Blackfish at Tulalip Resort Casino
Blackfish at Tulalip Resort Casino

Blackfish at Tulalip Resort Casino

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tulalipresort.com/dining/blackfish.aspx
  • Phone: 3607161100
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Blackfish at Tulalip Resort Casino reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (60)romantic (43)fit for foodies (41)notable wine list (32)good for groups (27)hot spot (12)vibrant bar scene (7)neighborhood gem (6)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Noise!!!!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    We were sitting in a booth across from each other and could not hear. I had a head ache when we left. Now food was great! Service was OK, she was a little over stretched. She knew her menu well which was nice. For a small party I would say somewhere else would be better. For a group it seemed nice. Again the noise was horrible and loud. Not a high dining place I thought.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service was great, the
    Nurse1
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The service was great, the food was fabulous, BUT, the biggest negative was the noise. We were a party of five and we were seated at a round table. When talking, we had to lean in just to hear what was veing said. Granted, it was a Saturday night, around 7pm, which is a busy time. I have never experienced such noise when dining...EVER. It really put a negative on our experience. My thought would be to dine early or later. As the evening went on, the noise did decrease a bir. Otherwise, it was a varied menu and the cPrese salad was ro "die for"!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not for a Romantic Dinner
    Lisa
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    I would definitely eat at this restaurant again. The food was great and the server tried to help make it a special night, but it certainly is not the place for a quiet anniversary dinner. Sound bounces off the walls and it is quite loud.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • in general
    ijw2
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    WAY too loud-2 large parties made it almost impossible to talk to each other, but the food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was our second time and it was just as awesome as the first. Service was fast and very friendly. The waiter wasn't too smug, very down to earth and helpful. Food was great and came out quickly. Will definitely be back again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice nite out
    niceniteout
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    We had a very nice dinner. My husband doesnt usually order anything out of the ordinary but he did this time. He ordered the swordfish dinner and was very pleased. The only thing we werent completely satified with was the spicy slaw that comes with the calimari. I have had it before and loved it. It was very crunchy and crisp but this time it was a little soggy and wilty with a little crunch. We still ate it but it was definately better the previous time. Thanks for a nice nite out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Place Good Food
    Marcusy
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    I love this place, comes here at least few times a month, best seafood around, their Bowls, Appetizers and their oysters are fresh and delicious. go gamble after, maybe if you get lucky, you will win some cash to take care of the dinner cost
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blackfish
    boozer84
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Just a lazy friday night we stayed at Tulalip. We prefer this restaurant to the one next door that is considered finer dining. Food was great the service was great. They attempted to accommodate our special meal requests. I would say the the seafood and steak were cooked to perfection. Great spot for a romantic meal. Some what pricey for a non occasion but... well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a slow night and our first time
    trieditonce
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Only 3 tables with people, good service but the food was not! Expected much more for the price! Scallops were not even done! Salmon was the only choice out of 4 that was pretty good!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    frequentdiner
    Dined on 2/3/2014
    We have been to the Blackfish on numerous occasions and have always had a good experience. This time not so much. The food came cold. The waitress was not very friendly and was annoyed that we sent it back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We eat at Blackfish and its
    stevekacz
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We eat at Blackfish and its neighbor Tulalip Bay fairly regularly and with rare exceptions, the food and service is always great. This time we brought our neighbor with us to have dinner before a show at the casino. This was her first time and she had a great time. Special thanks to our waitress who went out of her way to make the meal a special occasion, and who confirmed the show time for us when there appeared to be some confusion about that. You can't go wrong at the Cedar's Café (where we had brunch) and at the casino buffet either. Tulalip has recently opened two new restaurants and we're anxious to give them a try as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    FiftySomething
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Early dinner before John Oliver at the Tulalip. After being seated we were greeted by the Sommelier and we decided on a great bottle of wine which arrived promptly and was decanted for us to enjoy. Our meal began with some crispy flat bread served with three butter spread options. My wife enjoyed the sweet butter spread while I leaned toward the other two, one was garlic-herb based and the other had horseradish in it but just enough to add flavor. I ordered the oyster flight and the oysters were fresh and tasty although there were some shells. My wife had the Parmesan Crusted Halibut which she enjoyed. I had the Shellfish bowl which I can never turn down. We were seated near the wood fire so all-in-all a great date night for us.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Food
    TeamOuting
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    I have been to Blackfish twice now, and each time, the food was great. Both times, we were a large group, and everyone's food was cooked to perfection. The Grilled King Salmon was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved everything - except noise!
