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“Could have had the same dinner in Nashville at a cheaper price...”
Review of Flying Fish

Flying Fish
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Ranked #378 of 4,276 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Thomas
Transit: The South Lake Union Street Car runs every 15 minutes, 6am to 9pm Sunday-Thursday and 6am-11pm Friday and Saturday.
Reviewed 1 August 2014

The food was "ok"...definitely not spectacular. Our family of four's dinner was a little more than $100 and that did not include any alcohol. The entire time spent there took way too long for as few people that were in the establishment. And the food was nothing more than mediocre. We have had much better SEAfood dinners in restaurants located in the middle of the United States. Sadly, the best things on their menu wasn't even their seafood dishes, but instead more "comfort-food" type of dishes. Unfortunately, not one of us walked out there completely satisfied nor full.

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Thank ShawnJoy
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

Three nights in Seattle and third night eating salmon. Is it possible to have bad salmon in Seattle? Salmon here was good, but tasted like it had been basted in butter. The beet salad was very good, as was the seafood chowder. Fun cocktails, nice list of wines by the glass, although their only merlot was very tannic. Very good service.

Thank yellowlabmom
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

The best thing I can say about the experience is that I found a great parking spot. I lived in Seattle for nearly a decade in the 2000's, and was returning with a friend from back east to visit. We decided to go to a great fish place, and of course, I immediately thought of the Flying FIsh. Worst. Decision. Ever. The setting is lack luster, the calamari adequate - certainly not special - but both the dungeness crab cakes and the catfish were absolutely inedible! I left 95% of it on my plate. The crab cake looked like someone picked it up at the QFC and drizzled a little something on it, along with some wilted greens. The presentation of the cat fish was nicer, but that didn't make up for the fact that it tasted like spicey fried shoe leather. The beer selection, for such a great beer town, was lousy, and the wine selection lackluster. Just such a disappointment all around. The waiter was unenthusiastic and a bit pompous in his suggestions (which I took, much to my chagrin). Just a terrible, and very expensive, meal and experience. Will never go back. This place is coasting on its name. It needs to go. I would have rather gone to Ivars.

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2  Thank oakapple71
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Flying Fish has very good seafood and inventive creations. The atmosphere is great and wait staff is friendly (our server Jamie was especially pleasant). There is outdoor seating if you want it. Most interesting was the fried whole Rockfish, a rather imposing presentation and very tasty. The restaurant is along the trolley line (tram) and is easy to get to but is not close to the central part of the city. The tram line does go from the Monorail to the lake, so there are many other stops that can be bundled into a visit to the restaurant. Portions are adequate and entrees are typically $20 - $30, typical of City restaurants. All the dishes we sampled were delicious.

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Thank la901
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

It was my husband's first trip to Seattle and he absolutely just wanted seafood with local flavors. We looked up the restaurants around Bell town, Pike Place Market, Seattle Center and he spotted this joint. We walked 30 min from Pioneer Square to the other side of downtown area. It is more of a yuppie neighborhood.
We were there really early, and there were 3 tables of guests in addition to the young crowd at the bar for happy hours. The menu was predominantly seafood dishes and they were just names of the fishes. We were told that it changes daily so it is up to the chef's fancy to pick whatever are available on the market and improvise. We ordered crisp calamari, king salmon and halibut. They were sooooo fresh and tender but crispy outside! What truly blew us away was the sauces. The cilantro mayo sauce with the peppery panko crusted calamari not only tasted amazing, also made a great visual presentation. The fishes were delicately cooked and prepared with aroma infused sauces. It was a culinary trip of surprises!

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Thank Kaili49
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