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
114 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (67)fit for foodies (56)romantic (48)notable wine list (47)good for groups (41)neighborhood gem (21)hot spot (20)vibrant bar scene (10)kid-friendly (10)late-night find (7)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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
    Special Features:
    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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites in Orlando
    TeriroseVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    MoonFish has something for everyone, from sushi to steaks. The fish selection is extensive. I personally like the Hong Kong sauce, whether it is offered on halibut or Chilean sea bass. My only problem here is that there are so many dishes I want to try, but I can't order them all. Great place for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An excellent dining experience
    CaldwellElle
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Moonfish is our restaurant of choice for special occasions: birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day, etc. The quality of food is exceptional and the price is reasonable. In fact, they lowered the price on certain entrees to compete with new restaurants across the street. The restaurant provides a card to diners that can be used for a $25 discount for the next visit. We've used this card several times. Heather was our server for our Father's Day 2014 visit. She is excellent--experienced, attentive, kind. Adam Santorelli, the manager, bends over backward to ensure we are happy. We highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Could have been better
    unhappy
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My dinner was good; the only issue was the selection of salads, you only have one kind and for the price of the dinner, we should have had a better selection.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not that good
    CbonillaVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    This was the second time I am in and know I remember why I haven't been back. food was ok and somewhat cold, drinks where not brought to table as ordered. The server Michael however was very knowledgeable, helpful and nice.
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  • Great food & great service!
    kapsi711
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We went to Moonfish to celebrate my wife's birthday and had a great time! The food and service was excellent and they even had a birthday surprise for her. We'll definitely be back here in the future!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Moonfish -- Orlando
    GJSanDiego
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Sushi was fresh and the beer was good. Service was slow but the waitress was pleasant. It was hard to hear based on the loud crowd so we had to talk louder than normal. Cost: Averaged $50/person One of our party left his credit card and to his delight, the restaurant had it waiting for him the next day.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pearl1947VIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Our first time there...Joe our server was very helpful with our menu choices and we were not disappointed. Fist time for Trigger Fish and it was awesome. We look forward to a return trip even though Sand Lake Rd is rough going.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 58 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 367 reviews are from the MoonFish - Orlando reviews archive.
  • Delicious food
    Posh
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great food , service and atmosphere . Food is pricey but worth every penny and portion sizes are generous . It's a real shame as the location is central and valet parking is complimentary . The only shame is it should be in a small fishing village in Europe and not in Central Orlando . But for the time you are in the restaurant you feel like you are . Well done we had a great time .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 Stars on Service, Food, Location
    7SaturdaysVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We have never had a bad meal here ever. The fish selections are amazing. We started with Calamari, which was yummy. This time we tried the Triggerfish and it was delicious. It came with Szechuan Green Beans and a salad, fresh cheesy bread too. We split the meal, added an additional side salad and it was more than enough. We couldn't finish it actually, lol. Got a great bottle of wine, cabernet that was a 2011 and a Winners Choice winner for approx $54 for the bottle. Our waiter was so attentive, very friendly. We live in the area, so we eat here often, YUM!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • interesting
    Rehana
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Moonfish has a warm and vibrant atmosphere. The food was lovely but the service slow for a 6.30pm reservation. My waiter was polite and charming but seems distracted the night I was there. For a restaurant that offers Asian influenced food I was surprised that they did not have green tea as a choice of beverage. But despite those little hiccups the food was very good and I would bring friends and try the other dishes on the menu. Next time I will try the sushi menu. This time I tried their sea bass and the crab cake with scallops and prawns. It is worth the trip and overall I recommend Moonfish to people who enjoy seafood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just plain bad .
