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“Excellent Happy Hour at the bar”

The Blue Fish Allen
Ranked #39 of 249 Restaurants in Allen
Price range: US$25 - US$32
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bethany and Watters
Description: ...The opposite of a quiet, intimate sushi bar, the Blue Fish is enormous, loud, stylish and good. Where else can you find a signature roll called El Cubano ($9.50)? It's spicy pork, jalapeno, cilantro, Jalapeno pepper and carrots, with a sweet and spicy sauce. What's most refreshing here is that the menu is all Japanese -- no Thai food to confuse the palate. And to be honest, sushi purists will find plenty to keep them interested. Live specials such as Spanish mackarel, Sea Urchin, Live Hottate(scallop), Black Bass, mirugai (giant clam) and much more.Order the Ahi Tower to see just how well the kitchen can plate. It's tuna tartar and sesame oil over snow crab and avocado salad on a bed of wasabi infused rice. It's almost tragic to watch the server destroy this architectural marvel table-side to make it easier to eat. The "cake" portion of spicy tuna on crispy rice cakes in uzu and garlic sauce. It's delicious...
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Great prices at Happy Hour and excellent quick service at the bar. Sushi and sashimi are all very good here. Love the Mini Towers too.

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Reviewed 13 July 2016

We came here with family while on vacation, and had never visited a Blue Fish restaurant before. I wasn't terribly excited because I do not like sushi, and I'm not a big fish person in general. We started with some summer rolls, edamame, and fried shrimp, all of which were good. I decided to try to the shrimp and vegetable tempura with fried rice for my meal, and it was very good. But, it was HUGE. I could easily have split it with someone else. My son also did the tempura and he enjoyed it. Others in our party did the sushi and they loved it. We were all super stuffed at the end of the meal! But, it was very good. Would definitely return. The only downside for this location is the parking. If there's nothing on the street, you have to walk a little way to get to the closest parking lot.

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Reviewed 8 July 2016

I read Ken's review and decided to try The Blue Fish in Allen. I was disappointed, to say the least. As suggested, I sat at the bar for Happy Hour. I was totally ignored for nearly 10 minutes at a bar only half full. My margarita was so so. I ordered very basic rolls -California and Avocado. They tasted like I'd bought them from a convenience store! I had to request ginger and wasabi. However, others at the bar seemed to be genuinely enjoying their attention and service, food, and drinks (mostly wine). I will not return, and I will not recommend the place because they apparently do not value all customers.

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Reviewed 5 July 2016

I remember this being my favourite place to go to when I lived in Texas. The fish was super fresh and the service was always friendly and kind.

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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Blue fish has quite good sushi. It's pricey, which I expect for sushi. However the drinks are very high also. They do have a decent happy hour but it is only at the bar. They offer good appetizers and a fairly good drink selection. If you want great prices in drinks, head across the street.

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