I'm surprised by the reputation this restaurant has. I suspect this derives from the fact that, located directly adjacent to the fresh fish store that supplies its main dishes, it inevitably gives the impression of having top quality ingredients. But it doesn't do a great deal with those ingredients. Dishes are acceptable but unimaginatively and not very elegantly presented. Both atmosphere and service leave a lot to be desired. Admittedly, its location in an arid strip mall, with a badly designed parking lot, doesn't help. But an additional problem is that its tables are so close together that it's virtually impossible to have a conversation that people at the next table aren't part of. In short, it's upmarket prices in a cafeteria environment. The service is approximate at best. If you want good fish dining in Ottawa, go to Whalesbone, where you'll pay much the same for a more relaxed and enjoyable dining experience.
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