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California Fish Grill

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3988 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92606-8260
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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SF Bay Area
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113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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.

Thank Mike35394
Colorado Springs, United States
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43 reviews
21 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 

Thank Mark-Helen C
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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!

Thank Leana R
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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.

Thank DBurstiner
Irvine, California
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299 reviews
240 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 

Thank 65oski
Bend, Oregon
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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016 via mobile

Found this from reviews - a meal like this on the coast (5 miles away!!) would have cost $ 75.00 and our bill here was $22.00 !!! Food is great, aides are great & decor way cool!!

Thank Fdelidude
Irvine, California
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

I love this fish grill! The seafood is delicious, fresh, and reasonably priced. The only slight bummer is that sometimes you have to wait awhile for the food if it's very busy. I love that they give veggies as a side dish. I've had the shrimp in the past and it was delicious.

Thank Thundergirl990
Palmdale, CA
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

Girl at order register seemed bored and not pleased with my questions. Salmon was slightly on dry sideburns not bad. Two sides - zucchini was good but beans (about 12 little beans in a lot of juice) were not that good. Young man on way out told me to have a nice night sir and I was pleased with that.... More 

Thank GaryOwen
Irvine, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

Great seafood at at very good prices. Our favorite meals are the fish tacos and the trout with garlic butter on the side (they sometimes put a lot, and it's super tasty but kinda defeats the purpose of healthy fish) with rice and beans. The rice and beans here are sooo good. The salsa bar is great and usually very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 92606-8260
  • 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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