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Flying Fish
Flying Fish

Flying Fish Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.flyingfishseattle.com
  • Email: privatedining@flyingfishseattle.com
  • Phone: (206) 728-8595
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch
    Mon - Fri : 11:30am to 2:00pm

    Dinner
    Daily 5:00pm till Closing

    Happy Hour
    Daily 4:00pm to 6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Rudy Velasquez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • 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 to inquire.
  • Private Party Facilities: Flying Fish private dining room can seat up to 40 people for lunch or dinner, and up to 70 reception style. The space is elegantly designed and decorated. You and your guests would experience our remarkable seafood and northwest cuisine while served by our exceptionally attentive and knowledgable staff.

    We currently offer three different dining options:

    _ plated 3-course menu
    _ buffet
    _ passed hors d’oeuvres

    Our restaurant is perfect for a variety of intimate gatherings, coporate and social events. Whether it’s a cocktail reception, business luncheon, rehearsal dinner or holiday party, our dedicated private dining team is on hand to assist in carefully planning your next event.
  • Private Party Contact: Godwin Moy (206) 728-8595
  • Special Events & Promotions: Oyster Season Happy Hour 4:00 to 6:00pm daily. 50% off Whole Fried Rockfish every Sunday (in bar area only).

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Thomas
  • 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.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in our building. The rates are variable during the day and just $5 after 4pm. 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.
A word from Flying Fish
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 Columbia River steelhead 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 Pacific Northwest wines and beers. So stop in today for an exquisite seafood dining experience!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I found Flying Fish by googling "Best seafood in Seattle". It was great. We enjoyed the happy hour (raw oysters @ $1 each, soft shelled crabs and calamari). The margarita and martini were perfect. Dinner was the Bouilibase (sp) and it was just so-so. The squid ink was not tasty or attractive. A traditional tomato base would be better. The whole fried Rockfish, however was amazing. I turned into a raging beast eating the bones and sucking on what I couldn't swallow. Good thing we didn't know anyone there - could be embarrassing. Walked away happy. We will return the next time we visit your town."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "My first time to this restaurant. Lots of fish selections to tempt the tastebuds and a couple good non-fish items for those in the group. I thought my salmon was cooked perfectly and the meal, in-general, was outstanding. Nice wine selection. The service was great as well. I did think the pricing was a bit high for the portion size however. I realize there is a bit of artistry in plating but I'd have preferred a few more potatoes and asparagus with the entre, especially since salads were ala carte."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The fish tacos arrive on a large plate with perfectly grilled and spiced pieces of salmon, black cod and halibut, handmade corn tortillas, fresh guac, marinated jicama, and some delicious bean condition. My dining partner and I both ordered smalls and were stuffed. I am glad I didn't order a large because I would have eaten like a goldfish. The host and waiter were both very friendly and attentive. I will definitely go back to try some of their other offerings."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Our server gave great advice and was very entertaining in a very professional manner. Swordfish was spectacular!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The service was good. The $12 glass of wine, not very good. The $28 small piece of halibut was dry. The $12 Caesar salad was bitter. I eat out a lot and love food and love to cook. I do not understand why fish has to be dry and so expensive. The wine I ordered cost around $12 a bottle, do they really expect to sell it for $48 (4 glasses from a bottle) and think that is fair. Usually it is twice what it is retail and I get that, but this is ridiculous. And, no I did not complain because I was with friends and did not want to make a scene. Sad that more people, including me, don't complain. I guess we do because we don't go back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We have been to Flying Fish a few times now and always get the salt and peppered wok fired crab. It Is absolutely delicious (and fun to eat). We also had the crispy calamari this time which was wonderful with very tasty dipping sauces. This was our anniversary dinner for which we took the train from Portland to have. Well worth it! We will return and always tell our friends they have to go."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This was a recommend by a friend. Gave it a try with out of town guests. The food was unique with fabulous blends coming together. Appreciated the different seafood offerings, not the typical northwest fair. Our server was very sweet but a bit over attentive to the point of disruptive, but not to the point of spoiling the evening. Easy $4 parking right across the street. Truthfully, I look forward to going again!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We had a great dinner, with excellent service and great food. The mahi mahi was wonderful. The only downside....my dining companions didn't like the lemon and lavender creme brulee. Otherwise, the dinner was great!