Fish 101

Californian | Seafood
legendary
Worth driving from anywhere!
Emily Madsen | July 18, 2017
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A locally loved seafood mecca, Fish 101 is a must stop when in San Diego, California. Casual enough for a meal after a long day on the beach or while you’re making your way there, the counter-order restaurant has a back patio, front patio, and indoor seating; a charming staff completes the picture.

The seafood menu is immense. To start with a bang, we recommend either tuna poke or grilled shrimp cocktail. We were stunned by both, each exquisitely prepared. Tuna poke is soft, melt-in-your-mouth perfection, covered in the most delicious Asian sauce. Continue reading

A locally loved seafood mecca, Fish 101 is a must stop when in San Diego, California. Casual enough for a meal after a long day on the beach or while you’re making your way there, the counter-order restaurant has a back patio, front patio, and indoor seating; a charming staff completes the picture.

The seafood menu is immense. To start with a bang, we recommend either tuna poke or grilled shrimp cocktail. We were stunned by both, each exquisitely prepared. Tuna poke is soft, melt-in-your-mouth perfection, covered in the most delicious Asian sauce. It is served with crisp wonton chips that are an ideal carrying vessel. The grilled shrimp are beautiful: not overcooked, seasoned with perfect smoky flavor and drizzled with fresh lemon. A splendid beginning for a seafood feast.

Meals at Fish 101 are fresh and exciting based on what fish is caught that day. All seafood served is fresh and most of it is local, making it the best eating option on the beach. When we visited, the main-course choice included mahi mahi, yellowfin tuna, and halibut — cooked and seasoned just right. They come with a choice of two sides from a long list of options that include seaweed salad, roasted Brussels sprouts, coleslaw, fries, and more.

An ever-changing specials board, copious fish choices, and genuine Cali ambiance made Fish 101 one of the favorite stops on our cross country trip. This San Diego hot spot is something you can’t find anywhere else!

Dishes to try
Fish 101, Tuna Poke
Tuna Poke
Must-Try
Tuna poke is a bite of perfection for any seafood lover. Its slight Asian twist and the added crunch make a light start to the meal.
Fish 101, Grilled Shrimp Cocktail
Grilled Shrimp Cocktail
Must-Try
An appetizing classic: terrific shrimp, seasoned and grilled, with house-made cocktail sauce.
Fish 101, Grilled Yellowfin Tuna
Grilled Yellowfin Tuna
Must-Try
Grilled yellowfin tuna is a light taste of the ocean, here accompanied by two good sides.
Directions and Hours
Information and Policies
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
Yes
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Reservations Accepted
No
Delivery Available
No
Takeout Counter
Yes
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