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Golden Fish Seafood Restaurant

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221 Main St, Ste 101, Salinas, CA 93901-2765
831-422-4946
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Pleasantly surprised about the quality of the food; very flavorful and creative! Also surprised by the lack of customers; does this place ever get busy? If not, how do they stay in business? There should definitely be a bigger crowd here on a Friday night for dinner. Will come back and try... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We are in the middle of an 8,000 mile road trip. One of the great things on a trip like this is the people we meet and the discovery of some wonderful places to eat.

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Salinas, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Right in the heart of Oldtown Salinas, the Golden Fish Restaurant is the go-to place for seafood, and a few other choices, in downtown Salinas. They have been in business for at least 18 years so they must be doing something right. The food was wonderful. I had the Alfredo Pasta Seafood Combo, and my wife had the Chicken Tostada.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great food, friendly faces, great service excellent experience. Thank you Thumbs up.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This restaurat is so.good I think they are bieng in business for over 18 years so.this mean alot,,,,there clam showder is bery good.the cajun pranws totasda with salsa fresca and mango salsa oooh is exelent,,,

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Bass Lake, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

While visiting my daughter, we had our first time eating at this restaurant on Main St. in old downtown Salinas. Our server was friendly and personal. He chatted with us and invited us back again. The Salmon Fish Bowl was very tasted, but the fish was over cooked to the point of being very dry. The Alfredo Fettucine was good... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We have know this restaurant 10 years and visit it yearly when we travel to California if at all possible. Our favorite dishes -- lobster bisque soup, pescador marina and of the New Zealand Green-lip mussels were all as excellent as ever this trip. This is truly a gem, located in Old Town, but worthy of drawing any San Jose/San... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The food was just okay, nothing extraordinary. The staff was not very friendly and I can understand why this place is not well attended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Pleasantly surprised about the quality of the food; very flavorful and creative! Also surprised by the lack of customers; does this place ever get busy? If not, how do they stay in business? There should definitely be a bigger crowd here on a Friday night for dinner. Will come back and try other dishes; the Cajun Tilapia was delicious and... More 

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Salinas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Every ingredient was present in the large, fresh, delicious salad. Salmon grilled to perfection then placed on fresh local greens, served with lightly grilled bread on a large oval plate. Dessert this visit was key lime pie(flan is fab also). Very nice wine list featuring local wines. Excellent service /food. Inside/outside dining. Old Town Salinas gem!

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Elk Mound, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

Stopped here as I was passing through for a business trip. Got the lobster bisque and shrimp dish with capers. Both were great. (Could taste the shells--meaning they were very fresh). The server was very quick and friendly. Definitely recommend!

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Additional Information about Golden Fish Seafood Restaurant

Address: 221 Main St, Ste 101, Salinas, CA 93901-2765
Phone Number: 831-422-4946
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
Open Hours:
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
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 221 Main St, Ste 101, Salinas, CA 93901-2765
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: 831-422-4946

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
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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