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Blackfish at Tulalip Resort Casino
Blackfish at Tulalip Resort Casino

Blackfish at Tulalip Resort Casino Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tulalipresort.com/dining/blackfish.aspx
  • Phone: (360) 716-1100
  • Hours of Operation: Dining Room: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Friday-Saturday: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Bar: Monday-Sunday: 5:00 pm - 1:30 am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Chef David Buchanon
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit: On Site.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet is offered through the casino and hotel entrances.
A word from Blackfish at Tulalip Resort Casino
The finest Pacific Northwest cuisine, prepared using traditional Tulalip Tribal techniques. Enjoy salmon skewered onto Ironwood spears and cooked over an alder wood coals, fresh oysters
hand shucked to order at the oyster bar, and an extensive list of Northwest wines
and local micro brews.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "My husband and I have dined here several times over the last few years. We always enjoy it. The seafood choices are terrific and well-prepared."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Best anniversary dinner my husband and I have ever had."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I took my wife to the Tulalip Casino for a night out on her 30th birthday - spa, dinner, drinks, a few slots etc... Blackfish did not dissapoint. We shared the 'Salmon on a stick' and the Halibut. They were both amazing. Our waitress was terrific, the ambiance was great and we had a wonderful time."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The clams with apple wood smoked bacon and delicious broth is the best there is! The service is always excellent. Very attentive servers and makes great recommendations."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Our 2nd visit and we were not disappointed - all the dishes were great - fresh tasty oysters and the salmon - smoked assortment and their heritage on a stick - excellent. Good pace, friendly and professional staff......every meal at any of the Tulalip restaurants has been a pleasure."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "First off the food is great and you even get an entertaining glimpse into the kitchen from most tables. Secondly its nice to be able to mix and match meal options. Finally the staff is friendly and efficient. Great experience overall. Cheers"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "We were very happy to have chosen to spend our 20th anniversary dinner here. The low lighting and tasteful décor set the stage for a romantic dinner. We were blown away with the quality and presentation of our entrées. Each plate was full of flavor and portions were large. The service was also great and attentive."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Went for an anniversary dinner. Amazing food, excellent service! A little dark but other than that, great ambience. Waitress went out of her way to bring us a complimentary customized anniversary dessert. Will definitely be returning!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Nothing in Seattle beats the food, quality, presentation, atmosphere, wine selection, service. Blackfish can go head to head with anything Seattle or Bellevue has to offer. What a luxury to have 5 Star dining North."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Service and servers were outstanding. At least our waitress was constantly waiting on us and very helpful in explaining the various types of dishes and what to expect. Our waitress name was Jill, from Alaska. Extra ordinary. We were able to enjoy our dinner because we were made very clear what we are ordering. How about a raise for her!!!!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I went here for my birthday and loved the food. The crab crusted halibut was superb! The only thing I did not like was the cous cous that comes with the meal. I tried to substitute it for red potatoes but was told they do not do substitutions for that meal. I tried it after my aunt told me it is wonderful but I did not like it at all and wound up leaving it all on the plate. I would have rather have had the potatoes. I was somewhat disappointed that they do nothing for birthdays. No special dessert, drink, anything. I will go back to this restaraunt someday because the halibut was great but I will not go for a special occasion again."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The seafood bowl was amazing as was the crab covered halibut. Our server, male, was great! They offered us a free dessert as our meal took longer than expected."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This is the first time the Blackfish was a disappointment, mostly with my husband's Oyster order. The restaurant was very busy and the service slow."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Have gone here twice and the service and food were great."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Took my wife to the Tulalip Resort for her birthday and recommended Blackfish based on a previous visit while attending a conference in Everett, WA. Our group enjoyed it a year ago and my wife absolutely enjoyed this past weekend...excellent presentation/taste/service (i.e., Lucy)...Filet Mignon for her ...Halibut for me. Returned the 2nd night (Tulalip Bay closed Monday)...another out-the-park with Northwest Seafood Bounty and excellent wine recommendations."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "....went in a little skeptical but came away really impressed. Had a great time."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "the food is good and the place is really loud. they do up scale meals. the salmon is prepared very well. ask for the sauces on the side ,or it can over power the meat of your choice."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "First off, this restuarant is in a very busy casino. Therefore, you can expect to see patrons from mature couples wearing a dress and jacket & tie selecting from the wine list to a table of twenty-something males wearing baseball caps backwards and chugging Bud Light from the bottle. It's a long hike past slot machines to the nearest restroom. Recommend weekdays as the weekends can be quite noisy. The menu is excellent, and the unique bread and butter alone is worth the trip. Fresh seafood is the house specialty so be sure to check the "fresh board." They also do a great filet mignon. They feature local wines, beers and now spirits. Very attentive staff without being pushy. Worth the trip."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Very noisy! Excellent service and excellent meal! Salmon is always great!