Big Fish Grill-Kirkland

4.3
154 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Quiet Conversation
“Fresh, inviting, simply perfect” is our motto at The Big Fish Grill. Best known for fresh seafood, we offer seafood fare with a Northwest twist. From our seafood cobb salad, seared sea scallops and coconut crusted rockfish, to our hand dipped halibut fish & chips, we prepare and serve our food with the freshest products available; always keeping our guests in mind. Our guests are our priority and something we’ve always held true to is “anticipating
guest’s needs and desires.” We pride ourselves in customer service with a personal touch and when a guest dines with us we want them to feel as though they are in our home.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm

Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(425) 827-2722
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jon Sheheen
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Private party facilities
Our Captains galley can accommodate up to 55 people comfortably in a sit down or cocktail style dinner. It occupies the front corner of the restaurant and offers easy access, beautiful daytime light and is open to all ages.
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Private party contact
Mel Fleischer: (844) 317-3237
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
NE Northup Way and Lake Washington Blvd.
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Parking details
We have a private parking lot designated for the restaurant
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Public transit
The South Kirkland park and ride is within a block from the restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 154 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
3.9
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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L
San Francisco
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner to celebrate our granddaughter’s graduation from high school. We were seated right at our reservation time. The menu had enough options to keep us busy reading while our beverages arrived. Each meal was played for optimum visual enjoyment and everything was delicious. My only “complaint” is that we didn’t have room in our happy tummies for dessert.

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r
Seattle
3.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

My family and I came to Big Fish Grill in Kirkland for Father's Day Brunch. I made reservations for 11:15. The host was not attentive, and honestly it seemed perhaps they were short-staffed for such a busy day. We were not spoken to until 11:25 and not seated until 11:30. We watched the host seat walk-in's before us, even after our 11:15 reservation time. We also saw an 11:30 reservation seated before anyone even talked to us. There was no, "I'll be right with you..." no eye contact or anything. After standing at the host's station for 10 minutes, we were acknowledged and told it would be 5 more minutes. My reservation stated we would need a high chair, which was not at the table (nor were we asked upon being greeted). My husband was the one to hunt down the high chair and bring it to the table. The horrible service provided by the host was nearly made up for by our very accommodating and friendly waitress. Our drinks were always promptly refilled. I did not enjoy my meal, but others at the table seemed to like their's. I ordered the bacon portabella and cheddar omelet. The meal was extremely salty and contained just a paper-thin layer of actual egg making up the omelette. The bacon was basically burnt and the mushrooms were thrown in raw. I would not recommend this meal at all. I felt the wait time for food was long, but that is understandable on Father's Day.
I liked that they had a kids menu and a coloring sheet to please my 2 year-old. The noise level was such that I didn't feel self-conscious if my child was a little loud (which might be off-putting to some, but was what we needed with a young kiddo in tow).
We've had excellent experiences at the Woodinville location for dinner, but based on this I would not recommend Kirkland for brunch.

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SB
Seattle
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My first thought was that the location was a little odd. Then I walked inside and thought it looked dated... Kind of like it should have senior specials. But I have to say, the service was perfection and the food was amazing. I was so impressed with how well we were treated, how delicious the food was and the pace ( not rushed) in which everything came. I would definitely go back and I tell everyone to try it. The decor needs a little modernization, I think, but what really counts is spot on!

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L
Seattle
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Big fish is always consistently good.

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TC
San Francisco
3.0Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We were there for lunch. The service was great even though they were serving two large groups. But since we were seated near each other the noise level was high.

The large seafood Cobb salad was really large.

Three different fish and chips; we agreed that the batter or breading was too thick.

A smaller group of us have been there for happy hour and were very pleased with the food, value, and noise level in the bar.

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PP
Seattle
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy hour is everyday with great side orders! Sunday brunch is incredible. Anytime for a meal is great with the healthy foods they serve.

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OT
Calgary
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were seated promptly and the service was excellent. Friendly staff and the food was very good. Highly recommend.

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Seattle
4.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

sort of a trusted friend. the grill been in Kirkland for many, many years and has always been a accessible, comfortable spot with good seafood, non seafood options and reasonable prices. That remains true today.

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N
Seattle
3.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

All four of us enjoyed our meals. We all agreed everything we ordered was very tasty. The staff was great. Fun evening.

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OT
Seattle
5.0Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frequent diner there. Excellent food and service always. Daniele is especially great. All the wait staff have been excellent.

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TH
3.0Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

It took 25 minutes to get a server to our table. We were 5 minutes away from leaving. The food was ok.

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m
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

All 5 of us thoroughly enjoyed our dinners. Our party included two teenagers and menu choices were better than average for everyone. I had a special scallop dish of the night and it was lovely, excellent sea food and side, beautifully presented. Martini's from the bar were great!

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C
Seattle
3.0Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This was our Mother's Day celebration. We have eaten here many times. But today the food took over a half an hour from ordering to service.

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AD
5.0Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had great service! We wanted to sit outside so our waiter specially made us a table so we could sit in the sun. We were in a rush to attend other meetings so it was nice to have fast service as well!

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G
Seattle
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved our lunch. Good food, great service, exceptional value.

