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“Inovative, Inventive, Perfect”
Review of Flying Fish Grill

Flying Fish Grill
Ranked #1 of 158 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Loomis, California
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Inovative, Inventive, Perfect”
Reviewed March 21, 2013

I can't remember the last time we had a meal that was flawless from start to finish. The ginger salsa with fried wontons was great. We had the abalone ($50 and worth it) and the almond sea bass. Both were cooked to perfection. Moist with a crunch on the outside. Dessert was a banana tempura sundae that was wonderful. More than just cooked well, everything is so inventive and different than anything I've ever had. But never at risk of losing the flavors just to be different. Other restaurants can give you a good meal, but it's one that you can get anywhere. The Flying Fish is an experience you can't get anywhere else.

  • Visited March 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Good Food, ?? Service”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Not sure what was up tonight, but the server was asleep. The food was great but experience fell short of a ZAGOT Rating when the menus were left on the table, used plates left on the table, I ended up busing the table myself. On top of that, there was a strange, hobo-looking man sitting at the hostess stand having dinner....that's weird.We thought is was just us, but an adjoining table was complaining about the same thing, laissez faire service. In fairness to the cook staff, someone needs to manage the front room of this place to match the superb kitchen efforts.

  • Visited March 2013
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Canton
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great ending to a perfect day in Carmel”
Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Food and service is top notch. View menu online before you go. Closed for lunch. Cozy, small and popular definitely call for reservations. For a party of 2 looking for romance ask to sit by the fireplace.

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“A Must Try in Carmel!”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Our dinner was an amazing experience from start to finish. We went for my husband's birthday and we both agree we will definitely be coming back. The service by our waiter Tony was exceptional and the ambiance was perfect. The Almond Crusted Sea Bass and the Seared Ahi were delicious! Probably the best seafood dinner we have ever had. The owner also played the Ukulele and sang Happy Birthday to my husband.... it was super sweet! We highly recommend the Flying Fish Grill!

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Edmonton, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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“Fabulous”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

This restaurant deserves every accolade it receives - the sea bass was one of the best I have ever eaten. Even though it is a fish house my husband had the steak and said it was delicious.

  • Visited March 2013
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