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I went their to celebrate our birthdays and it was absolutely spectacular! I had the albacore with risotto which melted in my mouth. The light sauce was such a perfect complement and I practically inhaled it. My girlfriend ordered the fish tacos and the presentation was so lovely we laughed out loud! We expected tacos wrapped in paper but we got a silver tray that made even this light lunch version feel like a banquet. NOTE: She ordered the small size of tacos and it was still plenty. She couldn't finish it! Our waitress gave us excellent wine advice and I sort of regretted not ordering dessert. I guess I will have to come back!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I've had 2 good experiences at this restaurant before. On Feb 27th, I went in with my friend for lunch and everything was just okay. Neither of us really thought our meals were anything special. On the contrary my friend said he wouldn't go back there. I had the grilled chicken sandwich because I've had it before and remember thinking "this is the best chicken sandwich I've ever eaten." Unfortunately on this day, it was just plain and nothing special at all. All and all, I felt like I could've gotten the same sandwich at the Seattle Center food court for half the price."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "This restaurant used to be good. It had my favorite happy hour, and the food was always delicious. It was sold sometime rather recently. The menu has changed dramatically; the fantastic fried chicken is gone, as are the awesome appetizers. I had the worst fish tacos that I have ever had. The fish was dry and overcooked. It appeared to me that the whole dish was microwaved to reheat the food. The crab cakes were mostly bread and flavorless. The best thing on the table was the bread. It was also very expensive. Top flight charges for poor food is a bad combination. Avoid it - Seattle has so many fantastic restaurants."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "For the price, we were disappointed. Nothing was bad but the food overall -- caesar salad, salmon, scallops -- was mediocre. The dessert was very good. There are much places in Seattle for the price."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "First time at this restaurant. Took a new client and had a lot to communicate and listen to. Food and service was great. The experience was very pleasant for my client and certainly added to the relationship."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Our food was spectacular. We would highly recommend the catfish, fish tacos, seared tuna, and calamari!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "My husband and I went to dinner for Valentine's Day. The food was excellent. Our waiter had zero personality and probably should not be in that business."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Portions were small. I had the mahi mahi and it was only like a 4 oz. I was still hungry afterwards. Our waiter also needed to learn how to socially interact with people. He was stuff with no personality. Wine was good with good selection."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My husband and I had a lovely date night at Flying Fish Seattle recently. It was a Saturday but not too busy, so we could converse easily. He had monkfish which was succulent, with great mushrooms. I had seared tuna which was very good, though you need to like it very rare! The rice was called "grapefruit infused" though I didn't notice anything special, pretty much my only complaint. For dessert we had poached quince which was really yummy and they substituted coconut sorbet since I am avoiding dairy, which was appreciated. Very nice meal and a pretty good deal for high quality food and service."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Superb food, a bit on the expensive side (Valentine's day). Service was weak: professional but slow, inattentive and forgetful. We were seated on time, but the initial order was a long wait. Our wine (and water) was empty for nearly 15 minutes midway through dinner. Would have ordered another bottle, but opted for a glass instead. When it finally came (with dessert and the bill), it was not drinkable (oxidized, open too long) but nobody came by for another 10 minutes so we just paid. Waiter forgot our coffee ordered with dessert. Would not suggest this place for a holiday event although another night might be better. Penty of staff and not all tables were full, so we couldn't understand why we weren't attended to better. Good atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This restaurant has been a long time favorite, but our last experience was disappointing. The Food arrived cold, it was apparent it had been sitting a long time. I had talked about a wine pairing for my meal, the wine didn't arrive until well after the cold food."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Special menu 4 course menu on Valentines night was nice and rack of lamb very tasty. Unfortunately for us we were seated next to the open waiters station where their conversations regarding their personal lives and the noise of an open employee area completely overruled the food service and meal."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Planned a great valentines dinner and heard this place was pretty good. Overall cost for two people to have dinner (just the Valentines day 4 course) was $230. I would be ok with spending this amount of money if the service was excellent and the food was something to write home about. Both were average. After leaving I thought WOW, that was a $80 meal I just spent $230 on. Maybe great for any other day meals but not for a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Only set dinner for Valentine's day, not too much choices Wait too long for food Nothing special on valentine's day menu, expensive. Never go back........"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was great; the service was lousy, really, really bad; we were essentially ignored most of the evening."