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Poor service, over cooked, old fish, check came before dessert did??? Just a shame, it was a huge disapointment
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  • Not impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We visited here for a meal last week and we were very disappointed. The service was very poor- starter taken away while I was still eating and although my husband's wine glass was topped up, mine never was. The food was only average and was not worth the price. My husband asked for his steak rare and it was medium. Overall we did not enjoy our meal and the ambiance was poor as well.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The only negative was that the steak was too salty. Great piece of meet, cooked perfectly. Just too salty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    DMinOrlando
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Although I've lived in Orlando for over 18 years and I come to the Sand Lake area on a regular basis, for some reason I had never tried Moon Fish. But I was taking a friend out for her birthday and she wanted to try Moon Fish since she also had never been there. We were pleasantly surprised and I'm sure we'll return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love2eat
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Good Food! My husband & I were visiting Orlando from the northeast for our anniversary& this restaurant was highly recommended by a guest at our hotel.The complimentary valet was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Table too close together
    tmac
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I frequently take business guests to MoonFish for the quality of food and service. There is a continuing problem of not enough room between tables. Constant bumping of chairs with other diners at the table in back of you. Even the servers struggle with the tight space between table and have to 'unpleasantly and unprofessionally' reach over.The food is consistently excellent and service is good but they need to give more room between patrons.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what i expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Chappy service. If you want to take someone out for a special occasion my recommendation would be Johnnie's hideaway or Vine next door.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    sw92
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    If you are looking for great seafood with choices that will make you narrow down from the three or four you want to a single item to order for the evening, Moonfish is your kind of place. Everything was fantastic from the rolls, salad, sushi, seafood dinner, to dessert.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food –excellent Service –deplorable
    4oneandall
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The steak, fish and sushi were excellent. Our service was deplorable, she never explained the specials, never went over the wine list and kept saying things like This would be free, if it's free why pay for it, which I found belittling, I listened to the tables around us and she never made any such comment. I'm a single mother of three children and we brought a friend to dinner. We were dressed appropriately and I am more than capable of paying the $450 check we received and Tip appropriately for good service. They ran out of bread and iced tea. It took our server over an hour to put in our dinner order. The to go orders did not recieve their salads. For dessert she asked Do you even want to see the dessert tray. It was disappointing
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  • First time for everything
    bross
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It was my first time dining with MoonFish and I loved it. The service was great and the food was remarkable. My waitress was very patient and was very prompt. The managers were just as attentive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food
    SweetsToEat
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This was our first time at MoonFish and it was amazing. The good was great, portions were perfect! Will definitely come back!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and friendly service
    CarolD
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    This was our third visit to the restaurant. We originally stumbled across it by chance when visiting a nearby restaurant. The doors were open and from the sound inside, everyone inside seemed to be having a great time. So we decided to give it a go and we're very impressed with the food, service and general ambience. We have recommended it to others and they too have enjoyed it. We'll certainly be back again during our next visit to Orlando. Wish we had you in the UK!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    The food was fantastic. We started with the calamari, and jumbo shrimp. Which seemed to just melt in your mouth. The salad was excellent as well, that came with some bread. We had the swordfish, which was to die for. The manager kept going to all the tables to see how everyone was doing, which was nice he was so involved.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • over rated
    Albert
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    The service was great at the start, but finished weak... deserts and refills of coffee were slow in coming while appetizer and entree order seemed rushed. Parking in near impossible unless you use the valet, whcih i did. Entree was only warm, not hot.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Tracy
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Great food, great service, had reservation was seated right away. Waiter came over immediately got us our drinks and the rest of the meal went smoothly as we'll! Would defiantly recommend
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and fish
    Local5local5local5local5
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Server took 5-8 minutes to get hot butter for Bamboo Steam Crab Box. All else were eating etc. Server forgot to bring a beer ordered. A couple pieces of fish were a bit too fishy tasting, maybe not fresh?
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It could have been better.
    not2pickyVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We were disappointed with my wife's entrée. She ordered a medium cooked filet mignon. the first couple of bites were well cooked, until she discovered a very rare center. Sending it back for more fire would have been too disruptive to our romantic birthday celebration. Her east-west potatoes were over salted and burnt. Also, her salad arrived with cheese (restaurant was informed that she is lactose intolerant) and it took a while to get a replacement. Overall, not the special meal we were expecting.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, ask for Chris
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    My wife and I went out to celebrate our birthdays. The seafood was excellent and you server Chris was awesome. Would go back for sure.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    From greeting to eating it was a fantastic dinner. Very gracious with recognizing our anniversary and our waitress was very knowledgeable about the different fish and made a good suggestion for appetizers. Grill Oyster's were great!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charlie says "Moonfish"!
    Dragonfly
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Great food, great service and great ambience. Would highly recommend for any occasion.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mary and Shannon are the best
    spacey
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    moonfish rules!!! the trigger fish was outstanding and the service was unbelievable..the manager and our waitress were awesome..
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.