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Flying Fish

3.9
3.9
1119 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood

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 Pacific Northwest salmon 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 local wines and beers. So stop in today for an exquisite seafood dining experience!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Northwest

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 728-8595

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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 or email us at privatedining@flyingfishseattle.com to inquire.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family + friends or hosting a corporate outing, Flying Fish can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Events Manager: (855) 385-4463

  • Neighborhood

    Lake Union / Eastlake

  • Cross street

    Thomas

  • Parking details

    Parking is available in our building. The rates are variable during the day and just $5.00 (flat rate) after 5pm. 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.

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

House Signature

  • Salt & Pepper Dungeness Crab

    Carrot daikon salad, chilled sesame noodles & chili lime dipping sauce

    • MP
  • Fried Whole Rockfish

    Romaine lettuce, fresh herbs, carrot daikon salad, fresh limes & pineapple anchovy sauce

    • per lb$19.00

On the Raw

  • Premium Oysters

    House-made mignonette

    • per pc$3.00
  • Special Pacific Oysters

    House-made mignonette. Minimum 6pcs,Maximum 12pcs per person

    • per pc$1.00
    • After First Dozen$2.00
  • Sashimi Scallops

    Miso vinaigrette, wasabi cream & pickled ginger

    • per pc$2.50

Soup and Salad

  • Northwest Clam Chowder$8.50

    Bacon, potatoes & crostini

    • House Salad$10.00

      Organic mixed greens, tomatoes, Greek olives, shaved parmesan, garlic croutons & balsamic vinaigrette

      • Caesar Salad$11.00

        Hearts of romaine, house-made dressing, crostini & shaved parmesan

        Appetizer

        • Drunken Mussels$16.00

          White wine, tomatoes, onion, garlic & fresh parsley

          • Crispy Calamari$12.00

            Honey jalapeno aioli & cilantro oil

            • Lemongrass Shrimp Skewers$12.00

              Sweet-chili cucumber salad & macadamia nut

              • Firecracker Clams$18.00

                One pound manila clams, fresh Thai chili, garlic, sweet basil, white wine & black pepper sauce

                • Ahi Tuna Poke$16.00

                  Crispy wonton chips, cucumber, scallions, spicy tobiko sauce garnished with toasted sesame seeds

                  Entree

                  • Fresh King Salmon$36.00

                    Lemon thyme fingerling potatoes, grilled asparagus & lemon beurre blanc sauce. Please ask for today's selection

                    • Saikyo Miso Marinated Black Cod$36.00

                      A classic Japanese dish served with crispy scallion sesame pancake, green beans & kabocha puree

                      • Fresh Blackened Albacore Tuna$33.00

                        Crispy parmesan risotto cake, baby bok choy, soy lime reduction, wasabi cream & cilantro oil

                        • Pan-Seared Scallops$38.00

                          Three piece diver scallops, edamame-mushroom risotto, asparagus, micro greens & yellow curry

                          • Seafood Fettuccini$33.00

                            Prawns, clams, mussels, squid & scallop in creamy tomato sauce & fresh herbs

                            • Fresh Fish Tacos$24.00

                              Fish trio, pickled onions, guacamole, charred tomato salsa & house-made corn tortillas

                              • Buttermilk Fried Chicken$29.00

                                Organic all natural hormone free young chicken, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes & green beans. 25 minute prep time, but it's worth the wait!

                                • New York Steak

                                  USDA Prime cut with yukon gold mashed potatoes, green beans & mushroom shallot demi-glace

                                  • 10oz$39.00
                                • Green Curry Tofu$28.00

                                  Lightly fried spicy tofu, coconut green curry, seasonal vegetables on steamed rice

                                  Sides

                                  • Broccoli$6.00

                                    • Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes$6.00

                                      • Grilled Chicken Breast$8.00

                                        • Sauteed Green Beans$6.00

                                          • Grilled Shrimp Skewers$9.00

                                            • Truffle Fries$7.00

                                              • Risotto$7.00

                                                • Baby Bok Choy$6.00

                                                  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts$12.00

                                                    Bacon bits, shallots & parmesan

                                                    What 1,119 people are saying

                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                    3.9
                                                    3.9 based on all time ratings
                                                    • 4Food
                                                    • 3.9Service
                                                    • 3.8Ambience
                                                    • 3.7Value

                                                    NoiseModerate

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                                                    1. S

                                                      Summer

                                                      Seattle

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 3, 2020

                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                      Great early lunch - had ahi poke bowl, great value and pretty healthy!!

