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...I don't know how much more friendlier and attentive that these people can get. I just met them and they're like a long lost friend. HELLO! That's the key to good connections! They are very knowledgable about the menu here. I loved that!...

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...I'm pretty much an anti-Heights person. I've came to The Blue Fish twice for friends and their request that this was a must-go to kind of restaurant. As if!...

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Blue Fish is both overrated and underrated at the same time. Allow me to explain. Many reviews and opinions in Houston have labeled it as the best. I don't think it quite lives up to those expectations. Perhaps being in the Heights has given it an aura of fanciness and the large spaces, lounge look and valet parking certainly allows it to appear so. Yet, the moment you walk in there, the feeling of imitation cannot be avoided. All the budget in the world can't mask that this is just another social, loungy place where the menu is nothing special except in a grander scale. In other words, it's RA Sushi/Sushi Raku/Straits times five.

Let's cut to the chase and get to what should matter: the menu. Literally, as a supposed five-star loungy restaurant, a.k.a. "the best in Houston", what is up with the plastic laminated Denny's menus? Figuratively, what's so special about anything in their menu that I can't find elsewhere? What justifies them to this top status as a sushi restaurant in Houston? There are maybe one or two items on the menu that I couldn't get anywhere else in Houston, and that's including H-E-B because I know I can get some firecracker and red dragon rolls there. I'll admit their Blue Fish rolls are quite awesome, and the size that they come in are super generous. I've never seen bigger rolls in my life, filled with chunks of fish! They're delicious, but one roll doesn't justify an entire restaurant. It certainly doesn't justify an entire menu. Lack of imagination and originality aside, their material is quite fresh. If you're asking me if their food tastes good, I'll give a definite yes. Is it better than other places? Not really. It's certainly not as good as LA sushi. It's good in Houston standards. (Oh and they misspelled Jalapeno in their written menu. Just saying. It's everywhere and it bugs me...)

As a lounge aspect, that too, is a tad bit overrated. It's got a good Heights kind of crowd. They're more knowledgable than most, somewhat elitest, far more sophisticated than the RA Sushi and Straits crowds, but the environment lacks a certain energy. It feels like a Kona Grill at times. And the waiters, I like them enough, but I mostly like them because they seem like cool people, not exactly awesome waiters. Again, if this was any other restaurant, that would be fine with me, but if they're the best of the best...I don't see these servers being the best. They also look like they're plucked from Kona Grill. They make mistakes and get by with casual conversation. Most of them are college kids or very young under 30's waiters and waitresses. Maybe I'm judging on looks, but it doesn't do it for me. A place this sophisticated should have servers that look like they're veterans. Aka's waiters look like veterans. Blue Fish's staff look like Kona Grill.

Now here's the underrated part...their prices.

You would think with the fancy valet parking and the loungy look, it would be cost you an arm and a leg. I was perfectly prepared to get raped on my bill. I was pleasantly surprised to be wrong. A lot of their items are fairly priced. Granted, it's not the cost of Panda Express, but you can get by for $20 a person easily here which is cheap for a fancy sushi place like this. They have nice Happy Hour specials as well, but even on a normal hour, they're very reasonable. I think this makes up for a lot of the disappointment I had in them as the best rated restaurant in Houston. If you don't see them through those lens, they're actually a really good place. Typical menu, fresh material, fun staff, fair prices. The elitest in me believes they have ways to go and don't deserve the reputation that they do. The objective side of me thinks they're pretty good as an option to go to. There are better in town however. Soma a few blocks down is better than this place.



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