Bluefin
Bluefin

Bluefin

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bluefinmemphis.com/
  • Phone: (901) 528-1010
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday Lunch: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Sunday Dinner: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Monday - Thursday Dinner: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday Dinner: 5:00 pm - 1:00 am


  • 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 9015281010x
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Bluefin reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (21)special occasion (18)fit for foodies (18)romantic (14)hot spot (12)late-night find (9)neighborhood gem (8)scenic view (5)great for outdoor dining (5)notable wine list (4)vibrant bar scene (3)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Good food
    Gdfoodbadservice
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our food was really good but our server left a lot to be desired. It was my sons 21st bday which i noted on the reservation so I would have thought someone would have said/done something to acknowledge that. We had to wait a really long time once we ordered dessert (25 min) and then when he finally brought the coffee out it was so bitter and most of our dessert was gone so we asked him to remove it from the menu. I will definitely go back because of the food and hopefully get a different/better server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    Viking
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We went early for a pre-theater meal. Service/food excellent. Appreciated the variety of draft beers. Ordering rolls was a little strange-One checks how many of what one wants one an erasable plastic menu, listing many, many varieties. Seemed a little pricey on initial glance, as I wasn't sure what a "roll" consisted of at this restaurant. Turns out one roll fills a small plate, with enough individual pieces for a table of four to sample. For first-timers, a representative picture or display somewhere would have been helpful to gage how much/many to order. Next time, I'd recommend each of us order something different, and go discovering!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a charm
    SweetpeaBella
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I always like dining here. Food was good and atmosphere was just right for my celebration. Waitress was pleasant and helpful. Thanks
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bluefin - not what it used to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    My friends and I used to go to Bluefin often, but haven't been much in the last year. There were three of us on a Friday night, and the place was not very busy. We were there for nearly two hours which made us late to the show we were going to see. One of the people in our party had food allergies, and the waitress was clearly annoyed by our questions. She didn't know the answers, which was ok, but she never offered to get the chef. Finally, someone came from the kitchen, and he was so loud about our requests that it embarrassed us. It took 20 minutes to get two glasses of wine "because the bar was so busy." When the food arrived, it was just ok. Definitely not worth the wait or the trouble or the $100 tab. We will not go back again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happygolfer
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Food was delicious. Our waitress was excellent. No problem with reservation on line.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food but Slow
    Niki
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    It took us two hours to eat dinner here. Two of us ordered the noodle bowl and it took 15 minutes for her to come back and say they were out. Also it took 20 minutes from the time I asked for the check to receive it. Getting drinks was ridiculously slow too. The food was good not amazing but good, but not sure that it was worth all the waiting.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome restaurant!
    jenb1266
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    this place is great had a wonderful meal everything was delicious!! we had a great anniversary dinner Memphis rita was great as well highly recommend!! will definitely be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bluefin is great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We loved our dinner at Bluefin. The sushi is excellent and the staff is very prompt, courteous and helpful. I would highly recommend Bluefin to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs some updating & cleaning
    mjacobs
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    It smelled like moth balls and mildew. There was dust and spider webs about our booth. Gnats flew around our table and we were inside. They were "out" of the hummus even thought they just opened for the day. The sushi was warm. The table lacquer had come off and the wooden table was splintering. The booth seats were marked up and sticky. I get the grungy atmosphere they might have been going for but it just felt dirty and old.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Downtown GEM
    Hammer8266
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Bluefin offers Asian Fusion and Sushi on a higher plane. The extensive sushi menu exceeds the regular menu and serves every palate. They have a daily fresh fish special paired with crab stuffed ravioli, which makes for an interesting dish. The food is very good, however a little pricy, but on par with other fine dining choices in downtown Memphis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bluefin experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Very well designed, however food was very disappointing. Crab cakes tasted like fried cornmeal. Very small servings even for steak meal. Food was on the table, without flatware, also no salt, no pepper. Will not be back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh Catch
    foodie2VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Sushi and Sake at it's best!! The fish was really fresh our server was very knowledgeable and the atmosphere was energetic. I will definitely go back and recommend them to anyone that I know is traveling to Memphis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Newfound Japanista
    jesstalady24
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My fiance and I have been frequenting the restaurant for years now, but recently tried the Japanista roll and are hooked (pun intended). Something about the smokiness of the seared tuna and spiciness of the sauce is an incredible combination. As always their edamame was out of bounds. The only thing I was slightly disappointed in was the removal of the dumplings. I've always gotten dumplings with my sushi, but still very satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bluefin - second visit
    SarahLVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Much better wait staff this time. Wine and food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bluefin - Memphis
    SarahLVIP
    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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 609 reviews are from the Bluefin reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    BeacheatsVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I had the sushi and it both smelled and tasted "off" so I didn't eat more. My husband was moderately pleased with his order. Our server was preoccupied by a large table nearby. The upper level of the dining room is gloomy. I wish we hadn't gone there.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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.
  • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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.
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.