Tuesday, February 03, 2015

REVIEW | BarFish at BlowFish Restaurant

Just a few weeks ago, we blogged about the newly launched sake bar addition, Barfish at the BlowFish Restaurant situated in the hip King West neighbourhood. We raved (read about the launch here) about the delicious sake cocktails but this time around, it's all about the food, 'bout the food, 'bout the food - ha ha, see what I just did there? Keep reading to get your tastebuds tickled on some unique and creative Japanese fare!  

Left: Blowfish Giant Ebi Shooter ($14.00)
Tiger prawn, mango, avocado, cucumber, lettuce, tempura bits, spicy kewpie & tobiko; wrapped with soy paper

Right: Spicy Tuna on Crispy Sushi Rice ($17.00)


Blowfish restaurant is a very sophisticated restaurant, perfect for a date night in their romantic setting or a business dinner. The seatings along the sushi counter allows guests to watch their dinner being made by sushi chefs as well. On the other hand, BarFish provides a energetic and sexy vibe, perfect for a drink or two.

You can expect the service to be welcoming and unpretentious and very friendly! Servers were knowledgeable and eager to make our experience a great one.

 Hot Oil Hamachi ($18.00)
Sesame & olive oil seared yellowtail with ponzu sauce

 Left: Jalapeño Hamachi ($17.00)
with avocado, tempura bits, cilantro, golden tobiko & sriracha kewpie

Right: Orange & Black ($13.00)
Salmon, mango, avocado, orange + black tobiko & ponzu drizzle

 Spicy Rock Shrimp ($10.00)
Tempura-style, tossed in hot garlic kewpie sauce

 Roasted Miso-Marinated Black Cod ($19.00)

 Japanese A3 Wagyu Striploin on Hot Stone ($40.00)
served with enoki mushrooms, pickled green onion, sesame & ponzu sauce

Mochi Ice Cream Trio ($8.00)
Mango, Green Tea & Red Bean

The highlights of the night for us were the Black Cod, Wagyu on Hot Stone and of course, the greentea mochi. I do prefer the redbean flavour ice cream, however the texture was harder and a bit grainy (I think it was just out of the freezer) compared to the green tea mochi, which was perfect.

Blowfish would be a good choice when grabbing dinner and drinks with friends or even just for the latter after a long day at work!

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