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About The Blue Fish - Bayou
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.
Houston, TX 77002
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.
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
The Blue Fish - Bayou Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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!
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.
I love the location of the restaurant. It's steps away from the Houston Symphony. Great environment to eat outside, with a nice view of wortham and downtown. Food was great and cheap. It's great to go with friends and choose a variety of sushi. I strongly recommend this place.
We ate at the Blue Fish because it was across from the Alley Theater where we had tickets to see a show that night. We were concerned that we wouldn't be able to order, get our food, eat and pay our bill in time but that was not a problem. They are pros at this when it comes to getting the food out quickly for theater-goers. I had the salmon nigiri which was good, a California roll which was okay and kind of messy as it fell apart, and miso soup which was good. The sushi is not outstanding but it is definitely good and quick. Our waitress was fantastic. The atmosphere is noisy and very crowded before a show.
The location is very convenient, but the service is slow. Food is brought out when every a plate is ready. This is not good with a group. The servers are overwhelmed and do not follow up much with their tables. The quality of the fish was average. The presentation of the food was below average
This is the second time we dined at Blue Fish prior to attending a play at the Hobby. The first time was flawless, the food was good and the service was exceptional. This time the restaurant was extremely understaffed! We told our server we had to complete our meal and have our bill paid by 7:00 to make our show. We barely saw him after he took our order because they had him spread out all over the restaurant with way to many tables. The bar was ridiculously slow, it would take more than 20 minutes to get a drink. We finally had to cancel drink orders that had been in for more than 30 minutes because we had to leave. We also were never served food items we ordered. The first time we were there a server stormed out screaming profanities and throwing chairs over the railing because he had been treated unfairly. I hope they can get there staff issues worked out.
Excellent service. We were eating prior to a Sunday matinee performance, and the waiter asked us whether we were attending an event and what time it would start. He wanted to be sure we were finished with lunch in time to get to our event. And - the food was excellent. We both ordered the Tropical Salmon Dinner. We had a lovely, leisurely lunch and made our matinee in plenty of time.
I like this restaurant and I go there just about every time I am scheduled for the theatre. My only complaint is that it's so noisy! Hard to talk to your companion. Also, I would have liked to have had one or two of the options listed in the lunch menu for my dinner. Too bad I couldn't get the Bento box. Both my date and I would have liked that. Instead we ordered some appetizers.
I would have expected a location in the restaurant that is not right at the door given that I made a reservation more than 2 days in advance. I am also a regular customer, so would appreciate the attention when returning for special occasions. I suggest your reception staff asking for such details to ensure quality service.
Overall a great experience. The quality of the food was outstanding, with one exception. The mixture of imitation crab and mayo in dishes like the ahi tower and California roll for my date and myself, caused a decline in taste. The taste was equivalent to mayonnaise and canned tuna added to a decadent delight. Therefore, the next time I dine at Blue Fish, I will avoid any items on the menu which contain imitation crab stick and mayo.
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