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“Decent food but not great, felt over priced, noisy private party ”
Review of Fish Hopper

Fish Hopper
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Ranked #36 of 318 Restaurants in Monterey
Price range: US$25 - US$45
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Prescott Street
Transit: Cannery Row has free trolley service from various locations on the Monterey Peninsula with stops directly in front of the restaurant. There is also the normal public bus system which a stop within a short distance of the restaurant.
Description: The FishHopper * Experience the beauty of the Pacific Ocean, combined with world class dining on historic Cannery Row,within walking distance to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and fine shops.The Fish Hopper, once an original sardine cannery building, offers spectacular panoramic views of the beautiful Monterey Bay from every table including our heated outdoor patio. The Fish Hopper specializes in fresh sustainable seafood,certified Angus steaks,pastas and live shellfish.Some of our menu favorites are the fresh abalone from the Monterey Bay, the “Island Sampler”(fresh seared Ahi tuna from Kona served with coconut shrimp and a crab cake), Macadamia-crusted halibut, our famous “Tomahawk Chop” long bone-in Rib Eye, or fresh Dungeness Crab available year round.2010 West Coast 1st place winner for our famous clam chowder soup.In addition to our fabulous menu indulge in one of our many exotic cocktail creations. While enjoying a delicious meal watch frolicking sea otters at play and even see the occasional whale.
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

We pre booked for dinner as most places in cannery row looked busy during the day. However when we arrived main dining area not that full.

Unfortunately half the place was booked out for a noisy private function which spoilt the place and possibly explained why it didn't have many other diners. The party was only separated by modest pin boards so noise spilt over. If we had other dinner options we probably would have left, but we'd not have got in anywhere at such short notice.

This place has a great view looking out to sea and is the best feature, and we knew the prices before we sat down. However the food didn't quite match up. Although food was decent, it just missed something for us. Service was a little odd but still pleasant enough.

For starters we had prawns and calimari. Both fresh and tasty.

For mains I had special seafood pasta which was huge, lots of fish, pasta was a little weak and overall dish was a bit claggy.

Most of the places in this part of town are pricey due to location, so as long as you know that maybe just enjoy the setting and view. We certainly did.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Great views and awesome food
Our server Daniel was amazing
He made our meal a lot of fun...
Clam Chowder in a Bread Bowl was the best I’ve ever had! Calamari out shined others that we’ve had as well.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Casmowill
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

We went for an early dinner for they were serving Fresh Ono. The staff were very accommodating and we trusted the menu for it listed all the ingredients, at least we thought. My wife's dish [Ono] was completely saturated with mushrooms which she is allergic too. Everyone from our server to the manager pulled out their copies of the specials and in fact mushrooms weren't on the list. New dish created and we had to change out the silverware as well due to the food allergy. We found that the cost of the overall bill $100 didn't live up to the overall experience.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Thank Marvintm009
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Wow, amazing presentations and the food was great. A bit pricey but worth it. Clam chowder and sourdough bread was the best. In fact several places along the wharf where the boats and cruise ships come in give samples and claim to be the best. Anyone of those chowders are 5-Star quality. Back to what we ate... no one was disappointed, the view from the outside patio where we ate was relaxing on this perfectly beautiful day. Photos included of our plates and other displayed menu items. No room for dessert but they did look awesome. Recommended.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank mzglorybeCA
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Tried to get into another restaurant and couldn’t. We were walking on Cannery Row and asked about a table here. They were able to seat us right away. We sat on the patio and so happy that the other restaurant was full. Food here was terrific and so was the service. Daniel was great! The view was the topper!! Can’t wait to come back!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank LisaInHenderson
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