Had dinner with my wife at Bluefin last night. We were delighted to discover that the restaurant is authentically Japanese. (Few Japanese restaurants in Atlanta are run by actual Japanese, and having... lived in Japan for several years, I can attest that there is a difference.) The sushi was fresh and delicious. Our maki (roll) was outstanding, and I couldn’t believe how large the Grilled Eggplant with Miso Sauce and Cheese was. Best of all, we had a wonderful time conversing with Uno-san, the sushi chef. Hiro-san, the kitchen chef, soon joined our conversation. He served us amazingly delicious gyoza (fried dumplings). The atmosphere was warm and friendly and reminded me of being back in Japan. The waitress’s service was perfect. We plan to go to Bluefin again and again.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
Great place, parking in the rear (you have to pay). The food was outstanding but the service from the kitchen was a bit slow. I had sushi. It compares with Taka but the parking situation is... much better! The restaurant was very stylish with minimalistic decor. Elegant...VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
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Had dinner with my wife at Bluefin last night. We were delighted to discover that the restaurant is authentically Japanese. (Few Japanese restaurants in Atlanta are run by actual Japanese, and having lived in Japan for several years, I can attest that there is a difference.) The sushi was fresh and delicious. Our maki (roll) was outstanding, and I couldn’t believe how large the Grilled Eggplant with Miso Sauce and Cheese was. Best of all, we had a wonderful time conversing with Uno-san, the sushi chef. Hiro-san, the kitchen chef, soon joined our conversation. He served us amazingly delicious gyoza (fried dumplings). The atmosphere was warm and friendly and reminded me of being back in Japan. The waitress’s service was perfect. We plan to go to Bluefin again and again.
Posted on Citysearch on: 1/24/2011
The food was great and the services wasn't great but wasn't bad. I don't really care for the two enterences (front and back). Everytime someone came in the back, a gust of cold air would come in. I ate dinner with my jacket on. The place is really narrow so that cold air really feels the building. It was overpriced, and the sake menu wasn't that impressive, and mostly by the bottle not glass. Great for date night but not groups
Great place, parking in the rear (you have to pay). The food was outstanding but the service from the kitchen was a bit slow. I had sushi. It compares with Taka but the parking situation is much better! The restaurant was very stylish with minimalistic decor. Elegant...
Things I didnt like where that the TV's all tuned to a basketball game in a pretty fancy setting. I can understand the TV's by the bar, but all over? It was too much. Also our waiter needed a freshening up. Shirt untucked, pants around the waist. His appearance was not exactly what you would expect. And based on just those, I said, "Im not coming back here". Until the food came. Damn that chef can cook. Hopefully when I go back, they'll have read this review and fixed these things.
Posted on Citysearch on: 3/16/2009
My sister and I enjoy trying new restaurants and I brought my sister here for her birthday a few months ago. I've been meaning to write a review, that's how much the spot stuck out in my mind! It's a nice excluded spot, so next time I'll be there on a date.
Posted on Citysearch on: 2/14/2009
Need I say more? I love going to a place that's consistent and I have been consistently satisfied with Bluefin. My first sushi experience was awful....everything tasted like the Atlantic Ocean or some canal running through the dingiest neighborhood in America. I can say that Bluefin severly changed my outlook on sushi. Now I have a hard time trying it any other place because I know that I can always have a good experience here. I've eaten their entrees too. AMAZING. Had a 'Bob Marley' once. Great. The atmosphere is always calm and very comfortable. Would definitely recommend it to anyone trying sushi for the first time because there are some selections that don't overwhelm you and make you think of seaweed and coral reefs!
Posted on Citysearch on: 2/5/2009
This place has quickly become my boyfriend and Is favorite sushi in Atlanta. I have never tried anything except for the sushi simply because it's so good. the wasabi and seafood is all very fresh. The atmosphere is very swanky. The parking is a little irritating, but if you're feeling cheap you can drive on past the $3 parking lot and park a little farther down on the street. All in all this is my favorite sushi place in town and I love sushi.
