Flying Fish

4.2
1193 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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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
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4.0
ambience
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Summer
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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JimL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Ok for business lunch. Casual / service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was great!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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

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GuadalupeA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 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

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HectorC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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

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abbster78
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 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.

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wendyf
1 review
Dined on February 14, 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.

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NancyE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 7, 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!

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SarahE
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 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

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ShawNawazJ
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

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Shukla
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.

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Notsnobyjustwantfood
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

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

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vipKirklandFoodie
Seattle
59 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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CalNicky
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Service was amazing.

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viptrufflepig
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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viptrufflepig
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on November 13, 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.

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PattyT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 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.

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vipFrankP
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 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!

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Theshib
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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JimK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 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.

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JimL
Seattle
2 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.

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vipLuv2vacation
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DVak
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 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.

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GlendaR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 21, 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.

JL
vipJaimeL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

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MichaelD
London
1 review
Dined on July 24, 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.

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EmilyC
Warwickshire
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.

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vipally
Hawaii
88 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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Elisabeth
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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DonH
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

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ThaderineM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Hideboh
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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

CG
vipChadG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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

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TylerC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 8, 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.

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SKWW
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

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

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MarkB
Dallas
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience3

They were out of half the menu

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PaulK
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 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.

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

Flying Fish is rated 4.2 stars by 1193 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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