Bluefin
Bluefin

Bluefin

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bluefinmemphis.com/
  • Phone: 9015281010
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
    Friday: 11:00 am - 1:00 am
    Friday: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
    Sunday: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Pan-Asian, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Craig Dorff
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Contact manager@bluefinmemphis.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Contact us for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Christina Cain 9015281010
  • Entertainment: Bluefin is a great place to dine before enjoying any downtown Memphis attractions. If you're going downtown to view a show at the Orpheum Theater, Fed-Ex Forum, or Beale Street or maybe just wanting to visit a few places then make sure you stop in at Bluefin. Professional Athletes, Musicians, and many other celebraties visit the restaurant often.
  • Special Events: Bluefin hosts many special events for their guests. Birthday and Bachelor/Bachelorette parties, Office Parties, and Business Dinners are a few selections that can be scheduled by speaking with a manager.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Peabody Place
  • Public Transit: Downtown Trolley brings you right to our front door!
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is validated in the Peabody Place garage at the corner of 2nd Street and Peabody Place. The entrance to the garage is directly in front of Bluefin.
A word from Bluefin
On any given night, you’ll likely find a celebration or two underway at this spacious downtown sushi lounge. Much of the restaurant’s seating is designed for large groups, and there’s even a unique private room where guests sit on floor pillows. Low blue lighting gives the place a soothing vibe. The menu offers treats for sushi aficionados, such as the Majik Mushroom roll (Kobe beef with warm truffle butter and mushroom salt) or the more traditional Hama-Kimchee (yellowtail topped with spicy kimchi). But picky kids (and the sushi-phobic) can find plenty to eat on the entrée menu, which features flatbreads, Steaks, and multiple seafood options. Bluefin also offers several brands of saké (both hot and cold) and a bar that serves food an hour after the restaurant side has closed.
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Bluefin reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (12)romantic (11)good for groups (10)hot spot (10)scenic view (8)fit for foodies (7)great for outdoor dining (7)neighborhood gem (7)late-night find (6)great for lunch (3)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Chose Bluefin b/c it's close to Orpheum and would take online reservation for 6. Told server we had tickets for show and needed to be out in 75 minutes. We were 1 of only 2 tables with patrons at 5:30 on a Tues. After taking our drink orders, server disappeared for 15 minutes. We complained and service was better when he finally returned, although first round of cocktails were very weak. Second round was better. Shrimp and grits were unique with good sauce but grits were cold. Flat bread pizzas were tasty but crust was burned. Surf and turf roll and Japanista roll were okay but much smaller than I expected for the price and not as spicy as I would have liked. Beef tenderloin was perfectly cooked to order.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bluefin - Memphis
    SarahL
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Great food! Staff was not really familiar with menu and not too friendly. If you can ignore that, the chef delivered!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mixed Feelings
    Bobzx2
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had an 8pm reservation and we're seated promptly. The food was excellent and the service good. The power went out in the area so we didn't get to have the complete Bluefin experience. We will return many times in the future .... I'm sure of that
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DavePVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great place to stop into with friends, a date, business. The sushi was outstanding made fresh and from the time of ordering it took no time at all to get our food. Our waiter Cam was spot on with his saki recommendations, the over all experience was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'm sure it's usually better......
    Tchr4gvhghtsmdl
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The ushu rolls were delicious. Our food came out in a timely manner and the staff was nice. Although, the air was broken and they were running out of dishes. We were sweating all night! Then, they literally asked us if they could have our empty glasses because they were out of glasses for other customers. All the while, we were ready for another round. We had to wait forever for another round of wine during drink special hours. My friend's flat bread pizza was burnt, too. I truly believe that it is usually better, but it was hard to look past all of the issues.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We are fans of the sushi. The service is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Horrible Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My wife and I decided to stop here for dinner one night. We sat outside on the patio and what a BIG mistake. They only had one server for the ENTIRE patio which was full. Took us 30 minutes to even get noticed, and over an hour and a half to receive our food!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So loud!
