Saltwater’s New Oyster and Crudo Bar: What to Expect

We are thrilled to announce the upcoming launch of our new oyster and crudo bar here at Saltwater, the premier seafood destination in San Diego. Starting in March 2023, we will be offering a unique culinary experience to our guests that combines the freshest raw seafood with the finest ingredients.


What is Crudo and How is it Different from Sashimi?

For those unfamiliar with the term, crudo is an Italian-style preparation of raw fish that highlights the natural flavors and textures of the ingredients. Unlike sashimi, which is about the purity of the fish itself, crudo incorporates other raw ingredients and relies on quality oils and seasonings to enhance the flavor profile.


Seasonality and Quality: The Importance of Choosing the Right Ingredients

Our crudo bar will feature a carefully curated selection of fresh seafood, including pesce crudo (raw fish) and other raw ingredients that will be combined to create a range of dishes. We will be using only the highest quality ingredients to create a subtle and flavorful coating that complements the natural taste of the fish. Our chefs have worked tirelessly to ensure that each dish here at Saltwater is balanced and flavorful, with just the right amount of texture, oil, heat, salt, and citrus to enhance the flavors without overwhelming them. We will be using only the freshest ingredients that are in season, so you can be sure that every bite is bursting with flavor.

In addition to our crudo dishes, we will also be offering a selection of the freshest oysters available. Our knowledgeable staff will be on hand to guide you through the selection process and help you find the perfect oyster to suit your tastes.



At Saltwater, we are committed to providing our guests with the best possible dining experience, and our new oyster and crudo bar is no exception. Whether you are a seasoned seafood lover or just curious to try something new, we invite you to come and experience the freshest and most flavorful raw seafood in San Diego.