The Blue Fish - Bayou

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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.
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4.3based on recent ratings
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BS
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Poorly managed, waiting 20 minutes for someone to take drink order. Won’t be back

EC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience3

I have eaten at The Blue Fish before and everything was phenomenal. Unfortunately, my date’s meal was subpar. I ordered a sushi roll and tuna tower which both were great!!! My date ordered fried rice and teriyaki chicken. The rice was great, chicken was good, veggies were overcooked and the rice was soaked in teriyaki sauce. She ordered some potstickers and they came out cold. She was rather disappointed.

The fish was fresh and so flavorful! Just want to make sure to say there certainly were great points! Just a little disappointing.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The sushi was excellent but we had to keep asking for all of the rolls/sushi we ordered.

I had the teriyaki chicken. It was good but heavy on the bell peppers.

Y
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was very slow even though there were only 3 tables. They brought us the check when we hadn't finished eating or ordering.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was the worst we’ve had since arriving in Houston

We stupidly went for hot entrees as weather was cold and rainy although the nearby diners comments in the sushi weren’t great either.

The popcorn shrimp tasted like it came straight from a Freezer packet, the chicken I had was so dry and rubbery and my husbands ribs were not very toasty at all

So disappointed

QU
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary dinner! Ahi Tuna tower was so good!!

B
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great waiter who helped us navigate through the menu! Great food! The Miami Vice was our favorite and the Plum Sangria. Perfect for a dinner before any theater events

M
Houston
46 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Our waiter was exceptional and very attentive to our need.
We always go there before going to the opera and it is perfect

M
Houston
46 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We always like to go there before an opera at the Wortham Center. The restaurant is very constant in quality..
The waiter was quick to replace my red wine glass because there was a fly in the glass ( two times in a row).
Mistake corrected so we are OK

PF
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time to "The Blue Fish" We loved sitting outside to enjoy the activity in Downtown Houston. Food was amazing - presentation outstanding. I high recommend The Blue Fish.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We went prior to going to the theater. Great food and they make the effort to make sure you are ready to leave on time for the show.

KW
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very ygood. Liked table location. Service was ok.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

They said even though we had a reservation they were too crowded and would have to wait 30 mins. We sat at the bar instead. They also didn’t put in one item out of our order. We’ve been here many times and this was the first time we’ve had any issues with the service.

BB
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The sashimi and nigiri were a little uninspiring. It seems like the rolls, teriyaki and tempura items are a better choice at Blue Fish.

OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love eating here!

H
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The black cod was a very small portion for $26. It was good and well prepared. Just not a good value. Agadashi tofu very good. I didn’t appreciate several Email notices that my table would be given away if I was 15 minutes late. We were there from 5:30 to almost 7:00, and the restaurant was never more than 30% full! Isn’t there enough stress in the world without y’all getting hyper about giving my table away. The little restaurant that cried wolf.

B
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The food tasted alright, but did not look fresh and crisp.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Slow lack luster staff,not knowledgeable about menu or saki. The food is over priced for the quality. You are paying for location.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always fresh and delicious! We tried the stuffed jalapeños and they were amazing! The fresh Yellowfin Belly is one of our faves! The drinks are always well balanced and not too sweet. We sat on the patio and it was nice to people watch since there was a concert next door. Overall, we enjoyed our date and will be coming back soon!

r
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The menu was complicated, especially the single sheet handout, but the waiter was VERY helpful. We ended up asking his recommendations on several items and he was spot on. Also a great location — we love downtowns. Prices were reasonable. We even had desserts which were great. Again, his recommendations.

s
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Miguel our waiter was wonderful and enjoyed my lunch.

p
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Blue Fish was delightful, as always! The noise level was low because it was Sunday noontime, so there were not many people in the restaurant...

LB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff was very attentive. Good sushi and tempura. My wife’s chicken teriyaki was also very good. They give you an order sheet and pencil to use in ordering your sushi, which I always find to be convenient. Overall, very good.

BG
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the salmon entree and my husband loves the sushi. Great service and finished in plenty of time to walk across the street for our Sunday matinee at the Alley Theatre. Highly recommend!!

PG
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great place to meet friends before the theater or ballet,

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Overpriced because of location. Not the worst sushi I’ve ever had, but below average. Priced like much better sushi restaurants.

V
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love the sushi and fried soft shell blue crab. This is great place to dine before going to a concert or show.

GL
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very nice experience at The Blue Fish. Plan to go there again.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food and service was great but Bathrooms were in bad shape for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

TM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good sushi. Rainforest roll was the bomb. Wife got the poke bowl.

B
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nothing to really write about. Dishes were generally good but the Blue Fish Trio of sushi was a little disappointing due to the size of the serving. Last we had this the pieces were about twice the size of what was served this time.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Ahi Tower great as ever. Salmon sashimi was good, but not outstanding; usually rich and wonderful, but fish was off this time. Veggie tempura outstanding. Our waiter was very efficient and polite. We will be back.

M
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food1service4ambience4

lunch meeting

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Server was nice but wasn't attentive. Food was just meh outside of the tempora and unagi. Sushi was grey; not appealing. Wasabi from a tube. Not sure why this place is rated that high.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall amazing experience. The food was amazing and the ahi tower is a must try!

TM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We visit blue fish downtown Houston many times throughout the year. This one stands out because the food was not up to the standard they previously set for themselves. Also, the service was a bit slow considering that the restaurant was not full and there were not many activities downtown that day. I'm hoping this was a one-off situation.

YF
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good place for a pre theater event. Quality sushi, attentive service and a nice atmosphere made this an experience we will repeat again

l
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food and martinis were good. The waiter was pleasant and appeared desirous to please, but he was a very poor listener. As a result, he confused many details and was not responsive to dimple requests. Perhaps he was just inexperienced.

TG
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place to go before a show! Great food and drinks!

ZS
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Guy was rude when we first arrived. He seemed like he didn't want to be there. When someone has a crappy attitude, maybe don't make them the host.