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“Good sushi, great party atmosphere downstairs!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Flying Fish

Flying Fish
815 King St, Ste A, Alexandria, VA 22314-3031 (Old Town)
703-600-3474
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Ranked #140 of 650 Restaurants in Alexandria
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Thai
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Old Town
Miami, Florida, United States
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85 reviews 85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Good sushi, great party atmosphere downstairs!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

Loved the sushi. Ate here several times and it was consistently good. I also partied here (downstairs) several times. This is as good as it gets on King St. Also, the waiters and bartenders were awesome. Even though our visits were several months apart, the bartenders remembered us! That meant a lot.

Visited May 2011
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Sharon, Massachusetts
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215 reviews 215 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 77 cities Reviews in 77 cities
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
“Good seafood & sushi in suburban VA”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

Overall, a nice find on a business trip.
The grilled salmon was nicely done & tasty
The sushi was average, though the fish were fresh and did not taste like they were frozen for days beforehand.
Its somewhat loud. The artwork was interesting. I would not consider it a date place however.
Still, a nice place for a group of friends or business folks to go after work, albeit pricier than a pub.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cincinnati, OH
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36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Yummy sushi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

The sushi was great but the other menu items were random to mix with great sushi. If you like a traditional salad with ginger dressing this is not the place but if one person likes sushi & the other does not this is your place- think shrimp & grits, bouillabaisse, or jambalaya and other seafood favorites! It was a fun surprise!

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria, VA
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant, friendly and accommodating owner and staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

Flying Fish is a great restaurant with excellent sushi and an interesting menu of other choices. The staff (Jason at the bar, Larry, the owner and all the staff) are friendly and anxious to meet your expectations. Great place for both business travelers who dine alone because they can sit at the bar and enjoy the food and atmosphere. Wonderful for a dinner out for couples or families. The artwork is a feature of the restaurant and the owner (an artist, himself) took great care in choosing fixtures and lighting. For those who want to dine in style with reasonable value, choose Flying Fish next time you are in Old Town Alexandria.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Merritt Island, Florida
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31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Flying Fish”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

Five of us ate dinner at Flying Fish last night, the decibel level was fairly high for a Wednesday night, we were seated next to the tray/dish drop off and the waiters made no attempt to calmly place the dirty dishes in the tray. Two of the wines we chose from the wine menu were not available, but the waiter failed to tell us this until after we ordered them. He said they hadn't carried them for some time nor had they gotten around to changing the wine list. The menu was slightly misleading when it talked about Sushi-grade tuna and salmon, it gave the impression that you could also order it grilled/blackened/or caribe blackened. But that was not the case. The Mahi Mahi fish of the day was the only fish that could be ordered non-sushi style. The grilled Mahi Mahi was excellent, it was served hot, tender, and moist with a fruit salsa. The mango mousse dessert was light and refreshing.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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