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Flying Fish - DC
815 A King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
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Flying Fish - DC Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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A word from Flying Fish - DC
The new Flying Fish Restaurant of Old Town Alexandria presents it"s concept: "Restaurant as Art". The Flying Fish was decorated eighteen months before it's grand opening February of 2005. All of the dining surfaces and several murals in the restaurant were tastefully painted by local fine
artists with impressions of sea life, and "Great Moments".
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Despite our reservation, they had
to seat us in the bar area on a wobbly high-top table. Our servers were pleasant enough, but busy (we had more than one server). Our food was really mediocre. Although this place specializes in seafood, the best part of my meal was the veggies. The seafood was really bland. I wish I had ordered sushi. The folks sitting at the sushi bar looked to be getting the best plates in the house."
Dined on 11/9/2013
The bar looks like the best area
in the restaurant, but the rest has a cafe feel... Tile floors, weird stucco yellow walls, odd layout, outdated booths, and cafe style tables (although with artwork on them- albeit odd artwork for a sushi restaurant - sports scenes). The food was decent, as well as the price, but we expected something fancier. We were also a bit frustrated when the only available time on open table was 6:30 and we had to change our babysitter (earlier than planned). Then saw many (most) tables were open throughout our dinner up to the time we left."
Dined on 2/15/2014
Food was subpar, ambiance was the
same. Nothing special. Do not plan to go back."
Dined on 1/25/2014
Decent food, but kind of a
dive-bar atmosphere (but not in a good way). The food was OK - nothing wrong with the sushi, just nothing special. For the quality and atmosphere you got, it was overpriced."
Dined on 1/31/2014
I really like this place! The food
is awesome to the say the least. I've been twice and both times were amazing."
Dined on 1/24/2014
Went to Flying Fish with a group
of 4. We all all ordered off of the entree menu, not the sushi menu. I was not impressed with the entrees, they lacked depth of flavor, but the fish was all very high quality. I have had sushi here before and it was good, so I recommend diners stick to sushi. Ambience and service were great and you get a free glass of wine or hot saki on Sunday nights!!"
Dined on 1/19/2014
This is a great neighborhood
restaurant, and they did well to cater to our large party of 10 that included 5 kids. The service was attentive, and the food-for the most part-was tasty. The only exception, in my opinion, was the fried calamari. It was, unfortunately, tasteless.; a bit of salt would've made the difference. Our table ordered from the sushi bar and the kitchen, and everything came out timely. We also ordered wine from their wine menu, which was a decent selection. Overall, a very good experience!"
Dined on 12/26/2013
This is a great cozy restaurant.
Been here twice and have not been disappointed by the food. The noise level can be quite loud at times depending on the people you are sitting next to. Definitely tell the server to bring out the food as its ready, to keep from anything being cold. The karaoke is definitely fun, music lively, and if you are there to catch a game then there are enough tvs to go around."
Dined on 1/4/2014
The Sushi was extremely fresh. The
presentation was exceptional. Our server was extremely helpful and friendly"
Dined on 11/29/2013
I went to the Flying Fish with a
friend from work, who normally doesn't like Sushi. I was able to convince her to try some of the rolls and we were both impressed with the taste. I really liked the atmosphere of the restaurant and wine was tasty, as well."
Dined on 2/23/2013
Yikes. Like other less than
mediocre restaurants, the food here has the classic "kids in the kitchen" quality to it---they use fresh ingredients but they're poorly cooked, poorly seasoned, etc. There's no way this place will survive another year."
Dined on 10/23/2013
Tried the Flying Fish on a whim
and found it to be an enjoyable experience for both food and atmosphere. The food was good - not the best mahi mahi I've ever had but tasty and a sizable portion to go along with crisp mixed vegetables done just right. The service was excellent too - our server was polite and prompt without being suffocating. There were a limited number of sushi specials which were also quite good. WE would consider returning next time we're in the area."
Dined on 10/20/2013
We were sat well to the back of
the restaurant, perhaps because I had a young son. Still not a good first impression. The server was a bit over eager when looking to process our payment; perhaps her shift was ending. Otherwise, the sushi was excellent. Nice half price happy hour special on wine bottles."
Dined on 10/19/2013
Service is good an staff are
friendly. Restaurant is a bit outdated and not a warm feeling. Food is just ok. We had a moderate amount of different selections at our table of eight and no one was blown away with anything tasting great. Also if you have children in your party, you may want to pack them a meal or choose elsewhere because there is not a good selection for children."
Dined on 10/16/2013
After living here for 3 months and
hearing the recommendations for this restaurant, I finally checked it out and was extremely disappointed. I went with a group of friends and we ordered solely from the sushi list menu. The avocado tasted mushi, and in particular I would not recommend the Cherry Blossom Roll. I honestly think all of the sushi was less than enjoyable. If I go back again, I'll order from the main menu since what I saw being brought out looked pretty good, but otherwise, we either went at a bad time or in general the sushi is just not as good as expected."
Dined on 9/14/2013
They did not have any dishes with
crab in it that night. We were informed after our order was placed. Service was slow."
Dined on 9/11/2013
this was one of the better meals i
have had there...the mahi, mahi, enjoy"
Dined on 8/13/2013
We enjoyed our dinner at Flying
Fish Restaurant. We were seated promptly and our orders were taken in a timely manner. The food was good, with nice portions for the price. I wish we had not ordered the same entrée, so another trip will be necessary to try other dishes. Our server was knowledgeable about the dishes and attentive."
