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Nikka Fish Market and Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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5722 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117-2316
+1 805-967-2600
11:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate twice at this restaurant. While it is small and hidden in mall, it is really great place. The seafood is very fresh and prepared really well. The service was very attentive.

Thank Michael B
Goleta, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We love the fish N chips and calamari N chips! Cooked just right! I must broaden my choices by trying one of their incredible and creative dishes next time. You can count on fresh ingredients and great staff.

Thank coastlily2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is so varied from Asian to Mexican to American all with the seafood theme! Really fresh fish is the ticket! You can't go wrong at Nikka!

Thank j9calgal
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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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10 restaurant reviews
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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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81 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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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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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 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
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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

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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?