certified & sustainable

proud to partner with monterey bay aquarium seafood watch®

At California Fish Grill, we believe it’s our responsibility to give everyone the chance to enjoy delicious & healthy seafood, including future generations.  Pledged to have respect for our oceans, California Fish Grill is proud to be 100% compliant in our partnership with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program. Our seafood will not only be great tasting, but we commit to serve seafood that is always responsibly sourced and sustainable.                We serve seafood the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program rate as Best Choice, Good Alternative, or that is Eco-Certified by an organization they defer to.

seafood watch recommendations

recommended
eco-certifications

nutrient rich

  • vitamin b12
  • omega 3
  • protein

ahi tuna

ahi tuna

Yellowfin
Eastern Pacific
Method: Pole and Line Caught

calamari

calamari

Squid, Jumbo Peru

Method: Jig Caught

clams

clams

Atlantic Surf/Quahog
Atlantic Ocean
Method: Towed Dredges

rockfish

rockfish

Yellowtail/Widow
Pacific Northwest/USA
Method: Midwater Trawls

Wild-Caught

for our wide range of wild-caught seafood, we commit to working with as many certified-sustainable fisheries as possible, and with those who share our dedication to responsibly sourced seafood.

scallops

scallops

Scallops, Sea

Atlantic Ocean/USA

Method: Towed Dredges

mahi mahi

mahi mahi

Dolphinfish

Ecuador

Method: Drifting Longlines

sockeye salmon

sockeye salmon

Salmon, Sockeye

Alaska

Method: Drift Nets, Seine Nets, Purse Seines

atlantic salmon

atlantic salmon

Norway/Chile/Canada 
Method: Marine Net Pen

tilapia

tilapia

Costa Rica/Taiwan
Method: Pond

branzino

branzino

Seabass

European, Mediterranean Sea
Method: Marine Net Pen

trout

trout

Trout, Rainbow
USA
Method: Outdoor Flowthrough Raceway, Pond

Farm-Raised

our selection of farm-raised fish comes from responsibly-managed, certified-sustainable fisheries who share our commitment of high standards and dedication to responsibly sourced seafood.

barramundi (sea bass)

barramundi (sea bass)

Perch, Giant
Vietnam
Method: Marine Net Pen

louisiana delta catfish

louisiana delta catfish

Catfish, Channel
USA
Method: Pond

swai (white/fish)

swai (white/fish)

Catfish, Sutchi
Vietnam
Method: Pond

shrimp

shrimp

Whiteleg
India/Indonesia
Method: Pond, Indoor Recirculating Tank

Our Story

we’re crazy about fish

the ocean is our backyard. it’s part of who we are.

At California Fish Grill we believe it should be easy to enjoy healthy, delicious seafood, at a great price, as often as you want. Since 1998 we’ve have been grilling and crafting delicious, healthy, seafood favorites for our growing family of loyal guests. Pledged to have respect for the ocean, we promise that our seafood can be enjoyed for years to come by partnering with reputable fisheries that provide the freshest wild-caught and responsibly farm-raised fish.

You’re among family and friends now. Savor our open kitchen as vegetables and herbs are chopped, fish is hand battered, and meals are cooked on our signature flame grill. Open a bottle of wine and enjoy an appetizer, while we cook and prepare everything by hand. It’s hard work… but for us, it’s worth it. 

Bob Holden - Ceo

Bob has been working and leading teams in the restaurant industry for more than 25 years. His passionate focus on amazing food quality, teamwork, people development and customer service are what makes California Fish Grill one of the fastest growing concepts in the nation. Bob’s favorite CFG meal is Cajun Salmon.

Paul Potvin - CFO

Paul has over 20 years of restaurant industry experience. With an MBA from Loyola University. His focus on financial strategy and key business objectives are one of the key driving forces behind the CFG success story. His favorite California Fish Grill meal is Battered Shrimp Tacos.

louie jocson - vp food & beverage

Having cultivated a love of food and cooking at an early age in his own family kitchen, Louie has since turned his passion into a career with much success in the restaurant industry. Chef Louie’s favorite moments are still those spent cooking for his own family. Louie sharpened his knives and earned his toque at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, California. The accolades given by guests, editorials, and industry peers including the James Beard foundation, all rave about Chef Louie's fun and innovative approach to the food he passionately shares.