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Our flagship restaurant since 1989, this waterfront landmark in downtown San Diego is recognized as the premier destination for seafood and San Diego bay views. Our downstairs restaurant offers casual dining, and features a comfortable oyster bar and cocktail bar, as well as a first-rate sushi bar. The second story Top of the Market lets you enjoy views from Point Loma to the Coronado Bridge in a fine-dining setting.

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Marina, Central San Diego
Sushi Bars, Seafood Restaurants, Fish & Seafood Markets, Family Style Restaurants, American Restaurants, Japanese Restaurants, Asian Restaurants, Restaurants
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Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Family Style, American, Sushi, Seafood


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Horrible Service

We have had reasonably good experiences at the Fish Market in the past (in SF Bay area), but not this time. We made a reservation at the Fish market in San Diego for a party of 16 people while on vacation with our family. The reservation was made directly with the manager due to size of the party. We showed-up 5 minutes early, waited in line to speak with the Maitre-D, who put her hand up and looked away from me as I finally got to her. I patiently waited for her to give me the time of day, informed her of our reservation, and was told that they don't take reservations (lie number 1). She directed me to the more expensive Top of the Market Restaurant. I went upstairs, and the Maitre d' upstairs told me that I do not have a reservation upstairs, but the Fish Market downstairs indeed takes reservation for parties of 8 or more (the truth). I went back downstairs, and confronted the Maitre d' there, who then said they never received the reservation (lie number 2). We verified that the phone number we called was theirs, but she still denied that they ever booked a reservation for us. I later found out that this maitre d' was probably the same manager that took our reservation. I believe she either tried to cover-up for her mistake, or didn't like our racial profile. They offered us seating upstairs in the more expensive restaurant. Seeing that I have a hungry party ranging from age 2 to 72, I was forced to take this option (was this their scheme all along ?). The upstairs staff was reasonably friendly, and sat us at two tables. Table one received all their food, kids and adults, well before table two, so we asked to speak with the floor manager upstairs. This woman was not only not apologetic (although she did say that the waitress apologized to HER !?!!!), but confrontational. All in all, we spent about $600 to enjoy the worst attitude and service I have experienced in a long time, probably ever. Oh, and the food was uneven and only fair overall for the price. I contacted them via their website more than a week ago, and have received absolutely no response. Zilch! This whole episode still irritates me so much, that I'm writing my first ever negative review of a restaurant.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Good Fresh fish!

This is a great place for seafood, a little expensive, but very good.

There is usually a line of people out the door, but we went for lunch and it wasn't that bad. I usually ask for fresh fish when I go places, but everything here is fresh.

I recommend these guys.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Not Impressed

The view of the harbor was great. Service was great as well. The drinks (Rhode Island Iced Tea) were watered down and tasted like Kool-Aid. The swordfish was bland and a very thin cut for $30. My wife had only a salad and appetizer and still our bill was over $100 including only one drink each from the bar. We don't understand the rave reviews and we were very disappointed. We had a much more superb meal for $15 dollars less at a five-star restaurant the next evening.



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nice view but overpriced and salty food

if you're all about a restaurant with a view, this place is a stunner. if food is important to you, you'll be better off eating elsewhere (perhaps in nearby seaport village?) since you don't get what you pay for here. we had the smoked fish appetizer- very salty since they serve the platter of various smoked fish with their own garlic toast, garlic prawn pasta- mostly pasta and very dry, clam chowder- traces of clam but mostly white soup, and mexican prawns- these are gigantic but rubbery in some areas and undercooked in others and they were not sweet. most entrees start at about $40-$50, the portions are average (at least from what i saw at neighboring tables). we had their cobbler dessert- nothing special and quite expensive at nearly $11! parking is horrible and valet service is usually overwhelmed- so much so that they stop taking cars.



nice view

this is a nice place to come for special occasions but over priced for what you get.



Great Food! Great Views!

Outstanding selection of fresh seafood in a great location overlooking San Diego Bay. The only thing better than the seafood is the sourdough bread!



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Awesome Views

We went with a group of 4 for restaurant week. We had an amazing table out on the terrace area, and the views are just amazing. We has the tombo, the crab cakes and some hamachi sushi, and it was all pretty good. Not fabulous, but pretty good. And the views and old-school, comfortable, service-oriented ambiance was worth it.



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Good seafood and a nice view

Their dishes are decent if not a tad overpriced, but their back patio overlooking the bay is awesome. It's really not all that fancy of a place but they have good seafood. The cloth napkins are somewhat weird for a place thats so heavily reliant on dishes you have to eat with your hands. I once asked a waitress for some paper towels and were brought some from the bathroom; but hey, it worked. You don't need to dress up or anything. It's just a bit pricey.

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