Sea Rocket Bistro

Row 1

3382 30th St (at Upas St)
San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 255-7049
Seafood, Bar, Vegetarian / Vegan
Mon–Fri: 5:00 PM–10:00 PM Sat: Noon–10:00 PM Sun: 10:00 AM–10:00 PM



Sea Rocket Bistro’s menu lives up to the hype. With its dinner menu featuring two columns, ocean and land, diners can pick and enjoy their meal preferences.  The starters include steamed or baked oysters, sea urchin seasoned with sea salt and lemon, macaroni made with an assortment of cheeses, as well as a simple cauliflower soup with raisins and smoked chili. The main dishes really bring attention to some truly delightful dishes. Some ocean fan favorites are the baja shrimp served with bacon, peas, and summer truffles along with a sunny side up quail egg, or the sea bass with shallots, potatoes, arugula and mustard sauce. Land classics include braised pork cheeks with peas and fennel in a carrot-honey puree, or the homemade gnocchi with tomatoes and kale in a kale-based pesto sauce. Additionally, some items on the menu cater to vegan diets, like the spicy barbequed seitan.

Fortunately, the restaurant’s ambiance feels just as great around you as the food looks on the plate. With an upscale but modern atmosphere, the room is very warm and casually relaxed so you can focus on eating the food. Featured in articles on Eater: San Diego and awarding Fraoili as the 2012 San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Winner, Sea Rocket Bistro will definitely deliver a memorable and exciting dining experience. --Dana Kaufman

Foursquare Tips

  • Try to two signature bacon jam-smothered, half-pound, grass-fed beef patties topped with onion confit, spicy chipotle aioli, and an over-easy egg.
  • the most tenacious of people run this place, so it will definitely be open
  • live specials board:
  • The chilli is worth it for the chips alone...
  • Check out for what's on tap.
  • Omg nothing better then the live sea urchin! Its a must have!
  • $1 oysters every Tuesday
  • Not a fan of the smokey mashed potatoes
  • So many good selections.Daily fresh sea urchin. Happy hour specials.
  • so delicious and you can't be mad at a place that sells strictly local items... all three ingredients that they use are within 40 miles of the restaurant!!!
  • The market fish burger is awesome!
  • Try the Local Sea Bass
  • Try the Pumpkin Gnocchi
  • Try the pumpkin soup
  • Try the Grilled Sardines
  • Loved the watermelon goat cheese salad and fisherman's stew. Chef was there dining with his friends which I think Is a very good sign, Wednesday night is 20% off bottles of wine. Great deal !
  • On Mondays, get the $10 grass-fed burger special - it comes with bacon jam; delish!
  • Didn't like the burger at all
  • Jalapeo soup!
  • Meanwhile, the Roast Coach Coffee Bar {located outside of said Sea Rocket Bistro} specializes in pour over coffee. *Open Mon - Sat | 6:30a.m. - 1:00p.m. [pic: 'Beauty + the Feast']