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About MoonFish - Orlando

One of Orlando's most innovative restaurants, MoonFish serves the “Freshest Seafood from the Oceans of Planet Earth”™ - from the usual to the exotic. In addition to its fish-fusion cuisine, MoonFish offers Pacific Rim aged steaks cooked over a natural wood-burning pit searing in the flavor. A raw bar with everything from oysters to beef tartar and an intriguing sushi menu, offering only the freshest sushi, sashimi and anything legally raw make this your one stop dining option. The vibrant atmosphere at MoonFish combines modern ingenuity with a blend of Pan-Asian, Cajun, Creole and Floribbean flare to stimulate your senses. Numerous awards ranging from the prestigious DiRōNA Award, "Best New Restaurant” by the Restaurant and Hospitality Rating Bureau and Wine Spectator Magazine’s Award Of Excellence make MoonFish a dining experience you won’t want to miss.

7525 W Sand Lake Rd
Orlando, FL 32819
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steakhouse, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm -11:00pm
Happy Hour Daily: 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Cross Street:
The Fountains Plaza at Dr Phillips

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(407) 363-7262

Website:
http://www.moonfishrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet
Self Parking

Executive Chef:
Eric Anderson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
MoonFish offers many private and semi-private dining rooms ranging from 30 to 165 seated guests. Impress family, friends and clients in our private Barrel Room, encased with an oak barrel style ceiling and surrounded by vintage wine in a working wine cellar, which can seat parties of 16 to 48 guests. Custom menus are available offering everything from the freshest sushi and seafood to the highest quality steaks and chops. Our special event coordinators will be glad to assist you in making menu selections and wine pairings, as well as organizing any additional details that will assure a memorable evening for you and your guests.

Contact our Special Events Team: 407.581.3236 · groupevents@tottrg.com

MoonFish - Orlando Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (28)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Special Occasion (23)
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Worth the Drive (18)
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Romantic (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Notable Wine List (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Casual (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Healthy (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Authentic (4)
Cozy (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
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Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

Trigger fish was fabulous! Diversity of the menu and the wine list were both very good. Better for casual dinners. Environment was a bit noisy.

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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 days ago

This was a recommendation by a friend and I must say it was excellent. The food was fantastic and the service was great. The manager was very warm and welcoming. I am planning on taking my family their during our outing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Shannon waited on us and she did a fantastic job. She was a lot of fun and was committed to ensuring that we had a good time and enjoyed the food. It was obvious she enjoyed what she was doing and working for your organization.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The evening was great. Our server was new and the manager checked in on us to make sure all was well.
I have to say I was taken aback by some of the portions. We ordered a side of asparagus and was told it would be 6-8 pieces of the larger asparagus and would be enough to share for 3 people. I was shocked when it arrived with 4 stalks of asparagus.
We were also debating between the triggerfish on the menu and the triggerfish that was on special that night. They had the same sides and both topped with crab meat. When asking the waitress which was better she said the special - so we ordered the special. I was shocked when I received the bill and the special was $49.95 (and regular menu item was $34.99). I asked the waitress and she said the special had more crab meat on it and then came back and said the special had foie gras butter sauce - but she neglected to mention that when she described the special. I never would have ordered it if I had known the cost - I should of asked. I was not that impressed with the fish special and should have ordered a filet instead.
I would return to this restaurant because it has great service and ambiance and menu selection. We just had a new server and miscommunication.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

It was my eleven year anniversary with my wife. We have came her every anniversary three years in a row. Service was great every time except this night. The service was at bare minimum my Waiter did his job but didn't big the experience of Moonfish. Didn't offer a wine or suggested an appetizer. We got both anyway but the server before brought it amusing apps , let us sample a taste of a wine selection we got it All but tonight I felt he was done and wanted to go home it's ok I'm always coming back but that night he did his job no flare!! He still did his job but I guess I wanted to be sold on the experience to spend more and I didn't thanks will be back

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Organic, Comfort Food, Casual, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Overpriced and somewhat pretentious. Ordered a $37 ahi tuna, that was quite good, but came on a empty plate. There should have been a side included.

