The traditional method for preparing sushi requires slices of raw fish to be held over unlit fires in order to secure that signature “uncooked” flavor. Explore such innovative foodsmithing with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of sushi and more at The Fish Houston, located in Midtown.
A dim red glow reflects off dark walls at The Fish, and a vibrant, lush interior sets the stage for its succulent sushi, which snagged Citysearch's "Best of" honors in 2007. The varied menu offers a multitude of inventive seaweed cylinders. A molten shellfish flow runs through the volcano ($10), neatly stuffed with savory baked snow crab, salmon, scallops, and wrapped scallions. Decorated seafood veterans will salute the lobster roll's badges of avocado, cream cheese, crab, and wasabi mayo ($13). Aside from raw rolls, the grilled beef rib-eye roll ($10) features juicy cuts wrapped around avocado and dashes of cilantro and teriyaki. Replenish your tongue's spice rations with the pan-seared jalapeño scallops ($8), or bedeck it in broiled miso silver cod ($15), the sea's authorized currency.
Sociable servers dish out fish under a warm shower of '80s and '90s music, and a comfy patio gives the option of feasting al fresco. The Fish thrives in its downtown location, a hip space to angle delicious sushi before fishing for promiscuous koi in the club's fountain.
Citysearchers placed The Fish on 2007's Best of Citysearch list. Reviews on service are polarized, but Fish fans dominated the boards, praising the tasty rolls, swanky décor, and colorful scene, with Yelpers and Citysearchers netting a 3.5-star average:
- The atmosphere, music, and people make it a fun place to go before hitting the town. You HAVE to try the hot roll and lobster roll.. [sic] there's nothing else like those two anywhere in Houston. – jpayne24, Citysearch
- The sushi is fabulous. I eat here frequently and have never had bad service, even when it is packed on the weekends. The peppercorn tuna is amazing. And the banana tempura dessert is heavenly. Huge bento boxes for lunch. The fish is very fresh. – bekahb, Citysearch
- Their edamame is also good, and I've had a fruity martini here before (can't remember the name) that was just what a martini should be -- strong on the alcohol, smooth as it goes down. – Helen C., Yelp
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