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3988 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92606-8242
+1 949-654-3838
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11:00 am - 9:30 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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Irvine, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Austin, Texas
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160 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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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 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 

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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 

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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 

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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

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Modesto, California
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89 reviews
45 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.

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SF Bay Area
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115 reviews
72 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 

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Boise, Idaho
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: +1 949-654-3838
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?