MoonFish - Orlando
MoonFish - Orlando

MoonFish - Orlando

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fishfusion.com/
  • Phone: 4073637262x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm -11:00pm
    Happy Hour Daily: 4:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Marcus King
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: The Fountains Plaza at Dr Phillips
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet
    Self Parking
A word from MoonFish - Orlando
One of Orlando's most innovative restaurants, MoonFish serves the “Freshest Seafood from the Oceans of Planet Earth”™ - from the usual to the exotic. In addition to its fish-fusion cuisine, MoonFish offers Prime and Choice mid-western aged steaks cooked over a natural wood-burning pit searing in the flavor. A raw bar with everything from oysters to beef tartar and an intriguing sushi menu, offering only the freshest sushi, sashimi and anything legally raw make this your one stop dining option. The vibrant atmosphere at MoonFish combines modern ingenuity with a blend of Pan-Asian, Cajun, Pacific Rim and Floribbean flare to stimulate your senses. Numerous awards ranging from the prestigious DiRōNA Award, "Best New Restaurant” by the Restaurant and Hospitality Rating Bureau and Wine Spectator Magazine’s Award Of Excellence make MoonFish a dining experience you won’t want to miss.
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MoonFish - Orlando reviews from OpenTable diners
109 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (65)fit for foodies (48)romantic (45)notable wine list (43)good for groups (42)neighborhood gem (23)hot spot (17)kid-friendly (9)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (5)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Wonderful birthday
    celebratfun
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Spent my birthday with my boyfriend in Orlando, ending the day with dinner at Moonfish. Lovely table, not too noisy. Good was great and the server was kind enough to give me a birthday cocktail when I couldn't fit dessert. The Moonfish Margarita - delicious and the perfect end to a perfect night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    From out of town, not sure where to go, but after reading reviews decided to give Moon Fish a try. A fabulous restaurant. We were not disappointed. Great steaks, great service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    michael
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Always go here when in Orlando. It's a very reliable place to take clients for a good meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold food and poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Being of the first party to enter the restaurant I certainly didn't expect our food to be cold, the waitress not to have time to re-fill drinks, and not much checking after the food was delivered to see if everything was acceptable. I've been to this restaurant before but will not be returning.
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  • Absolutely Delicious!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was delicious! Go for the upgrade wedge salad (it was one of the best salads I have ever had) the bread basket was truly amazing! Our entrees were fantastic! My husband got the macadamia mahi, and I got the oscar mignon, both were cooked to perfection! Best meal I have had in a very long time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Seafood
    RedinkVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We choose to eat here because of the extensive menu. There were plenty of seafood choices, including Sushi. The restaurant is in a strip center near Universal Studios. There are plenty of appetizers with reasonable prices. If you are not a seafood eater, there are enough meat choices to satisfy you. The service was good and given the food and portion sizes, the prices are overly expensive. A great place to get away from the kids, although there were kids there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    TallyFoody
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Second time here, server was obviously a new one, not as attentive as others in the restaurant. Drinks were empty several times before he showed up to refill. Food was excellent, we will go back when we are in Orlando.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening out!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Wonderful fresh fish selection and the recommendations by our server Jason were right on mark.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good & Bad
    foodie2
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food was delicious. I was a bit disappointed with the pushy service of Danny. It felt like a car sales approach. I am on corporate expense account and we are not allowed to tip over 17% on the card. We were prepared to leave more via cash (which I left $20) over and above on my $900 bill. I did not appreciate Danny pushing the higher salads to clients, asking clients if they wanted to scallops , etc which resulted in additional. I will advise others to deal with your restaurant differently in the future. The clients are all meeting planners that book conventions and were not happy with the open discussion and awkwardness about adding gratuity over the 17%.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak & seafood
    Orlandofoodies
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My husband and I went for our 15th wedding anniversary. We were greeted with flowers and candlelight on our table. Amazing service and food. Helped make our amazing day even better. Best happy hour in Orlando!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good sushi
    John
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Outstanding food. Service is A+. Sushi was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fish is outstanding....
    KubaGtr
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This place definitely has some competition in the neighborhood but I must say ive never ever had fish this good. The sea bass is out of bounds, portion size is just correct and the mahi mahi was just as tasty.... I dont know how their steaks are but we saw a lot of ppl ordering steak so it must be good especially with ruth chris steakhouse being next door.... The fish was so unreal good I would never think about ordering a steak at this place ... a must go in my opinion.... ps.. stay away from the floridian desert presentation very cool but its extremely sweet.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love this place!
    keenpiVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Moon Fish never disappoints! Service is always great and the food is delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointed
    Northernfoodlover
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Came to restaurant with big expectations, left feeling let down by all the good reviews. Waiter had to be new, she burnt our dessert and tried passing it of as perfect, same with my husbands main, the fish was completly falling appart, and overdone and she said it was suppose to be like that. My crab, languster(lobster) and fish was dry and chewie. The best thing of the evening was the house salad, this was lovely. Will not be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'll remember forever
    Mayrenest
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I celebrated my birthday ere with a special person and Moonfish was a great choice for the night! From the cocktails, to the sushi, to the main entrees; everything was amazing! The waiter was very attentive and knowledgable abt the choices. I will definitely return if I visit Orlando again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfectly cooked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Fantastic food. Cooked perfectly. Couldn't expect better, just be prepared to pay the bill. Way worth it though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FAVORITE IN FLORIDA
    MARC
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    THIS RESTAURANT IS ALWAYS CONSISTENT IN ITS HIGH STANDARD STANDARD OF TASTE ,SERVICE AND AMBIANCE. I HAVE BEEN COMING TO MOON FISH FOR MANY YEARS AND NEVER HAD A BAD MEAL, I AM HOPING TO TAKE THE WHOLE FAMILY AGAIN SOON. SOME TIMES IT IS HARD TO GET TO THE MAIN COURSE BECAUSE THE APPETIZERS ARE SO GOOD ,AND I LIKE TRYING SEVERAL.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A+ Service
    trickyd
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    All of the waitstaff and management take extra care to make certain that all of the food and service are top quality. We enjoyed the steamer and stone crab and the jumbo shrimp cocktail appetizer. From the salad to the last bite of seafood, I can say that this is a very well managed restaurant and deserves to be in the top 10 of Orlando Florida restaurants!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expensive
    Gabrielclark
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Do not dupe customers in items not included in the entree. Be careful with this sleepy technique by the servers. Ask them if it's extra for sauces, etc.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best seafood in Tampa
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Excellent hot roll and snow crab. It is worth a visit. Service very helpfull
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Find
    MickY
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It is always satisfying when a restaurant exceeds your expectations and Moonfish did. Nice variety of different fish selections served with an asian twist. Wine selections, food and ambiance were terrific! Tucked inside a strip center but worth the trouble.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Moonfish
    LargeB
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Wonderful staff, great food and a outstanding dining experience. Moonfish has become my favorite restaurant in Orlando and passing my experience to all my friends for an exceptional restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot for fish in Orlando
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Every time we eat at Moonfish the dishes are wonderful. They do an excellent job at giving the same fish a new taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food!
    Niki27
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We were on vacation for about a week and ended up eating here twice. Amazing food, it doesn't get better than this!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moonfish, Orlando
    Messermacher
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Excellent service, excellent food, professional staff, a must for a romantic evening dinning experience! *****
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find near Universal area.
    dino
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Staying at Universal area hotel for a convention. Did not want to eat at a Universal theme park restaurant to avoid crowds, tourists, children and bad food. Found your restaurant online. Sounded good. It was. Live in Tampa Bay area and have a family that goes fishing. So, picky about eating fresh fish. Server explained in detail how fish is kept "fresh" once caught and I ordered yellow tailed snapper (whole). Simple and delicious. Did not like the creamed corn side. The house salad was fine. I don't drink, so, can't judge wine list and such. But would go back next summer when I have to attend another dreaded convention in the Universal/Disney area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expected more...
    Christina
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    For one of the best restaurants in Orlando, I was not impressed with the quality of food at Moon Fish. The menus were so large to hold with not a lot of substance. The Kung Pao calamari was not impressive- over battered with barely any sauce. The bait bar sampler is mostly sushi, I don't know why its not on the main menu. The Japanese Halibut was overcooked and very fishy- it shouldn't of been served at a pricy $32+ a plate. The crusted mahi mahi was also overcooked. Although the service and ambience was nice the fish was not fresh and I will not be returning or recommend it to anyone. No wonder it was empty inside....
