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“Really Bad Sushi & Poor Service!” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Blue FIsh Sushi

Blue FIsh Sushi
corner of 5 de Mayo and Miguel Hidalgo | Col. Centro, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Ranked #214 of 340 restaurants in Cabo San Lucas
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Great sushi restaurant in Cabo.
Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Really Bad Sushi & Poor Service!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We were referred to this restaurant by the concierge at Villa La Estancia. He claimed it was the best sushi in Cabo. I am not sure where he and the other contributors have been dining, but our dinner was just plain gross. It tasted fishy and appeared to have been cut by a 3rd grader as the pieces were all different sizes and extremely sloppy. We took a few bites and left the rest.

It took over 30 minutes to get flat beer and sub standard sake and then an hour to get our first plate.This was really strange as we were the first people there. Neither one of the beverages were brought out in the original bottle, so not sure where it came from.

Later that evening I felt queasy and threw up. I also checked their website and it has been suspended. There are so many awesome places to eat in Cabo. This is definitely not one of those places.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Reno, Nevada
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44 restaurant reviews
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“Y-U-M-M-Y!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

There's a reason why the saying, "Eat where the locals eat" exists...it's because of places like this. I enjoy some of the tourist fare offered in Cabo; however, sometimes the food is sub-par, ordinary, and over-priced. I live in a city that has a plethora of sushi options, all-you-can-eat, mind you. And we have A LOT of good places be it casino operations or independent restaurants. Nevertheless, when it comes to what's considered true "fresh" fish this place is the ticket. It helps that fresh fish is readily available due to the locale from the ocean. Nevertheless, it's the preparation of the fish, and thus, sushi rolls that really shine. Chef/owner, Memo Reyes, has a deft hand in preparing an aesthetically-pleasing array of delicious, savory, and satisfying rolls. Service is exemplary and I appreciate the tribute to Japanese tradition that this sushi house affords.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“One of the Best Kept Secrets of Fresh Fish!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I've been visiting Cabo for over 8 years and never knew that such delicious sushi existed. Of course, you see all the tourist sushi bars to check out and you assume because you're so close to the water that the fish must be good but it wasn't until last November that I asked a local friend of mine who works at the concierge for some good sushi. He recommended Blue Fish which he said was a local sushi spot that was excellent. My sister and I went for the first time together and it was a quiet evening. Most of the business that did come in was in fact only locals. The owner, Remos was extremely warm and welcoming. He's little restaurant is very unassuming but it nicely decorated with lots of Asian decor. There are several options and many rolls. Several rolls cater to a more "American" palate in that cream cheese is added in many rolls; however, wanting to stay with more tradition we asked Remos to remove the cream cheese from some of the rolls we tried and he was more than happy to accommodate. Everyday Remos will have some sort of fish that's fresh so that's definitely something you'll want to enjoy! Tuna, yellowtail, and salmon are among the most common and they were delicious! My sister doesn't really enjoy raw fish, but after I told her that if you eat really fresh fish, you can tell the difference in flavor and texture, she was sold! She agreed that the first was delicious and that the raw component didn't really come to mind because the fish was so good. There are some really great salads, but the rolls are definitely delicious. Remos actually lived in Japan for 15 years and studied with great chefs in Japan. Although his menu caters to what he believes tourists may want, he is very willing to adjust things to your request so don't be afraid to ask. We've visited twice and both times have been overly pleased! In addition, the prices are great for such fresh sushi. Our last visit in early March we ordered about 6 rolls and it was $60 for 3 people. The rainbow roll and cherry roll are fantastic! Catepillar is also one of my favs! One of the nice things too is that Remos doesn't overuse the sauce or toppings. There's just enough to inspire the fish but not overpower it. By far, this is one of the greatest finds we've come across in Cabo. Apparently Remos has been in business in Cabo for 7 years already and I've only discovered him in the last 5 months. I'm not sure how this place has been so under the radar but that's why it pays to ask locals where great eats truly can be.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best fresh fish ever”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We have been here couple of times. This second time we sit at the bar and the sushi master was cutting the sashimi straight from the tuna to our dishes.

Great price, fresh, a favolous flavor.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Memo is the real deal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Some good friends of ours who live full time in Cabo recomended this restaurant to us. We can't thank them enough for introducing us to one of the best kept secrets in Cabo. Memo Reyes, owner and chef, is the real deal. Classically trained in Japan followed by stints in LA and San Diego, memo has been operting Blue Fush Sushi for six years. We knew we were in for a real treat when a fisherman showed up with two freshly caught tunas for Memo to buy. The restaurant serves japanese food such as tempura, teriaki, etc. as well as an excellent selection of maki rolls and fresh fish. One can immediately tell that Memo is dedicated to his art and loves what he does. There is no desire to build a chain of successful restaurants as Memo prefers his diners to have the feeling of being in his home while he cooks for you.
The restaurant is small and basic, but that's just the way you want it to be. We sat at the bar which I think is the better choice because you get to watch Memo at work and also engage in conversation. The fish is as fresh as can be and Memo prepares everything from scratch. We had a shitake soup to start. None of that reheated stuff that has been standing around for days. Memo made this from scratch for us. It was wonderful. This was followed by an amazingly fresh and delicious tuna tartare and a variety of beautifully presented and delicious maki rolls. We finished off with a serving of wahoo sashimi style that was out of this world. And the really amazing thing is the price is so reasonable that you want to ask Memo if he isn't making a mistake on your bill.
As the restaurant is small it is advisable to make reservations.This is a place not to be missed particularly if you are a lover of sushi.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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