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Flying Fish Grill

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Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93921
831 625 1962
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 318
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  • 75
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Asian Flair

The Flying Fish delighted and surprised us. From the appetizers through the entrees and wine selection, our experienced waiter guided us correctly. Best Asian inspired fish we've ever had.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Carrie D
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Salt Lake City, Utah
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The Flying Fish delighted and surprised us. From the appetizers through the entrees and wine selection, our experienced waiter guided us correctly. Best Asian inspired fish we've ever had.

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Berkeley, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

went there when it opened about 20 years ago and it remains excellent. Black bean halibut was sensational...must be one of the world's best halibut dishes. The sliced vegetables had a hint of sweetness and I would ask to not have sweetness in the future...but this is my special taste and some might not even notice it . If you... More 

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

During our short visit we wanted to enjoy some fresh fish and local cuisine. Our bed and breakfast highly recommended the Flying Fish and we also noted your rating as the #3 most favorite restaurant in Carmel. The food and our server were such a disappointment! We must acknowledge the maitre'd who was so very welcoming and kind. We appreciated... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This restaurant was recomended by our hotel. The clue is in the name. It has a good selection of fish dishes and some non fish offerings. We booked in advance and ate late as it was very busy - so book a couple ofdays in advance at least. The restaurant itself was difficult to find as Carmel does not have... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Flying Fish Grill is on of the best restaurant experience my wife and I have had on our recent trip to Carmel. Flying Fish is not a tourist place rather it is a first-class Asian infused restaurant that is a must for a quiet, intimate or romantic dinner. Escape the ordinary when you are seated in your own enclosed booth.... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If you like fresh fish, this restaurant is a "must" for Carmel. Lightly fusion with the spotlight on seafood. Think calamari appetizer lightly fried in panko crumbs and served with a spicy sesame aioli sauce - wonderful, so tender. Abalone was amazing (special of the day) but saw many fresh fish entrees being served as well. Excellent service.

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miami
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We reserved here after reading some reviews. Food was not as amazing as I read and the place being under street level was extremely hot, not enough air was coming in. My 12 daughter felt sick at one point and had to go outside for some fresh air. I would not recommend the food or the ambience.

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Aston Flamville
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful experience. The food was excellent and the Maître D' was over and above what you would expect. He gave us valuable travel information for our onward journey the following day. Will definitely return again when we next visit Carmel.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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94 reviews 94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had a terrific dinner here early on a Friday night. All staff we encountered were friendly and attentive, and made us feel welcome. Seating is very comfortable--no table is located on top of another. The "bread" is a crispy yet tender wonton-like square that was addictive. We had delicious fresh calamari as an appetizer and the waiter proactively brought... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by the hotel front desk. We are so glad we followed the advice. The sea bass and halibut were so perfect and sauce was so tasty you could eat it with the spoon ( they actually provide the spoon :-)) they were a little slow on service however we were served delicious chips with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 831 625 1962

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?