The Blue Fish - Washington
The Blue Fish - Washington

The Blue Fish - Washington

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thebluefishsushi.com/
  • Phone: 7138623474x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Birdsall St
  • Parking: Valet
A word from The Blue Fish - Washington
The Blue Fish features the freshest premium selections of sushi and sashimi, along with spectacular signature rolls and hot food dishes. We also boast a variety of sake, beer, wine and spirit selections to complete the dining experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
The Blue Fish - Washington reviews from OpenTable diners
35 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (17)vibrant bar scene (15)neighborhood gem (13)fit for foodies (12)hot spot (11)great for lunch (7)special occasion (7)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (2)romantic (1)great for brunch (1)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Great food!
    R1516
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Their service is great, food is excellent and we are always pleased.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Quality & Creativity
    DinerHLMVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This is one of my favorite sushi restaurants in Houston! The quality and freshness of the fish is superb, and there are many creative rolls with raw fish. The service was spot on, and the manager checked on the tables about mid-meal. The pan seared crab potstickers were awesome! We also tried the 4 pieces of snapper sushi for the price of 2 special. The snapper was fresh and a generous portion. We ordered 3 rolls to share, and they were all fantastic! The Samurai was very subtle but zesty. The Pinata was spicy with tons of flavor and a great combo of fish and shrimp. The Rainforest was spicy and another great combo of flavors. Happy Tastebuds! :)
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two visits very different experienc
    DaveVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We have eaten at Blue Fish twice. The atmosphere is fun and they have a good bar. Our first visit was on a Saturday night, it was busy but not too crowded. Everything was awesome, with excellent service and food. Second time was on a Friday night and was very disappointing. It was very crowded, which could explain everything. Service was just okay and it took forever to get drinks. The food was mediocre too. Perhaps the kitchen was overwhelmed. We didn't finish our dinners. No need to add the calories for "just ok." Everyone was nice in the end and tried to make things better but it was too late. Too bad, because we really thought this would become a favorite after our first visit. Not sure if we will go back now.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FANTASTIC, Best Sushi in Houston
    JorLamar
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This is the most incredible sushi I have ever had. The fish was so fresh and the flavor was unreal!!!!!!! FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Food was average, service below average, prices above average. Large bar area, loud music.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great sushi and cocktails!!!
    ipotexasVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Always great sushi and amazing cocktails. Neighborhood is super fun
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great flavors, fun place
    Cheers1
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Blue Fish on Washington has a great sushi and related menu, with several items that are spicy and flavorful, which is to my liking. The bar missed on a couple of mixed drinks and focuses on sake rather than beer. Service was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 97 reviews are from the The Blue Fish - Washington reviews archive.
  • good but not too impressed
    cmatt8
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    a friend and I happened to be going out to washington st that night so we decided on Blue Fish. unless you valet park, you will have to park on the street. our waiter was kinda slow but it could have been bc she had a large party she was waiting on as well. the sushi is nothing special. i would probably go back bc we were able to walk to some of the places around there to go out later, so it was convienient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service ruins good food.
    CyPete
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food was good, not spectacular but I would return if the service was better. The waiter made it seem like we were imposing on him by being there. Had to repeatedly ask for someone to find him and send him over. We would have had more drinks but he never came around. When it was time for desert, he took the order from one person and started walking away. We called him back and gave him a second and before the third person could order he was gone. Same happened with the food order. It would have been understandable if they were busy but the were not. There are better places with better food and better service close by.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Mother's Day Treat
    patk
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The food was great and a lovely table was reserved! The waiter was attentive and kind. The manager visited our table frequently! The wonton ice cream was a special treat!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Rolls
    xpuckerr
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    My boyfriend and I came back because the after writing a review on Yelp, the owner offered to mail me a gift certificate. We ordered the Lava, Las Vegas, and Jalapeno rolls. All there were amazing. The jalapeno roll was the only one that we were slightly disappointed in because although it was delicious, it tasted like a jalapeno popper with fish.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • all good
    deliveringVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    good experience, good food. Service was a bit slow, but in general was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great night out
    FoodieTAVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Love their signature rolls - the Firecracker, Rainforest. The Lobster roll is a sight to see and enough for a meal. Excellent pear/sake martini.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the food!
    RhondaS
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The Ahi Tower and the Samurai Roll are musts. Fun place ... energetic and crowded (lots of groups and parties).
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh food!
    Chiarra417
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Fish and vegetables are always fresh and very tasty! I love their Ahi Tower appetizer and Super Dragon Roll!!!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best On Saturdays
    Mlaw
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    I enjoy taking dates here (the Ahi Tower always goes over well). I took a date here on a Sunday night though, and the lights were much brighter than normal and the TVs were showing a baseball game.... not the same feeling as on a Friday or Satuday night. Food was great as always, but for the upscale date ambience they normally have, avoid this place on Sundays.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best sushi
    live2eatVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Food was very fresh & prepared perfectly. I loved watch the sushi chefs in action
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night!
    CvanWinkle
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    This is a very good choice for date night or a night out with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Trudi
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We just love Blue Fish as a neighborhood sushi place. They are consistent on their service and food. They also have a location downtown across from Wrotham. I've noticed that the Washington location is becoming more of a family place with young children. While I LOVE little ones, not at 7:00 p.m. on a Saturday night. The wait staff was knowable - so much, that we just let him order our entire dinner. We were very pleased and will continue visiting both locations.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • if you want free parking,
    sushirox
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    if you want free parking, get there before 5pm! even on weekdays, they set up valet parking in their own lot around 5pm...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant
    Ben68
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Our first time to eat at this restaurant and the service was great, the waitress was really nice and helpful. The rolls were different from the same ol same ol you see at all the other sushi restaurants. None of the rolls were covered in spicy mayo. Very original, very good sushi combinations. The waitress gave us her opinions and was very patient with us since it was our first time. We will be back for sure. The Tuna Tower and Hawaiian roll were probably our top picks for the night.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!!
