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The Hake

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1250 Prospect St Ste B10, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3618 (Ivanhoe)
+1 858-454-1637
16:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Dorado, Puerto Rico
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I dined at the Hake with my wife and son. We found the expansion and the new decor to be very relaxing and l looked forward to an enjoyable evening. We were seated in the front and we had a beautiful ocean view. The staff was attentive and suggested several items. We ordered fish, pork and a steak and split... More 

Thank Ralph A
El Paso, Texas
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98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife was craving for seafood and decided to try the renovated" The Hake". It has a rustic romantic French country side touch! When we walked we were received very warmly and our hostess gave us a table with a beautiful view on the Cove. We had such a pleasurable dinner with a memorable sunset on the La Jolla Cove.... More 

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San Diego, California
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475 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Our first trip to the newly redone Hake and there's some really really good things and then there's some room for improvement. Overall the experience was very good. Service is excellent. The interior is beautiful and rocks every current modern coastal vintage mashup with a sprinkle of industrial design trend. The only design miss was needing a coat rack or... More 

Thank Challenger007
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We went for the first time after it's renovation several months ago. It is a great recommendation for in and out of Towners. Great menu, fusion Mexican Californian Asian I would say. Fresh ingredients, very creative, nice staff. Good ocean views by the window. Definitely a must Go and a repeater for us,

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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176 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The previous Hake was a cosy informal bistro with excellent food. We returned last night to the newly re vamped and enlarged Hake and sadly were disappointed. The odd menu was quite limited with a mix of Indian, Japanese Mediterranean dishes. As in most restaurants these days it was very noisy, of course at night there were no views. Service... More 

Thank MicheleColette
La Jolla, California
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We ate at Hake last night, first time back since they’ve renovated and changed chef. Big improvement. Ambiance is much nicer. Food is much, much better. Big step up. Food now ranks among the better fine dining establishments in La Jolla. Service was very good as well. Wine list offers plenty of high quality value offerings. We had the opah,... More 

Thank rsk1333
Boca Raton, Florida
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Menu is very original and plates are meant to be shared. The ceviche was prepared very well, just enough flavor without being too acidic. The Spanish octopus was very tasty and the the mussel and shrimp dish also v good. Portions were on the small side. Wine list by the glass was varied. Service by Nicole was friendly, informal and... More 

Thank Bill S
Del Mar, California
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144 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I recently ate at The Hake since the remodel. I was very impressed with the décor and service. The staff was very welcoming and friendly and made sure to check on us while we were enjoying our meal. They have a very nice bar as you walk into the restaurant as well as a nice patio outside. There is a... More 

Thank ErinP27
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I had the opportunity to dine at the Hake this week, and the transformation is nothing short of amazing. The space was transformed from a small, dark, basement level restaurant to a clean-lined, modern, oceanfront beauty, you'd expect in downtown La Jolla. Friends and I arrived early, hoping to catch a table-side sunset. We were greeted outside and escorted to... More 

Thank Larissa T
La Mesa/San Diego
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Last night, thirteen dear friends and colleagues at my side, I witnessed the genesis of something quite remarkable! Last night I watched a magical mariposa open her wings full and take flight! It is a truly inspired experience; to open your senses, to escape the veil of expectation, to offer fully your hands and eyes and teeth, your ears and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1250 Prospect St Ste B10, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-3618
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-1637

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?