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California Fish Grill

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3988 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92606-8242
+1 949-654-3838
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Los Angeles
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome food! Very busy but worth the wait! Call ahead of time! Best bang for the buck! Friendly staff. Clean and neat!

Thank Jan G
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

We eat here often and are never disappointed. Finding a gluten free meal is easy enough and I am confident of the kitchens ability to prevent cross contamination. I typically eat the salads with a grilled fish added.

Thank Sharna K
Irvine, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Fast casual dining - seafood - I had grilled MahiMahi with grilled zucchini and sweet potato fries. Delicious. Perfectly prepared. Short wait. No loud noise. Family-oriented. Indoor and outdoor dining. Craft draft beer on tap. No server other than they bring the food to your table. Cannot beat these prices that us why this local chain is so successful. We... More 

Thank oaktree2015
Austin, Texas
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169 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant takes some learning of the rules. Upon entering one stands in line to order and pay in advance for your food and drinks. If you want more than one drink, better order now. The food selection was very good, but the order taker got it wrong. I asked for no sauce on the grilled fish and no oil,... More 

Thank chinesesun
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 October 22, 2016

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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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 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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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 73 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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93 reviews
49 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 

1 Thank Thomas N
Mission Viejo, California
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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

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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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
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: +1 949-654-3838
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?