So, while I was out at Bressi Ranch in Carlsbad covering Cravory Cookies, I popped in for lunch at Fish District. I had heard good things, and while I would not make it a destination, it is a solid lunch option if you are in the area.
Fish District ~ 2675 Gateway Road, Carlsbad
Fish District is a small Southern California Chain of about 5 locations specialising, funnily enough, in fish.
Fish and Chips
I broke the fish so you could see that it was indeed moist and flakey on the inside. I liked the batter it was in between an English beer batter and a Japanese tempura. While not a huge fries guy, the fries were great especially with the addition of malt vinegar.
Because I always want to report on as much as possible I totally over ordered and added a Poke Bowl. I was asked if I wanted the “lunch” portion, I think I thought that meant smaller so I said yes..turns out the opposite is true.
Poke Bowl ~ Tuna
The Poke bowl was good. The fish was fresh and all the accompaniments were tasty. I think I like the build your own bowl concept better because I like my stuff spicy.
Tip: Avoid prime time lunch hours, the place was packed, as was the parking lot. Service was still good and efficient, but all the little office worker bees were descending on the area for their break.