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The Blue Fish - Bayou - Permanently Closed, Houston, TX

The Blue Fish - Bayou - Permanently Closed

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4.1
774 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
The Blue Fish serves the finest sushi, sashimi and rolls with an emphasis on quality and freshness. The Blue Fish also offers an array of Asian inspired hot dishes, salads and artisan desserts. Compliment your meal with uniquely crafted cocktails or with a selection of fine wine, sake and beer. Exceptional service in a lively atmosphere gives guests an unforgettable experience that has made The Blue Fish an award-winning restaurant for 20 years.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (713) 225-3474

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Smith Street

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 774 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2020

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Sushi was fishy and I wouldn’t return for the sushi. The fried rice and spicy edamame were good.
  2. JG

    JGrib

    Houston

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Francisco did an amazing job as our server (and greeter, and bartender!). He even gave my husband a free dessert for Father's Day! Blue Fish is our very favorite sushi place in Houston and we are so glad to see them open again. It was understandably quiet, especially on a Sunday night, but the food was exactly as it has always been...delicious. We are looking forward to our next visit to Blue Fish downtown. Thanks, Francisco for a wonderful Father's Day celebration. :)
  3. KB

    KellyB

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    There aren't that many options for a very nice place to eat near the Hobby Center - which is extremely disappointing! When you use Open Table, you use it make reservations because you assume this place is busy and you NEED to make reservations. Also, you would, again "assume", that when making a reservation you are treated a little better. If a person went to the trouble to make a reservation that obviously means they have done some research and want to make sure they have a nice place to dine. After dinner I realized that making a reservation gained us nothing! 1) There were plenty of empty tables. (Reservation was at 6pm). 2) The hostess was not friendly. She seated us at a small table with no view. The table next to us was for 4 with a great view. I almost requested it but thought they must be saving it for a larger party. Stupid me for not being assertive because less than five minutes later she sat a couple at the larger table AND they didn't have reservations. 3) Why oh why do you bother asking online if we are celebrating anything if you aren't going to recognize it?! Delete that question if you aren't going to care!! Pro: The food was good - especially the tower but $2.00 for the chips was too high for how many chips you get - 4. That was ridiculous! The waiter, Chase, was very good and we tipped him well. Next time we will go some place else even though we will have to park two different times to attend an event after our dinner. And, I am confident that the only reason they are slightly busy is because there is only two alternatives near by.
  4. AM

    AbbieM

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Wonderful food but our table was next to a pole and the bathroom it was rather inconvenient. Besides that everything was wonderful and I highly recommend this restaurant.
  5. RW

    RosaW

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Chris was our service provider and he was fabulous.
  6. DG

    DidiG

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Our favorite is the tower....one of my favorite dishes in Htown!
  7. P

    Philip

    Houston

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre- show meal with excellent sushi.
  8. p

    parrish1006

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was delightful. The only small improvement needed is the tofu small plate they offer. It was rather bland.
  9. R

    Robert

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great meal being going to the Wortham. Seafood poke bowl for my wife and several vegetarian options for me. Excellent food, above-and-beyond attentive service, and right across the street from the theater with no over crowding. We'll do this again!
  10. J

    Jose

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience1
    What is the point of making a reservation if when you arrive to the place they give another a better table to a couple that has just got to the place and instead I got one next to the trash? Very disappointing.
  11. C

    Consumer22

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious. The 121 roll was amazing, the thin sliced tuna and salmon were divine. Everyone was nice, friendly and our food was brought out quickly. Yet we were sat in a high traffic area, during a busy time, so it was a bit chaotic. Other than that I give it 5 stars.
  12. J

    Janet

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Great food, but if you are there prior to attending a theatre production, let them know when you will need to leave! Service is not good. We often waited 20 minutes to receive something we had ordered. Fortunately, we had allowed 2 hours for our meal prior to our production at the Wortham.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Bar service was great. We got to our reservation early, so grabbed drinks and an appetizer for happy hour. Went to our table 30 minutes later. Ordered drinks with our server Mark. He came back a few minutes later to take our food order. After waiting 20 minutes, our food came but our drinks never did. We had to flag down multiple people to ask for our drinks, which came in different intervals. The follow up was poor and we barely saw our server again to ask for anything else. At the point, we gave up and only wanted our checks once we saw him in the dining room. Party of 6 at 6pm on a Saturday. Won’t be back to this location
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Didn’t get greeted as expected. No happy birthday to my girlfriend no detailed receipt.
  15. T

    Tony

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Some of the food was very spice. The waiter made an error and the short rib was more bone than meat.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Slow service, the slid the food across the table. Terrible food, will not return.
  17. P

    Philip

    Houston

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent suchi etc. we go there for pre- theatre dining and it is definitely the best among the few nearby.
  18. S

    Scott

    Houston

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    The food is awesome. The server stopped by every 3 minutes to interrupt our conversation to ask how our meal was. Half way through the meal they cranked up the music so we couldn't talk.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The food was only fair. The salmon wasn’t great and the sashimi was large and extremely poorly cut. In general things were just so so.
  20. TS

    TSter

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I ordered a hand roll, but was charged for a full roll. If the server had told me the price was the same, I would have gotten the full roll. More open communication with the customer would be appreciated. Delicious food.
  21. F

    Fong

    Houston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The particular server we had was not very experienced and failed on many levels to provide great service. He was never rude, but just overall was not very attentive to our table. But we go because we have theater tickets that are set to Sunday evenings in our subscription. The great thing about this place is that Sunday evenings are half price bottle wine nights. So that helps.
  22. CT

    CindiT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2020

    overall3food1service1ambience3
    I was with a party of six. Service was somewhat slow. Table seated after us had food before us. Everyone at our table was served and I was told mine would be out right away. Waiter disappeared and when my family was more that halfway done eating my tempura plate came out from the kitchen. I’m not sure who brought it out but it wasn’t our server. Then when I took a bite it was cold. Since we were going to a play and had no time for them to recook something so I ate part of it. I didn’t want to make a big fuss in front of everyone else. Cold fried food is awful. When I went to the bathroom our waiter was standing against the wall on the other side of the restaurant. I’m not sure who’s fault the cold forgotten food was but I won’t be back. I should have told my husband as he tipped him $30.00.
  23. KW

    KeithW

    Houston

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Was seated at a roomy well positioned table. Food was very good and brought out timely. Service was good.
  24. B

    Barbara

    San Francisco

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous sushi and great service. Can’t wait to go back next tine in town.
  25. SS

    SuSu

    Houston

    68 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Lukewarm food and room temperature wine. The service was not very attentive except for the bus staff who kept our water glasses filled. The dessert, a wonton strawberry tower, was good.
  26. k

    kellys

    Houston

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Excellent food as always. Had volcano roll, 121, and tuna tower. More staff than necessary and still not the best service. Won’t prevent me from coming back.
  27. K

    Kbrown430

    Houston

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food, good service. Noisy inside, sit outside if you have the choice
  28. MC

    MirzetaC

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding as always, waiter was very thoughtful and tending. This is my favorite lunch go to place.
  29. M

    Michel

    Houston

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We always like to go there before going to the orchestra. they are reliable and we know that we will be on time to assist the presentation . The food is always good
  30. B

    Bobby

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and great food. The Tropical Salmon dinner was perfectly prepared and presented. The Ahi Tower is always a favorite, both the full tower for Mom and the mini tower from the happy hour menu for our daughter. The spicy salmon on rice cakes will be another favorite, as well as the Rain Forest roll. Francisco served us with professionalism and warm courtesy. We return as often as we can for a truly great dining experience.
  31. DR

    DebbieR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and the set was great. Very friendly and attentive.
  32. LO

    LOLO2274

    Houston

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    The restaurant was filthy. Immediately when we approached the front door I noticed how smudged and dirty the glass front doors were. It was obvious they had not been cleaned in a while. When we were seated there were napkins and food on the floor. When I went to the ladies restroom there was toilet paper all over the floor. It had not been checked on or serviced in a long while. The waiter rushed us to order because he said the kitchen and the sushi chefs were backed up, but then the food all came out all at once and quickly. We felt rushed. The manager came by to say thank you for coming, but did not ask how anything was. Did not pick up the napkins on the floor or attempt to sweep up food or dirt or delegate it to be done. The food presentation was great. Most everything tasted great, but the overall experience was just a let down.
  33. CZ

    CZ2134

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Service was so slow even though there were less than 10 people in the restaurant. I let the manager know after 45 minutes. She never bothered to check back in with us. Food was good, but expect sub par service with management who does not really seem to care.
  34. s

    sjskingwood

    Houston

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    if you are going to the Theatre District downtown Houston, the Blue Fish is a convenient place for dinner. Sushi specialty and some other hot dishes are available. The food was good and reasonably priced. I did not give it a higher rating because the floor was sticky on way to our table and after I put my arms on table and my jacket stuck, my side of the table was not properly cleaned. Our server Jenna was very courteous and made sure we got out in time for our Houston Symphony performance. Service in general was very good and we were well taken care of. We will probably go there again in the future.
  35. b

    billyboy

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    With our reservation, we walked right in to a great window table with a stunning view of Houston’s downtown skyscrapers. The food, including tempura seafood, citrus salmon, dragon roll and dessert, was beyond delicious. Our server was busy, but observant to a fault. I regret that I didn’t get his name. It was a
  36. A

    Anonymous

    Houston

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall4food4service1ambience4
    My wife decided to make the time to come meet me for lunch downtown and I opted to take her here. We were very happy with the food, but the waiter was curt, unfriendly, impatient and argumentative.
  37. GO

    GracieO

    Houston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The sushi was average. Service was excellent. Our server accommodated our schedule before a show.
  38. B

    Blueskies

    Houston

    114 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was still pretty busy on Sunday for lunch and the restaurant seemed to be understaffed for a crowd of people attending the Nutcracker. Nonetheless, the waiters tried to be attentive but it took a bit longer. The kids meal was poorly prepared. The short rib was overcooked. The sushi was good. I did not care for the summer rolls.
  39. LH

    LindaH

    Houston

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous. Great service and food.
  40. P

    Philip

    Houston

    67 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Nice sushi. Crowded with theatre folks.

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The Blue Fish - Bayou - Permanently Closed offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 225-3474.

The Blue Fish - Bayou - Permanently Closed is rated 4.1 stars by 774 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Smith Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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