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California Fish Grill

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3988 Barranca Pkwy, Ste B, Irvine, CA 92606-8260
949-654-3838
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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  • 41
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  • 35
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Fish

It's a no frills place for a quick fishy meal with family. There's outdoor seating too. There are plenty of healthy grilled choices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

It's a no frills place for a quick fishy meal with family. There's outdoor seating too. There are plenty of healthy grilled choices.

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Irvine CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I love fish but tacos leave my cold; my friends took me to California Fish grill. The fish is fresh there is not fishy flavor. The price is right. Their fish and chips are great. I had to take some of it home.. more than I could eat there. It is a good place to go for fresh fish that... More 

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Irvine, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Sometimes a lengthy queue but I'll still happily wait. I usually go for the Salmon, my husband for the Battered fish but it never disappoints. If it's busy you may struggle to sit and eat outside but you can normally find inside seating available. Sells wine and beer also and it's inexpensive, especially considering the quality.

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Irvine, California
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68 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Fresh fish and poki, with outdoor seating. I prefer the Baramundi, and its the most expensive thing on the menu at around $11, but the Swai or Tilapia is around $7-8 and is really tasty, comes with 2 sides. The fish is grilled fresh right in front of you. The place is always busy and that means, they are doing... More 

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Irvine, California
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11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is not a fancy restaurant but the fish is fresh and it is the best on town. The prices is also very good. Don't expect to find a fancy place, but if you like fresh fish go to the place. During the weekends and a dinner is very crowded, but you can skip the rush hours and enjoy a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Whenever I have the cravings for fish. I go to California fish n grill with my friends. I always order Trout . Very tasty and light.

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Santa Ana, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

There is nearly always a line here, but it moves fast. They have a great selection of entrees on the menu. This last trip I went with their Fish and Chips plate - the beer batter was one of the best I have had - light and flaky, not overly greasy, thoroughly cooked with no soggy bits. The french fries... More 

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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Not a bad place for fish tacos. Menu was pretty broad and service was very good. Enjoyed the corn chowder - was a solid addition to the meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Wonderfully priced, delicious menu of fish which is charcoal cooked along with reasonable wine and beer selections. Outdoor patio with heaters is nice for outside dining

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This was our first trip to this great little fish grill restaurant, we were hungry for lunch and stopped by on a Saturday. The line moves super fast and before we knew it we were ordering. We got our drinks from the beverage bar and got a table inside as it was a bit windy outside. Our food came out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3988 Barranca Pkwy, Ste B, Irvine, CA 92606-8260
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: 949-654-3838

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?