Flying Fish

4.1
1127 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Creative Cuisine
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We at Flying Fish take pride in being a Seattle landmark for seafood dining. From our renowned salt + pepper dungeness crab to the most stunning fresh oysters, wild Pacific Northwest salmon and exotic fish from Hawaii, we keep our menu inspired with exciting seasonal selections. Each plate is artfully prepared, and served by our dedicated servers. It is also our pleasure to offer a tasteful selection of local wines and beers. So stop in today for an exquisite seafood dining experience!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Regional American (Northwest)
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Mon - Fri : 11:30am to 3:00pm

Dinner
Daily 5:00pm till Closing

Happy Hour
Daily 3:00pm to 6:00pm, 8:30pm to closing
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Phone number
(206) 728-8595
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Princess Franada
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Private Party Facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family + friends or hosting a corporate outing, Flying Fish can accommodate all your special event needs.
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Private Party Contact
Events Manager: (206) 728-8595
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Catering
Flying Fish catering can provide service to off-premise banquet facilities, corporate locations and other local special events upon request. Please call 206-728-8595 or email us at events@flyingfishseattle.com to inquire.
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Cross Street
Thomas
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Parking Details
Parking is available in our building. The rates are variable during the day and just $2.00 (flat rate) after 5pm. To use the garage enter the alley between Westlake and Terry from Harrison. Our garage entrance is immediately on your right as you enter the alley.
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Public Transit
The South Lake Union Street Car runs every 15 minutes, 6am to 9pm Sunday thru Thursday, and 6am to 11pm Friday and Saturday.
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Special Events & Promotions
$1 Oyster Happy Hour 3:00 to 6:00pm and 8:30pm to closing, daily. Bar area only.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1127 People Are Saying
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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service.

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Q
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

we went for Seattle Restaurant Week. The service was super slow probably because of lunch peak time. Mussels we had smelled really bad and not fresh and I had to throw it up. The appetizer was good though.

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g
Hong Kong
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

You should try the pepper and salt crab. Unique and amazing

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

1 meal was extremely salty, I could not finish, and the other has no flavor. The bar tender was also to wrapped up in the football game to be an attentive waiter. I think the food is extremely over priced. Unfortunately, I would not recommend this restaurant and we will not be going back.

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D
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for restaurant week, staff were wonderful, food was delicious & (mostly) quite heathy
Parking garage was almost free ($2)

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r
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best of Restaurant Week we've experienced! Definitely will go back. Had not been there for years (since they moved from Belltown.) The salmon was delectable; the other two in my group loved the yellow curry scallops!

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RW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Cod sandwich was OK, but the bouillabaisse was awful with old tasting fish. THe green beans were bland. Wouldnt go back.

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j
Seattle
106 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Came here for lunch during Seattle restaurant week. Not sufficient wait staff available. Renaldo, the bus boy saved the day. Wait time for service was 20 minutes! Other tables, there before us were served after us. We realize it was restaurant week but this was a poor example of the restaurant's abilities.
Food's was very, very spicey and it was not mentioned on the menu description.

Very disappointed. Would not return.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was good but the service could be better. We were seated at the corner; maybe that's the reason why no server came to us until we asked for one. Got the food an hour after we got to the restaurant. Also waited for half an hour after we asked for the bill.

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K
Seattle
55 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The foods and the services was good. I meet up with my co-workers for lunch during restaurant week.

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KA
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious, and the sauces are always the perfect complement to the dish.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Out of clams, wrong oysters, flat wine, ahi in starter not fresh. Left after apps and wine and went to Elliott’s. Not the Flying Fish of yesteryear. Too bad

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MD
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was pretty good, but maybe not quite worth the price compared to alternative dining options

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ST
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We reserved for a new employee lunch. We had vegetarian options as appetizers and each ordered their own choice.

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OT
Seattle
65 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

both dishes we had were very good! waiter was very nice and offered suggestions

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MM
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Underwhelming at best. Good happy hour with a great oyster deal but the food itself was meh and the server was very nice but not attentive.

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JH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had the clams to start, excellent. Salmon for main was delicious

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PJ
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect spot to grab a yummy meal! Everything is extra fresh@ The staff are very nice and attentive.

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DA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Someone suggested the Flying Fish to us and I'm so glad they did. We started with salad, and I begged for the recipe, with no luck, but worth the ask! The pan seared scallops were out of this world. The best I've ever tasted. Michael our waiter was very helpful and attractive. I only wish we had this restaurant in Southern California where we live.

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KA
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Flying Fish has a beautiful, well-stocked bar. The service was prompt and friendly. The food was delicious--the curried mussels are a must-have. It's happy hour all day on Sunday. Such a deal.