    Bcorazon
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    As usual, food and service good; our favorite restaurant at Tulalip Casino! BUT too loud; unless you yelled at the person next to you, it was very hard to have a conversation. And none of our group (6 people) has a hearing problem. Don't know what can be done to get folks to tone it down!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise
    Charles
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    A five Star restaurant. Food was outstanding and the service was the best I've ever experienced and we eat out a lot. Wife has food alergeries to onions and chili and the chef came to the table to answer my wives questions. When we discovered my wife was unable to eat the standard sauce on her selection the chef made her a sauce made from butter with a few spices that was delicious.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Place to Eat
    Flyer60
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The Blackfish is a good restaurant. Try the Salmon on a Stick. The Salmon Chowder is great as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Blackfish!
    Barb
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    I have been to the Blackfish four times now and as usual excellent service, incredible food and dining experience! Our server was very knowledgable about the menu and the bartenders were spot on!! A great place for a special night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DEFINITELY GO! Amazing Food!
    SnohoMom
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We went on a girls weekend, all four of us said it was one of the best meals we have ever had! We all have been many places for fine meals so this is really amazing. The service was impeccable and our drinks were wonderful as well. Unfortunately we were too full for dessert, although we considered it! I will make a special trip to go back, as it is now a favourite. I had the Dungeness Crab macaroni and cheese, loads of fresh crab. The grilled salmon was said by 2 friends as the best salmon they had ever had. DEFINITELY GO!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Anniversary.
    Carp
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    Great food, wonderful service and terrific atmosphere. The seared scallops were done perfectly. The lobster tower appetizer and clams were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Celebrated our anniversary
    Datenightdining
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    My husband had indicated we were celebrating our anniversary when he made the reservation through opentable. So the chef prepared a special dessert (off the menu) for us. It was a simple chocolate cake, with a happy 12tg anniversary message written in chocolate. It's little touches like this that made the evening more enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NotAFan
    NotAFan
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    We arrived on time for our reservation that we had on the books for about 6 weeks. We were told we could not have a booth but we could wait for one. We sat at a table for 4 on the floor because we didn't want to wait. We were not told that if we presented our players card for the casino we would receive 15% off. We ordered our dinner and never were asked if we'd like a salad to go with our meal. The service was not the best. My boyfriend's fish was not cooked correctly and the sides were not too great. The Cheddar Mash and Brussel Sprouts were terrible. My Salmon and Wine were good. We will not return. We wish we had eaten in Journeys or in the Sports Bar.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A few little things
    Doug
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    The food options are good, atmosphere is a little on the noisy side and the staff was very attentive. There were a few little things that could be improved. I have a feeling the server was new. The oysters were excellent but one short out of a dozen. The lamb chops were very rare instead of medium and had to be sent back. Had to ask for a knife to cut meat. We have eaten here several times before and it was an amazing experience. I think it was just an off night. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oh what a night!
