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“Carmel At It's Best” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Flying Fish Grill

Flying Fish Grill
Ranked #3 of 156 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Gluten Free, Japanese, Pacific Rim
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Carmel At It's Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

This excellent restaurant is a "must" for seafood lovers. Begin your meal with the delightful lightly gingered tomato salsa served with fried won tons and move on to an amazing appetizer, such as their deconstructed California roll. The main courses are creative and perfectly prepared. For example, the Alaskan Black Cod, a fish that's easy for restaurants to overcook, was moist, delicate, and served with a light and flavorful papaya/avocado/links salsa, which enhanced the flavor of this fresh fish. The wait staff was spot on. The wine list was excellent. We are looking forward to our next trip to Carmel and the Flying Fish will be on our list of "must do."

Visited September 2013
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St. Helena, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Incredible menu, preparation, and flavors!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Wish I could go back once a week :) The food was delicious and the atmosphere and energy were great!

Visited September 2013
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Salinas, California
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Make reservations for this restaurant. Went here for are first year anniversary wasn't what I wanted but still had a great dinning environment and experience. We ordered the Clay Pot which was a fresh seafood soup you cook yourself. Although it was good I wish we would have ordered other things on the menu. I will go again.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Flying Fish was recommended by our hotel and was a great choice for dinner. Not sure if we hit it on an off night but we found the wait staff to be just ok. The food, however, made up for it. Great choices of interestingly prepared very fresh fish

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank SaS02110
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Northern Virginia
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136 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We had dinner at the restaurant based on the Trip Advisor reviews and we're glad we did. This is an Asian fusion style restaurant. The decor reminded me of a restaurant I had visited in Tokyo several years ago. The hosts were friendly. Our waitress was quick and very friendly too. Food was outstanding. My wife and I both had seafood and both felt it was outstanding. Highly recommended. We went mid week in early September. We had a reservation for an early dinner, but didn't need it. We had no trouble finding a parking space at about 5:00 pm, while we did a little window shopping before dinner.

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