Pacific Catch Opens in Walnut Creek

It's the seafood-restaurant group's first 100 percent compostable location.


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Pacific Catch has just launched a new East Bay location.

The "wave-to-table" fish house opened in Walnut Creek on Thursday, June 14.

“Our Walnut Creek opening couldn’t have come at a better time,” said Keith Cox, founder and CEO of Pacific Catch, which since 2003 has expanded to eight Bay Area locations including San Francisco, Campbell, San Mateo, and Dublin. 

Situated on the ground floor of luxury apartment building Agora, adorned with paintings by Marin County artist Laura Smith Blair as well as fabric panels, trellises, and reed chandeliers, the Walnut Creek restaurant is the brand's first to be 100 percent compostable and fully compliant with the Surfrider Foundation's guide for Ocean Friendly Restaurants.

Its menu includes wild-caught and sustainably raised fish as well as brand favorites including signature Hawaiian-style pokes, ceviches, sushi rolls, grain bowls, tacos, salads, and sandwiches. New additions include beet "poke" lettuce vups, citrus poke jicama "tacos,” elote corn, and "Guaca-Poke."

Expanded FishBar offerings in Walnut Creek include Seafood Platters and Towers on ice where diners can select ceviches, tatakis, and chilled shellfish cocktails such as the Mexican Shellfish Cóctel, Citrus Kanpachi Poke, Cured Salmon, and Kanpachi Crudo.

Rotating Daily Catch specials feature a choice of fresh and sustainable fish from the grill that can be made to order, in a variety of styles including Pescado Asado, Asian Herb Chimichurri, Miso-Yaki, and  Hawaiian Sea Salt and Citrus Oil.

The Walnut Creek location also offers an extended cocktail menu featuring house-made specialty drinks on tap — including the Island Mule (Pearl craft vodka, ginger beer, passion fruit puree, citrus shrub, tiki bitters, lime) and Coconut Mai Tai (Cruzan Coconut Rum, Cruzan Black Strap Rum, coconut water, pineapple juice, citrus shrub, nitro-charged with charred pineapple). Other drinks include the Smoky Paloma, Tiki "Old Fashioned," Bitter Boulevardier, and Añejo Fino — all served on big rocks. The beer list encompasses West Coast, Hawaiian, Asian, and Mexican offerings alongside wines from California, Oregon, Washington, South America, and New Zealand. Weekday happy hours feature special deals.

“Following the announcement of our new partnership with Monterey Bay Aquarium to become Seafood Watch-certified and the addition of our Director of Sustainability Jennifer Bushman, we’re very excited to bring the Walnut Creek community a new approachable dining venue that guarantees high-quality products and seafood sourcing," Cox said.

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