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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
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.
I hadn't back to the Hake since the remodel and let me tell you, it was worth the wait! The ambiance is amazing, with lots of bright natural light, gorgeous views, and always delicious food. We shared 6-7 small plates at our table of 4 and it was so good. And the bartender and after dinner drinks cart had libations that complimented our food and capped the evening right. Will definitely be going back soon!
The Hake has such a lovely ambience, very inviting and can be seductively romantic.
A window table adds to the dining experience. All staff, from the congenial greeting at the door
to the waiter service, is attentive and engaging. Wine menu is superb with notable selections.
Again, our waiter, Cole, was quite knowledgeable and helpful in choosing the perfect wine
for our meal. We had a Pinot Gris, Domaine Weinbach, France. Our food items were the Grilled
Spanish Octopus ( a must-try, my favorite), Hamachi Tiradito-exquisite, Mussels and Daily Catch Stew, a to-die-for- surprisingly -simple but delicious (wish I could slurp)soup, the Seasonal Fish
and Pork Tenderloin Large Plates. Both large plates were delectible and presentations of every
dish showed thoughtful and gourmet finesse.
In all fairness, I have to say this was my fourth experience so I am quite biased in favor of Chef
Aarti's and her Sous Chef Joshua in their commitment to bring to the table an extraordinary
I wanted to like this place with its great location.
But the ocean view disappears in the evening and you can't hear the ocean like at other waterfront restaurants.
The food itself was very good, but the portions were very small: even when advertised as tapas.
What really disappointed was the service. My husband had to get up and pour us wine several times and the timing of the dishes were spaced badly.
I think for the value there are so many other great restaurants in La Jolla.
Was a bit underwhelmed - had been highly recommended but the food was just good, not great, which is difficult to stomach when you have to get a few plates per person to feel full. I'd probably give this a miss, even though the ambiance and service were great.
Beautiful window view overlooking seals and ocean. Food was fresh & delicious. Two of us had steak & two had fish, opah & sea bass. Service, hostess, wait staff were extremely friendly and attentive when needed. A bit pricey but well worth it. Appreciated that they let us have our HH wine at the table.
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