Posted on Citysearch on: 12/19/2008
I would totally recommend this place for girlfriends to catch up, fun dates and dinner parties. Their sake martini's are very good.\rI'm a total foodie and this place is amazing. My husband just about licked his plate clean! I had the Sea Bass which was soo fresh and the presentation was beautiful. Great sushi too! This place is so beautiful and the design is immaculate. I would highly recommend this place!
Posted on Citysearch on: 12/14/2008
My partner and I visited Bluefin recently because we enjoy sushi and pictures on the restaurant's website indicated that this was a trendy choice with a large menu. We were not disappointed. The sushi was fresh and restaurant decor was cool and modern We started our meal with Honey and Chili Shrimp. Although I am not a big fan of spicy food, I found this dish to be well balanced. We were impressed with the food and service and would recommend this restaurant. Since the menu contained a selection of other choices in addition to a comprehensive sushi list, we can bring our friends (that don't have a taste for sushi) to join us for a good meal. Try the Manhattan Roll. OH, the drinks were fabulous!!!!!
Posted on Citysearch on: 12/12/2008
and by ""it"", I mean ""everything"".......a great atmosphere, reasonable prices, amazing service, and oh yeah, did I mention the best sushi in Atlanta. My girlfriend and I came in the other night because we had a bad experience at our usual sushi restaurant, Taka(I won't get into it, but we won't be going back). We were instantly impressed with the atmosphere; low lighting, lounge music, comfortable seating, it all came together very nicely. We ordered a nice bottle of wine which our server recommended to us. We then proceeded to order some sashimi(chef's selection), and a couple of BF premium rolls(Bluefins twist on some traditional rolls). Everything was fantastic. By far some of the freshest fish I have ever tasted! All in all the experience was GREAT, and best of all, now we have a new sushi spot to call our own.
Posted on Citysearch on: 10/31/2008
I was visiting Atlanta for business from Tokyo and after a couple of weeks I began to miss the sushi...I tried Bluefin and loved the service and the freshness of the sushi.\r\r\r\r\r
Posted on Citysearch on: 10/3/2008
I dined at Bluefin last Saturday evening for my birthday with some of my girlfriends and had the best time. The server, Christina, was incredibly warm and attentive. The entire staff came by the table it seemed to wish me a happy birthday as did the owner who is very sweet! This was my second time in and the restaurant almost felt reinvented, from the staff to the food. The new manager from Hawaii, Stephen was very accommodating and was constantly checking on our party. He is pretty hot too ladies! I will definitely be going back to Bluefin !
Posted on Citysearch on: 7/20/2008
Some friends and I fell into Blue Fin one Monday night and have been going ever since. The atmosphere is awsome, the staff is great and food is superb!Blue Fin is a place that you can go to after work and unwind or posh enough to take a date and have a great meal. The specials on sushi, wine and cocktails on Monday nights, my opinion is the best in Buckhead. I have never attended any other night but I know that Monday nights ROCK! I will be back....
Posted on Citysearch on: 6/12/2008
My boyfriend and I went to Bluefin for his birthday. The decor was fun, and the hostess was friendly. We ordered drinks and a fantastic tuna appetizer. For dinner, I had the scallops, and he had the bluefin steak. Both were incredible. The quality of each dish was exceptional. The dishes were served on amazing platters, and even the sides were perfectly executed. Our server was helpful the entire time. The only negative is that it was more expensive than I was expecting, after reading other reviews. My martini was $13, and each beer was $6.50. So with drinks, one appetizer, and two entrees, our total bill, before tip, was $95. It was definitely worth it, and we plan on going back, but just expect to pay that much before you go.
Posted on Citysearch on: 5/14/2008
The atmosphere was great. It looks like a 5 star restaurant. However, the prices are very reasonable (with the exception of sake) for the food and atmosphere you're getting. As a previous reviewer noted, the fish is really good. Try the Sea Bass! This is a great place to take a date. After dinner, there's a Cafe Intermezzo right next door if you want dessert. Parking is $3 which you pay upfront. After you validate your parking, the guy will give your $3 back. If you're going to Intermezzo, pick up your car afterward dessert.\r\rMake a reservation! I made a reservation and they placed a ""reserved"" sign on your table. Makes you feel like VIP and it will definitely impress your companions/date. *Disclosure: I made my reservation on Monday when there's not a lot of people - not sure what the weekends are like.\r