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All 152 Carmel Restaurants

Flying Fish Grill

Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93921
831 625 1962
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Ranked #3 of 152 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Point Richmond, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Always a great dining experience when in Carmel... Food is off the charts and service is exceptional. Tony, our server, was fantastic! We will be back next time in town!

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Chico, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

As soon as we walked in, we were pleasantly greeted but who I assume were the owners. Everyone that helped us was very nice and helpful. Food was very good, including the flaky crabcake appetizer which we would totally order again. Owner even played the ukelele(?) and sang. Atmosphere was nice, just a bit cozy (tables are close together). Overall... More 

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Santa Monica, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

California/American-inspired Japanese cuisine. Complementary "salsa" (tomato, onion, GINGER!) served w/chips (very thin wheat-based crackers) and sliced cucumber & carrots for our wheat-allergic diner. The California Tower is far superior to any California roll ... the flakely large pieces of crab reminded me it is one of the best foods when dining in the San Francisco Bay/Monterey Peninsula area. The Black... More 

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Merced, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This restaurant serves some of the best varieties of seafood uniquely seasoned that is perfectly paired to give your taste buds a gift.

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Mexico City, Mexico
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We were there on New Year's Eve. The place was packed, it is small, efficiently set up, but a little cramped. Service was perfect, food was out of this world. Shared a shabu shabu (beef and vegetable soup) and had the best salmon I have ever had. Wine list was extense and reasonably priced. Overall, an amazing dinner

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Preston, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Carmel by the Sea is a lovely little village on the Pacific, and this restaurant captures the environment nicely. We were greeted by the husband and wife owners, who continued to be attentive throughout our meal. The service itself was impeccable; we were fortunate to have a great waiter. His recommendations regarding the food and wine were spot on, and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

A long standing Japanese inspired seafood restaurant, we found the food & service to be great. A casual atmosphere with attentive not pretentious service. My only "complaint" would be that the side of steamed vegetables were the same as the vegetables on 2 of the main course. To be fair, the waiter did try to advise us that we didn't... More 

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San Francisco, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We were encouraged by our hotel to try this place out, as it is so popular. We went for a nice dinner for 2 and enjoyed the atmosphere. However, the food was not as good as we were told. I ordered a soup which was supposed to be spicy, but it was way too spicy and I nearly choked on... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Our third trip to the Flying Fish in Carmel, our favorite meal during our visit. The mood is casual with booths that give a private feel. The food is obviously mostly seafood but with a Japanese touch. Everything I've ever eaten there has been delicious such as nut crusted sea bass over potatoes surrounded by a broth with cabbage--tasted so... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This was truly a remarkable meal. The service was exceptional, they provide a respectable wine list and the meal was amazing. The restaurant has a warm ambience, appearing rustic but very comfortable. The spicy tuna tartare and tempura prawns were lovely starters, we ordered the black bean halibut and almond-crusted sea bass and swapped plates halfway so we could both... More 

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Additional Information about Flying Fish Grill

Address: Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93921
Phone Number: 831 625 1962
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Seafood

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