Blackfish - Conshohocken
Blackfish - Conshohocken

Blackfish - Conshohocken

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.blackfishrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6103970888x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:30-2pm
    Monday: CLOSED
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30PM - 10:00PM
    Friday: 5:30 - 11:00PM
    Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Charles J. Roman Jr.
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Charles Roman Catering. (Off site Catering) Please check our website: www.charlesromancatering.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Blackfish is available for buyouts.
  • Private Party Contact: Lisa Bompartito 610-397-0888x
  • Special Events: Blackfish has special chef tasting every Tuesday evening. Each week chef/owner Chip Roman will feature a special seasonal ingredient and create a 4 course tasting menu for $45.00 per person. Please call 610-397-0888 for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public parking lot located at the corner of 1st Avenue and Fayette St.
    Street parking is available everywhere in Conshohocken
A word from Blackfish - Conshohocken
Chef/owner Charles "Chip" Roman describes Blackfish as seafood centered, progressive American cuisine with French influences. It operates Full-Time as a BYOB.

Blackfish was voted Top 10 Restaurant in Philadelphia three years in a row and recently was named #1 Best Place to Eat by Philadelphia Magazine.

Blackfish also received 3 Bells by acclaimed Philadelphia Inquirer restaurant critic, Craig Laban.
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Blackfish - Conshohocken reviews from OpenTable diners
140 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (105)special occasion (86)neighborhood gem (75)romantic (42)good for groups (13)great for lunch (11)hot spot (7)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Incredible food
    Greg
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food was excellent..on par with any of the best restaurants in Philadelphia. One dish was the best I have had in months! My only complaint was that we went to a truffle dinner for $60/person and hardly got any truffles. I would have rather paid more and gotten more truffles. Anyway, incredible restaurant. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    very special place for special occassions to enjoy great food and service... although it is pricey, the menu is interesting, the food is prepared with care and the presentations are near perfect. Since it is BYOB, it helps to keep the overall cost down. The noise level can get high, so being near a loud table can be especially annoying. But as people leave, the noise reduces dramatically (probably the worst on Fri and Sat). Consistently a wonderful experience...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great birthday dinner
    Sylvester
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Equally impressed with my birthday dinner here at Blackfish as we were at my wife's birthday dinner at Mica a month ago. Even better here is that blackfish is a BYOB. The food was truly adventurous and delicious and our server was both knowledgable and attentive. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot
    Bill
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Turns out that a Friday evening in August is a great time to try Blackfish. Parking was easy, and the restaurant wasn't crowded. Our server was both pleasant and helpful, and our food was very good. My wife loved her appetizer, but was a little disappointed in the skate entrée. I had one of the signature appetizers(smoked salmon) and the lamb. Both of these were outstanding. Best restaurant experience I have had in a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superbe
    Alain
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Superbe, delicious, excellent, ... ran out of superlatives quickly. The ingredients are of the highest quality, the cooking is perfect, the plate decoration is stylish and tasty at the same time with a lot of refreshing greens/salads touches. I had lunch with a client and was so impressed, I returned for dinner and then lunch again the next day. I especially enjoyed the vegetable gaspachio, the roasted beets salad, the seared tuna, the poached egg with salmon. Next time I am in town, I will try the 5-course dinner and let the Chef improvise. My order arrived very promptly and timing between courses was perfect. My dessert was good (chocolate cake) but I wished a fruit tart or other more elaborate patisserie had been offered. A bientôt
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always wonderful!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Another great tasting at Blackfish. Again, the food is delicious and beautifully presented. The staff is always friendly, attentive and knowledgable about the food they are presenting. Go when you have the chance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • For Foodies
    JP07
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    If your a foodie I recoomend the we did the chefs tasting no one tasting is the same for every table. You can tell theirs a high quality chef behind the scene the taste and presentation was very! impressive. We dine out quite often ad to a lot of fine restaurants. The only thing negative I could say that the portions are a little on the small side if they could just make them slighty a little bigger would be great!
