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The Blue Fish - Bayou

607 reviews
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$30 and under
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The Blue Fish features the freshest premium selections of sushi and sashimi, along with spectacular signature rolls and hot food dishes. We also boast a variety of sake, beer, wine and spirit selections to complete the dining experience.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Sushi, Japanese
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm;
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - close
Bar Hours: Daily: 5:00pm - close
We are closed for Lunch on Memorial Day.
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Phone number
(713) 225-3474
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Cross street
Smith Street
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
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vipHappyAnniversary (Houston)
5.0  Dined on May 27, 2017

The Blue Fish - Bayou is a great place to go before a ballet, opera, symphony or Alley Theatre show. The service is excellent and the fish always fresh.

vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
3.0  Dined on May 18, 2017

Wait staff 'phoned it in'. Took our order and then never returned until bringing the check.

vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

We had dinner before our show at the Wortham for the second Saturday in a row. Ronnie was our server both visits and she was fantastic! She even remembered our drink and dessert orders from the week before. We will definitely request her next time.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
2.0  Dined on May 9, 2017

It took 20+ minutes to get our drinks. Waiter admitted bartender did not know how to make an old fashioned. Food came before the drinks. Waiter never came back to check on us. We had to ask for more drinks.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on May 9, 2017

Great pre-concert meal. It's not inexpensive but the food was good and the service was great. It's become my pre-concert go to...

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on May 7, 2017

Met Cildhood Friend while he was in town. Love the food and drinks. Recommend the crab egg rolls and lobster pops. DELICIOUS!!!!

Beckers (Central Texas)
4.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

Overall, Blue Fish was a decent place. We were celebrating my friend's birthday with a group of people (total of 7) and they handled the split checks really well and the waiter asked ahead of time how we wanted to portion out the checks so when it came time to paying, it went super smoothly! The food was fresh and delicious, and the menu sports options other than sushi for those who weren't a fan. However, I didn't find any of their rolls mind blowing (although the waiter's suggestion for the Rainforest roll definitely panned out & it was the best out of the bunch!). Service was a little less attentive then I've experienced and food came out intermittently, with a few people having to remind our waiter about missing rolls. And one of the appetizers came out at the very end of our meal which should have been disclosed if it was going to take that long! Food was fast which would be a plus for attending the theater, but it was a slightly weird to be almost the only guests in the restaurant after 7:45. However, it meant we weren't disturbing any couples at nearby tables.
Also, the AC was blasting directly on our table and the restaurant was kept at a very chilly 65, so most of our party was wishing we had brought jackets!

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on May 5, 2017

Great sushi! Sat out on the patio and had a delicious meal.

HopeR (Houston)
5.0  Dined on May 5, 2017

The Blue Fish is our go to place pre-theater. We spend a lot of time in Houston and never tire of visiting The Blue Fish before or after our shows. Staff is always friendly and accommodating, takes our show time into consideration and even let us know the optimal time to leave so we can make our show in time.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

Selected because it was close to Jones Hall. Excellent choice if you are going to the Symphony

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

Convenient location. Food were good but pricy.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
4.0  Dined on April 28, 2017

My (adult) daughter and I met for dinner on a Friday afternoon before the Houston Symphony concert we were going to. It was VERY crowded, and I was VERY glad I made a reservation. We were seated at the windows near the bar. Although I was given the choice of in or outside, inside was the right choice on a humid Houston afternoon. Food was very good (Mollie's Lollipops especially), albeit somewhat slow as it was very crowded. We had a couple of appetizers, a couple of sushi rolls and a cocktail each, and would up with a $100 tab (including tip). I'd go again, just not if I was in a hurry!

vipMichel (Houston)
5.0  Dined on April 28, 2017

We always enjoyed the dinner at the Blue Fish before going to the opera
The waiter knows exactly what to do to let us arrive at the opera on time.
The food is excellent and always very fresh

stevep (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on April 27, 2017

Nice innovative menu for sushi. Good beer selection too.

fishlover (Houston)
4.0  Dined on April 22, 2017

Overall experience was good. We order the same drink everytime we come, but we always have to tell the waiter how it is made (vodka and sake). We specifically said it should have nothing sweet added to it. When the drinks came they were sweet and had to be sent back. The second time they were made right.