Hours: Sun-Thurs 5p-10p, Fri-Sat 5p-11p
Located inside the Pendry Hotel in the heart of San Diego’s famed Gaslamp Quarter, Lionfish is a design-driven hotspot that offers modern coastal cuisine featuring fresh-catch cooking and seasonal ingredients, all prepared with innovative twists. Lionfish is helmed by Executive Chef Jose “JoJo” Ruiz, who’s unrivaled dedication to his craft and creativity earned him a spot on Eater National’s top 50 “Young Guns” list, as well as spots in many famed San Diego kitchens over his career. At Lionfish, Ruiz’s talent is on full display with sushi, seafood, and coastal cuisine on the menu in the airy, two-floor dining room.
A private dining area is available on the second floor of the restaurant, able to accommodate larger parties, events and mixers.
Lionfish is not only a culinary destination, but also a home for hand-crafted cocktails, all of which are carefully prepared by high-end mixologists in the restaurant’s rambunctious bar, accessible directly on 5th Ave. in the bustling neighborhood. Lionfish and its buzzing bar scene are a place to see and be seen.