    Susana
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    The sushi is delicous, and the ambiance is a plus. Service was great. I went for a birthday dinner, and returned within a week. The rainforest roll and tuna melt in your mouth. Calamari is a delish choice for appetizer. I'm hungry now!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    luv2eat
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Recently found this restraunt and can honestly say they have the best Sushi in all of Houston. Never diappointed in the food or service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Blue fish is absolutely our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Blue fish is absolutely our favorite sushi place! Everytime we go we are extremely pleased with the fresh fish and delicious rolls. The Ahi tuna tower is to die for!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently fresh
    Alliaalb
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Any sushi eater knows that the main thing about sushi is freshness. Good sushi is good but bad sushi is AWFUL. We to to Blue Fish every week and have yet to have a bad experience or order anything that didn't come out great. The service is good and the people all very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hopping atmosphere
    ChristineVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Vibrant young crowd, food could be tastier. I had the Chicken teriyaki, everything tasted the same. Couldn't tell the difference btw chicken and vegetable. The veg tempura was ok. The vegetable were mushy instead of crispy. Great wine list, great place to gather, tables are close together, so it's very social and the service was excellent. Better for 18-30 crowd who may not discern, as much if the food is fabulous, or not.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Freshness
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    BlueFish quality and food freshness was outstanding and service was spot on I lived in Japan for 2 years and had the best freshness seafood and customer service available and was afraid after that experience wouldn't find a restaurant in the US that measured up. BlueFish came very close, move over RA Keep up the good work!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall Pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    I went here for an anniversary lunch with my boyfriend and it was just right. We got the calamari appetizer and it was delicious but just a tad too oily. The rolls we ordered were all delicious with generous portions of fish on them. Service was quick but they tend to fill your glass up entirely with water so after one sip it looked like we drank half the glass and they'd have to constantly come back! Prices were fair and the food was good, we'll be coming back!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great time
    sintx
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Between the excellent company, the sake and the ahi tuna towers we had a great time. Recommended
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top sushi place in houston
    JBD719
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Tuna tower is fantastic. The scene on fri and sat can be a bit much, hard to talk to your table, etc. But all in all a great place
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent sushi and service
    akwdVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Highly recommend the ahi tower. Rolls were fresh and delicious. If you're going with children, recommend going early. Kid-friendly until the crowds start coming in and then it may be a bit overwhelming for kids. Some of the best sushi and quail eggs we've ever had! Reasonably priced as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Customer deserves quality service?
    Likesanothersushiplace
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Service was not good. Server would take a drink order from one person then disappear, didn't even think about asking rest of table. A custom sushi roll was ordered after server said they were capable of custom rolls... Well they delivered 15mins AFTER the rest of the tables rolls! Seriously... And the manager brought the roll out and didn't even speak, much less apologize for delay or say enjoy. Overall, if you enjoy being forced to accept what is handed to you and expect nothing more than a profoundly average dining experience, then BlueFish is the place for you! I recommend Soma down the street.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fantastic Sushi nice atmosphere
    Luvsushi
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    The sushi rolls and Nigiri are wonderful! The atmosphere was very laid back, half the tables had young children which was nice since my friends with kids are always very worried about bringing their child to a sushi restaurant. The prices are a bit high we thought but the quality of the food was great and the taste was as well. We will definitely be back, maybe for their happy hour.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great sushi, bare ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    The sushi was fresh and delicious, the lychee martinis were fantastic. The restaurant itself was barren and open and lacked personality. The expansive bar looked like it should be in a club rather than a restaurant. If you're not too interested in the ambiance Tue in good shape because the food is, as it should be, the main focus.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank goodness for the bartenders!
    Nejyxof
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    We started off at the bar and our bartender recommended an excellent sake. While we were enjoying our sake I asked about the various drinks they were mixing in front of us and was given a sample. I ordered the signature martini and it was amazing! The rest of our party arrived and we moved to our table. We should've just stayed at the bar though because our server sucked: couldn't make any recommendations, really impatient and loudly announced last call at 11:15! The sushi wasn't all that great for the price so I doubt I'll be back for the fish. However, I will be back for a drink or two at their fabulous bar!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Could be better
    deliveringVIP
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    Food was good. Appetizers came last. The noise from the bar made our conversations difficult
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good sushi and good ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    We enjoy The Blue Fish and go there to eat even when we have other Sushi options close by. It's not the best we've ever had but solidly good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were there on a Friday
    Frog818
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    We were there on a Friday night. We had a reservation and were seated pretty fast. The place was really noisy! The orders were not served as they were placed. Waiter forgot to bring a dish. Water glasses were not filled on time. Dish with wasabi and ginger was taken away while we were still eating. When I commented on that, they promised to bring a new one. We never got it. Food was allright, but overprized.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • One you don't want to miss
    BigJim3
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    Food and service go hand and hand with me and that is why I like this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to start the evening!
    Kika
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We had great service last Saturday and loved the food. The manager checked in on us and our waiter made sure we had everything we needed!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.