Food was good In general, and our waitress tried hard, but came across as totally scripted

It was my wife’s birthday, and let them know it when I placed the reservation. They acknowledged it with some rose petals on the table. With a $200 dinner tab, a piece of cake and a candle should have been offered

So many other choices in the area that beckon

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

First of I have to say that I am very picky when it comes to restaurants for a special occassion. I was impressed by the ambiance, the older tasteful chandelier, and overall layout of the restaurant. We had a private room with 24 people and it was worth every penny spent that night. The appetizers, cantaloupe martini etc was worth it all!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Service, food and ambiance was perfect!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Everything was wonderful. My husband and I love the talk of the town restaurants. Service was excellent.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had a fabulous meal! I had mentioned ahead of time that we were celebrating a b-day and our table had a card and rose petals. That was a very nice touch! The manager offered us a complementary taste of the avocado/crab appetizer and it was delicious. All of our meals and appetizers were wonderful. Service was beyond expectation. We definitely felt well taken care of. The crème Brule was amazing! Thank you for a wonderful dinner out!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

A solid "OK" seafood and steak place with a relatively diverse menu with entrees that come with a salad and bread . Some of the entrees came with a starch or vegetable, others did not. The food was OK - i expected more for the price, but the serving size was good. My seared nori-crusted ahi was perfectly cooked and was bigger than I expected - I would have preferred a a smaller sized cut with a serving of rice (that came with a friend's crab-crusted sea bass). But it was a pleasant meal for 7 of us - everyone could find something that they were happy with!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great food and service- Would recommend for a great meal in Orlando. Solid menu selection of fresh fish and steaks.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food is always outstanding. The service is impeccable including someone from the management team stopping by to see how everything was. I make it a point to visit this restaurant every time I’m in the Orlando area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always excellent food and service. Whenever we are in Orlando we come here for the ahi tuna. Price is fair and preparation is excellent every time. Over the last 6 years have never been disappointed! I asked for a quiet table and was given a booth in the corner-they actually read my request and made sure we were happy with the table. Most places don’t bother.

Tags: Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Overpriced for the quality. Better than Red Lobster but not worth the price tag.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food, a seafood restaurant with great steaks and unusual taste combinations that work.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very enjoyable dinner that was extremely tasty in a great ambiance. Our server was very attentive and entertaining.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Healthy, Spicy, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Moon fish was excellent. Our waiter, Jay gave great service and superb recommendations. We ate seafood and can't comment on steak. Great dining experience

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Food was great, service was slow. Not staff’s fault, lacking servers. Would recommend it though!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great restaurant! The service is outstanding. All extremely polite, knowledgeable, attentive, and happy to assist you.
Known for the wines, steaks, and seafood, but make sure you try the sides and salads.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

All pieces of the meal were excellent, from the extensive wine list to the succulent trigger fish to the heavenly creme brûlée. The impeccable service by JC made it all worthwhile. Sure to become one of my favorite places to dine in Orlando!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Everything was great food and service, the place only got loud when a family with five children sat down next to us, understandable though, happy hour is a great deal for quick eats

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I went to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday and they were outstanding! The table was nicely decorated and the manager checked on us throughout the night. They made sure he felt special on his day. They went above and beyond to make sure we had a great night.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had Kevin as our server and he never missed a beat. Upon walking in the restaurant you have a great warm upscale feel both inside and out. Everything we had was truly exceptional but, my favorites were the wasabi wedge salad, triggerfish, lobster gravy potatoes, and ahi tuna. I will be gladly returning to this restaurant even though it’s 95 miles from where I live.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 28, 2017

