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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, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 405
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  • 102
    Very good
  • 39
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  • 11
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  • 9
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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
Simply, one of the finest food experiences one could ever hope for!

I use the word "simply" here cautiously, but deliberately. Simple, yes....simplistic, emphatically no! The ingredients ARE simply pure and fresh, fresh, fresh. But the levels of flavor and texture are anything but simplistic. There is a complexity achieved here with the fewest ingredients that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2014
RJCardinalli
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Kritou Tera, Cyprus
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Kritou Tera, Cyprus
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I use the word "simply" here cautiously, but deliberately. Simple, yes....simplistic, emphatically no! The ingredients ARE simply pure and fresh, fresh, fresh. But the levels of flavor and texture are anything but simplistic. There is a complexity achieved here with the fewest ingredients that defies logic. An example is the almond encrusted sea bass, where I tend to gravitate to... More 

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La Habra, California
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Had New Year eve dinner at this quaint restaurant in Carmel. We had reservations and were seated promptly upon arrival. We were seated in a semi private alcove with 2 tables. Our server immediately greeted us and asked for our drink requests. My daughter asked for apple juice ( which they did not have ) and my wife asked for... More 

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Miami, Florida
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

Small, subdued elegance, privacy, cozy with the owner and his wife over seeing everything make for great service and a wonderful place to eat. All this sets the stage for a great eating experience. We had the Carmel Valley mixed greens salad, fresh& delicious and the California tower, great Dungess crab entre. Followed by the black bean halibut, very juicy,... More 

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Thank Phil H
Santa Rosa, California
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

My husband had the duck and a vegetable soup both of which he swears were wonderful. I was not so lucky. I had the portabella fritters which were heavily battered slices of portabella mushroom. I had to peel off the crust to eat. The troutI had was stuffed with basil and not very tasty, just a lot of basil. Both... More 

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Thank Batyah65
Upland, California, United States
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428 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Great food, creatively prepared, well-presented. Good, friendly service. Quaint atmosphere. Nicely private booths. Not an extensive, but a wide-ranging wine list.

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Thank William D
Zurich, Switzerland
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166 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We ate here 3 years ago and were lucky enough to return on this visit! Wow, the food is fantastic and the staff work together like a well oiled machine. I started with the local artichoke and my daughter the crab salad. Everything tasted fresh and was beautifully presented. For the main course I again ordered the steamed halibut which... More 

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Thank marlena m
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113 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Our hotel said this was one of the best in Carmel and they were right! Good food, wine and service at fair prices but reservations are a must as the restaurant is small. Wish we lived closer so we could go more often.

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Thank LeeandGeorgia
Carmel, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

i had the tempura praws it was very dry not good sides and the creme brule was not very good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Grass Valley, California
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Ordered the seafood pasta with saki butter sauce and could barely stomach it. the seafood tasted awful like it had been sitting around for a few days. The saki butter sauce was beyond bad. The dish cost $25 and our overall meal was well beyond $100. The waiter was great but thats about the only great thing about it. The... More 

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1 Thank chad l
NH
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

A great experience fri minute we entered. Host very friendly; service prompt, setting very charming with beautiful wood booths. The food was very good--I followed it here reviewers and did the almond crusted bass. My wife had the black bass (healthier, but bit quite as good). Our server had good wine recommendations. Overall vet pleasant and pretty reasonable.

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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, Japanese, Barbecue, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?