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Flying Fish

3.9
3.9
1092 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

What 1,092 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.6Value

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  1. S

    Summer

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 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

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    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

    Seattle

    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

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 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

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 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

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 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

    124 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    124 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

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    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

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 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.

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

Flying Fish is rated 3.9 stars by 1092 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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