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nice meal at Bluefin


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nice meal at Bluefin

Raconteur | Feb 11, 2004 08:34 PM

I had dinner tonight at Bluefin in Porter Square with a friend. It was crowded as always, but we were seated quickly at when we arrived at 7. The clientele was largely asian.

We ordered seaweed salad first. The waitress asked us if we wanted just seaweed or seaweed with lettuce and tomato; we had just seaweed. It was good, though the dressing was a trifle sweeter than I prefer. Lots of crisp seaweed and sesame seeds. Overall good.

We both got the sashimi set, one of the great bargains in the area. For $12 we each got miso, tea, firm tofu with bonito flakes, salad (uninspired), rice, pickles and a pleasant array of sashimi. Tonight it included tuna (3 slices), mackeral (2), salmon (2), egg (2), hirame (2), tile fish (2), octopus (1) and squid (1). It was all fresh and yummy. The salmon in particular was very good, nicely buttery.

The tofu was nice and cool with do dry edges, I would have liked a few more pickles but those we had were good (though nothing to write home about) and the miso was miso, I don't know how to judge good from better.

It was a pleasant meal for a really good price. While Bluefin isn't the best sushi in the area everything was fresh and tasty. The presentation was fairly simple (no fancy layout of fish, just nicely folded slices), the service was a little slow but manageable. Recommended.

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