It was my father’s birthday and Moonfish was so nice to deliver a birthday card for him. They offered him also a free dessert for the occasion. It was wonderful experience for my father’s birthday.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The service, ambiance, appetizers, specials, desserts and drinks were outstanding and worthy of qualifying as a fine dining experience. The fresh Stone Crab appetizer for four (4) claws was very good but I think overpriced. For an appetizer to be $79, I would think that the Server should tell you how much it is without being asked. The Shrimp Cocktail was also outstanding for $18 for three (3) large shrimp and the Stone Crabs were certainly not over four (4) times better than the Shrimp Cocktail. I was shocked at the "Market Price" for the Stone Crabs.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Four of us dined at Moonfish last Friday night and everything was outstanding. Our water Kevin and the manager Garon were terrific. We would definitely go back and highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Would not recommend this restaurant. Shady upselling techniques and food is marginal at best. Way overpriced and bad food to boot. Swing and a miss....

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Sarah was fantastic and spot on with all of her recommendations. She was a large part of the wonderful experience. We had a fabulous meal and would definitely go back again the next time I am in Orlando

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Fantastic seafood and regular fare. In Orlando for a convention and visited Moonfish two of 4 nights.

Family owned and run local “chain” of distinctive restaurants, without a chain feel.

Try the stone crabs when in season. Fabulous! Exceptional sides, as well as deserts

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Organic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We are from Minnesota and Moonfish was recommended to us by someone that has been down there before!! We are so happy we went and are proud to say it is the best seafood we have ever had! The server was amazing! Answered all questions we had and was great at recommending entrees for us! I will definitely be visiting again when we go back down to Orlando!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was okay but my waiter acted as if he didn't like his job or didn't want to be there. The managers that came around to our table were great and took up the slack for the not so happy waiter. The roasted corn was delicious

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food, ambiance, and service was great. My husband and I had a lovely date night at Moonfish.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Authentic, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great service, wonderful, tasteful food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

High point: PEI mussels were tender and tasty. Low point: Greasy, tough calamari, and truffle fries that are hard to describe.

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

We had a group of 10 and 5 of them were kids under 10 years old. They did an awesome job!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Moon Fish consistently provides an incredible dining experience. The seafood is always fresh, prepared in a creative manner and the service is impeccable. I am a huge fan of this wonderful restaurant. K Poonawala

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Terrible service and food will not be again

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

First time I ever had sea bass was at this restaurant 5 years ago. Had it again — grilled with lump crab meat — and it was outstanding! And so were the string beans. My wife had mahi mahi which was also great. Service was great too. What a great place to celebrate our 39th anniversary!

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Had the most amazing birthday dinner for my mom along with my wife and daughters. Coming from San Francisco, an Asian and seafood restaurant Mecca, this may be the first Orlando restaurant that lived up to our expectations of what a special occasion dinner should be. Staff was spot on with one minor exception as were the drinks and our meals (again with one minor exception). We highly recommend this eatery experience for business dinners with special clients, for birthdays, anniversaries or just a nice night out. Happy hour drinks were a bonus in price and quality especially served by our engaging and attentive perfect Grey Goose Martini mixtress Sarah. Dinner was a gastronomic delight with highlights like mouth watering fire roasted cream corn, lobster encrusted Hawaiian triggerfish and lightly truffled butter for dipping fluffy cheesy-bread goodness. Surprisingly the pork chops won the best of the evening - wow I hope somebody at your table gets them so you can all have a bite. Our serving team of JC and Tyler were spot on with the recommendations (I sadly missed the well tailored hint from Tyler not to order the swordfish (which was mushy, bland and unremarkable.) My entree along with a some awkward server aggressiveness by Tyler aimed getting us to add alcohol to our desserts that we didn't really want ( which he brought anyway and which actually messed up the great flavor of our crime brûlées - we caved and let him charge us to end the sales pitch.) were the only real blemishes to an almost perfect experience.

Bottom line: Book Moonfish and enjoy just be firm about what you don't want

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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