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California Fish Grill

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3988 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92606-8242
19496543838
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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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Santa Ana, California
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Tustin, California
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143 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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

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Modesto, California
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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.

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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 stars 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 

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Boise, Idaho
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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.

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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 stars 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 

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Thank Mark-Helen C
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars 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!

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Thank Leana R
Uniontown
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Party of four and we all had the fish & Chips. The fish is nice and crispy and properly cooked. Flaky and light. Malt vinegar is available as are other condiments like two different tartar sauces. Plenty of food for the price. We took home leftovers. Only issue is the chips (fries) could have been better. Mostly soggy.

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Thank DBurstiner
Irvine, California
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304 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Sunday at 6:00, very crowded and took a while to place our order, longer to get our food. But I really like barramundi and this is one of the few places you can get it. Look for sea bass (barramundi) on the menu, Good, fresh fish, reasonably priced. Nice salsa bar, friendly counter staff, wine and beer available. Food was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
Seafood
Meals
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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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 - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?