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Golden Fish Seafood Restaurant

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221 Main St, Ste 101, Salinas, CA 93901-2753
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting Salinas this is a great place to eat in the downtown area. Reasonable prices, fresh tasty food, great variety along with friendly owner(s) and staff. The lobster bisque is definitely worth it. Would visit again.

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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

I stopped in this small restaurant because I wanted seafood. I wasn't disappointed! I had the Combo fettuccine plate and my daughter had the fried calamari and prawns. It was delicious!

Thank Diana R
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

When in Salinas, eat great seafood at Golden Fish. Central American brothers (I think they're brothers) have a good menu that you can pick anything, and have an outstanding meal. My favorite is their green cashew tilapia, or the Calamari Provencal. Stay for the food after pondering the atmosphere..... you'll be glad you stayed.

Thank dennis a
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

There are a lot of food choices on the menu; salads, sandwiches, pastas, some seafood.The food we ordered could have been better, salt and pepper seem to have been lacking in all dishes. The waiter we had was nice and friendly, but we probably will not go again.

Thank Bee P
Salinas, California
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

I had lunch today with companion at the Golden Fish Seafood Restaurant. We had the Clam Chowder, one bowl and one cup, with toasted French bread, and we split the calamari appetizer. The clam chowder was New England style and it was excellent. It was freshly prepared today, and it was delicious. The potatoes were done, the clams were still... More 

Thank Keith N
Monterey, California
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

Delicious food, creatively prepared, beautifully presented. Today at lunch I thoroughly enjoyed their "Camerones Cleopatra" - fresh scampi sauteed in a white wine, shallots, and garlic cream sauce. It went quite well with a glass of Morgan Chardonnay (Monterey). Service is friendly and fast. Decor is casual and inviting.

Thank Steve B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2014

We are in the middle of an 8,000 mile road trip. One of the great things on a trip like this is the people we meet and the discovery of some wonderful places to eat.

1 Thank Phil B
Salinas, California, United States
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2014

Right in the heart of Oldtown Salinas, the Golden Fish Restaurant is the go-to place for seafood, and a few other choices, in downtown Salinas. They have been in business for at least 18 years so they must be doing something right. The food was wonderful. I had the Alfredo Pasta Seafood Combo, and my wife had the Chicken Tostada.... More 

3 Thank Dan G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Great food, friendly faces, great service excellent experience. Thank you Thumbs up.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank Igor V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

This restaurat is so.good I think they are bieng in business for over 18 years so.this mean alot,,,,there clam showder is bery good.the cajun pranws totasda with salsa fresca and mango salsa oooh is exelent,,,

Thank Freddie R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
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 - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 Main St, Ste 101, Salinas, CA 93901-2753
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: 831-422-4946

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?