UPDATED MARCH 29, 2023
From classic California breakfast burritos to decadent seafood dinner spreads, there’s always a new restaurant to discover in Surf City USA®. This season, the city has welcomed an array of dining and drinking establishments introducing flavors from across the country and around the world. If you’re always on the hunt for the latest and greatest, here are eight new restaurants and cafes you won’t want to miss in Huntington Beach.
Calico Fish HouseBack to Top of List
Renowned Chef Andrew Gruel, who developed the popular restaurant chain Slapfish in 2012, recently launched his newest restaurant concept Calico Fish House in Sunset Beach. The menu changes regularly to accommodate the seafood delivered by local fisherman. Chef Gruel updates the menu to highlight the seafood available that day and to incorporate iconic dishes he's created.
A note from Calico Fish House: All active military eat for free and vets only pay the raw cost (roughly 50% off).
ROL Hand Roll BarBack to Top of List
ROL is the newest sushi spot in Huntington Beach that serves all of the classics and incorporates modern takes on sushi, like its hand rolls with wagyu beef. They're most known for the delicious sauces that are served alongside their hand rolls. A few of the options are Truffle Soy Sauce, Yuzu Kosho, Kizami Wasabi, and Goma Kabayaki. They also have a full bar with craft cocktails, sake, and beer.
Kai LoungeBack to Top of List
Kai Lounge presents an immersive dining experience and nightlife venue inspired by modern Japanese culture and cuisine. The 6,500-square-foot is an immersive modern Japanese dining experience and after-hours venue that invites patrons to experience the bustling nightlife of Tokyo. Kai Lounge offers a menu that explores a number of facets of Japanese dining, including an Omakase experience that brings guests face-to-face with the chef.
Located on the upper level of Pacific City near The Bungalow, Kai's interior takes its cues from traditional Japanese design with contrasting tones of black and white softened by sandy neutrals and florals in cherry blossom pink. Celebrating the nuances of Japanese culture, Kai Lounge features multiple lounge areas, dining rooms, and bars, each offering its own glimpse into the multi-faceted world of Japanese cuisine.
The Brant Kitchen & Bar - opens in 2023Back to Top of List
You'll be able to take in views of the Huntington Beach Pier and Pacific Ocean while enjoying coastal Californian cuisine at The Brant Kitchen & Bar. Located in Pacific City, The Brant will offer 3,900-square-feet of indoor and outdoor dining, steak, seafood, handcrafted cocktails, and more.