like the chef did not cook off the wine and was bitter. By the time our server actually came to check in on me, I was done.
Two in our party ordered the soft shell crab tacos/tostadas and one had the grilled octopus, which they enjoyed.
First, I will say it was the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. The restaurant was just about empty, just two other tables had anyone.
Lastly, we ordered a bottle of the Chateau Montelena, Chardonnay - listed on the wine list at an '01 at $78/bottle. We assumed it was listed wrong. Our server did return and update us that it was actually a '14 but confirmed the price was correct. Yet, when we received our bill, they not only charged us $94/bottle, but also charged us a $20 corkage fee on top of it. It took quite a bit of time for this to get adjusted and we were informed this was a 'computer' issue...still not sure what to believe, but in our opinion, very serious question of 'bait and switch'.
In any case, I say go for the Chateau Montelena Chardonnay while they have it, as it is a great price. Otherwise, we were disappointed.
The Hake has a rather unique outlook for a gourmet, high end restaurant. The dishes are creative and they promote sharing of the dishes. This allows the guests to experience many different flavors, textures and food types. The prices address not cheap, but for the type of dishes presented and created this location is well worth the trip. In addition the service was impeccable. Definitely a dining experience worth having.
This place was a surprise for so many reasons. As we first arrived there were few tables full and the same when we left. However the food was creative, fresh and very delicious!!!.Our server was well educated and enjoyed some fun with us.
The only down side was the limited menu with few entree style dishes and the "sharing" dishes were sufficient for 2 people only. This is truly a hidden gem, you need to try it!!!
A friend and I visited Hake to participate in SD Restaurant week.
We had gone after the sunset, but I think if you go during the day or even sunset, you will be able to enjoy an awesome view.
Each dish is relatively small, but after a few you definitely get full! Each dish was very good and as expected.
The brownie dessert was a bit too heavy for our taste; but the decoration was pretty.
Service was superb :)
I think this would be a great, great date spot!
Valiant effort but honestly the food was pretty disappointing. The tamale appetizer we had literally tasted like it was from a microwave dinner, and the rest of what we had wasn't much better quite honestly.
Beautiful restaurant but they really need to step up the food if they want this place to be successful.
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