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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
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 314
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 9
    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
Most recent review
What a great find.

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Nick F
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Aston Flamville
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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441 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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miami
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
64 helpful votes 64 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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Astoria oregon
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1,052 reviews 1,052 reviews
669 restaurant reviews
512 helpful votes 512 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Carmels funky fresh fish served Japanese style. Incredible calamar for appetizer. Some have been spoiled having this great fare and the old economics rule of diminishing return. How much is that slice of apple pie worth on the third or fourth serving. This is an incredibly great choice for seafood when one is in Carmel.

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Oakville, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

If you are a true lover of seafood then this is. A restaurant you cannot afford to miss. The seafood is very fresh and prepared by a chef who knows what he is doing and in a very imaginative way . The subtle touches of his Japanese heritage add a very delicious nuance and texture to the preparation of the... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The fish was exceptional. We started with fried calamari, which was some of the freshest we ever had. My husband had the Ahi Tuna, which was delicious, and I had the sea bas, which was amazing and some of the best fish I have ever had. It's a really cool Japanese atmosphere, and the service was exceptional. I would definitely... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

we has a great dinner at flying fish. everything was perfectly prepared and served with impeccable style. thank you!

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London
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130 reviews 130 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

From start to finish this place was a joy and the best meal we've had in California since arriving. The manager is the most friendly and informative person you could find in a restaurant and on arriving he gave us a choice of tables (how often does that happen?) We selected one opposite a fire. The restaurant is so cosy.... More 

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Carmel, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This restaurant used to be one of the best Carmel has to offer. I have dined here many times over the past seventeen years I have lived in Carmel. It has long been a go-to restaurant for us to take out-of-town guests. Unfortunately, for the past couple of years, we have found this restaurant has gone down hill, both in... 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?