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California Fish Grill

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3988 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92606-8242
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Costa Mesa, CA
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Today a friend took me here for my birthday. I ordered the Idaho trout (no bones) with cole slaw and veggies with chimichurri sauce. It was truly excellent...a good-size piece of fish, cooked to perfection. The veggies were also very good. We went at an off-time, so no wait. Can't wait for the mahi-mahi next time. Prices a bit high... More 

Thank teacherjim
Yorba Linda, CA
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have eaten at this restaurant several times and its a great place to get fish. The menu is simple, different types of fish gilled a variety of different ways, like Cajun or garlic lemon. I've had the salmon, fish special and shrimp tacos and they were all grilled well. You order and pay at the counter and then find... More 

Thank winterflwr
Santa Ana, California
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I love the set up of this restaurant - fresh seafood fast. Ordering is walk up and the fish is cooked to order. The restaurant was very clean and well laid out. The staff were super friendly. There is a great selection of seafood: seabass, tuna, salmon, shrimp, etc. The prices seem reasonable but we were ultimately disappointed with the... More 

Thank JoyMcN
Tustin, California
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142 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

The food at this place is very good, but...why are they always running out of items, such as "chimichurri" sauce. Why does the soda is always flat?. The cilantro, why they run out of cilantro...I am just tryin to understand the proces...but the food, is very good.Why do they sell those funky soda

Thank Nicelio
Modesto, California
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

When you see a line out the door waiting to eat you know this place has to be good. The food was delicious and well prepared. There is quite a large selection on the menu. The line never stopped the whole time we were there for dinner. To top it off, the food is reasonably priced. Try the watermelon ginger... More 

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Mission Viejo, California
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

We have eaten here several times now. There is always a line but don't let it scare you. It moves pretty fast. You can mix and match items from their menu so, you get just what you want. The courtyard seating area is nice and very casual.

Thank Gina M
SF Bay Area
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116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

Place was busy up through past 9pm (kitchen closes by 930pm). Various fish, prepared a few ways. Order at counter, food brought. Tap beer and wine available. Good value – not large portions, but sufficient. At an upcharge ($1.25 each) few different kinds of Veggies can be substituted for white rice/cole slaw. Be warned if you think someone in a... More 

Thank TravelwKids4
Boise, Idaho
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

We went to California Fish Grill Tonight and had fish and chips and a side taco. The taco was good, the fish was salty and greasy, coleslaw was old and poor.

Thank Mike35394
Colorado Springs, United States
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

We ate at the Barranca location twice in the past two weeks as it is the closest location to the SNA airport where we were flying in and out. We make it a point to visit the CA Fish Grill on each visit to CA but this is the first try at this location. We were less than impressed with... More 

Thank Mark-Helen C
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Good service...fast but all made fresh. I am glad the menu has been expanded to include more veggies!

Thank Leana R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3988 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92606-8242
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: 19496543838
We are a fast casual seafood restaurant chain that offers quality seafood in large portions at affordable prices. Try us today and "Get Hooked" #CaliforniaFishGrill

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?