Mission Street and Seventh Avenue, Carmel, CA | Directions 9392336.553782 -121.920953
When in Carmel, try the Flying Fish restaurant! – We are locals and we love this place! I can't even IMAGINE where the person who gave this one star was eating - certainly NOT at Flying Fish! Owners Kenny and Tina Fukumoto have started several successful restaurants in the Carmel area over the years, and this remains a favorite. Often we just get several appetizers and share, rather than a full meal. Nice wine list, pricing is reasonable for Carmel, service is exceptional and the food is fresh and prepared with skill and love. They make all the sauces there in house too! We usually wait to visit Carmel until "locals time" (October through about May) and usually on an early weeknight, we get wonderful service that way and plenty of parking. If you're going during busy times, reservations are a must as this is not a big place! Ambiance is rustic and charming, dress is casual, food is spectacular!
Best value in Carmel by the sea – My wife and I had dinner tonight at Carmel by the sea restaurant called The Flying Fish. What an excellent pick, we had (2) entrees, (1) appetizer a bottle of wine and one dessert for $115.00 dollars. Great value for the money the service was great, the food was excellent and we had a very romantic dinning experience.
Highly recommend, (Nashville, TN)
Oh my God what a true value this place is ................................. Great value & food – Wher do I even start, my Husband and I did the walk in thing at The Flying Fish Restaurant on a monday night. We ordered the Shrimp curry soup excellent value at $7.50 for a heaping bowl. The house appetizer was fried wontons with a red chili sauce, excellent... I ordered the 9 oz lobster with curry rice and steamede veggies, and my Husband ordered the house speciality of chillian sea bass... we had a bottle of wine and the entire tab was $107.00 dollars. What a great value, the food was excellent, the ambiance was very romantic (fireplace dinner side). The service was excellent, there was zero wait time and the food was really good... what a gem of a find! definitely a place to come in the future!!
Best Sea Bass – I make it a point of comparing Sea Bass from all points across America and The Flying Fish was right on target. Very close friends of ours who are locals in Pebble Beach treated my wife and I to an evening of site seeing and fine seafood. I found the chips and salsa refreshing but the Sea Bass was out-of-this-world. My only regret was in returning the next day to purchase a Flying Fish gift card to surprise our friends for a going-away present, the establishment was closed until 5PM (after our flight back to Texas) It will have to wait until next time. Great food and great service.
Best appetizer and entree – I went there for Christmas of 2007, the appetizer is the chips with salas source. It was the best appetizer ever. I could not resist. I have a the special of the night, lobster. The lobster was great, juicy and i could taste the freshness of the lobster. My boyfriend had the seabass. The seabass was juicy with the crushy slices of almond on top of it. It was delicious. The environment is very cozy, i think it is Japanese style. I think it is very romantic too. Highly recommand and i will definitely go again. The service was wonderful.
Low grade food- unbelievabley rude waiter – We walked in loving the ambiance. Never been there before. It all seemed great UNTIL we tried the so called California Roll which was made of low grade imitation crab for a whopping $7.00 thank you! The rice that is was rolled in was over cooked so that it had a creamy texture. Very un-Asian. We also had the Seared Peppered Ahi, in which the fish was cooked perfect, but like the other reviewer mentioned, way too much soupy, liquidy broth. The spicy tuna appetizer was terrible. Dry and not a good flavor. I took 2 bites and returned it. Hey, they are charging $12.00 for DOG FOOD!!
Then, the second hot Saki was SOOOO hot, my husbands tongue was practically burned. Throughout this bad experience, our waiter offered no alternatives to the spicy tuna stuff, and did not seem interested in righting the wrong. And to add insult to injury, this so -called great owner everyone mentions, blurts out to us on the way out the door "so was everything else OK besides the..." If he knew about the situation, why did'nt he come to our table earlier? Lower than mediocre, ridiculously over-priced food and unprofessional unhelpful service. If they want to do Asian, I suggest the chef go to a few places like Nama Sushi in Walnut Creek Ca and take some lessons. Otherwise, they should just strictly go American. I have no idea why this place got so many good reviews. Will not go back.
Excellent Service, Food and Atmosphere – We recently went up to Carmel for the weekend and wanted to take my inlaws there to eat, who were visiting us from Japan. We very stupidly went to the Flying Fish restaurant without reservations ahead of time. The owner Kenny was very gracious and let us in anyway and gave us a great table to boot. The food was great, the wait staff was excellent. We were there for a good hour and a half and they fussed over us constantly making sure we were happy and had everything we needed. I had a hard time deciding between their signature shrimp curry soup and the tuna sashimi dish, I finally settled on the shrimp curry soup which I had no regrets about whatsoever. I had gotten up to use the bathroom and when I came back, the waiter had brought us a plate of the fresh tuna sashimi complimentary of the owner. It was extremely generous of them and showed a lot of class. You will not be disappointed, if you want to impress someone, take them there.
YOU WILL FLY! – Went here with three friends and I ordered the vegetable soup..light with a clean ,simple taste
and we also ordered the beautifully presented Teriyaki New York Steak. This place is
great if you are with friends and want to splurge! The waiter was knowledgeable
and very professional.I highly recommmend reservations! This place was packed
on a Saturday night and expect to spend money since this is a nice place.
The restaurant is located at the lower part of the plaza and the staircase will
take you to world of taste. A great dining experience in Japanese food fused with a
touch of Cali and Asian tastes.
Explodes all the other fish restaraunts out of the water! – If you are planning to go to Carmel for a night then the Flying Fish is a must. The seafood is off the charts and the service is amazing.
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