The Fish Restaurant & Sushi Bar in Midtown is a Winner!
My husband was introduced to The Fish Restaurant & Sushi Bar before me. He reported the food as tasting delicious and the place was modern and pretty.
After hearing his brief review I was hooked and looked forward to my first visit there.
The location of this restaurant is in the highly popular Midtown area of Houston.
We had friends who used to rent a three story town home in that trendy area just west to southwest of downtown. They liked the fact that within walking distance of their place was a wide assortment of restaurants, art galleries and shops of all different types. Plus it was a hop, skip and a jump away from all the many downtown venues.
They invited us out to eat one evening. It was so nice to be able to walk to a nearby restaurant and back. Where we live in the western suburbs of Houston that is not possible. We always have to rely upon traveling by car if we wish to dine out.
The Fish Restaurant & Sushi Bar is located at 309 Gray Street in an end cap location of the block long variety of businesses.
Sidewalks are bricked and there are plentiful trees providing shade. Many of the restaurants and business have beautifully potted plants outside their doors.
The Fish provides quite a bit of outdoor dining spaces in addition to what is found inside. When our Houston weather is not sizzling, it would be fun to enjoy the outdoor eating area.
Parking is metered in that part of town and at night valet parking for The Fish Restaurant is provided.
The first time I visited this pretty restaurant with my husband we both ordered the bento boxes for lunch. Miso soup was first brought out to us. We both agreed that we consider the miso soup in this restaurant to be the best we have ever tasted.
I must confess…Miso soup is not my most favorite soup. The rich flavorful broth could have me changing my mind! Those slivered fresh mushrooms and scallions floating on the top of the bowl made it visually appealing.
The glazed salmon bento box was my choice while my husband ordered shrimp tempura. Both of them were delicious. I could have made an entire meal of the accompanying caramelized brussel sprouts! They were absolutely scrumptious!!!
I will have to try and replicate them at home. My husband often turns up his nose at eating brussel sprouts and he admitted to liking them as they had been prepared in this guise.
The dressing over the accompanying salad in each bento box was light and yet so very flavorful.
Executive chef Harold Wong has some very good working credentials. Two other local Houston restaurants (Azuma downtown and Uchi) had him working there prior to his coming to The Fish Restaurant & Sushi Bar. The dishes he puts out are as pretty as they are delectable.
My husband and I both love good calamari. The calamari here is as fresh and appetizing as any we have ever eaten. A light touch is needed when cooking squid because it can quickly become tough and rubbery if cooked too long a time. They do it just right here!
On weekends once opened at noon, they remain open all day until closing time at midnight on Saturday and 9pm on Sundays.
We have popped in there on weekends mid-afternoon just for a couple of their small plates. We wanted a little something but not a complete meal as we were not that hungry.
Sautéed Jalapeño Scallops in garlic sauce is a rich and spicy treat. The scallops were tender and succulent.
Beef Ribeye Rolls were a visual treat for the eye. It did not last long on the plate once it was tasted. Oh so tender thin sliced ribeye was wrapped around a slice of avocado. The taste of cilantro, lime zest and teriyaki sauce made this beef ribeye roll a definite winner! We will surely want more of it in the future.
The video below shows how this beef ribeye roll is made by Chef Wong.
There is a full bar and for people living in that part of town happy hour is bound to be crowded.
My husband and I will surely be returning to dine at this wonderful Midtown restaurant again and again. Every day they do wonders with the fresh delivered seafood offered on the regular menu as well as daily specials.
If you have a hankering for sushi, Japanese or Asian food as well as some of the freshest seafood in town I am certain that your visit to The Fish Restaurant & Sushi Bar is bound to be a pleasing success! To see their full menu via their website, click here.