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9 SF Spots to Get Your Seafood Fix

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.

SF SEAFOOD

1. GRILLED CALAMARI – DELFINA

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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.

2. YELLOWFIN TUNA – ISA

Photo provided by Isa.

Photo provided by Isa.

At Isa, luscious yellowfin tuna is seasoned with spicy Sriracha and finished with toasted sesame, seaweed, avocado and nori (edible seaweed).

3. RAW SEAFOOD – BAR CRUDO

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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

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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.

5. CEVICHE SELECTIONS – MOCHICA

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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.

6. GRILLED OCTOPUS – PLAJ

Photo provided by Pläj.

Photo provided by Pläj.

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

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Photo provided by Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar. Photo by Alana Hale.

Ichi Sushi + Ni Bar offers seasonal, assorted sashimi to pair with a variety of rolls, skewers, salads and hot entrees.

8. FISH TACOS – HECHO

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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.

9. OMAKASE NIGIRI – WAKO

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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.

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