    Valjean
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    My third time there. Amazing food. Last time our waiter was super knowledgeable But this time she didn't know the wine or about the oysters.... Last time the halibut was AMAZING....this time I tried the filet, I said I Liked pink but no blood, and it came very well done. Sad but it was still Tender with lots of veggies. Thank you for having the Brian Carter Oriana Wine on your pour list.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Booked a room, made dinner reservations for our anniversary and was excited to eat at Blackfish again...experience was less than stellar...timing of service was bad long wait between cocktail appetizer and main course (then it was inedible) didn't bother with dessert. Disappointed previous visits were totally different. Had a great breakfast in the cafe off the lobby and a wonderful server named Vera who was delightful.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Casino Restaurant
    Suzi
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    The menu was varied, if a bit expensive, but this was an occasion, so we didn't mind spending more. My filet mignon was tender and cooked perfectly. There were too many carbs in the veggies (3 kinds of potatoes with carrots and snap peas), so I brought most of them home. My husband had chicken and said it was very good. The flat bread and three kinds of butter was a nice change from the usual rolls. My husband said the French onion soup was very good, and he is picky about that! The service was friendly and attentive. The noise wasn't too bad, but we were there early (5:15). The casino was packed (it was New Year's evening), and if the restaurant had been crowded, it might have been noisier than we like. Lots of fish on the menu.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve Meal
    hollyday
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I went to the Blackfish for my last meal of the year. It was amazing!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • casino atmosphere
    wine4me
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    though it was a saturday night, we were seated on time and taken care of well. nice respite from the noisey casino scene..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, fresh seafood...slow service
    1980rusty
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We went before setting a show at the casino, and luckily had some time to kill. Server seemed to disappear quite a bit, as did the drinks! We had an oyster flight that was amazing! So fresh. Calamari was delicious. Plating was dramatic and their dining area was gorgeous. My wife mentioned we were there to celebrate my birthday and they brought out a birthday torte with no cheesy singing, which I appreciate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Allways a good meal
    tammieh
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    The food and service are always fantastic. The New York steak melted in our mouths. You usually only get that from a filet...so very impressive!. The dressing and crouton ring on the Romaine salad is delish. Nice place for a special occasion but not for a romantic evening. The noise level is too loud for intimate conversation. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hit and Miss…..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    I am the chef in the family and when I go out I like to eat at least as well as I do at home. That being said, my spouse loved his dinner. We had a very attentive waitress and although she was a good server, I did follow one of her suggestions and was disappointed. My spouse had the Romain salad and it was very good; not overly covered in a Caesar dressing with large chunks of Parmesan Reggiano. I followed the waitress' suggestion and order the Caprice salad with tomatoes and mozzarella and I was very unhappy; the cheese was firm and the tomatoes mealy with a heavy and sweet Balsamic drizzled over them, on top of that they added capers which didn't go with the flavors. For our mains, we both ordered the Sea Bass and were pleased.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice!
    Kellysgrandma
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    We had a very pleasant experience at Blackfish. The salmon on a stick is always good and it's fun to watch as it cooks on the fire. Good wine and beer selections. Nice place to get away from the casino and try to forget how much money you just lost at the slots!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time for the atmosphere
    alfy
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    As far as casino restaurants I enjoy this one. Overpriced for quality of food and service but honestly I don't expect better than what I got at a casino restaurant. So can't complain when everyone had a decent meals, drinks, and a great time. Do wish they gave a better discount or comps for rewards members like other casinos though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    Apoc22
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Great night for my mother AAA+ service and food. Will go back again and again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • smoke
    maeaVIP
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    the smoke from casino was overwhelming and a turnoff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very loud !!!!!!!! could not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    very loud !!!!!!!! could not converse with partner, serving staff were uninterested did not engage customers very robotic like. would not go again
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great night
    connie
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Wonderful food and great service. Only issue was noise level
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything excellent but the smoke
    family4
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Everything was amazing. The only bad thing I have to say is that the smoke from the casino is pretty overwhelming. We were at the farthest table away from the entrance and still the smoke was pretty noxious. The food was spectacular, our waitress was extremely helpful and friendly, and the presentation was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bad seating
    nothappy
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    We requested a booth and we were told there were none available, but there were four empty ones and we ended up being seated next to the kitchen door, especially since we made reservations in advance for our anniversary dinner. the dinner was good ,but very expensive. , for two people our tab was $150.00. Service was good, but not exceptional. we will not be going back, much better restaurants with better food and scenic views around this area.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth the trip!
    Debb
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Outstanding fresh seafood excellently prepared, the Parmesan Crusted Halibut was amazing. Knowledgeable, friendly staff made it a memorable evening helping us choose the right preparations, sauces and sides. We will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Really Loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    The food at BlackFish was really good. I would not advise going if there is a large group or on a Friday or Saturday night as it was so loud you could not hear the person across the table from you without yelling. The waitstaff was very friendly and helpful and had great knowledge of the wine and beer list as well as the food. If you are looking for good local seafood I would highly recommend Black Fish
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.