                                                    2. JL

                                                      JimL

                                                      Seattle

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 19, 2020

                                                      overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                      Ok for business lunch. Casual / service was good.

                                                    3. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Seattle

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                      The food was great!!

                                                    4. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      1 review

                                                      3.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                      overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                      Wait 1.5 hours for food to come. Slow server. Very salty food.

                                                    5. GA

                                                      GuadalupeA

                                                      Seattle

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      3.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                      overall3food4service3ambience4

                                                      It was busy and they forgot our 2nd round of drinks food was good service wasn’t what I expected for the price of the meals I will give them a second chance as it was a busy day and they seemed very understaffed

                                                    6. HC

                                                      HectorC

                                                      Seattle

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                      overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                      Good food at reasonable price. Service was ok. Nice ambiance.

                                                    7. a

                                                      abbster78

                                                      Seattle

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      3.0

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                      overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                      Our first visit to the Flying Fish for a Valentines Day dinner for my wife an I. We had a 5:45 PM reservation and glad we gave ourselves some extra time to find a parking spot. We arrived on time and were greeted and ushered to out table. The Host was friendly and we were greeted by wait staff promptly. We ordered a few cocktails and decided to get appetizers. We decided upon Drunken Mussels and Calamari. Our drinks and appetizers were turned quickly. The drinks were good and we started into the appetizers. The food was appealing, portions were adequate. The Drunken Mussels were in a white wine sauce but most of the mussels were dry and shrunken, not drunken. The Calamari was really overcooked and pretty tough. On to the starters...I had clam chowder and my wife a classic Cesar Salad, both were very good. For our entrée...we both ordered King Salmon with fingerling potatoes and Asparagus. The Salmon was cooked perfectly to our expectations. Great flavor with a light sauce and nice portion size, nice presentation as well. The prices were not bad and although our appetizers were less than average we'd come back again.

                                                    8. w

                                                      wendyf

                                                      1 review

                                                      3.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                      The ambience was somewhat compromised by very loud patrons in the lounge next to us. We were seated so that it was impossible not to be distracted by the continuously running televisions. The portions were pretty skimpy - there was as much salmon in another restaurant’s bisque as there was on the “large plate” course at Flying Fish. Our waiters were gracious, and the valentine rose was a nice touch.

                                                    9. NE

                                                      NancyE

                                                      Seattle

                                                      1 review

                                                      1.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on February 8, 2020

                                                      overall1food4service1ambience3

                                                      The service was so slowwwwww. Not sure if our waiter was the only waiter but,there were only 6 or,so,tables filled. Not sure what is going on with this restaurant as it,usually bustling. Food was good but we had to ask multie times for requests and wait. Had coffee with a friend,the next day and she said last time she was there it was awful. Too bad and will not be,going back, especially with out,of town,guests!

                                                    10. SE

                                                      SarahE

                                                      Seattle

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 7, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Absolutely loved the ambience of the restaurant, our server was great and the salmon was amazing!!! Definitely have this place on our list when we come back into town

                                                    11. SN

                                                      ShawNawazJ

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on January 22, 2020

                                                      overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                      The food quantity is very less and we need two entree per person.

                                                    12. S

                                                      Shukla

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on January 14, 2020

                                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                      The food this time was even better than last time I had visited. Ambience is good. The last experience with guests was poor when we had to wait for the food to arrive by at least 40min. So this time a side note while booking requesting for quick service really helped.

                                                    13. N

                                                      Notsnobyjustwantfood

                                                      Seattle

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      1.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 11, 2020

                                                      overall1food1service3ambience2

                                                      If you want rubbery seafood with one cook and pay steak house prices please donate.

                                                    14. KF

                                                      KirklandFoodie

                                                      Seattle

                                                      66 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      66 reviews

                                                      Dined on December 24, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Great location for dinner before any events in South Lake Union. Excellent presentation and flavor

                                                    15. CN

                                                      CalNicky

                                                      Seattle

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on December 11, 2019

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                      Wasn't quite as wonderful as I'd remembered it being, but we had a great time and enjoyed the meal.

