Tina and Kenny FukumotoCasually exquisite dining,
with an East/West fusion

< Proprietors Tina & Kenny Fukumoto welcome you to the Flying Fish Grill, in Carmel, California. Enter the discreet Carmel Plaza entrance leading you to comfortably dim lighting, wood walls, and subtle Asian decor. Diners are delighted by their distinctive offerings, ranging from salmon to lobster to abalone, plus clay pot dishes bursting with noodles, broth and seafood, beef or vegetables.

~ Featured on the Rachael Ray Show  ~  Zagat Award Winner ~

Reviews

I always feel more confident when a restaurant’s owner runs the kitchen — and a dinner here will confirm that chef/proprietor Kenny Fukumoto is in the house. Dark, romantic, and Asian-influenced, the dining room has an intimate atmosphere with redwood booths (built by Kenny) and fish hanging (flying?) from the ceiling. The cuisine features fresh seafood with exquisite Japanese accents. Start with sushi, tempura, or any of the other exotic taste teasers. Main-course favorites include a rare peppered ahi (tuna), blackened and served with mustard-and sesame-soy vinaigrette and angel-hair pasta; and a pan-fried almond sea bass with whipped potatoes, Chinese cabbage, and rock shrimp stir-fry.”

- Frommers, California

Family-owned and friendly, this longtime local favorite does almost no advertising–and doesn’t need to, since the word-of-mouth on it is so good. One of the first Asian-Fusion restaurants in the area, it’s known for its strong and distinctive spices and sauces, rich dishes and surprisingly reasonable prices. Seafood stew, wonton chips with fresh Asian-inspired salsa, melt-in-your-mouth pan-fried oysters and pearly white sea bass are memorable and delicious. Beer and wine are served.”

- Gayot Restaurant Reviews

For dinner we chose the delectable black bean halibut, cooked in a parchment pouch … grilled chicken, which had an Asian flair from a ginger-soy glaze … As we recalled  the dinner over the next few days, repeating over like a mantra in our heads was: Yum. Yum. Yum.”

- Sabrina Speidel, Monterey Magazine

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