Blowfish Sushi Lounge
Blowfish Sushi Lounge

Blowfish Sushi Lounge

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.blowfishsushilounge.com/
  • Phone: 4032378588x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30AM - 2:00PM

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 5:00PM -10:00PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 10:30PM

    Closed: Monday
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Blowfish offers personalized catering from casual business luncheons to intimate private events. We can arrange everything according to your precise requirements and help you celebrate with style and class. For more information on how we can assist you in planning, please contact us at info@blowfishsushilounge.com
  • Entertainment: Fuze Fusion Jazz is a live that plays every second Saturday band that specializes in live jazz with Latin influences.
    $5 cover to support our local band and enjoy their music! Returning in September
  • Special Events: We have hosted special events and provide an intimate setting for functions including wine & sake pairing nights, art shows by local artists, birthdays, anniversaries, work meetings, etc.
    Please call the restaurant and ask about how we can help arrange for your next event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 6th St and 5th St
  • Public Transit: 4 Blocks South of Downtown C-Train Stop and 2 Blocks East of Bus Stops off 8St SW.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Blowfish Sushi Lounge
Blowfish Sushi Lounge is not just a restaurant; Blowfish is an experience for our customers: a stylish cultural space where food, drinks, music and people fuse into a chic & dynamic ambiance.

