41 Auto Center Drive, Suite 113
Foothill Ranch, CA 92610
3988 Barranca Parkway #B
Irvine, California 92606
Also located in Anaheim, Cypress and Gardena
Whenever I am in the mood for seafood, but don't feel like shelling out a ton of money, I head down to the California Fish Grill. I usually dine at the Irvine location, but I most recently met a buddy and his friend for lunch at the Foothill Ranch location. The California Fish Grill is a fast, casual dine-in restaurant where you order at the counter and then wait at your table for your food to be delivered.
I have dined at the California Fish Grill more than a dozen times. I have never been disappointed with my food. I have tried a few things on the menu, but my favorite is the Cajun Seared Ahi Tuna. For a measley $9.49, you are served a gigantic slab of ahi tuna that has been seared perfectly and served rare. It comes standard with Cajun butter, but they can also serve it with garlic butter upon request. I like it with both. The dish is also served with rice and coleslaw. I'm not a big fan of coleslaw, but their rice is divine. Perfectly cooked, fluffy and tasty every time. It is the perfect complement to the fish.
My buddy ordered the Fried Catfish ($7.99). He had ordered this before and liked it both this time and last. He received two very large pieces of catfish that were perfectly fried to a golden brown. It was served with french fries and coleslaw which he also liked.
My buddy's friend ordered the Fried Fish Plate ($7.45). This is the meal that is closest to fish and chips. He received three large pieces of fried fish, fries and coleslaw. He enjoyed his meal a lot and was impressed with the amount of food he got for $7.45.
My wife was not with us but she has dined at the California Fish Grill many times. I believe that the Mahi Mahi fish tacos ($2.49 each) are one of her favorite menu items at any restaurant. She raves about how good they are every time she has them. I have never actually tried them myself though because I am so in love with the Cajun Seared Ahi.
If you are looking to get some great seafood, but don't want to pay the overinflated prices of many restaurants, then look no further. California Fish Grill is the real deal.