The Blue Fish - Washington

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$30 and under
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Japanese
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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KyraS
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

So sad about what has happened to The Blue Fish! The sushi used to be generous, super fresh, and masterfully made. But now it’s skimpy, and my husband’s salmon roll wasn’t particularly fresh, nor was his tuna sushi. The tuna was not only scrappy and tiny, but also appeared as though it’d been sitting around awhile. They’ve finally made the wasabi sharper and with more flavor, but it looks like day-old avocado. The sushi portions, the rolls, seem smaller and the fish just isn’t fresh - as it was two years ago. Sushi is not beautifully plated as it once was; now it looks sad, small, paltry and kind of old. We’ve been coming to Blue Fish for almost 20 years (in Dallas before Houston) and the food used to be outstanding. Is the clientele reflecting the poor food? On a Saturday night, the restaurant was full of teenagers, babies, families and some drunk people. You used to have trouble even walking through the bar area because the entire restaurant was filled to capacity with smartly turned-out people. Tonight, it was only about one-third full and young professionals nowhere in sight. We would prefer higher prices and better food to the kind of cafeteria-style situation that exists now in the restaurant. Bright lights, non-fresh fish and non-chic clientele are a turn-off. They’ve also stopped putting out white tablecloths for parties with reservations. Not a good place for fresh sushi. The management tonight, however, was excellent, and our server was delightful. But the food here has really taken a dive. They’ve also altered the menu, and we missed some of our favorites. What a loss to our neighborhood!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Woodlands and Bayou locations seem much nicer. Although I know I came on a busy night, the service and maintenance of this location was far from service I’d give or expect on Valentine’s. I made reservations, even confirmed over the phone, but once I got there, there was a fifteen minute wait. After going to the bar to get a drink until our table was ready, the host came to move us but we had to carry our waters and cocktails (one hand to help one of us with the 5 drinks would’ve been nice) to the table. Server was nice but was busy, which I understand. The few times she came to the table, she was empty handed but left all appetizer plates and empty bar drinks to fill the table. Reservation was for nothing and hosts could use a little more training in FOH (front of house).

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was delightful and delicious

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RoadKing
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I had dinner with guest here recently . The food was fine and the service adequate with the exception of having everything we ordered including the appetizers served all at once. Everything we ordered all piled on the table . Note to self, order 1 item at a time.

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vipTorV
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Surprised that I was charged $2.75 for a club soda. My fault for not asking beforehand

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Cobraman
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The location is very convenient and easy to get to. I hate the valet only parking as there are always many of open spaces upon my arrival and leaving the restaurant. The food is excellent although they served the entrees one at a time causing other table guests to wait. This s somewhat of a problem when 5 or 6 menu items are ordered. In my case, one guest received all their food before anyone else received theirs. No complaints on service, food or spaciousness of the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

GF bday! It was quaint and nice!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The service was very slow. For two people, we were there for 2 hours. It shouldn't have taken that long.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Saturday night and wasn’t even packed.

Food wasn’t good at all. Sushi 1/10

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mariog
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The sushi was ok. Was looking for a better experience, this was just ok, not memorable, or special. For a casual sushi outing it will do

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vipLaney
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We had a great waitress and the overall vibe of the restaurant is very energetic and modern. We stopped in the cure our sushi craving, so we only ordered sushi. The quality of the sushi itself is fine, nothing spectacular. Also ordered a very basic cocktail that most restaurants/bars can make with ease, and it was disappointing. I do have to say that the service was outstanding, from the hostess at the front to our waiter and the food-runners who brought out our food when it was ready. I wish the food was better but we may return sometime in the future to give it another try since we live in the neighborhood.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
69 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the lunch bento box specials. Service was great as always. We'll be back

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NathalieC
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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GustavoA
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and we enjoy the food.
The manager and waiter were very attentive.
Definitely I'll come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
69 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Love the Bento Boxes for lunch and great deals at Happy Hour. Also, loved having George as our waiter. He always took such good care of me at Daily Review Cafe. He remains is and always has been an incredible part of the dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

CJ
vipCJgolfer
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the Rockets and Astros games were being shown in the bar area so it was louder than usual, but the atmosphere was great and as always the food and service was top notch.

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KarenD
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service and food. Went for my birthday and everyone enjoyed the venue. If you have not been here definitely put it on your list of sushi restaurants.

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vipSurburbstothecity
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The sushi was fresh. Service was not good. Waiter kept getting our orders mixed up. Items arrived that we didn't order, forgot to bring the drinks. Felt a little sterile

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vipDisappointed
Houston
59 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Rice in sushi was mushy making it difficult to eat. Tuna tower is quite tasty. Dumplings are always good. This restaurant has been good so many times before that we will return.

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vipRhondaS
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Michelle was excellent ... very attentive to our large party. They have a great selection of rolls ... we loved everything and highly recommend the ahi tower.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday great overall experience!

KD
vipKimDiamond
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy this location and the food is always premium this is why we travel to that location

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AyanaW
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here with a party of eight to celebrate my birthday. We had a wonderful time. Our server Michelle was excellent and attentive. If food was so good we ate until we were full and couldn’t eat anymore. My friends and I would definitely come back!!!

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nelso
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and quality of food. Highly recommend to any sushi lover

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vipHoustonCityBoy
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Great service and Sushi

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was extremely slow. The waiter was hustling, but he had too many tables. Food was okay, but didn’t taste as fresh as normal.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and server went above and beyond to take care of our party, we’ll definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Wasn't their fault, we had a for up of women cackling behind us, we had to move but they were very accommodating

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DonnaK
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Great ambience. Wonderful choice for our sons birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everything was good, but there’s certainly better sushi at similar prices in this neighborhood

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DarlP
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Hamachi Heaven and the Miso Black Cod are stunningly tasty, but be ready to drop some coin.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place they never dissatisfied

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vipCouple
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi. Rainforest and Mega Lobster rolls are must tries.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is awesome. The food was amazing. Our server, Annika was fantastic. A perfect date destination.

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vipGiselle
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Their ahi tuna tower is one of the things I miss about not living in Houston. So happy to see this lovation, as their downtown location can be tough to access (you have to park underground and hope you come up street level at thw right spot). Love this place for delicious sushi!!

FAQs

The Blue Fish - Washington does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Blue Fish - Washington also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 862-3474.

The Blue Fish - Washington is rated 4.4 stars by 280 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.