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SC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stacey greets you at the door with a genuine beautiful smile. Thank you Stacey for making my goofy husband feel so relaxed. Sasha, the bartender and server, was pleasant and efficient. We like to order something we don't make at home. The Ahi Tuna Poke was amazing. Truely fresh and appealing. Among the many items to chose for dinner, we decided on the Halibut and the Black Cod. These were absolutely scrumptious. The Pineapple Bread Pudding was a pleasant surprise. This is gem in the neighborhood for sure. I have this restaurant on the my list to treat myself and friends to again. Thank you

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DG
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was great. Highly recommend this place

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JR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good; service was excellent too.

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M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The ahi poke bowl was crammed with ahi! Great deal! Yumaroo!

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KB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

You won't find many places in the region that serve baked or pan-cooked fish. Tom Douglas restaurants are an exception, and Flying Fish has lots of delicious fish options to choose from. In addition, the recipes (both drinks and food) are creative masterpieces. Each plate had a unique spectrum of flavor and texture, and each was most gratifying. This is an excellent place to experience culinary genius at work.

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SN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very pleasantly surprised at an excellent experience- my colleague and I were looking for a light dinner within walking distance from our hotel. Would definitely return and highly recommend.

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BM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

This was one of the worst dining experience that I have had for a long time. The food was mostly from inedible to lousy. The service was poor. The follow up by those alleged with responsibility to do something was awful. When asked by the hostess if we would return and give them another chance; my answer was never.

I have been going to Flying Fish for years and always enjoyed a meal there. How could they have let things slip so much? Our Caesar Salad was drowned in dressing and inedible. My wife's fish chowder was tasteless and was replace by skewered shrimp that were overcooked. My King Salmon was overcooked and dry. We were with another couple from the East Coast and were offered a complimentary dessert, which took 1/2 hour to arrive at the table. We could not get anyone's attention in order to receive our bill and when it came they charged for the chowder and the shrimp, which was adjusted upon pointing it out to the person who came to the table. It took forever to check back in order to pay, since I could not get out of there fast enough. It seemed like our server had given up on us and never came back.

What a huge disappointment. Flying Fish should close and morph itself into a decent restaurant since it's current condition is unacceptable.

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WB
Wilmington
6 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

People the food is good, but I rated it low hoping to get your attention.

THEY DO NOT TAKE RESERVATIONS. ................

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KL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Really bad. This place has tanked. Our service was atrocious. It took 15 min just to order drinks then in the middle of ordering dinner the server simply walked away and started watching the soccer match playing up at the bar. After they finally took our order it took another 45 minutes to get our food. They screwed up the orders and 3 out of 4 fish plates were completely over cooked. My seared Tuna dish was completely cooked through and so dry it was almost not edible. I finished less than half my plate. The icing on the cake was the mandatory 20% tip they stuck on the bill for the horrible service. No wonder he didn’t work our table better. He already knew he was getting paid. Had I had more backbone, I would have made them remove the tip. It will be a cold before I ever go back. Sad.

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DA
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice place with good food. Excellent service. We had oysters during Happy Hour which was nice and not too pricey. Rest of the meal was pleasant as well.

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a
Hawaii
48 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good fish selection; well prepared. Good service and well enjoyed dinner.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

I was surprised that Sunset Magazine recommended this place.It feels very much like a chain with no heart. The food wasn’t terrible but the whole package was “Meh.”

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MS
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The waiter did not seem to be all there for our table or the table behind us. We ordered quite a bit of food that he chose to not write down but luckily, he chose to repeat it back before realizing he forgot about two plates.
It was an all right dinner and ambience, but I would not go back for another special occasion.

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m
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Came for happy hour with my husband and toddler. We ordered 3 dozen oysters and popcorn chicken. Everything was delish! Our server was attentive and kind, esp to my fussy toddler! Food came our quickly.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We went for their happy hour and got oysters and scallops. The fact that they had scallops was what made them stand out from all other happy hours. We were just in town visiting so we were on the happy hour oysters hunt. However we had to try their signature black pepper crab. It was delicious but too salty. The pickled daikon and carrots that came with it was drenched in lime juice and salt instead of the typical brine. Everything was still good. Not sure I would go back unless the flavors are more consistent. We can see that everyone (waiters and managers) were trying hard to give us good service and always checking in with us.

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BR
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Happy hour was a really pleasant surprise. We had oysters, mussels and scallops on the half shell. Poke on crisp wafers with a delicious seasoning. The grilled calamari was well seasoned but a bit greasy. Good beer and generous amount of gin with the tonic. Great service - friendly, professional and attentive. We ate outside and it was lovely.

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C
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

ONLY EAT HERE IF YOU HAVE 2 HRS OR MORE. Food is good but service is horrible. They definitely need help that work. 2 guys waited on all tables, several stood around.

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MD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Happy hour deal is great! Other menu is also no disappointment.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Interior reminds me of a hotel lobby. The elevator music in the background was kind of lame. So overall the ambience took away from the evening although the food was good.

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B
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love flying fish and cannot wait for the return of the Seafood PotPie... it is the best !!!
We come often enough that sometimes on a slow night they will add the pastry to the chowder and oh, how happy that makes us.
We are within walking distance and how fortunate we are.
Your team is the BEST.
Barbara Huenink

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