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“Wonderful overall experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Hake

The Hake
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Ranked #45 of 1,241 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Ivanhoe
Scottsdale, Arizona
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful overall experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

The Hake Kitchen and Bar was wonderful. We drove down for dinner from Newport Beach and it was well worth the drive.The food was outstanding. We had the shaved ribeye lettuce wraps as an appetizer, which was delish. For our main dish we had the swordfish with lemon risotto and OMG it was so delicate and yet filling we both loved it. Finally we finished off the dinner with the caramel crepes which was to die for. Dan, the manager, was so awesome and made sure our visit was the best. Our server Samantha was friendly, efficient and such a pleasure. I would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone.

  • Visited June 2014
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San Diego, California
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Food ok...service ok...there are better places...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Hake is right below George's and almost next door to EddieVs....two awesome places in La Jolla. If you are going to sandwich yourself between these two, you better bring your "A Game". Well, these guys didn't. The food and service are both B+ at best....the setting is a B- (no view).

Visited May 2014
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Naples, Florida
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Delicious beyond belief - everything is amazing !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014 via mobile

This place is best described as fusion. It's amazing with aromas that will drive you mad with delight. I love their scallop dish with a tangerine reduction. Oh and their deserts - one that I had had a basil whipped cream that tasted like it was flown in from heaven. I am not a meat eater but I love their sheared rib eye with grilled or roasted green peppers. I've eaten here many many times because my shop is right above it, is fantastic treasure

Visited May 2014
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Los Olivos, California, United States
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A Real Gem for Seafood Lovers!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

Picked this restaurant for vegetarian and fish-loving friends when visiting La Jolla for a wedding. We were overwhelmed with the deliciousness!! I had a simple dinner of an herb salad and shrimp tacos. The flavor and creaminess of the tacos was like a sleigh-ride in my mouth. Some local friends were thrilled with their grilled octopus. Our waiter, Kevin, was solicitous and very helpful. I would highly recommend this eatery!!

  • Visited May 2014
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Larne, United Kingdom
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603 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
“Nice meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

A more relaxed eating style with a mixture of fish and meat on the menu. Calamari starter and burger to follow, with my wife chosing the steak.
Everything was fine and the service was prompt and efficient.

Comedy moment of the year occurred when our hotel receptionist thought the name was pronounced as "Hack - eh". She had never heard of a fish called Hake!

  • Visited April 2014
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