If you’re a sucker for Sashimi, then you’re in for a treat. Or if you’re new to Sashimi, we’ll quickly give you the rundown. If your mouth isn’t watering by the time you finish reading this article, then we didn’t do our job! We do San Diego Seafood the right way at Serea, and that includes how we do Sashimi!
What is Sashimi?
Sashimi is a Japanese dish of thinly-sliced raw food, usually fish and seafood, but also sometimes other meats. Sashimi is often confused with sushi, but there is an important distinction that needs to be made: Sushi is made with seasoned, vinegared rice, either shaped into mounds and topped with items such as raw or cooked seafood, or rolled in sheets of seaweed called nori around fillings of raw or cooked seafood, vegetables and other items.
Think of Sashimi as something that’s sushi adjacent, but mostly featuring the raw protein itself. If you’re still intrigued, we’ll move onto our Sashimi offerings. Sashimi, loosely translated, means “pierced body,” and it refers to a delicacy of thinly sliced fish or other types of meat. Traditionally, sashimi is eaten plain without accompaniments aside from soy sauce. This is to allow the flavor of the meat to shine. Sashimi-grade fish is some of the highest quality seafood in San Diego.
Baja Kampachi – Lime, cilantro, mint, dukkah, dried cherries, schug
King Salmon – White soy, crunchy garlic, caper cucumber salsa, smoked olive oil
Big Eye Tuna Sashimi – Smoke trout roe, vegetable escabeche, crispy onions.
Will you save room for dessert?
We’re always glad to talk about what’s sweet and delicious! If you’re not in a tropical mood, then we have plenty more to offer. Let’s get into it! We’ve got you on the hook with some of the best seafood San Diego has to offer, now it’s time to reel you in with something sweet!
Bougatsa Al A Mode – vanilla pastry cream, orange honey, medjool dates, caramelized phyllo, vanilla ice cream
Coconut Panna Cotta – coconut cake, guava coulis, guava glass, coconut sand
Pearl Diver – apple compote, caramelized oats, toasted white chocolate mousse, caramel, white chocolate shell
Message in a Bottle Sundae – salted caramel ice cream, ibarra chocolate sauce, salted caramel sauce, walnuts, phyllo sails, vanilla whip
Seasonal Ice Creams & Sorbet Selection – ask your server what’s available, and they’ll be glad to “give you the scoop.”
Serẽa is proud to bring an exquisite sea-to-table dining experience to San Diego seafood in a comfortable yet sophisticated setting.
Located just steps from the beach in the legendary Hotel del Coronado, the restaurant’s key focus is the bounty of the sea. The menu focuses on sustainable seafood, with a coastal cuisine menu that spotlights the best of the region’s oceans, farms and fields, ranging from the California Coast down to the Baja Peninsula.
Creative cuisine with a global flair is prepared by San Diego’s own Chef Jojo Ruiz, who creates elegant, fresh dishes with just a hint of Mediterranean flair.