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Butterfish

4.5
92 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
Located in Omaha’s historic Blackstone District, Butterfish opened in September 2018. Butterfish offers traditional Asian small plates, traditional sushi rolls, house sushi rolls and sashimi/nigiri utilizing local ingredients from farmers. The drinks vary from local hot teas, craft cocktails, wine and local/domestic beers.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 92 people are saying
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MiltonT
Omaha
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent....the server made recommendations that were spot on.

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BrendaM
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time here and I was very impressed the place was quiet. Server was very friendly and helpful..the sushi was delicious..very unique flavors and combinations..

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vipOKCfoodies
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Nice surroundings, pleasant ambience, and an understanding server. Simple appetizer (soup) didn't arrive after 20 minutes, and after asking was served lukewarm. Server comped a second round of drinks apologizing for how far behind the kitchen (apparently fully staffed) was. The first main, arriving 1 hour after it was ordered was small and warm. Nigiri and sashimi came 5 minutes later with irregular edges (sharp knife would help) accompanied by wasabi the texture of plastic.

Obviously trendy neighborhood with possibilities but missed an opportunity to inform the customers about the wait until our waiter noticed we knew there was an issue. There is better sushi with much better service available in Omaha

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience2

It was a first date, everyone was respectful and filled waters, the waitress Snover tables fast. It was enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal and the private booth.

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Micante
Omaha
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I like the Japanese vibe of dining and that you can have your own separate room. I thought the pad-thai was a little too spicy for me. The appetizer wings I ordered had a peppercorn dry rub and the seasoning did not smell good in my opinion. The crab rangoon was okay but unusual to see a pink filling (something different not a bad thing!). However I like the egg roll! I will tell friends to check it out for themselves though.

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DKBK
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Miso soup and butterfish roll were my favorites!

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was great! server was really attentive and nice. food was anazing!

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CoreyW
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The place is cool. Food was way too spicy. Service was mediocre at best.

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SergioO
Omaha
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great drinks and a great selection of sushi options.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We are vegan and we had great options - best vegan sushi ever!!!

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wayneb
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Jordan was a very delightful server who was courteous and attentive

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vipdatenite2
Omaha
107 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will definitely go back.

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Susie
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! We all enjoyed it very much! We’ll be back!

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LisaS
Omaha
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Butterfish. The food was good and the service was excellent! We will definitely be back.

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ErinW
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi and wonderful service. We had a private nook table with was really nice as well.

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SarahL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our experience at Butterfish was overall very good. The menu is inventive and the rolls were delicious. Service was very slow for a weekday lunch, but our server was friendly.

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vipJeffH
Omaha
15 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside, so there was a lot of street noisee, but still nice to be outside. Restaurant was very busy but our server was as attentive as possible.

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PaulK
London
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun Rolls, great service. Try the crispy sea bass crab appetizer. Yum!

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Samsmom
Omaha
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience1

The food was very good but it was very loud and crowded

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BeyondKansas
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Terribly noisy because of two large tables of teens/college students. They had great time, and next time we will ask for a quieter evening.

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Andreika
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks great food great music great customer service great ambience

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shelly
Jackson Hole
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girls and I went there for the sushi and for the great reviews! ! It didn’t disappoint! We shared several appetizers, loved them all, also shared a fried rice dish! Highly recommend!

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DarcyS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

We got in right away because it was early. We were in time for happy hour. The egg rolls had a unique taste and were non-traditional which I do appreciate, but not sure they were my favorite. The egg drop soup had a full egg in it with an un-broke yoke, again a new twist which was very good. The broccoli beef was placed on a smear of avocado.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a dinner date. I opted for patio seating because it was nice, but for the brief moments I was inside, I would classify the noise level as moderate. There were enough tables and people to make it so that you might have to use a little bit more than an inside voice.

As for the sushi itself, definitely no complaints! Plenty of creative rolls. I didn’t try any nigiri, unfortunately. I didn’t see it on the menu at first, and, well, I was on a date.

The only downside to this place is access to parking. We both circled for a while to find a spot. So if you go on a busy night, plan to get there early and spend some time finding parking! Consider yourself warned 😂

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Anonymous
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great and our server was very helpful. The food was very good.

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SandyM
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They ran out of sushi rice!?! They also ran out of their Asian beers on tap?!?

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vipMiddleclass
Omaha
26 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time at Butterfish. Nice experience.

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PaulK
London
12 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service and great food. Waiter gave us some great recommendations on their specialty rolls. Thanks!!

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DennisM
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Ally, was very attentive, pleasant and so nice. She knew we were first timers and walked us through the menu makin fantastic recommendations. Can not wait to go back.

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Ekta
Omaha
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great customer service and wonderful ambience!

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GeorgeG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. She kept checking in with us at all times.

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LeahF
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for a bachelorette party, Gray was our waiter. He was super helpful, took our pic, and was so friendly. Even gave us recommendations for bars, etc to hit up next! We also loved having a little private tucked in booth and the food was phenomenal! We all highly recommend the blood orange mojitos!

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NealK
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is definitely one of the better Sushi places in Omaha. WE had a party of 4 and were seated in one of their closed booths which was really nice. It added to the experience I would say. The only downfall I would say this place has is their limited wine menu. Really wish they had more and better options but overall, I highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

I was looking forward to Butterfish after hearing from friends that the food was excellent-some of the best sushi in Omaha. The food was good. We had sushi, pad Thai, and brussel sprouts. The pad Thai was excellent! The sushi was good, though I wouldn’t say it was anything mind blowing. The brussel sprouts seemed like an afterthought—undercooked and not well seasoned. I was greatly disappointed in the service. I stood at the host counter for 5 minutes before anyone showed up and got no apology. Our wait staff only came by to deliver food. If we needed something, we couldn’t find anyone in the dining room for assistance. I would like to try Butterfish again, but with so many great dining options in midtown Omaha, I am not sure it’s worth my time or money.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

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AshleyR
Omaha
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great service, great vibe. will come back again.

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MeganB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

All the reviews are glowing, but our experience was average. Hot, don’t think the AC was working. Pork eggs rolls and fried rice were fine, but kind of boring. Our one sushi roll was the namesake, Butterfish, and it was so salty we couldn’t eat it. Saw our waitress when we ordered and when we paid.

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AndreaE
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious food and great service. The only reason I knocked off a star is that the little "booth rooms" for larger parties are uncomfortable to boot. No air flow - very hot and stuffy. And if you have even mild claustrophobia it's going to be an issue. I would go back if I could guarantee a regular table, but I would absolutely not sit at one of those booths again.

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GeorgeG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Gray our server was amazing. Kept checking in on us through the night.

FAQs

Butterfish offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (402) 934-8979.

Butterfish is rated 4.5 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.