    pjw330VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We frequent the Blue Fin but were disappointed with our visit this time. They were extremely busy since it was theater night and a Saturday! That paired to make the noise level such that it was difficult to have a conversation with my husband. who was right next to me. It truly was a madhouse. Our waiter was not very attentive and obviously stressed. When he brought coffee we had to ask for sweetner, then cream, then a spoon....all separate trips! Really!!! As for the food, although my pork roulade was tasty, the meat was dry and hard to cut. My husband was disappointed in the scallops this time. They usually are his favorites. It will be a while before we go back again. Next time we will try a week night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great for pre-theater dining
    rt1213
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    If going to the Orpheum, this is a perfect choice for dining before the theater. Our server asked and accommodated us so we would leave on time. We had a huge platter of sushi that we enjoyed sharing. Delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Drinks & Sushi
    grlsniteout
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I've been enjoying Bluefin now for a few years. It is a favorite spot for me and my girlfriends when we catch a show at the Orpheum. We usually stop in for drinks and dinner because I just love the ambiance and its location is very convenient. The drinks are yummy and the creme brulee is a personal favorite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressive!
    ILoveSushi
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I've been to a lot of Sushi places and this one is definitely in my top favorites! The food was excellent! The servers were on point and the portions were perfect :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So so sushi restaurant
    Flopup
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My 20 yr old daughter and I LOVE sushi, anything with an Asian flair. We dined outside, which was perfect and enjoyed the atmosphere very much. However, everything else was mediocre. So, some nights are better than others. I had a glass of their wine special ( on the bill it was listed as another wine at $2.00 more) We ordered a sushi roll for an appetizer; received it, had to ask for utensils/chopsticks And wait for them. My daughter's entre was missing its signature, drizzled sauce, my curry coconut noodles were a little dry and tasteless, but the veggies in it were very fresh! Our waiter must have been very busy inside, we never got a refill of water and it was quite warm ( the only drink my daughter ordered). Hit or miss, I guess.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Sushi
    JPMS
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Sushi was great. The other meal was good, but very small portion compared to the price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 600 reviews are from the Bluefin reviews archive.
  • Always good
    MRoch
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    What better can you say about a restaraunt? Bluefin is always good. Whether it's sushi or one of their delicious specials I have never been disappointed with my experience there. Atmosphere, service, and good are spot on. I especially love dining outside during pretty weather.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy.
    Murrbeth
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Fantastic sushi. Great entres. Good atmosphere. Love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere and service
    WineNDine
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    After our recent visit, I was very pleased with the way the young man served us. All of our food was wonderful but the most notable thing about the restaurant was how awesome the atmosphere was. Great find.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow Sushi in Memphis
    DaveseeVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The sushi was very very good, but the delivery of it was extremely slow.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    Steaklover11
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and this restaurant was one on our list to try. Everything was excellent from the appetizers to the drink selections. We sat up front just across from the sushi bar and my only complaint, which I did inform the manager about, was seeing one of the waitresses was eating from the asparagus bowl that the chefs used to prepare sushi dishes. It was very disconcerting to see her standing there putting her hands in the bowel and eating several spears. Thank goodness, I had already had my sushi roll prior to seeing her do this!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy
    karen
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    It was busy because Prom and the Grizzlies playoff game. Sushi was warm, food was not as good as it usually is.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still good slow service
    Griff
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The food was good but waitress good have been more attentive.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bluefin
    Lynda1851
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    First time there on Friday night - absolutely wonderful. Food was perfect, as was everything else in the restaurant. I loved it!!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Blue Fin!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The atmosphere is great, love being down on Main Street. And the sushi with the Kobe beef is sublime.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    hkcnnngh
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Wonderful experience! The server was great and knew we were celebrating a special occasion and was very helpful and tentative. She was great and made our night very special! Love this place, such great food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Noel
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We had a blast at Bluefin! The server was awesome and the food was so tasty! First time trying grilled oysters and they were absolutely delicious!!! We had date night there with another couple and it was perfect! Darker lighting, waterfall and great noise level!! The sushi was the best and the drinks came cold.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was delicious! We
    Carol
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The food was delicious! We had sushi as well as meals from the menu. Everything was fresh and yummy! Our server anticipated our needs and was very amiable. We enjoyed our experience and wil return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Especially considering it is in Memphis where southern food rules. This place offers a nice variety of fresh salads, sushi, nigiri, amazing sushi rolls and also more standard dishes such as grilled salmon, chicken, flatbreads and so on. Perfect for any taste and a welcome departure from heavy southern cuisine offered in most restaurants in Memphis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would not recommend
    Joan
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The only restaurant with an open reservation on a Saturday night at 7:15 pm should have been a heads up. My party was seated promptly, but after 20 minutes we had to ask for a waitress. We did not even have water. The food(surf n turf, fish special and vege noodle dish were fair). The sashimi special appetizer was the best item of the meal. The ravioli served with the fish special was too doughy. The kitchen was slow. We will not return, there are many better restaurants in downtown to choose from.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a large group and they
    farmfam
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We had a large group and they handle us very well. Food was great! The menu was able to accommodate the non-sushi fans in the group as well. Will definitely eat here again on the next visit to Memphis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ehhh....okay, but no Morimoto.
