The Fish

4.4
111 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Come in and experience the freshest and most affordable sushi in Houston. The Fish Houston offers an innovative menu in a relaxed and intimate setting. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will exceed your expectations and make your visit well worth it.

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
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 111 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at The Fish was amazing! The Spicy Edamame was a game changer. It was unlike anything I’ve ever had before. The fried rice and sushi rolls were perfection. Will definitely go back.

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CB24
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Every time I have been here the food and quality are great!

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NicoleF
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lane was a great server and food was delicious!

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RoshundriaK
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!! This is a place I would strongly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun! It’s a cute place with outdoor seating. Elegant inside. The outside is where the party is at.

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vipDeniseR
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Everything was fresh and rolls weren't too big. We visit Houston often and will add this to the list of our favorite restaurants.

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ShawnD
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Must try the burger of all things!! Good sushi and nice place to have dinner with a friend

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vipAmyT
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Quality is not what it used to be at the Fish. Won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

We have been regulars here for almost 10 years. This was by far the worse visit we’ve ever encountered. Service was horrible, our waiter took 20 minutes LITERALLY, to bring us water. We had to get his attention on our own and he still forgot to come to take our order. We flagged down the general manager, hoping he’d make it right BUT that too, was a nightmare. When the server finally took our order he rushed it and wasn’t tentative at all. He was obviously super busy bc he was sweating all over and seemed irritated from the start. We had a few modifications, that they failed to get right, no cucumber on our rolls and extra eel and aioli sauce on the side. After 35 minutes of waiting on our food, it was wrong! No sauce at all on the rolls and cucumber was in every roll. We advised the manager and clearly he could care less. I don’t even think he believed us, bc before leaving the table he looked in the sushi rolls several times as if we were lying. 🥴 We had to ask for refills on coke too. Y’all it was horrible! Now after 10 long years we have to find us a new sushi spot. I truly wish this never happened, Janice and the rest of the crew needs to return to make things right.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Do Not Book This Restaurant.
You get a reservation and then they are not even open.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day brunch with my husband

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant! Love the food. Love the staff. Excellent place for a special occasion or for everyday. Ask for Linda.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We went for Valentines dinner. We try to eat Keto and the staff was very helpful in preparing a wonderful healthy meal for us. The atmosphere was nice, just not quite 5 star type though. I have no complaints. It was a nice place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and really good food. The music is fun and exciting but not too loud. We asked for a chef’s special and our waiter recommended the Gekkeikan sake. Didn’t disappoint. And ample space between our tables for social distancing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just having a family diner with our daughter after a walk in Buffalo park

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vipHeightsfoodie
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great spot for quality sushi. It has been there forever and the quality is consistent.

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KCSSULLIVAN
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I frequent The Fish a couple of times a year and the value for the food is high and the cocktails are awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to gather, drink and eat. Our waiter, Lee, was fabulous!! One of the best services we’ve ever had. Busy night. He had multiple tables, but never skipped a beat! I highly recommend

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MikeR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Reservation was easy to set up. the waiter did a nice job(his first week) taking care of us. did forget a reorder on the drink but made up for it quickly. the food was outstanding - we went with an appetizer followed by sushi. unique and very flavorful - well prepared. would go here again.

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Patricia
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Fish is an American version of sushi and sashimi. Great service and waiters.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going to the fish since 2010 when I first moved to HTX. Still haven’t found another sushi spot that compares. It’s always a vibe; the food is amazing, service is amazing & it’s never a wait! Miss my girl Janet but everyone else is amazing too. Best sushi restaurant in Houston, period! ✨

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vipKatherineT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

One of favorite spots has officially tanked. Poor service and food quality wasn’t there.

You know a business is hurting when the waiter pours the last of the iced tea in the jug-pretty much water and he looks at it and shrugs off.

Food was way off (un-desirable).

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jdtu79
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The sake selection was varied and fantastic, and the sushi rolls were on point for a delightful evening for my wife and I. Will be back!

The Fish
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us those kind words! We appreciate it!

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vipDate
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good service and when we dined here on a previous time, an error with our order was very courteously and promptly handled. The food is probably a 7 to 8 out if 10. Sashimi fish seems fresh and tastes great. During Friday and Saturday nights, noise level gets loud, as they get pretty full from what we've noticed, so great if that's the ambiance you're looking for, but not for a quiet, romantic dinner. We definitely recommend.

The Fish
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thanks for sharing! We always appreciate honest feedback, and it does indeed get pretty lively in here. Glad to hear you enjoyed your dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting from out of town and decided to take a chance on this restaurant. My husband and I loved the food. All of our dishes were presented beautifully. Everything tasted fresh and wonderful. We’ll be back next time we come to Houston.

The Fish
Responded on March 10, 2020

Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience! See you back soon!

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DoctorTamago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very original rolls as well as plenty of other options. Nice space as well, we came when it was pretty empty but it was super lively by the time we left and the noise level was still great.

The Fish
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thanks for sharing! We always appreciate honest feedback, and it does indeed get pretty lively in here. We hope to see you back soon!

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vipLauriep
Houston
33 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The Fish - best sushi value in Houston. Wednesday took great care of us - Adam (GM) always checks in to make sure we’re being taken care of & Linda does a great job filling in when Adams not there. The special rolls are creative & Sushi chefs always make old favorites upon request. Will be back soon!

The Fish
Responded on March 6, 2020

Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great as was the service!

The Fish
Responded on March 6, 2020

This review made our day! Thank you for taking the time to leave us your kind words!

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randynester
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the place since it first opened. Continues to be our favorite sushi spot in Houston!

The Fish
Responded on March 6, 2020

We are so grateful for your kind words. Thanks for sharing your review with us and the community

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food wonderful service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi! Great staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I’m very confused why this restaurant has a great rating. This might have been the worst sushi I’ve ever had and was clearly cheap and fake.
We ordered one of the special rolls for the night and it came out wet and soggy like it had water spilled over it. Next we ordered chicken fried rice which honestly tasted worse than microwaved fried rice (the waitress confirmed it is microwaved).
For the price, the food quality was horrible. It did have a good environment, but that’s about it.

The Fish
Responded on January 30, 2020

We would like to express our concern with your visit to The Fish. The guidelines for this response only allows for 500 spaces and we have much more to say than that considering your comments in the review. We would love to communicate thru our email so that we can express how we operate in detail and express our apologies. Please feel free to email us on our website so that we can communicate with you to make it right. We look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, The Fish.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Rolls were overpriced for the size and quality. Poke bowl was way over priced for less than 1/4 up of salmon and had way too much rice at 1.5 cups. Server was good. Ambiance was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Service was VERY slow.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the service took it to the next level. Fantastic experience all the way through.

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GregM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Engagement

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome happy hour deals!

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vipAshleyS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I enjoy the food at The Fish but the last few times the service has been very slow and items are forgotten and slow to be delivered, which holds up partaking in the meal.

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CheshtaS
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good restaurant and awesome value for money.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and our waiter, Anthony, went out of his way to take exceptional care of my wife and I. It was my wife’s birthday and a memorable experience! The food was wonderful and the service was great! We will go back and take our family and friends!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Fish using the Order Online button. The Fish also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Fish also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 526-5294.

The Fish is rated 4.4 stars by 111 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.