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The best seafood I've ever had on the West Coast! And the best dining between San Francisco and Vancouver BC. Be prepared to spend $80 per plate with drinks and dessert, but it is well worth it, the perfect place for an anniversary or birthday dinner. Jacket and tie are not required. (It is Seattle after all.) But you will want to dress up a little. The food is so good you will want to look your best! Check out Happy Hour for great cocktails and the best Calamari you've ever tasted."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Had a meeting with Amazon at Flying Fish. The food was good, something different, not a burger place. Noise level was perfect for having a conversation."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "New venue in South Lake Union; high tech decor; menu is not as cutting edge or exciting as it was when FF first opened up the hill. Mostly business diners when we were there. A safe, reliable choice to take out of towers."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "We had an ecellent experience for a special occasion. The waiter was fabulous in expaining and suggesting drinks and food. Everyone enjoyed the food. I wish there had been a hearty vegetarian dish and a kind of fish and chips dish for less hale fish eaters."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Freshest food, creative pairing of ingredients. A bit pricey. Parking in garage around the corner is validated and very convenient!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Flying Fish still proves to be a wonderful place to eat even after a recent change in ownership. Excellent seafood, well prepared and great service. Only complaint is that there espresso machine is still "broken" after 8 weeks. (This is Seattle, after all!)"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I liked the Belltown location better. Service was good but the food was just alright. I got the monkfish which was cold but the salmon looked good."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I have been a fan of the Flying Fish since it opened. This was my first time eating at Flying Fish since they moved to the Lake Union. I Love the location and ambiance of the new restaurant. The food was fabulous as always and the service was attentive, genuinely friendly and knowledgeable. Cant wait to go back! Many Thanks for a great evening!"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "I haven't been to Flying Fish since it was in Bell Town. Not the same in any respect. A mandatory New Year's Eve tasting menu at $75 per person fell apart after the salad course with overcooked, fishy salmon and uninspired sauces and sides. This used to be a very innovative restaurant so we were sorry to see that has now gone away, replaced with a very slick (beautiful) interior but not much attention paid to the food. Service was very good."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "When I searched for a restaurant in Seattle for our girl trip we had to find something for everyone. Someone wanted seafood, one wanted organic/sustainability awareness and gurantee, another wanted a couple meat and salad options so we were limited. Flying Fish was all of those and more. The service was superb, the food was mouth watering and the ambiance was just what we needed for a good visit. I would highly recommend this restaurant!!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Food preparations are imaginative & can be tasty. BUT. Coordination has become poor. On two visits , now, some hot dishes were served cold and not really edible . Some orders never turned up. They need to get their act together or else a once fine restaurant will go down the tubes! They are right on the cusp."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Server was very nice but the service was very slow. Both our main course and dessert seem to take unusually long time to arrive at our table."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Great happy hour! Had the calamari ($7) Radicchio Braeburn salad ($6) Fried oyster Caesar salad ($6) Lemon drop ($6), needed a bit more simple syrup. Main course: Linguini. Small portion for pasta. Has shrimp, chorizo, mushrooms, and sauce that I can't recall the ingredients. I ordered without mushrooms, came with mushrooms, and the whole dish had a "tastes like a barnyard smells" flavor. I'm not sure what cheese they may or may not have used in the sauce, but I didn't like that and the chorizo had a weird flavor as well. I thought it might have been lamb, but asked and it was pork. ($23) Fried chicken. Comes with 3 pieces. Thigh, leg and breast. Skin was very flavorful, large portion. Came with mashed potatoes and green beans. ($23)"
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Our office is in the same building so this is one restaurant we frequent. The food seems to be so much better now."
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "We dined at Flying Fish after a commute from Portland to Seattle. My companion had fond memories the mussels with Thai dipping sauce at Flying Fish and had suggested we visit. We were not disappointed. The mussels were fresh and tender. The sauce was the perfect mixture of salt, sweet and spice. We also tried on our wait person's suggestion the miso cod and the fried oyster caesar salad. The cod was perfect as well; however, the fried oysters were a bit overdone for our liking. Nothing just a bit more care in the kitchen could not easily correct. We topped it off with a wonderful pumpkin seed cheesecake and brittle along with the port taster selection. All in all we were very pleased with the evening."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "All four of us enjoyed a delicious dinner. Perfect for our special evening out."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "I came to Flying Fish for a client lunch for a group of 7. The wait staff was very attentive and the soft shell crab sandwich was delicious. I believe everyone in our party was pleased with their meals. It looks like their dinner menu is on the high-end, which is fine, but they've got some great prices for lunch."
    Dined on 11/20/2013