About Ocean Pacific Grille
Ocean Pacific Grille features the freshest seafood prepared using bold flavors of the Pacific Rim, wrapped in a Filipino state of mind. This dynamic approach has allowed Ocean Pacific Grille to blaze a new trail in fresh seafood cuisine. Being hailed as the leader in Filipino Fusion, they have effectively raised the standard in Pacific Rim cuisine.
Seafood, Pacific Rim, Filipino
Hours of Operation:
Fri & Sat 4p-11p
Brunch - Sat & Sun 10a-1p
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Let Ocean Pacific Grille cater your next event. Relax and enjoy yourself as we take care of feeding your guests with our one of kind Pacific Rim cuisine. Guaranteed fresh and extraordinary! Call today for more details. Ask for Brian Norris: (619) 578-2828, firstname.lastname@example.org
Parking is available at Horton Plaza (2 blocks west of restaurant, 3hr validation at the mall), or Park it on Market, (2 blocks south of restaurant, $1/hour).
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Ocean Pacific Grille Ratings and Reviews
My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our ...
My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience of dining here. Service was great. The manager, Brian, was very accommodating in correcting a situation. We would definitely go back....the deserts are mouth-watering.
Reviews were good, so I tried it out whe ...
Reviews were good, so I tried it out when I was in San Diego for a meeting. Dining alone is never great, but they have a counter or bar at the kitchen which was very entertaining and I'd suggest that for someone dining alone. Other options would be the dining room or bar. I had seen Mahi on the menu--they were out, but had halibut which was excellent. Bit of an Asian influence, and tastes, but subtle--I found the food to be excellent. Service was attentive, not overbearing. Turned out to be an excellent choice and I would return. Check it out.
Visiting san diego for the first time, w ...
Visiting san diego for the first time, we discovered this restaurant and wow what an amazing cuisine. It was inventive, well presenting and the taste was amazing with every food we tried, it is a no fault, we will return before leaving town
I was very satisfied with our prix-fixe ...
I was very satisfied with our prix-fixe menu food: papaya salad, braised short ribs, and the vanilla flan; clam chowder, seared mahi mahi, and chocolate dome. The vanilla flan was my absolute favorite! I also liked the Filipino flair tossed in here and there. I will definitely be back!
The sea bass, shrimp and Calamari were a ...
The sea bass, shrimp and Calamari were all very ordinary. I've never seen sea bass so thin and wasn't even sure if it really was. I will never eat there again and suggest others don't as well. I spent $400 for five people and for the quality of the food it should have cost $150
Good service, management but uneven food quality
My husband had the salmon with noodles which he liked very much. I ordered the $39 filet mignon and lobster tail. The steak, while cooked correctly, was not tender and it was strangely ropey - not like any filet I have had; mashed potatoes were runny.
The waitress and manager were professional and responsive, and gave me another steak and fresh potatoes and broccolini, but it was marginally better. Looks as if the restaurant should reconsider the quality of meet they are buying.
Dined here for the first time to meet with a friend from out of town. Ordered multiple starters to share like tapas style. We enjoyed everything we ordered especially the tocino toast and bone marrow. Our table was also personally approached by Chef Charles, and he was pleasant to conversate with for a few. We got a corner booth/table as I requested and were seated within minutes when we arrived. Will definitely come back to try more items on the menu as well as bring visitors from out of town to experience dining here! Thanks Chef Charles & Ocean Pacific Grille for an awesome experience.
The chef created each dish with detail a ...
The chef created each dish with detail and genuine flavors. Tocino toast is ingenious and a delight as an appetizer. The Seabass was perfectly cooked and generous in portion. Well worth the price! It was our second time back and we brought our kids! A bit pricey if you add them, but tonight was treat for the entire family!
This restaurant was one of the worst we've been to in the Gaslamp. The place had to be 80 deg. on a 60 deg. evening. Uncomfortable to say in the least. We were sat next to a table of 2 adults and 6 kids - they ran around the table all night yelling & screaming and the parents ignored them! The appetizers were burnt - the octopus black and charred! My husband's chicken entree had to have been frozen & microwaved! It was inedible. Our friend ordered the swordfish - same thing! I swear they had them frozen and just tossed them into the microwave & hit "high". When we complained to our waitress, her response was, "oh sorry" as she laid down our check! We will never return! Ughhhh!
It was just OK
My friends and I came here for the first time on a Sunday to try the Filipino fusion food. We were offered the limited Sunday brunch menu. It was obviously not the menu I had read about but we made the best of it. Six of us tried 4 different menu items. They were all decent meals, however, it was not any different than what you would get at a standard Filipino restaurant, fried rice, egg, spam, lechon (fried pork belly).
Service was friendly but slow. The place was not even busy (3-4 tables) but it took some flagging down and patience to get out water refilled and to get the check.
Overall, if you're curious, visit the place and try for yourself. It's not bad but nothing special.
For me, I will not return.
Great new find
We wanted to try a new restaurant to celebrate my son's birthday. The menu for Ocean Pacific Grille sounded intriguing so we gave it a try. Our appetizers, pork belly bao buns and pork & shrimp lumpia were delicious. For entrees, we ordered crispy skin sea bass, mahi mahi & salmon. All our dishes were were visually appealing and tasted great. The sea bass didn't actually have crispy skin but was still very enjoyable. Our server Erica was awesome!
This restaurant had great reviews and we were so enjoying the experience. We were seated promptly and had a nice experiencing ordering wine with their specialist. The server was not very attentive and service was slow. Was it due to the party of 12 nearby? We all ordered the octopus which was tough and not edible. Sent it back and the skinnier piece of meat came over charred and the larger part of the tentacle was still tough. The manager was VERY gracious and took it off our bill. He also comped another part of our check which was honorable and the right thing to do. Perhaps it was just an off night?
Being of Filipino descent we wanted to see what this "Filipino fusion" was all about. The twist on the traditional lumpia and bao was a delight and definitely not what Mom would make. We ordered the Opah entree, which was a bit overcooked but had good flavor and the haupia desert was delicious! The service was outstanding.
AWESOME Modern Filipino Cuisine!
It is awesome to see Filipino Food offered an upscale level! I love the creativity of all the dishes -- although the dishes are modern, that does not effect the integrity of the traditional Filipino flavor and soul! Kudos to the Chef and his team!
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