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  • Moonfish
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We celebrated a birthday at Moonfish. As always, the dinner was excellent, and the service was superb. Our server Daniel was knowledgeable and attentive, and helped make a good experience a great one. We're looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good but pricy
    touristparexcellence
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Moonfish is a very classy place. The food menu is very interesting with very well designed dishes. The wine list is vast and suits any palate. Our waiter was very friendly yet professional, and provided some needed explanation of the menu and his recommendations. We had two crab dishes for appetizers, and fish and stone crabs for entrees. Everything tasted great. Moonfish is a pricy place though. It is worth going for a special occasion but will set you back quite a bit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great food, good waiter Justin very attentive.nice happy hour with good prices. Quality & quantity great. Will return.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    TlmdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Had another great meal here that we are still talking about in Chicago. Excellent service, creative dishes, lovely wine list. All great. Wish there was one up here by us! I also love that the tourist cheese ball factor is marginal!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Seafood
    scottsvoices
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great foodie place as you will find some interesting offerings...I would definitely recommend the crab cake appetizer-almost all meat (they mix in shrimp and scallops) with a mango salsa topping...would also recommend the trigger fish...something I had never tried before but glad I did-very mild but meaty...service is exemplary, all of the servers seem to take great pride in what they do and they are anxious for you to mention them by name in any review you do (our server was Shaun) and the ambiance very good...if you sit out front, it will be noisier than a table in the back
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    BarbaraA
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I was disappointed with this restaurant. We had novice wait staff, long waits between course, little knowledge of menu, and missing items. The food was hit or miss with a couple of outstanding items (sashimi tuni, rolls, the drinks and one fish dish) My dish composed of soft shell crab and lobster appetizer was not good at all. Way over breaded and just odd tasting. Most of the side dishes were not good at all. The blue cheese was cold in the mashed blu potatoes, the creamed spinach was dry with odd flavor, asparagus good, creamed corn ok. The manager did comp us on an item as he knew we were disappointed. The menu is interesting and varied and I would suggest just ordering the spicey shashimi tuna and drinks.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Moonfish, what a shame
    ClarkFamily
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    25 June, we were there for my son's 16th birthday after a recommendation from a friend. Everything was fine until we received the bill. My husband noticed that he and my son had been upcharged for larger 12oz Oscar Fillets and special mash which they did not order. The manager, very young and seemingly inexperienced, came over and asked if we were sure these weren't ordered, we replied no, THREE TIMES. He then said sarcastically that he hoped we enjoyed them because that is what we got. We were not charged but were shocked and left with a very bad taste in our mouths. Our waiter at our hotel used to work for the group and said that waiters were encouraged to do this if the table had not bought enough!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Experience
    mrwmrw
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Excellent restaurant. Our waiter, Hung, was awesome. Great service, funny, knowledgeable. He was really impressive. The food was prepared perfectly. Creative menu offerings. Nice to see a place with so many different fish. I got the triggerfish, wife got whole crispy snapper, mom got stuffed barramundi, dad got scallop stuffed shrimp. Wonderful, delicious, absolutely perfect food across the board. Really, not too much more to this review. Service was perfect; waiter was a friendly guy, professional, cool, made you want to talk to him. Food was really just impeccable. Not cheap prices but, honestly, it's well worth it. I'm a frugal guy (like dries out paper towels so I can reuse them type frugal) and I thought it was well worth the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wife's Birthday Dinner
    Worldtrade
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The General Manager was the highlight of night from the moment we walked in until our gracious exit... I really enjoyed the area and the way the place was located!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over the Moon
    CBP4Vegas
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Every time we visit Orlando my family insists upon going the Moonfish while we are there. Always been good food with every visit and will go again upon our return.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was not impressed
    iLuvNaples
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    App was great. Meal was terrible and over priced. I ordered the seafood steamer. I was met with mushy veggies soaked in butter, one leg of crab cut in half and over cooked (shriveled). Three small rubbery shrimp and bland fish. Service was rushed and the waiter was incredibly rude and arrogant. It made us uncomfortable. Will not revisit
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  • Favorite eaterey
    LargeB
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My favorite restaurant in Orlando and the United States
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    THE RESTURANT WAS VERY GREAT.MY HUSBAND AND I REALLY ENJOYED IT.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.