    Foodiemom
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The atmosphere and location were awesome, but staff was less than desirable; not very educated about cocktails or menu choices, a little scattered. Food was just so-so. Next time, and yes, we would go back, would order from menu to be fair. Chose prix-fixe menu for efficiency, and were somewhat disappointed. Cocktails generous and poured well, but pricey. Wine list, especially house wines, could use some work. Overall, decent, but mediocre. Not bad for quick dinner and drinks pre- or apres- theater but not first choice. Maybe we just did not order well. Definitely want to return to see if regular menu better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • valentine's day dinner
    tandamorgan
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Good ambiance, service was a little slow but the food was really good! The Menage-a-Trois wine is excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good selections,great ambience
    MrsDY
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I ate here for Valentine's Day. The MPD roll was great, but the Bluefin roll was surprisingly bland. We also enjoyed the spicy tuna and riverside rolls. It was very busy but our server was still attentive and gave us an accurate recommendation for a wine we enjoyed. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a hard time getting
    Yummyeats
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had a hard time getting to the restaurant due to transportation problems on Valentine's Day but the owners were very understanding. Great, fast service and quality food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Portion Control for the Price
    tasads
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    I really enjoyed my house salad, the vinaigrette was great and the Bluefin roll with blue crab was delicious. I know I'm small town minded but for the price of the roll, I would have enjoyed a few more pieces. Overall, I had a delicious dinner before a great show!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner before Wicked
    djkriegerVIP
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    Overall Bluefin has quality in everything it does. We awesome sushi and had excellent Soup. The issue is Service. Have too few Servers on a busy Theater night..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular!
    Hillary
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I LOVE Bluefin! Definitely a Memphis hot spot. We always come here before going to the Orpheum. The drinks are amazing and the sushi is to die for!! We tried the crab cakes for the first time and all I can say is WOW!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a reservation and it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We had a reservation and it still took 30 minutes to get seated. Our waiter was very nice and knowledgable. The food was great. Too bad everything else was a mess!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    debbienwill
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    The waitress was excellent, and the food was amazing. I ordered the shrimp and grits and they we're awesome. I had the bread pudding for dessert. My companion had the chicken alfredo pizza and said it was the best they ever had.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome bluefin
    SweetT
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    This place has the best sushi. The bluefin and smoked salmon was excellent .The atmosphere , so sweet!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Got unwelcome addition to my dish
    CosmoDiner
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Great food, great atmosphere. Was looking forward to crab cakes, but ours came with a 6" long hair. Waitress was kind and apologetic but still charged us full price for it. Be prepared to wait a sizable amount of time for your sushi order, but when it came it was very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner and a show
    Manofsteel
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Because of traffic we were 15 minutes late for our reservation and we had tickets to a show at the Orpheum later that evening. Told our server we were a bit rushed and he said it would be no problem and he lived up to his word. We had sushi and sashimi for starters. The roll was excellent, the sashimi was good. For entrees we had the surf and turf and the pan seared scallops. Both were very good with the nod to the pan seared scallops as the best. The filet could have used a bit more seasoning, but was still very good. Several of the dinners around us had the flat bread pizzas and they looked great. Going to try the pizza We sat in the main dining room, but they have rooms on both sides of the main room that are great for groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate