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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
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
Great fish

This is the best fish around, especially for the low price. It's a go up and order place, then they bring your food to you. Nice portions and great sides. Good selection of fish cooked a variety of ways. I love to go to this place, been there many times.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Pauline H
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Costa Mesa, California, USA
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Costa Mesa, California, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is the best fish around, especially for the low price. It's a go up and order place, then they bring your food to you. Nice portions and great sides. Good selection of fish cooked a variety of ways. I love to go to this place, been there many times.

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Irvine, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you are looking for fresh fish, but not fine dining, this is the place to go. I come here often and take my food to go after the gym. This very casual restaurant is always very busy. I totally recommend calling your order in. I usually get their salmon or their swordfish cajun style. Delicious. Even my son who... More 

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Tulsa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Great place for fish. Not impressed with the limited seating and noise level. Fish entrees were great. Whitefish on rice bed with Garlic butter sauce was exceptional. The price was right for southern Ca. so no surprise there. My wife and I would eat there again if we ever go back.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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69 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
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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irvine
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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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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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?