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    fit for foodies
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  • still outstanding
    cn71
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A great meal. Haven't been there in 5 years since leaving Main Line. Food outstanding; skate wing and bouillibaise were delicious. Beignets for dessert were superb. Knowledgable, unpretentious service. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a very good dinner
    rb7512
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I have been at Black Fish 5 or 6 times, and I have always enjoyed it. My only problem this time was that I ordered foie gras: it was not foie gras, it was a cold foie gras, which is not what I call foie gras. I know they do the same in some restaurants in Paris, but it is not right, give them another name. The rest, oysters and chicken were superb, chicken was outstading, tnder.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the Best
    Rick
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Have dinner here at least once a month. Always the best of the best. Food is always incredible. Somehow the chefs keep the menu fresh and on the cutting edge. They have mastered the crudo! There is no better anywhere. They do everything well, food as well as service is always impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Once again Fantastic
    TkapVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    If you want to stay out of Center City and have great food, Blackfish is it. The prawn tasting was superb. The softshell prawn melted in your mouth. When great ingredients are combined with great cooking, the result is excellence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very accommodating
    Lynn
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Reservations changes from 4 to 6 and we arrived early. Table was ready and they were happy to make the change. Food was fantastic, and the service superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Class Fine Dining
    DJK1VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The menu is often refreshed with a few outstanding staples such as the Scottish Salmon and the Beignets - a great way to start and end a meal. The service level reflects the sophistication of the best of the best restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too expensive
    live2enjoyVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food is undeniably delicious and well prepared. My main course was a 2x3 inch piece of fish for $28 with not even as much as a starch. Come on people!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seafood done fresh
    Luke
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    If you're in the mood for fresh seafood done up in a not so usual manner, this is the place. My wife's chicken was also excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Been a long time since last visit
    JoetVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My wife and I revisited after several years. In the mean time Blackfish was recognized as a top spot. We were not disappointed. Our chef's tasting was superb. The nudie particularly tasty and the lamb saddle delicious. The staff are excellent, the food first rate. We stayed away too long thinking access was difficult now that they are discovered. Week night access seems possible espespecially in high summer so I am looking forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Corkage Fee at BYOB?
    ReidVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Ok, so long after the taste of the foie gras menu has faded, long after the extremely noisy experience has faded, what will be remembered is a $2 corkage fee on the check. I asked the waitress what is was for. She said she was told it was for recycling. But we were taking the bottles home. I asked the waiter and he said for glasses. So now it is BYOG? When I complained he was surprised and said other places charged more. Uh, no. No charge at Matyson, Will, Trio, Kanella, Ulivo, Laurel, Bibo, uh, need I continue. Hey, there are places as good and better that this one. Skip the rip-off. Send a message and take your business elsewhere.
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  • Small portions but delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Surprisingly, we were able to reserve a table at 7pm for four on Saturday afternoon for that evening. We were seated promptly and attended to throughout the evening. We had to ask for bread since none was provided at our table but other tabes were receiving bread. The tuna appetizer was the best tuna we have ever eaten and the portion was adequate. The foie gras was the size of a quarter and the lamb the two men ordered left them yearning for more. The coffee creme brule was shared by all four of us and was yummy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4 for bday dinner
    Evan
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I liked that the menu had options but not too many, 3 courses with locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Our meal started well but not spectacular. But the 2nd and 3rd courses we're some of the best dishes we've had in awhile, especially the ricotta gnudi and risotto from 2nd. The lamb saddle was cooked perfectly, but the best dish of the night was easily the bouillabaisse. It's a signature dish for a reason. The service is attentive but not overbearing and the restaurant has a relaxed feel, but the food is sophisticated. The trip outside the city is well worth it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little too salty
    MisterMaxVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    At dinner two weeks ago the bouillabaisse was excellent - a good mix of seafood, good broth, good rouille (though not garlicky enough for my wife's tastebuds) - but a pinch too salty. This week, the bouillabaisse was again a bit too salty, and the crust of the gray bass (was that the name of the fish?) was also a little too salty, hiding the taste of the fish. Custard desert was luscious!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best suburban BYOB
    TkapVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    After another fantastic meal at Blackfish I have decided that this is the best BYOB in the suburbs. It's the first time I didn't have the tasting menu, as I just wasn't hungry enough. The menu options were varied and all great. My lamb saddle was excellent. My wife had the chicken and our friends the fish. All were great. To start my wife had Foie Gras, that as always was perfection. I had the "naked pasta" and it was so good. Once again we had a fantastic meal!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    GoBurghVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Blackfish exceeded our expectations in every way - food was wonderful, service was fantastic PLUS it's BYOB! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good always
    redwinetodine
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We have been coming to Blackfish since it opened. Consistently good. Staff is friendly and accommodating. BYOB. Great tasting menus. Worth the visit every time. The diners broke out in happy birthday song when they saw a candle come to the table in dessert. It was surprising and wonderful. Tells you about the crowd who dines there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Continues to amaze!
    CrustyCurmudgeonVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Blackfish offered a special tasting menu last night based on rose fish (aka ocean perch, redfish, Norway haddock, red perch, red bream - we looked it up because we didn't know). So we put ourselves in the chef's hands & enjoyed 3 absolutely wonderful courses of fish after an amuse-bouche of goat cheese with radish & lemon. As crudo, it was both fascinating & delicious, with a light "dressing" of coconut milk & mint oil that was so good I sopped it up with bread & left a clean plate. Then it came poached with corn & enoki mushrooms in dashi. The "big one" was roasted with potato, tomato confit & olives in red wine. A bit of light banana cake w/ coriander topped it off (why no fish in my dessert???). There's only 1 word for this - WOW!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Dinner
    luvstodine
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Personally I would like to see a slightly extended menu as well as slightly larger portions. Food,service and ambiance were extremely good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Loved the food.as well as the intimate, relaxed ambiance. I was hesitant to order chicken (i thought it would be boring) but am so glad i did. It was different & wonderful. Also loved the skate wing & the cold squash soup. The warm beignets for desert were great. I have no idea how they made the raspberry sauce for them but it is astonishing. Service was friendly and our waitress provided all of the input we needed. Only microscopic glitch was that my husbands lemonade was delayed a little & he decided he no longer wanted it. A free coffee was offered so all was good! I Can't wait to return to Blackfish!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Extraordinary flavor combinations and excellent quality. Portion sizes a little small, but perfect in every other way. What an incredible restaurant. Can't wait to go back.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Repeating Customer
    Dave
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We've now been there 3 times and will continue to go. We're foodies, and the food is just perfect for us.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Frannie
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    This was our first visit to Blackfish and we were very pleased. We definitely will return and will recommend to our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 10 out of 10
    Courtney19087
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I had heard Blackfish was good but I didn't expect to feel so impressed-- it's just naturally hard to impress me. We decided upon the 5 course chef tasting. Raw tuna, smoked salmon, veal, scallops and a dessert (which were really two different desserts- one given after the other). We had told the waitress we were open to anything and enjoyed each surprise course. The food was not only outstanding, it was artistic in its creation and presentation. Well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Spot for A Quick Lunch
    MissyVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I had never been to Blackfish for lunch, and I was pleasantly surprised that it was very affordable. We usually save this restaurant for special occasions, as it is expensive. But you couldn't beat the lunch prices! The food was beautifully presented, and the servers were outstanding.
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  • nonameVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Another wonderful evening @ Blackfish! This evening's menu was very seafood heavy some of our group needed at least one meat option.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good find!
    Jeff
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great find. Small but excellent menu. Knowledgeable staff who was very attentive. I would try to 5 or 7 course tasting menu next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PattyVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food here is sublime. We selected the tasting menu and all four in our party were delighted. The selections were so inventive and the flavors were so amazing -- wonderful contrasts and combinations. The freshest oysters I have ever tasted.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    the food is very good, service good, uncomfortable cluttered seating and very loud. Overall, for the price (overpriced) would not return
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  • great service, disappointing food
    MERdiner
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We had thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to Blackfish so came back with friends. We chose the $70 chef's sampling menu. Although the service and atmosphere were wonderful, the food was disappointing. The portions were extremely small and several of the dishes were quite average. The blue crab salad was mushy and tasted canned. It had 3-4 teaspoon sized dollops of crab with a tablespoon of diced tomato and pinch of small greens. For such a small serving, it should have been free of shell, but was not. My husband was unhappy with the duck; I thought it was fine. No vegetables were served. I prefer smaller servings, but left hungry and dissatisfied. I want to love this restaurant, but was let down.
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  • Great restaurant!
    loup
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    On many visits, the food and service has always been exceptional.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continues to delight
    CrustyCurmudgeonVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Same top quality experience, different meal every time! Cold pea soup with prosciutto and goat cheese - amazing! Tuna crudo with chili oil and citrus - outta sight! Chicken (yes, chicken) - so good it's actually real food (just kidding -sort of...)! The risotto's sublime, the off-menu arugula salad's crisp and delicious, and the beignets make Cafe Du Monde's seem mass produced. Caring and professional service in a subtle, understated and sophisticated setting complete a world class package - this is mighty close to being as good as it gets!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite meals ever
    avalanche41
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We ordered the 5 course tasting meal. All 5 courses were exquisite!! The food and sauce combinations were inventive and the presentation was beautiful. We went to the restaurant because a friend gave us a gift card and we're so glad that he introduced us to this gem of a restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lovely
    tko12
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I had heard great things about Blackfish and decided to give it a try late on a Friday night. Did not disappoint! Impeccable service, incredible food.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate