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California Fish Grill

3988 Barranca Pkwy, Ste B, Irvine, CA 92606-8260
949-654-3838
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Ranked #4 of 531 restaurants in Irvine
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
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  • English first
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  • Japanese first
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English first
irvine, ca
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Not bad for what you pay, slather your fresh fish in garlic sauce or cajun style, the salmon salad is YUMMY!!! You can substitute your side for grilled zucchini

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Costa Mesa, California, United States
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Since I live and work nearby, I have had lunches and dinners here dozens of times over the past several years. It's a favorite among my co-workers. In the realm of casual/quick dining, California Fish Grill tops my list in terms of good food and good value. For 10-12 bucks, the typical portion of fish that is served is worth... More

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Eastvale, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised that a fast, not too expensive, place existed in Irvine that also had excellent food. I had the white fish served cajun style with cole slaw. I enjoyed it very musc so ordered the same dish the next time I was there. The food was consistently good.

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Irvine, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Really enjoy this place, they have a lot to chose from and everything I have tried in the past has been good. Most seafood places are always overpriced or their food isn't the freshest, can't say I've experienced any of that with California Fish Grill. I prefer the salmon but the shrimp tacos are also hard to pass up. Would... More

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Hollywood, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Little money but you want fish? Then come here. When I want a good size meal that includes fish and little to spend I come here. This is actually a chain. I usually stay away from chains, but this place is an exception to the rule. I always get the grilled fish with garlic butter (I know I should not... More

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Santa Ana
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104 reviews 104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I am a big fan of the CFG franchise and have visited almost all of the locations. I would say this is a great location with a lot of action and is close to other shops nearby. Love the Salmon as well.

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Norfolk, Nebraska
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Fun atmosphere with fast service and delicious seafood selections. We had the crab cakes and the fried pollack and both were scrumptuous. I especially enjoyed the coleslaw which had almonds and raisins tucked in with a delightful sauce.

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Yuma, Arizona
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Is this the best fish you've ever had? No, but it is right up there and it is relatively inexpensive and the service was quick and efficient. And...you get a ton of food for the cost. My wife and I both opted for the standard fish and chips (pollock) while I added some scallops. It was our first time here... More

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Tustin, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food is great with the vareity of grill fish available to you. They are flexible with substitutions. The portions are more than enough for one person. The price point is great for lunch cost. It's average of $10. This location is a very popular location and always packed during lunch time. If you are in a hurry, you might want... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place for grilled seafood, battered or grilled fish & shrimp tacos. Garlic butter or Cajun seasoning - my kids love this place, too! They have nice lunch combo specials, too! Quick, friendly service.

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