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Flying Fish Grill

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Seafood, Asian, Gluten Free, Japanese, Pacific Rim
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Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93921
831 625 1962
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Laguna Beach, California
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206 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

When I made the reservation, I had no idea that Flying Fish had an Oriental bent. I knew from the reviews that the seafood was reported to be excellent, but when the won ton chips w/dipping sauces came, I thought this might be special. It was! Everything that we ordered was truly exceptional, especially the halibut and salmon. We definitely... More 

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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

You must make a reservation. We really enjoyed our meal. We started with 2 appetizers my husband had the California tower basically a deconstructed crab roll, it was delicious, I had ordered a spicy tuna tartare, I did not find it very spicy but it was good. I think I will try the crispy spring rolls next time or get... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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170 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I ate fabulous meals tonight. Flying Fish is an unassuming place. Dress up or dress down, whatever your personal preference may be for the night. We were seated promptly even though we were early for our reservation. Our waiter was attentive and helpful with our choices. The food was fresh and really flavorful. I had the halibut... More 

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monterey county
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We are locals and tend to go the the same couple of favorite restaurants. Wanting something different for my birthday dinner I looked on TA and found Flying Fish. It was terrific. Really unique and delicious fish dishes. Fresh and healthy. Our group of 4 tried the halibut, sea bass and black cod. While the cod was very good, the... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Husband and I really enjoyed our dinner here this week while staying in Carmel. Great food, great service, great atmosphere. We really enjoyed the entire experience and we think they have fresh, quality food prepared in a very caring way by chefs who know what they are doing!

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Perth, Western Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Good welcome, fantastic food! Rich thanks for being a fab host, great recommendations regarding food and wine. And many thanks for the local tips. We loved our night at The Flying Fish! If you love fresh local food with an Asia twist, this is the restaurant for you!

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Meyreuil, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Flying Fish Grill is one of the most popular restaurants in central Carmel for good reasons. The interior is small, but well designed with open wood screens separating the tables, thus creating the environment of private dining, or, in other words, it's cozy and romantic. Reservations over the telephone were cordial, as well as the reception. The service could... More 

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West Hollywood, California, United States
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This place is understated class with food to die for. I have never had fish so good in my life and I grew up in Maine so I have had plenty. The service was also some of the best I have ever had as well. Can not wait to go back

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Highly recommended! Whenever I visit Carmel I make it a point to go to Flying Fish. It has never disappointed. The owners and their staff are always accommodating and the food is superb.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The restaurant was suggested by the local tourism office. You must visit this restaurant, it 's one of these best I've been in. Great atmosphere, brilliant staff and food to die for!! The food was amazing- well presented and such great flavours. I could not fault this experience. It was so good we booked for the next night. Not overly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
Cuisine
Seafood, Asian, Gluten Free, Japanese, Pacific Rim
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mission Street, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: 831 625 1962

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?