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Butterfish, Omaha, NE
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Butterfish

4.3
4.3
129 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.

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2 people

8:30 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 11:00 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (402) 934-8979

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Moser

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 129 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Omaha

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. CM

    CarrieM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    This was my first visit to Butterfish. I was hosting co-workers from out of town. One negative mention was the over used, stained menus. This does not give a great first impression. On the positive side, the sushi was absolutely delicious Service was good too.
  2. AG

    AaronG

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely perfect, favorite sushi and cocktails in Omaha.
  3. AK

    AmandaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our table was already set and ready for us when we arrived. The waitress was very friendly and polite. The food was excellent!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fast and they sat us before all of our group was there so we could start on some apps! It was also very delicious and fresh
  5. HW

    HollyW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent. Our server took a bit offering more drinks, but he was busy.
  6. KC

    KathrynC

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely recommend and will for sure be going back! My boyfriend and I recently tried Butterfish for the first time, for our anniversary and we were extremely pleased. The food, and specifically the sushi, was amazing, delicious, quality and beautifully crafted. We went the night they just came out with their new menu! Drinks were perfect too. What we most appreciated was our waiter Chase! He was awesome, attentive and gave us great drink and sushi recommendations. He really made our experience worth it. Try the Bluzu Yuzu - he made it really well!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Service was good, atmosphere was good but the food wasn’t great. It was disappointing as I’d heard very good things about Butterfish
  8. C

    Chubi

    Des Moines

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Mojito was bad. Lacks kick.
  9. V

    Vacagirleats

    Omaha

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We made a reservation fawn
  10. TE

    TracyE

    Omaha

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff very friendly and efficient Food was very good
  11. LA

    LA321

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food in a fun setting. Excellent service!
  12. N

    Nightoutwithoutkids

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and wonderful staff service!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Food was very good (sushi). The service was god awful! We were tucked in this side area so I dont know if that was part of the issue. We got there at 7:45pm and did not get to order our food until 8:25pm!!! Food did not get to us until 9:10pm. It’s not even that they were overally busy (that I could understand). We have 3 people in our party, 3 people were seated at the same time as us (they were In the open seating) and they got their food and 3 orders of drinks before we ever got our order of sushi in!!! I just couldn’t believe it. We still tipped 20 percent as I feel bad for servers during this time, however, they shouldn’t have received that much for how terrible our first experience was there.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Great Food, but sad the kitchen was out.
  16. SC

    SidC

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Had an informal dinner here. Wife had the vegan mapo tofu and I had the short rib udon. We both thought the udon was great- tender short ribs, nice udon broth. The mapo tofu tasted good, but was a bit salty, which built up as we ate. Wife could only eat about 1/3 of it before it was too salty for her. I finished it, but I also found it really salty by the end. Great portions and value. Very friendly and efficient service. Would recommend the udon and would try the sushi on a future visit.
  17. RG

    RGAksarben

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great, and we were graciously re-seated at a regular table (instead of a high top table) upon request. Sushi was phenomenal, and we are excited to return and try out some of the entrees. Great atmosphere - would like to try out one of the private booths next time. Parking can be a challenge, but there are plenty of side streets and paid lots in the general area.
  18. CG

    ClarkG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food and service. We had tickets for an event after our meal and we were served promptly which allowed us to get to our event on time.
  19. R

    Ralph

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Butterfish does not disappoint. My only complaint is maybe to try to improve the attitude of the front door personnel; two ladies not the nicest when we were there
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Our party of four had a great experience last night. A little loud and service could have been better but it was prom night so they were very busy. Food, however, was excellent! The beer crab Rangoon was tasty and the Brussels sprouts were very good though a little salty. The Spam Jam and Johnny Burton rolls were fantastic and all that we tried was excellent. We will definitely be back.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The crab rangoons were fabulous!
  22. F

    Family

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Hostess not overly friendly Server was nice but not overly friendly- kind of slow Drinks were good Food was ok
  23. K

    Kelley

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always has excellent food quality, price and customer service.
  24. SD

    SarahD

    Omaha

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    We had a reservation for 7:45. Took at least 5 mins or more before we were greeted and another 5-10 mins before we were sat. Ordered drinks and appy’s within 5 mins of being seated. Drinks came fast and our raw food appy’s took over an hour and 20 mins to get to the table. We left at 9:45 after receiving all of our food. By the time we got our rolls, we weren’t even hungry anymore and took to 2 bites of each. Disappointing would be the best description.
  25. TK

    TaylorK

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pork sliders are so so delicious. I would recommend them to anyone!
  26. S

    Sushigal

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Happy hour menu selections were great (food and drinks)! Welcoming and calming vibes, I would recommend
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    So slow, but so good
  28. B

    Brooke

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was great! The only complaints: 1. There is no mention that when you reserve a table you have a time limit. So at 2 hrs with a $299 tab before tip and not being done, we were told we had to leave by our server who went and got our tab because the table was reserved. Then right after we paid and we were about to grab our things the hostess came up and said we needed to leave as the reservation for our table was getting mad. We were not even offered another none-reserved table. I have never been asked to leave a restaurant because our time was up. 2. Hostess was not dressed appropriately for the restaurant. Hanging out of tight jeans and a tank that only covered her boobs and those were hanging out and stomach exposed. Maybe appropriate for a bar. Not really sure if we will ever come back. The food was so good and our server, he was so nice but can’t believe we had to leave and go elsewhere. Not recommend for reservations.
  29. K

    Kimberly

    Omaha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was amazing as always. Service was great.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A great favourite of ours and the staff never let us down. We thoroughly enjoyed our Valentines meal and if you haven’t tried the Salmon Samurai you haven’t lived.
  31. TK

    TaylorK

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this place. Food is always 10/10. The pork sliders are life changing. Same with the crispy Gold Coast roll
  32. S

    Sawnya

    Omaha

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food! Beautiful atmosphere.
  33. w

    woodjwb

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and cocktails, will definitely be a place we return to
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you like sushi, Butterfish is a must. The flavor combinations are *chef's kiss*
  35. J

    Justin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time going. Had a party of 7. Our server Oscar was great!! It was a lot of fun and good food.
  36. SL

    SLodholz

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best sushi in Omaha by far. I will be returning time and time again.
  37. D

    Danita

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Egg Drop Soup was amazing! We will order this again!
  38. MT

    MiltonT

    Omaha

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent....the server made recommendations that were spot on.
  39. BM

    BrendaM

    Omaha

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 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..
  40. OK

    OKCfoodies

    Chicago

    57 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 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

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

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

Butterfish is rated 4.3 stars by 129 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Butterfish

3901 Farnam St, Omaha, NE 68131

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 11:00 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matthew Moser

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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