Our vision represents cultures that merge and transform by recognizing people as the rhythm propelling this new century. By integrating fine Japanese cuisine with a lounge style interior, our ultimate goal is to create a new and exciting dining experience for Calgarians and visitors alike.
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Blowfish Sushi Lounge reviews from OpenTable diners
8 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (4)great for lunch (4)neighborhood gem (4)fit for foodies (1)great for outdoor dining (1)romantic (1)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Good food but not be kid friendly
    ClassyDinnerVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We booked this restaurant at the very last moment without reading much reviews. The location is great and food is good. However, we were a little embarrassed with my kids (12 & 7) as it was quite a bit romantic in physical terms (smooching etc.)
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  • Chefs' Menu is very filling
    IreneVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The chefs' menu, 5 courses was very filling, lots of food for the price. Great quality fish for sashimi. Loved the sablefish and Japanese rice. Would recommend this place for a special night out, if you love sushi.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The food is always fresh, tasty and well presented. Service is a bit slow for lunch, but doable.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    portions were reflective of the cost - the location is in midst of empty space - what is going on with the block?
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 50 reviews are from the Blowfish Sushi Lounge reviews archive.
  • Slow service, understaffed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Came here for a quiet Sunday dinner. Food was very slow to come out to and arrived one by one leaving one of people in our party waiting for her portion half an hour past the first dish's deliverance. Food was generally good, though had to constantly ask for additional condiments (ginger, soy sauce) as every addition was too small for our party. Blow fish- you gotta step it up a notch!
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  • Great food & fun!
    FoodnFun
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The night started out with some great appetizers, and as our main sushi started to come out the jazz funk band FuZe started to play. By the end of the night we were singing along and dancing to the energetic beats of the band. It is well worth the night out for some great food and engaging fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • frou frou sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Not my cup of tea. Prefer real sushi not sushi that masks the fish with too much rice and flavoured mayo. Tasted fine for what it was. Service was not great. Only one girl working on mother's day. Took a long time to get service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food -terrible service
    Cherdrew
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Went for lunch with my cousin and it took an hour and a half for lunch which doesn't work during the work week. The food was good, but there was only one waitress that we saw so the service was terrible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bring back the Ramen Burger
    redox9k
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    I would have to say this was my favourite burger out of #YYCburgerweek ... thank you for this experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative Sushi
    SteveDel248
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We tried 8 different rolls, of which, only 1 we didn't care for. Most were outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ramen burger
    SasaVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Japanese fusion restaurant and great service. We have tried their special featured Ramen Burger during YYCburger week and they are great, juicy and tasty. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    25% off because we got there before 6pm, was not expected so it was a nice surprised ! Good sushi and service but there was no one else in the restaurant because it was too early.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great variety of delicious rolls
    MoiraVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Best serice ever at a sushi restaurant. Lots of variety for people who don't eat raw fis so my husband and i could oth enjoy a wonderful beautifully presented rolls.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Crazyforsushi
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Absolutely delish! Blowfish did it again, never disappointed! I love the interesting plating they do. The wonderful sauces they create! Love everything about this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fresh!
    Sandie
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    I have dined before with clients and love the variety of sushi dishes! It is a little hidden gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious & LOTS of food
    lindseyk
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The price tag may seem expensive but you get huge rolls and big pieces of fish for the price! I'm really not sure I've had a piece of sashimi so big before. Plus everything is delicious! Likely some of the best sushi we've had in a while! Our server was very friendly and food came out quickly. Definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the price
    SierraDrinker
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    The sushi was good but not outstanding, especially considering the price. Would rather go to Sushi Hiro and pay a little less for better quality. Service was slow but friendly. We went in at lunch and there was only two other tables occupied. Regardless, our food probably took 25 to 30 minutes to arrive.
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  • Fresh and clean!
    Sandie
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    Very well presented and fresh presentation. Excellent service! Small restaurant for those who don't like big crowds. Great for lunch or dinner gathering!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great spot
    Blankers
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Blowfish is a great sushi place with lots of variety and food for everyone. Lots of unique rolls that are great for sampling. I have been there 4-5 times and will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Take a Flashlight
    Gord
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Darkly lit restaurant. Fortunately, one of us had a flashlight so we could read the menu. Background music was techno and very annoying. Not a great place to go for dinner, even though the food is very good. On a Friday night, only a small handful of customers were in the restaurant for dinner. I would recommend this place for lunch, but not an evening out.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    Kayaker
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    The sushi was very fresh. We had a couple of the rolls suggested by the server...they were very creative and very tasty. The service was attentive and friendly. The food was delivered in a timely manner...we had a very enjoyable lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced/Empty
    JohnG
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    Overpriced slightly above average sushi and rolls. Restaurant was empty. No atmosphere.
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  • Usually Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    Been to blowfish multiple times, it's always great. This time they had a DJ outside, but when it started to rain they brought all the equipment inside and played at the same outside volume, it was way too loud to keep conversation. Food and service was great though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the Greatest Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    Some of the sushi was ok, but about half the stuff we got was not good. It could be that I am accustomed to a more traditional style of sushi, but there were some flavours that were very off-putting, or some rolls that lacked flavour all together.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The sushi was very good but
    Liam
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    The sushi was very good but you definitely pay for it, but I would also say definitely worth it you aren't going to get bad fish here
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • The food took too long, considering
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    The food took too long, considering it was not full. It lacked the quality I expected.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I really enjoyed the food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    I really enjoyed the food, and it is nice without being overly expensive. Would return!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bones in the sushi, to not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    Bones in the sushi, to not as fresh as it could be. Not sure if they are just getting rid of old sushi for the 5-6 discount time ... but the sushi could of been better. Also they almost forgot it was a birthday ... had to remind them...to bring out some candles even though I reserved and wrote it down as comments in the reservations ... but really nice and kind service. I dont mean to sound so picky. Place was pretty cool its just I know it could be better...and my comments are meant to be as constructive only...
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average sushi. The maki rolls
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Average sushi. The maki rolls were not great and the sashimi slices were small. If it weren't for the special 15$ Big Taste deal it is not worth it
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Below Expectations.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    We decided to try this restaurant after reading rave reviews on Avenue Mags' Calgary Best Restaurant. We tried it on a warm Friday Night and surprisingly found the restaurant empty. 1. Ambiance - Fair2. Service - Poor. There was only 1 waitress and the service was lousy and slow. 3. Food - Fair. Not worth for the $$$ paid. We went to Zipang a couple of weeks ago and found it much better and appetizing. The Green Tea served was almost cold and was poured from the same flask over and over again.I had a special night planned for my spouse who loves Sushi and the experience left us dissatisfied. Wont dare to go back there again.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food, wine overly priced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Food was amazing. however, drinks were overly priced. Ive lived in different parts of the world been to the best restaurants, never had to pay 11.50 dollars for a glass of wine.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time there and we had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    First time there and we had the lunch special. Dishes were beautifully presented and delicious. I'll be going back there again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not as good as I expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/7/2012
    Not as good as I expected given the reviews I read about it. Sushi was not the worst I've had, though I had expected a much better experience. Not recommended.
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  • Fantastic service and incredible
    wbonville
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    Fantastic service and incredible food! Our waitress was nothing but helpful making recommendations and making us feel like we were VIP's. Thank you Blowfish for an amazing evening and we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was okay. Went for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    Food was okay. Went for lunch during work. The sushi was great, however when my girlfriend asked for no fish eggs, they put them in, and then it took about20 minutes to get her a new roll. As well, my meat was over cooked, and the miso soup had a very fishy taste and smell. I would recomend their sushi, but do not expect fast or friendly service
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  • Small portions, big prices.
    Jennifer
    Dined on 8/16/2012
    Small portions, big prices. Save your cash and go somewhere else.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The sushi was better than
    TonyfromTorontoVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2012
    The sushi was better than expected for Calgary but not outstanding (found it a little salty). The service was amazing..one of the best waitresses I've ever had...and looks like at night they have a live DJ which would have been cool.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant was so cold
    Sliver
    Dined on 7/24/2012
    The restaurant was so cold they it was difficult to enjoy our food.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The waitress was fantastic.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    The waitress was fantastic. She noticed that we were talking about the artwork on the walls and she told us a little about the artist and his work.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pricey but worth it for special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2012
    Pricey but worth it for special occassions and great sushi in a landlocked province
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic