Water Grill - South Coast Plaza
Sourcing from local fishermen, Water Grill’s seafood arrives from boat to table in a matter of hours. Water Grill Executive Chefs prepare the dishes with care, allowing the fresh seafood to shine, while using high-quality ingredients to elevate the recipe. From Spiny Lobsters in the fall to Wild Salmon in the spring, Water Grill’s focus is all about local, sustainable seafood and a one-of-a-kind experience.
A safe and comfortable experience, Water Grill follows all the CDC guidelines to ensure you have an amazing experience each and every time.
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
glazed with fennel, baby spinach, and parmesan
Wild Ross Sea Chilean Sea Bass (Msc Certified)
pan sautéed with herbed ricotta gnudi and brown butter
Icelandic Cod Fish Tacos
Mother's Day Menus & Specials
Celebrate Mother's Day at Water Grill! Our Chef is preparing a special menu to help celebrate that special Woman in your life!
This is the go to place in the area for some pretty fabulous fresh seafood. Edwin was our server and is always exceptional. The fresh oyster selection has plenty of variety to satisfy any oyster lover. Have truly never had a bad meal or service at this location.
Our server Kelly was just amazing, so kind and attentive. Birthday celebration with friends who haven't seen one another (pandemic and all) she checked in and yet let us take our time. The food was delicious and loved all the seafood.
Great food and great renovations!
We were put in too tight of a corner and it was not comfortable
Drinks and food were excellent. Server was very nice. Clean and beautiful environment.
Luis was fantastic!
The ahi poke appetizer was awesome. Had the clams appetizer for dinner with a side Cesar and was perfect. My wife's salmon was amazing. A bit pricey but you get what you pay for!
The seafood n service was amazing. Our waitress was amazing.
The quality of the food is so inconsistent. We were here last August and the quality of the food was so much better. This time around, the food was horrible. For the prices that they charge, one would expect much better quality. I think this will be my last time here.
Everything was spot on - COVID precautions, food, drinks, and service.
Great customer service provided by Brandon and he was outstanding. He even helped us make the perfect food choices. The restaurant is beautiful and just love the atmosphere. The ladies at the front reservations area are so nice. Everyone was great. I highly recommend this place to everyone. We will be coming back for sure.
Our server was Sean and was fantastic. He let us have our time, popped in before our drinks emptied, and had great conversation with us!
Would highly recommend him.
Our server Niles was terrific! Yummy cocktails and great atmosphere.
It’s so nice to get back to normal with restaurants! Everyone Everything was perfect at Watergrill.
We reserved for dinner at 530pm but came early at 5pm. Our dinning area was empty but the unfriendly hostesses wouldn't seat us until 535pm even though our table was empty. It is so funny that the restaurant expects the patrons to come on time, and gives the patrons only 5 to max 15mins grace period, but when the patrons come early, they won't seat us. I have been to many other restaurants and the hostess always seats us if we are 15 mins. if the table is available. I felt the unfriendly welcome from the hostesses. Anyway, the food was good, our waiter was friendly. I won't say I won't be back but it won't be anytime soon because there are too many other options.
Our food had been better on previous visits
The atmosphere is always energetic and the food is good.
Beautiful venue! Great Lobster roll! Service is always good.
Good service, great food, enjoyable experience. Will be back soon!
Food good. The service could have been a bit better. We enjoyed ourselves. It's pricey but a treat.
Birthday was made special
Nice atmosphere and location. Celebrating two birthdays and had two nice desserts on the house.
One of our party ordered one of the specials which the server came back and said that they were out of that item. Recommended a replacement which we agreed to assuming it would be the same price. It ended up being $27 more which we did not realize until we got the bill.
Also ordered 1 ice cream which was $13 for a very small scoop.
A couple of items for their consideration as we may think twice about returning and spending $600 plus tip for a party of 6.
We would like to keep this review between us and the restaurant as we respect Mr. King and do not want to public ally “complain” but rather share for future consideration.
Our server was very pleasant and attentive. Good customer service overall.
Just delightful to dine again like a human being seated among other human beings.
My wife and I went there to celebrate our wedding anniversary and it was a great evening/afternoon for us. We enjoyed the oyster platter along with sushi, king crab legs, and the shrimp scampi. It was very delicious and will present it in and was delivered in a timely manner . I would highly recommend.
The food and experience was wonderful. I will definitely dine there again.
Thanks so much for the wonderful Easter experience. Loved all food and the calamari were so good. Definitely returning soon.
Excellent server and food. Very COVID safe with open windows and good air flow.
Table next to us had Three dogs at the table. Two of the dogs were actually sitting on a chair. Seemed very inappropriate for a restaurant. Eventually the manager ask them to put the dog on the floor. Halibut also had no flavor Unfortunately a bad night for the Watergrill. I will try again because I think this was just a bad nigh.
Great Seafood and drinks. Definitely going back with friends.
Great place and I would definitely recommend this restaurant!
The food and the service is great here.
Can’t wait to find an excuse to go back again.
Made a reservation for lunch. Gave us a really bad seat, despite the fact that there were plenty of empty seats. This happened multiple times. Now we are starting to think that this is because of our appearance. Certain kind of people were sitting in the 4 seating booth for 2 people. Yet, they gave us 2 seating table in the corner where sun light does not exist although there were a lot of 4 seating booth available. The host told me that to reserve those seats next time and she told me that all of those people "reserved" these spots. Right.. I don't buy this. This happened almost every time we went in.
However, the food was great and the server was very kind.
We were celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary. Everything was delicious. We try to oysters, clams,scallops, and scampi. The key lime pie and cookie bake was excellent too. The service was perfect!
First time at watergrill and can’t wait to go back. It was our anniversary and everyone knew and congratulated us. Our server Edwin really took care of us and anticipated our every need. Beautiful restaurant and ambiance.
Holly was so wonderful as our server. We all had a very enjoyable afternoon eating at Water Grill. The halibut cheeks were very tasty, the fish and chips looked delicious and the “birthday gal” said her crab crab was the best she has had and always orders that. Thanks for allowing us time to celebrate.
We will return and bring hubbys and more friends. Always fresh innovative cuisine.
We enjoyed the food and drinks! We would highly recommend and would definitely come back!
Amazing! I would definitely recommend and come back again
Birthday. The best of the best
Water Grill - South Coast Plaza offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 208-7060.
Water Grill - South Coast Plaza is rated 4.8 stars by 3927 OpenTable diners.
Water Grill - South Coast Plaza does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://kingsseafood.securetree.com/.
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.