Blue Onyx Bistro

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Blue Onyx Bistro Houston Finest's Seafood, Steak & Sushi Restaurant, located on Richmond Ave. near 610. Featuring an exclusive menu from Executive Chef David Chang.
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PW
Houston
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice interior, friendly attentive staff, great food. Nice place for quiet lunch . Good lunch menu.

SA
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience is amazing! The food, the ambiance and the service. Highly recommend.

AC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Service was slow. It took forever to get our drinks and they weren’t even prepared by a bartender. Food came so fast after the drinks fiasco I had a suspicion it was just sitting around and then microwaved. Still food was lukewarm at best. Manager did try to make it up by giving us desert. It was unfortunate because I was treating a client for her birthday and to have this happen, was unacceptable.

JU
Houston
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

RC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only thing that may have been better than the great food is the absolutely outstanding service. My wife and I had an amazing time. We are looking forward to our next visit. Love this place!

a
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Mixed review here from Saturday night. The food was very good. Sushi roll for appetizer and the four of us enjoyed our entrees. The problem was the service. One of appetizers failed to show up. We kept asking the waiter and after a long wait, it finally showed up . One of the managers said they would comp the appetizer. Then three of us got our entrees but I was brought the wrong dish. The waiter and manager kept apologizing but I still kept waiting. it took probably 20-30 minutes for my correct entree to appear. Of course, the my three dining partners were already finished eating by the time my food showed up. When the check was presented, I expected an adustment for the entree, but there was none. The restaurant was pretty busy that night but still no excuse for that type of service. Unfortunate because the food is very good. So beware.

KA
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made dinner reservations to celebrate my husbands birthday. The food was delicious! The pomegranate mojito was very good. Our waitress was attentive without being intrusive. We will definitely be back!

H
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything is delicious and is an interesting twist on recipes. I wouldn’t call it fusion. But, the dishes all have a little twist to them in great way. Talented chef and owner.

KK
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Have to say we were truly disappointed after all the other glowing reviews here. We went for our anniversary. Wait staff very attentive, clean, quite (because only 4 other people were there). Maybe we ordered wrong - mostly seafood - I would have rather eaten at Bayou City in the same center which has GREAT seafood but is casual. Not saying the food was bad. It wasn't. It was just ...just. That's it. Left us wanting more. We also tried their Sushi which the waiter recommended. Ordered one of their spicy rolls. Roll was HUGE ..but about a nickel size of tuna/salmon and the rest was all rice and not spicy in the very least. Disappointing.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a hidden GEM!!! Everything was perfect!! From the host to the waiter! The food was beyond my expectations!!! Love everything about this place! I’m definitely returning!

R
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to this restaurant and I can't wait to go back. The food was awesome. The service was attentive without being intrusive. The ambiance is quiet and comfortable. The chef visited our table twice during and after our dinner..even bringing us a complimentary sample of a special dessert he had made for that evening.

M
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was surprised at the low pricing for the high quality of food

y
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing place as always! This is probably our fifth or maybe eight or 9th time there !The food is always incredible , and staff, ambiance, and owner make Every experience amazing! Always can’t wait to come back as soon as I leave! It’s always on my mind it’s that good! thank you again!!!

HA
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great creative seafood. Service was excellent and attentive. Will return again to try other items.

MT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding presentation and flavorful red snapper dish.
Service not up to my expectation considering that the restaurant was not busy at all.

LR
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday dinner was outstanding. We haved a group of 10. They gave us a private room. The chef came out with plates of ravioli after our appetizers but when I told him I couldn't eat it because I'm on Keto, he came back with a keto friendly amazing fried shrimp with avocado inside, using pork rinds for the batter! Delicious. And then he spiced up the Seafood Cioppino which was Devine. Three people at our table had the treasures of the sea, which was as beautiful as it was delicious. The service was impeccable. Truly a birthday to remember.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was very good! The crab fingers were delicious but wish we were given more than 6 for what we paid.

S
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very different and interesting food.
Wonderful. Owner comes to every table.

VL
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Everything that I ordered, lobster bisque, shrimp balls, crab fingers, and treasures of the sea all disgusting. Only edible dish was the lamb chops, which were so so.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. Friendly and attentive staff. Wonderful chef who interacts with the customers. Definitely go back.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for my Birthday celebration. Unfortunately there was some incoming inclement weather so we were behind schedule. The staff was very patient and we ended up having so much fun. The staff was amazing the food was excellent and the drinks were Bomb!

PH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and really warm and welcoming wait staff. Great experience. I am definitely going back!

OT
Houston
35 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as always...Love the atmosphere, service and food...The menu is very, very interesting...I always want to order two or three entrees.

S
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening. The food, wine and service was exceptional. This was our friends first visit and they can't wait to come back.

F
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate at this restaurant second time in one week. Good service, tasty food and very reasonable price.

CG
Adelaide / SA
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening- fabulous food. We will be back!

CT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding. They were so nice and made us feel special.

I am recommending to all my friends

C
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic overall dining experience with great setting, impeccable service and great food. Admittedly we were there on a Tuesday night with Houston Restaurants weeks just having come to an end so it was a little slow. Regardless, the experience was flawless from beginning to end with the chef even taking a few minutes to visit with us at our table. We will definitely be back and I would highly recommend. My wife and I each ordered an appetizer (both the ravioli and octopus). Both were excellent, and I don’t even like eggs, which speaks very highly of the ravioli, but I preferred the octopus - very tender and lightly spiced. If we had a low point, it was the lobster bisque which was just a tad sweet for our liking. We then tried one f the sushi rolls which was well prepared before ordering an entree - grouper to be precise. Fish was prepared perfectly as were the bacon wrapped oysters that accompanied the fish. All in all, a great meal!!

DG
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience4

We go the Sea Bass, and honestly, it was the worst piece of fish I have ever eaten. I couldn't even finish it because it was slimy, oily and just tasted bad. It was really disappointing. I liked the sushi and crab fingers, and the desert was fine, but the Sea Bass was terrible.

M
Houston
44 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal! Food was delicious and service was very good.

SS
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious, it was all my guests first time and all said they would come back.

LJ
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awesome!! Manager visited our table several times. Excellent!!!

MF
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Waiter was not very good. He forgot a lot of what we order and it was off the HRW menu. Then totally forgot my friends order. Other than that the food was good and the atmosphere was beautiful. I may try one more time

G
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went to celebrate his birthday, and the experience was perfect. From the beginning, we were so well attended to, and the manager even brought us free edamame. We had the seafood trio which was delicious. My boyfriend said it was the best fish he had ever had! The prime rib was great too, and the mashed potatoes complimented it well. At the end, we were given cheesecake to cap off the night. What a treat! We’ll be back.

AR
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Restaurant Week and had a great experience. The waiter brought us bread and Edamame on the house, which were both excellent. The owner stopped by to check on us and chatted with us for a bit, we could tell that he loves what he does and cares for his customers. We will definitely be back.

RR
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The decor and ambiance was very hip and beautiful. The food was impeccable. The waiters and manager were friendly, professional, kind, and very pleasant to talk with which made the whole experience that much better. We will definitely be back and I will also bring other friends to try this restaurant ;)

JK
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Houston restaurant week. Was an amazing value for the quality and amount of food you get for a two course meal for $20

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Chef David came out to great each table, was given a generous sample of edename (on the house). Establishment contemporary and clean, nice ambiance

OT
Houston
104 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Lovely HRW meal. Pretty place. Outstanding service. Easy parking. Only negative are the acoustics which can make it hard to hear the people at your table.

OT
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner