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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
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  • 74
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 9
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  • 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
Great change from Californian cuisine

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
Skimum123
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Sydney, Australia
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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English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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Encinitas, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We live in San Diego, so are no strangers to good sea food. The halibut I had at Flying Fish Grill was probably the best I've ever had. Also adding to the experience was a delightful host and wait staff. I love the way they've broken the restaurant into little intimate 4-table alcoves. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Delicious, imaginative food from the complimentary fried wonton squares with fruity salsa to the ahi tuna tartar, excellently prepared Alaskan cod Creme brullee with berry garnishes -- one of best we've ever had (who knew in a Japanese restaurant!) Service: outstanding; one of best servers I've ever had; attentive but not overbearing, authentic, friendly. hostess/owner welcoming. Ambiance: cozy, nice booths,... More 

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

After hearing rave reviews from friends and locals, I thought I would give Flying Fish Grill a try. Reservations are a must as this spot is quite popular - especially on evenings that the Sunset Center has events. Flying Fish did not disappoint. From the special request of a 'quiet' table, to the attentive, professional and knowledeable wait-staff to the... More 

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England
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16 reviews 16 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We wanted to book a restaurant to celebrate my husband's birthday whilst we were staying near Carmel. After spending some time reading various restaurant reviews I decided that the Flyish Fish would be a good choice. By the time we booked there were only tables available at 5.30 or 8.30. (It was a Saturday night in November.) We decided that... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We came here for dinner on a Saturday night early November and we were a bit disappointed. Perhaps we had our expectations set too high from the reviews on tripadvisor. We have read reviews that the restaurant is an authentic Japanese restaurant and the seafood was fresh. Seafood was fresh - there is no doubt about that but this restaurant... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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306 reviews 306 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
258 helpful votes 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Do you ever have one of those meals and your spouse orders the best courses and yours are disappointing? Well, that was our experience at this restaurant. We started with the panko crusted calamari. It was okay and pretty basic. I ordered a salad and the dressing was way too salty. My husband ordered the shrimp curry soup and it... 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?