Beach season is almost here! If you’re like us, you can’t wait for lazy days by the ocean or drinks with friends at the pool. To keep us fit and healthy for all that fun in the sun, we’re doubling down on our fresh fish intake, starting now. Check out a few of our favorite seafood dishes in SF.
One of the antipasti available on Delfina’s Italian trattoria menu, freshly grilled Monterey Bay calamari are right at home on a bed of warm, white bean salad.
At Isa, luscious yellowfin tuna is seasoned with spicy Sriracha and finished with toasted sesame, seaweed, avocado and nori (edible seaweed).
Fresh seafood is the name of the game at Bar Crudo, which dishes out an array that includes platters of bi-coastal oysters, prawns, crab, lobster and mussels, as well as crudo samplers featuring arctic char, scallop, tombo tuna and butterfish.
4. SUSHI – MARUYA
Beautifully presented in classic Edomae style, sushi at Maruya is incredibly fresh, brushed with a modest amount of “shoyu” (Japanese for “soy sauce”), and offered as a chef’s choice tasting menu or a la carte.
A bustling Peruvian eatery, Mochica serves up several tasty ceviche combinations including mixed seafood with mussels, clams and shrimp tossed in lime juice, and ahi tuna with toasted nori.
The delectable, grilled Spanish octopus at Sandinavian-inspired Pläj is prepared with scallion, butter lettuce and chili garlic oil.
7. SASHIMI – ICHI SUSHI + NI BAR
Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar offers seasonal, assorted sashimi to pair with a variety of rolls, skewers, salads and hot entrees.
8. FISH TACOS – HECHO
Pair a couple of Baja Fish Tacos — fried market fish, citrus-jicama slaw, habanero, avocado and flour tortillas — with a Pinche Picante Margarita comprised of jalapeño-infused Pueblo Viejo Blanco tequila, Aperol (an Italian aperitif), fresh lime, agave and Hellfire Shrub bitters at Hecho.
Wako seamlessly melds Japanese and California flavors, combining locally sourced seafood and produce in its omakase nigiri, which includes 12 pieces of nigiri (raw fish over rice) and other fresh small plates.