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LH
5.0Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Our service was great and rather speedy considering how busy the place was.

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BA
4.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went there for my daughters 35th birthday. She is allergic to dairy. The waitress was very helpful with helping her order from the menu. All of the food was very good and served in a timely manor.

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JR
3.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Can walk from home so huge plus, excellent service. Nice menu and quality of food. Relaxed atmosphere. My one and only criticism is the smell as soon as you walk in to the host .. it’s extremely unpleasant. It’s a fish restaurant primarily, but the smell that hits you is quite off putting and easily remedied I’m sure !
Always have excellent service.

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R
Las Vegas
5.0Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We dine often at the Big Fish. Easy and convenient. Fast seating and quick delivery of food. Nice bar and atmosphere.

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l
Seattle
5.0Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food is very good and plenty of choices on the menu

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JS
Seattle
4.0Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

As usual, the meal was very good. I would drive many miles just for their warm bread.

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DR
5.0Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wide menus selections. Attentive waitstaff, clean restaurant, an asset to the community!

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S
Seattle
4.0Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Parking lot was very full with lots of cars waiting for spots.

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OT
Seattle
5.0Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have not eaten here in about 10 years. Our expectations were high and we were not disappointed. Halibut fish and chips and Cobb salad were very good.

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OT
Seattle
3.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We ordered alder plank salmon and parmesan crusted halibut cheeks, the salmon was not very flavorful, and the risotto was mushy and bland. I substituted the garlic mashed potatoes for butternut squash risotto, the waiter failed to order the substitution and brought mushy plain risotto. He brought the squash risotto out later in the meal. Water glasses sat empty for long periods of time.

On the up side the parmesan crusted halibut cheeks were Yum-azing. The host was super friendly. Atmosphere was good.

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Seattle
3.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I have been to this location multiple times in the past with great experience but this this time. It was Valentine’s Day and wanted to have a special night out wit my dear sister. First of all I’ve never been on a Valentine’s Day to this restaurant, their fryers were down so you couldn’t order anything that needed frying. I wasn’t able to order more then half of the things on he menu that needed frying because of the fryer, and they had a Valentine’s special menu. Due to that fact I was not able to order from the regular menu my favorite menu item. The Parmesan halibut. I was so sad. I had to go with the grilled salmon which we got and was on the more dry side. I was not happy about the entire menu for such a special holiday and event.

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h
Seattle
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the jambalaya, wonderful side salad, great price. I have enjoyed this establishment many times and plan to go again soon.

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OT
Seattle
2.0Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Not very good. Place was dead on a Friday night (only 5-6 tables used at 7:00 p.m.) which should have been a clue. Food was average. Service was slow, and not friendly. I wouldn't go back.

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DA
Seattle
5.0Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salads are wonderful. Waitress was very attentive.

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CW
Seattle
4.0Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and service was terrific. The appetizer table was wonderful, with good choices of fresh fruit. We loved the beingets. The service was quick, and efficient. Our main waiter was very helpful. Love the brunch, and we will be returning on Tuesday evening with another set of friends for the dinner menu.

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OT
Seattle
5.0Dined on January 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our lunch was delicious and hot. Our waiter was great...attentive but not overly so!
Wonderful spot.

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OT
Seattle
4.0Dined on January 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I especially like and always order the clam chowder. I also think the fish and chips fish is very
good, not too greasy. I like the big roomy booths and prefer that to a table.....depending of course on the number in the group. Last time I was there we were a group of 5 and sat at a table. There was a table of six men whose voices are generally louder and did bother me a bit.
Tables were perhaps too close. Not a big deal however.

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JM
Seattle
3.0Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Mahi fish tacos returned by 2 in the party for being cold yet over cooked. Manager personally came to apologize and made sure the charges were taken off. We had a group of 12 that they were able to easily accommodate and free parking. That offset the food snafu.

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F
Seattle
4.0Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had brunch. The food and service were very good. We had eggs benedict and fish and chips. The buffet is a continental breakfast which can be purchased alone or is included with an entrée. Beignets and sweet butter in a bread basket were complimentary. The only drawbacks to the Sunday brunch were that we didn't have time to enjoy the buffet before our entrées came, and that the tables didn't have tablecloths.

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OT
Seattle
5.0Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eat there frequently. Consistently good food and service. Quiet atmosphere good for visiting.

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OT
Seattle
5.0Dined on November 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Brunch was wonderful

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Seattle
4.0Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Not only did our wait person each couple a separate check, she also pre-split the side salads onto 2 separate plates before serving. It was nice to not have to share a salad off 1 plate.

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CM
Phoenix
4.0Dined on November 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My husband and our friend ordered Halibut Tacos and love them. My other friend and I ordered salmon tacos which were delicious. It took a very long time for our waiter to come back to our table with the check but otherwise the experience was lovely.

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Seattle
5.0Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten at Big Fish several times and tend to go back because of the consistently good food and service at a reasonable price. It is also a nice place to carry on a conversation as it not noisy.

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PP
Seattle
5.0Dined on October 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to this restaurant for years. The people are nice and the food is great! I go for everyday eating and special occasions. The Sunday brunch is the best - with the regular order there is an additional buffet side that includes fruits, pastries, specialty breads and cheeses.

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