                                                    16. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Nashville

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on December 1, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Food was great. Service was amazing.

                                                    17. t

                                                      trufflepig

                                                      Portland

                                                      22 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      22 reviews

                                                      Dined on November 14, 2019

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                      Salt and Pepper Crab two days in a row! I was in heaven.

                                                    18. t

                                                      trufflepig

                                                      Portland

                                                      22 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      22 reviews

                                                      Dined on November 14, 2019

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                      We try to eat at Flying Fish whenever we go to Seattle. Our favorite dish - Salt and Pepper Crab. It was so good that we returned the following day for lunch so that we could indulge again. I could eat it every day! Absolutely outstanding.

                                                    19. PT

                                                      PattyT

                                                      Seattle

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      Dined on November 11, 2019

                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                      We came in on a quiet Sunday evening with my girlfriends for my birthday. The only server/bartender was attentive, respectful, courteous and he even put up with our 10 minute photo op (ya know...us girls gotta take the perfect picture!). We had the poke, calamari to share. Both appetizers were delicious. They poke was perfectly seasoned and served alongside housemade deep fried chips. The green sauce that came with the calamari was a nice touch, different from a normal cocktail or aioli sauce some restaurants use. I ordered the black cod, and while it was good, it was a little salty for my taste. The cod came on a bed of sweet potato mash and perfectly al dente green beans. I have an enjoyable evening and would definitely come back.

                                                    20. FP

                                                      FrankP

                                                      Phoenix

                                                      11 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      11 reviews

                                                      Dined on October 14, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We had an early dinner so it was not yet crowded. Salt and pepper crab was amazing! Great cocktails and wine with very congenial and efficient service made this a wonderful meal!

                                                    21. T

                                                      Theshib

                                                      Seattle

                                                      14 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      14 reviews

                                                      Dined on October 4, 2019

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                      One of our favorites. The food is always excellent and it is always quiet and pleasant.

                                                    22. JK

                                                      JimK

                                                      Seattle

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      2.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on September 19, 2019

                                                      overall2food3service4ambience2

                                                      VERY expensive for the quality of food and the overall ambiance. The place was big, cold and empty with no music playing. Menu prices were ~$40 a plate w/ small servings. Not surprised that this place is empty when the other places around it are slammed.

                                                    23. JL

                                                      JimL

                                                      Seattle

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on September 11, 2019

                                                      overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                      OK business lunch. Enjoyed the Steelhead, fish can be delicate to cook. Just a bit dry, but overall, food was decent. I will go again, and can recommend.

                                                    24. L

                                                      Luvfood

                                                      Dallas

                                                      31 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      31 reviews

                                                      Dined on August 25, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We had the crab and appetizer calamari and the food was superb. Highly recommended this restaurant.

                                                    25. DV

                                                      DVak

                                                      Seattle

                                                      9 reviews

                                                      1.0

                                                      9 reviews

                                                      Dined on August 22, 2019

                                                      overall1food1service2ambience2

                                                      Worse experience !! The place has gown done to the gutter with such high prices for 'fresh' local seafood. Was entertaining a guest for Max Foundation (cancer) who wanted to eat fish. The whole evening food wise was a disaster. An extremely embarrassing situation. Fries- soggy and limp Lemongrass shrimp skewer- unseasoned and semi-raw Black cod- unflavored with a soggy tostada Chicken- overcooked and burnt.

                                                    26. GR

                                                      GlendaR

                                                      Seattle

                                                      1 review

                                                      3.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on August 22, 2019

                                                      overall3food2service5ambience3

                                                      4 of the five orders of fries were cold. There are hold in the wall and the outlet switch plate was broken. The waiter tried very hard but repeatedly the food was cold or wrong. I will not return.

                                                    27. JL

                                                      JaimeL

                                                      Seattle

                                                      1 review

                                                      vip
                                                      3.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on August 10, 2019

                                                      overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                      Quality has gone downhill in the last 5 years. We were very disappointed.