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We have dined at Blackfish many times and this was without question the worst service we have experienced. First of all, we were seated at the last table, right next to the kitchen door when there were other tables available It's obvious that restaurants want the young and good looking front and center but we have come to accept this What was not acceptable was our server ignoring us. We had to flag her down in order to get a wine list. Then she said my choice was one she did not like without offering a suggestion. Blackfish offers a flatbread and usually the server brings it shortly after being seated but once again we had to flag her down. She never came back to check on us. we had to wait way too long for the check. Food good"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I came here my first time for business on a Tuesday in February and had a wonderful dinner with my partner, calm, quiet enough, and our server was attentive, one of the best casino dining experiences I've had. Then I came back, again on business, again dining on a Tuesday and expected to find the same atmosphere and level of attentiveness. . .sadly the restaurant was insanely busy and the quality of the ambiance went down as a result. My server didn't treat me as well as she did when I was with my partner and I could tell there was a huge preference placed on bigger groups even though a good deal of the restaurant's business, as I understand it, is meant to cater to business travelers, often dining alone."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The shrimp was barely lukewarm, there were no grill marks, no sauce of any kind on it. No spices, nothing. It was the worst, most bland shrimp I have ever had. The vegetables, also, were tasteless, bland, boring and barely warm with 5 completely raw green beans on top. My brother's grilled salmon was good, his potatoes were hard and were barely warm. The broccolini was warm, had no spice, no sauce, no flavor, were limp, not cooked, fried, roasted...we couldn't tell what was supposed to have been done to them. The gouda mashed potatoes were amazing. Waiter didn't bring my change back, we had to walk through the casino. Won't ever go there again."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Both the food and the service were excellent. The place was tastefully appointed and very clean. Nice Place!!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "It took over an hour to get our food and our server seemed annoyed while serving my husband and I. Both my husband and I have served before and are excellent tippers. Just because we are young doesn't mean we are cheap. The food was pretty good once we finally got it but not good enough to ever go back."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Excellent seafood! The Halibut and the Pacific Bounty Bowl were delicious and the appetizers excelled most other seafood restaurants I have been too! The only problem is the walk thru the smoke filled casino which is horrible!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great food! Great service! Would recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Our first dining experience at Blackfish was excellent. Everyone was friendly and made us feel very welcome. We loved the atmosphere and menu selections. We ordered the fresh salmon and it was absolutely delicious. Our server also provided excellent service, which made the evening very enjoyable."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We have in the last few years had many of our family celebrations at the Blackfish. It is elegant without being too pricey, and you get more than your money's worth in delicious food and outstanding service."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Pretty darn good seafood. Service was good. Atmosphere is nice... not too loud, just enough light. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The presentation was beautiful. The steak and lobster was wonderful, but the veggies were under cooked. Second course came to soon. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The steaks are cooked to perfection, seafood is fresh and atmosphere is very nice"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I ordered the Copper River King Salmon and my wife ordered King Crab Legs. The food was excellent. This was easily one f the best pieces of salmon that I have ever tasted. It was prepared just right for maximum good taste."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Love coming here. The food, the service was awesome. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "My wife and I visit the restaurant about one a month . We stay at resort and look forward to dinning at the Blackfish every time . Service is amazing , and food is always tasty . "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Enjoyed the Mother's Day special Salmon dinner ~ DEE-lish!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Love their salmon, although we don't like it raw like all the restaurants want to cook it anymore. So we always have to ask for it Medium well. They always look at us like we are crazy. Born and raised in Seattle eating Salmon at home and at restaurants all my life and all of a sudden all the restaurants want to serve it like sushi. Please - cook my fish, I don't like it still slimy and the same texture that it was when I cleaned it. They have great bread crisps with flavored butter, lots of food with the sides. Their Caesar salad and salmon chowder are both great. Haven't had any of the steaks as we always want fish when we come in. They actually have my favorite scotch - The McCallan and they have a nice wine list too. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food selection is great. We have eaten there twice for dinner and each time the selections were varied but all out standing. Great place for a special night out!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "One of the best high quality and innovative restaurants north of Seattle!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We brought out of town friends for a birthday celebration and were expecting exceptional Pacific Northwest seafood. We instead found it mediocre at best. My husband described his oysters as "mushy". I had clams in garlic broth that were very bitter. One guest had halibut which she said was "okay". Our appetizer plate was also just "okay". I have worked in the seafood industry for 30 years and have come to expect the freshest and best this area has to offer, not what we were served Sunday evening."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Wow! Every time I go to The Blackfish Grill I leave so happy! The chef is a culinary leader in our state! I urge everyone to give it a try! Even an old standard, like chicken pot pie, is deconstructed and rebuilt to resemble, yet exceed by far, the traditional we all know and love. Truly a rare gem in the north end!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014