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Nikka Fish Market and Grill

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5722 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117-2316
+1 805-967-2600
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Cleveland, Ohio
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144 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great fish, and a bargain price.....Nikka Fish Market cannot be beat! The ambiance is not for date night, but the food is unmatched. Choose from a variety of seriously fresh fish, and they will prepare it any way you like. Fish is also sold retail if you feel like cooking at home.

Thank Stephanie B
Santa Rosa CA
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Neat small place, very casual. Great menu. Very good clam chowder. Located in a strip mall. It's a fish market as well as restaurant.

Thank OldLeos
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127 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We have visited this restaurent multiple times, most recently this summer, and have never been disappointed with the quality of their fresh fish! The service is always consistently good. You do have to order at the counter and they bring the food to you. It's not cheap, but it is good! I highly recommend this place for quality fresh seafood!

Thank beckysouix
Raleigh, North Carolina
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83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This place is a GREAT hole in the wall. Amazing seafood...it's hard to choose. Very fresh and great variety. Great service too. Come as you are and enjoy.

Thank ebbienc
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

This is a serious fish place. The 4 of us who had an early dinner at Nikka's on Saturday thoroughly enjoyed the experience.. Everyone ordered something different--the Hot Pot, Cioppino, Ahi Tacos and Seafood and Chips. Couldn't decide which was "the best"--they all were. Fresh fish, pleasant service (one orders at the counter) and very reasonable prices. We will definitely... More 

Thank AMK18
Carpinteria, Ca.
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Fantastic meal, good service, and at a fair price. When it is available, the swordfish is local and the best. Conveniently located on Calle Real just off Fairview in a strip mall for lunch or dinner.

Thank Ssedivy
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Played gold at Sandpiper golf course and were looking for a place for lunch after a early round. we were heading north on the 101 so didn't want to backtrack into Santa Barbara. Located this fish market on line and took a chance. Located in a strip mall it doesn't jump out but the food was good, large portions or... More 

Thank yettie_trapper
Long Beach, California
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92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Thanks to many good reviews for this place, we gave it a try. There's outdoor seating which allows for our dogs. The menu is ridiculous! The customer service person told me all of the fish is fresh, which is amazing considering the selection. Service was very friendly, and the portions were good sized. We will definitely be back!

Thank Michelle B
San Francisco
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Great charcoal grilled fresh fish at reasonable prices. I had the salmon - it was tasty and moist. My companion had swordfish, which was also done well. Nice, informal atmosphere. Only one heater worked on the patio, unfortunately, but it was warm inside.

Thank Luv2Travel2OI2
Santa Barbara, California
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

You can either buy fish to take home and prepare or eat there. I had halibut and it was done perfectly. The fresh fish for sale is of sushi quality.

Thank Jim F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5722 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117-2316
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: +1 805-967-2600

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