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Penn Avenue Fish Company - Downtown

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308 Forbes Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412 562 1710
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Unexpected Seafood Surprise in the City of Bridges

During a break in this year's NCAA tournament, a group of us took a Friday night walk to Penn Avenue Fish Company for a very pleasant meal. We had a secluded table downstairs, and a terrific wait staff. There was a wide selection of very fresh fish, prepare from sashimi and nigiri style to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Went to lunch at the downtown spot on a Friday. Downtown spot is narrow and can get crowded easily. Space isn't super big, but not tiny. Had the blackened swordfish sandwich. Very good tasting and ample size. For just under $11 I was very satisfied. Also, tried some of the sushi platter. I'm not the biggest sushi afficianado, but (salmon,... More 

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mpls
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27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

During a break in this year's NCAA tournament, a group of us took a Friday night walk to Penn Avenue Fish Company for a very pleasant meal. We had a secluded table downstairs, and a terrific wait staff. There was a wide selection of very fresh fish, prepare from sashimi and nigiri style to sautéed and mixed with pasta. No... More 

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26330
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Everything is very fresh, the most important factor when considering seafood. Very casual atmosphere - helpful, friendly staff. Good sushi selection and excellent, if not a little expensive, oysters. They do not serve alcohol, but you can bring your own. Will return!

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New Kensington, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews 95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Wonderful sushi and the freshest fish we ever had in Pittsburgh. Our group had a variety of sushi, salads, fish and crab tacos and soft drinks. One orders at a bar, and staff delivers to table. Soup/salad bar available. A little pricey for everyday, but worth a treat if you insist on the best.

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Stowe, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a small place with two-level seating near the downtown business district of Pittsburgh. We were under the impression that this was an American seafood restaurant when we made a reservation. However, this is actually a JAPANESE seafood restaurant. The menu is made up of mostly sushi dishes. I am not a huge fan of sushi, so I was... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My experience with Penn Avenue Fish Company started off pretty great. My team and I are here on a work assignment in the area. I found this place on Google yesterday, so we all agreed to check it out. The decor was really cute, and even though it was a small restaurant and crowded, we got prompt and attentive service.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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149 reviews 149 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

After lots of meat and potatoes cuisine my wife and I were looking for sushi and went here. Sushi is unique but kind of expensive compared to what I'm used to in Toronto (after the exchange rate) and not nearly as good as my favourite places in the same or lower price range. The fried apple turnover was average as... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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235 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Okay, here's the deal: If you know of a place in North America that has better oysters and smoked salmon, contact me, we'll meet you there, and if you're right, the meal's my treat. Why do I feel that enthusiastic? Well, my daughter from the Frozen North and I from the Steamy South met there one day as we explored... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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153 reviews 153 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Our overall thoughts about the downtown Penn Avenue Fish Company get colored a bit by the pricing. We had good meals, from the appetizers, through the entrees and dessert. The winter squash chowder was quite good, but at $13 a bowl, it really ought to be very, very good! Others at the table had salads, and liked them. The main... More 

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52 reviews 52 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I don't mind spending more to get more, but I must admit I was expecting something really different here. The place is nice, in a good location, but the food was not up to what I was expecting. I got some rainbow trout filled with crab meat, and that was not so good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 308 Forbes Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 412 562 1710

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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