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Fat Fish Happy Hour Review

Alice | May 6, 2004 02:52 PM

Last night, my friend and I ventured to Fat Fish's Happy Hour. It's on Robertson, and has happy hour sun - weds from 5-7pm and then again from 10pm-11pm. so we made it just in time for happy hour and decided to only order off that menu. Now I'm usually a sushi tradionalist but I also enjoy the creative rolls and such once in awhile. I can't vouch for how fresh the fish was because everything we had was rolls. (and we all know about tuna in the spicy tuna rolls). Nonetheless I still love spicy tuna rolls hehe.

So my friend and I started off with a drink, I had a margarita in honor of cinco de mayo and she had a small sapporo.

Each roll had 6 pieces and we had:

Spicy tuna roll - their rendition had asparagus, and the spicy tuna was sooo minced that it was dark red and at first we had no idea what it was, but it was tasty.

Albacore roll - this had albacore, avocado, scallions, jalapeno and cilantros. This was interesting, almost tasted like mexican food with rice and soy sauce. Definitely different as I have never had cilantros in sushi before.

California roll - crab, mayo, avocado, asparagus rolled with tobiko blend. this tasted like a normal california roll, except it had asparagus and it was topped with a generous amount of masago and the black mini eggs.

Ichi roll - yellowtail, salmon and green onion served tempura style. My friend liked this the best. I'm not a huge fan of tempura and I thought this tempura style to be really crunchy (kinda like chinese egg roll skin crispy or crunch). It was enjoyable though.

Sweet and Spicy Prawns - hmmm tastes too much like fast food chinese food in my opinion. It was sweet and spicy just like advertised, and the prawns were big, just a lil too much like sweet and sour at panda express. A lil too sweet and sour for me.

Things to note, you have to order before 7 in order to get the happy hour prices. They do have an outside patio which seems nice on a nice day (but there were flies so I didn't want to sit out there). We spent about $38 including tip and tax, which I thought was still a little expensive for happy hour. But we did eat a lot. We were both very full after the meal.

Overall, we had a nice time. We stayed for about 2 hours and just chatted, the place wasn't busy, in fact when I got there only two other tables were full, which surprised me because it is 'happy hour' hehe. I guess I would say they had decent rolls, a cool atmosphere, (although there is a screen with a fish video being projected on it which I didn't particularly care for) and it would be enjoyable for a night out.

Link: http://www.fatfishla.com/fatfish.html

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