The Blue Fish sushi restaurant just opened for happy hour and dinner in Mizner Park.
Hours start at 4 p.m. this first week at the eatery next to Loch Bar and Max’s Grille behind the valet station. They’ll open for lunch too soon, management said.
Regular hours will be 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and to 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Happy hour to 7 p.m. is a good introduction to the new Japanese restaurant. There’s a $5 menu of eats. We sampled the mini blue fish tower, a short stack of tuna and salmon with a schmear of wasabi crema for zing. Drinks specials include $4 sake, wine or beer drafts, $5 wells, $7 margaritas or $8 martinis.
Happy hour patrons have to sit in the bar area or nearby hi-top lounge, noted Nick Patton, assistant manager.
For dinner, there’s a sushi bar, regular tables or hi-tops and inside or outside at the beverage bar. There’s table seating outside, too.
This is a big, airy restaurant with plenty of attentive servers and a marine theme, blue of course.
Patrons receive a sheet of paper to fill out for a la carte rolls. They offer 18 signature rolls mostly from $15.95 to $20. Featured rolls start at $9.95 except a veggie for $7.50. Sides like edamame and miso soup run mostly $6.50.
If sushi’s not your thing, among the hot plates are Chilean sea bass lettuce cups [$20.95], crab cakes [$18.95] and Panco rock shrimp popcorn [$15].
You can order in advance for takeout. Management plans that online soon.
This is The Blue Fish’s first Florida restaurant with 11 in Texas and Colorado.
By Marci Shatzman