Dined on 6/29/2013
We first went to this restaurant
about 5 yrs ago and loved it. Went back a few times, and each time it's gotten progressively worse. First - the best thing about it - the sushi is outstanding. Some of the best I've had in DC area. But the service was terrible; Waiter was distracted, often seemed to forget us. We waited more than an hour for our entree. Waited 20 mins for our drink orders. Was there 8p on a Sat nite, not crowded - no obvious reason for long delays. Main entrees were just average, nothing special or noteworthy. If you go - go for the sushi."
Dined on 6/30/2013
My friends and I went here for my
birthday on a Saturday night and had an amazing time. The food was excellent, I recommend the Rainbow and the Tiger roll, yum!! Our waitress was awesome too. She made sure we were well taken care of and was very friendly. I can't wait to go back again!!!"
Dined on 6/22/2013
Based on other positive reviews on
Open Table, I suggested this to friend to celebrate her birthday. We were both pleased with this restaurant for its food and ambiance. The waiter told us that the restaurant was well known for its sushi. While I went that route, my friend went for the shrimp jambalaya entree and we were both very pleased with our meals. I had the zoom zoom rolls and the sashimi sampler. Both were very good, but I will be coming back for the zoom zoom rolls. They were delicious!"
Dined on 6/23/2013
This was my first time here and I
could not have been happier with the food. It was a group of us from the moment we stepped in the door the customer service was top notch. We didnt wait long to get seated and the waitress was very attentive. The food was superb and we will definitely visit here again."
Dined on 6/16/2013
I liked the old town feel. We came
for karaoke but the food and drinks were delicious. This a fun place to just stumble upon and to plan a get-together with friends."
Dined on 6/15/2013
Very disappointed in the food. the
first time going was great. the second time was not."
Dined on 8/10/2012
Sushi and Sashimi were excellent,
as usual. Good sake also."
Dined on 6/3/2013
Flying Fish used to be my favorite
sushi place in the DC metro area. Quality of the food and creativity is slipping somewhat as they have focused more on the late night bar scene."
Dined on 5/24/2013
We were visiting the DC area and
meeting friends for dinner and wanted some dancing or karaoke. The Flying Fish came up as a good place for both, so we made a reservation and gave it a try. We had excellent seafood and steak and the dark chocolate mousse pie was amazing! The bar began having karaoke about 9 or so and was relatively busy and we had a great time and the crowd was eclectic and friendly. I would highly recommend it and you could be 25 or 55 and enjoy it!"
Dined on 5/25/2013
I chose Flying Fish based on
location and favorable Open Table reviews, and have to say I was disappointed. While my fish had good flavor, it stayed on the heat probably a minute too long. My sides, though, were cold. My guest's pasta, though filled with crabmeat, was overwhelmed by the thin sauce."
Dined on 5/12/2013
It was our first date in town. I
recently moved from the Jersey shore to Alexandria to take a position in Washington. After a day of sight-seeing, my girlfriend asked for us to eat here at the Flying Fish. Our waitress was warm and gracious. The food was excellent. Thank you for a wonderful experience. We look forward to seeing you again! Best Wishes, Greg Twyman"
Dined on 5/11/2013
We had a screaming infant in the
area we were seated in which made the overall experience generally unpleasant. Not only that, the adults with the child were oblivious to the other diners in the area as they talked in very loud voices that carried across the entire dining area. We asked our server if someone could say something to the group and we were told that that was unlikely as the party were friends of the manager. Noting our discomfort, our server took the initiative to move us to another section which proved to be much more pleasant. This was probably an isolated incident which would not keep me from returning again."
Dined on 5/11/2013
I've been here before, and it
seemed better. Maybe I just went on an "off-night""
Dined on 4/26/2013
Food was alright, but the ambiant
noice was such that it was difficult to carry on a conversation. And it took forever for our cocktails to arrive, even though we ordered them right off."
Dined on 4/26/2013
Food was delicious! We had seafood
dishes that were very fresh and came out quickly. Bar service was a little slow due to volume. But was worth the wait as the drinks are delicious! Overall value was very good. Lots of variety and prices were reasonable."
Dined on 4/26/2013
Food was no where close to the
level that I was expecting. I chose this restaurant based on reviews that I read. I was very disappointed."
Dined on 4/13/2013
This place is definitely not one
that you go to for fancy decor or ambiance BUT if you are a lover of sushi and fresh fish, look no further!"
Dined on 4/17/2013
Impeccable food and service every
time I dine here."
Dined on 4/12/2013
This is the third time I"ve been
there and I've always been pleased. The warm breadsticks are a great way to start the meal. We had a calamari appetizer (the Rhode Island Calamari). Lots of onions, peppers (bell and jalapeño), and some andouille sausage gave it ia real kick. i've never had calamari like that before, and will certainly have it next time I go back. I had the Mahi mahi (fish of the day). I asked for the New Orleans blackened, but I"m pretty sure I was served the caribbean blackened. A little sweet for my taste, but the fish was cooked perfectly. The others in my party had the shrimp wrap and the bouillabaisse and both were very happy with them. The mango mousse cake was a fabulous end to the dinner."
Dined on 3/23/2013
Sushi was fresh and delicious and
different appetizers ! Cool place"
Dined on 3/22/2013
The foods is always awesome! The
atmosphere can be quaint, friendly; great for friends, family or one-on-one. I will definately be eating there again on my next visit to Alexandria!"
Dined on 3/13/2013
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