                                                    28. MD

                                                      MichaelD

                                                      London

                                                      1 review

                                                      2.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on July 25, 2019

                                                      overall2food4service2ambience3

                                                      Just missed the early evening 'happy hour' and too early for the next' happy hour' - from 8.30pm. So the menu was more restricted than what we'd seen on the web. And the prices were high although the food was reasonably good. Restaurant thinned out after the happy hour customers left so hardly anyone was there. Service was poor. I get a three course menu in my favourite Michelin starred restaurant in France for the price of one course there.

                                                    29. EC

                                                      EmilyC

                                                      Warwickshire

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on July 18, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      A great place to grab lunch in bustling South Lake Union. One of the few places that allows reservations and is quiet enough to hear yourself think AND hear the person you're having lunch with. Service is attentive and food is delish. I had the fish and chips which were very airy and light and didn't leave me feeling like I needed a nap when I returned to the office.

                                                    30. a

                                                      ally

                                                      Hawaii

                                                      119 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      119 reviews

                                                      Dined on July 13, 2019

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                      Fish is consistently good here. We always enjoy our dining here.

                                                    31. E

                                                      Elisabeth

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on July 13, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                      Food was yummy!! We had chowder, calamari, clams, oysters, ahi poke and ceasar salad. It was all delicious.

                                                    32. DH

                                                      DonH

                                                      Denver

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      3.0

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      Dined on July 2, 2019

                                                      overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                      Not as good as I recall as when they were in Belltown.

                                                    33. TM

                                                      ThaderineM

                                                      New York Area

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on June 30, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Surprised by the Great fried chicken at a fish restaurant! Fish was also good!

                                                    34. H

                                                      Hideboh

                                                      Seattle

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on June 25, 2019

                                                      overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                      Food and venue was good. But because of a few waiter/waitress, it took long time till we can order.

                                                    35. CG

                                                      ChadG

                                                      Seattle

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on June 21, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                      Normally great, but not this time. Table was not ready and server was not attentive.

                                                    36. TC

                                                      TylerC

                                                      Dallas

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      3.0

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      Dined on June 9, 2019

                                                      overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                      Don’t know what to say - it’s a seafood restaurant that when I showed up at 6:30pm on a not busy Saturday for them they said they were out of mussels and clams and then when I ordered the fish tacos they were out of tortillas. The food was okay, but I should have walked out when my gut told me to in the beginning.

                                                    37. SK

                                                      SKWW

                                                      1 review

                                                      2.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on June 4, 2019

                                                      overall2food1service2ambience4

                                                      All meals sucked. Used to love this restaurant. Not sure what happened.

                                                    38. MB

                                                      MarkB

                                                      Dallas

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on May 31, 2019

                                                      overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                      Really good tasting food with healthy options. Portion sizes were a bit on the small size (especially the appetizers) so don't come too hungry. Great service.

                                                    39. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Minneapolis

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      1.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 24, 2019

                                                      overall1food2service3ambience3

                                                      They were out of half the menu

                                                    40. PK

                                                      PaulK

                                                      Seattle

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      8 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 17, 2019

                                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                      Six of us had an early dinner on a recent Thursday, so it was quieter than normal, which we liked. Although I expect that high ceiling would dissipate sound well during peak times. Every dish was fabulous. The highlight was a large, fried Rockfish. The wine was excellent and reasonably priced. Our server was knowledgeable and responsive. Although the total cost was expensive, it was worth it.

                                                    FAQs

                                                    Flying Fish offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 728-8595.

                                                    Flying Fish is rated 3.9 stars by 1119 OpenTable diners.

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                                                    Additional information

                                                    • Cross street

                                                      Thomas

                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                      Lake Union / Eastlake

                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                      Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm

                                                    • Cuisines

                                                      Seafood, Northwest

                                                    • Dining style

                                                      Casual Dining

                                                    • Dress code

                                                      Casual Dress

                                                    • Parking details

                                                      Parking is available in our building. The rates are variable during the day and just $5.00 (flat rate) after 5pm. 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.

                                                    • 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.

                                                    • Payment options

                                                      AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                    • Additional

                                                      Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                    • Phone number

                                                      (206) 728-8595

                                                    • 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 or email us at privatedining@flyingfishseattle.com to inquire.

                                                    • Private party facilities

                                                      Whether celebrating a special occasion with family + friends or hosting a corporate outing, Flying Fish can accommodate all your special event needs.

                                                    • Private party contact

                                                      Events Manager: (855) 385-4463

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