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Lionfish Restaurant at Pendry San Diego, San Diego, CA

Lionfish Restaurant at Pendry San Diego

4.6
4.6
1650 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Lionfish, located in the Pendry San Diego, is a modern, cutting edge sushi and seafood restaurant located on 5th Avenue that features fresh-catch cuisine and seasonal ingredients, all prepared with innovative twists by homegrown San Diego chef JoJo Ruiz.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Sushi
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (619) 738-7200
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jose "JoJo" Ruiz
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family & friends or hosting a corporate event, Lionfish can accommodate all of your special event needs. If you have any booking inquiries or interested in making a reservation for 12 or more people- please call the restaurant directly at 619.738.7200
  • Private party contact
    Iris : (619) 255-5979
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Cross street
    J Street
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available nightly at the Pendry San Diego, around the corner from Lionfish, and plenty of garage parking is available close by.**Currently, please be advised that 5th Avenue is closed for driving / and has limited access on Wednesdays through Sundays.
  • Entertainment
    Frequently, Lionfish will feature an eclectic array of top local performers in the Lounge area. Check our website often for details on upcoming entertainment options.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,650 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Seafood

  • San Diego

    Seafood

1,650 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best sushi and sashimi I have ever had! Melts in your mouth!

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  2. RameshRamnani

    Orange County

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb service, ambiance, location and amazing food. One of the best service we had, every worker was super courteous and attentive. Will love to go back.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food quality was fine. Service was slow and waiter was not attentive. Forgot items. No one from management stopped by table and 4 people at host stand when we left and no one said thank you or good bye.

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  4. PFSMSS

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Every dish that we had was excellent, but the tuna pizza and especially their signature whole fish were exceptional. The noise level was a bit high, but otherwise the ambience was very good and welcoming. The wine and drink selection were good to very good. Excellent service. Well worth visiting

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Great experience booking and with our server. We were seated at a weird table with very low seating which made eating difficult. The noise was too loud for conversation, and the lighting too dim to read the menu. The food took a long time to get to us from time to ordering. But the food was quite good!

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  6. JanP

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This was a pleasant indoor restaurant at the zoo for lunch and an alternative to fast food type choices. Bu there were almost no menu selections that could be considered healthy choices which was very disappointing. I had the crispy rice tuna starter which was a takeoff on the popular Japanese restaurant dish. Unfortunately it turned out to be a little bit of tuna on top of big blocks of sushi rice that were not in the least crispy, with some spicy aioli & ponzu. Taste was pretty good but I definitely wouldn’t order it again. Hubby had a rib eye French dip sandwich with caramelized onions and fries which he thought was very good. It was very overpriced but that’s expected for a tourist destination. Service was very good.

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  7. FrankL

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food, but need to have Seagrams VO whiskey on hand

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best sushi, quality service. One the finest dining experiences

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was subpar, the only highlight was the churro with ice cream dessert. However, our server, Casey, was absolutely fantastic at what she does and very, very kind. She was the best server we had during our vacation in San Diego (and we had a total of 18 reservations at 18 different establishments for our week there).

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our service was incredible. The server was so friendly and professional. The food was absolutely amazing. I would highly recommend!

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FAQs

Lionfish Restaurant at Pendry San Diego does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Lionfish Restaurant at Pendry San Diego also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 738-7200.

Lionfish Restaurant at Pendry San Diego is rated 4.6 stars by 1650 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 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lionfish Restaurant at Pendry San Diego

435 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street
    J Street
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, American, Sushi
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is available nightly at the Pendry San Diego, around the corner from Lionfish, and plenty of garage parking is available close by.**Currently, please be advised that 5th Avenue is closed for driving / and has limited access on Wednesdays through Sundays.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jose "JoJo" Ruiz
  • Entertainment
    Frequently, Lionfish will feature an eclectic array of top local performers in the Lounge area. Check our website often for details on upcoming entertainment options.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 738-7200
  • Private party facilities
    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family & friends or hosting a corporate event, Lionfish can accommodate all of your special event needs. If you have any booking inquiries or interested in making a reservation for 12 or more people- please call the restaurant directly at 619.738.7200
  • Private party contact
    Iris : (619) 255-5979
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