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“EXCELLENT FOOD, SO-SO SETTING”
Review of USS Nemo

USS Nemo
Ranked #8 of 1,004 Restaurants in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Indian, Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Park Shore
Description: A stylized sort of nautical setting, USS Nemo's cool, comfortable blue interior gives one just a hint of the old "Voyage to the Bottom of Sea" motif with round brass portholes and a mock periscope, or "eye peeper thing," as Kylie called it. The menu definitely appeals to those with a taste for the exotic as it successfully marries a seafood cornucopia with Asian cuisine. The service is impeccable and the entrees are styled in drop-dead gorgeous fashion. The Bento Boxes are marvelous conversation starters. Even the pickled ginger is made to look like a piece of art. Salmon Pie is an elegant affair that elicits "Oohs" and "Ahs" as it arrives so picturesquely presented. The salmon is wrapped in phillo dough and stuffed with mushrooms, spinach and dill sauce - a true taste sensation next to a side salad topped with a tropical fruit medley. It's easy to see why USS Nemo is popular with the going places crowd. And don't forget to try the Sake Bar. We also have an extensive wine list.
Reviewed May 4, 2014

Even though most of the "snowbirds" have already gone back up north, USS NEMO was crowded both times we went there in the past week -- attesting to its quality and reputation. Most of the seating is inside, where it's crowded and noisy. The outside seating is much more limited, but recommended overall.

On our dines at USS NEMO, we had the Miso Broiled Sea Bass (their specialty), Pan Seared Grouper, and Grilled Scottish Salmon entrees, as well as the Fish Taco and Peking Duck "mini Tacos" appetizers. The entrees were all truly superb, as was the Fish Taco. The Peking Duck was good but not exceptional.

Salads are separate and not included with the dinner entrees. We had the Caesar Salad. It was OK but very run-of-the-mill. Next time, we'll omit the salad and stick with the superb seafood entrees and Fish Taco.

Service was good but not overly attentive. That's not surprising, given how busy USS NEMO was.

Prices are high but worth it, given the portion sizes, quality, and preparation.

There are various non-seafood entrees available as well, but seafood clearly reigns supreme at USS NEMO. I don't think you'll find better seafood anywhere. If the setting was nicer, e.g. if USS NEMO was at Waterside Shops or some other upscale location, It would be well nigh perfect.

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Reviewed May 2, 2014

Fantastic food, wine and service. A very diverse menu. Everything we had was very good with most dishes straight up excellent. I will start with the Ceviche, which was good, but not fantastic. Everything else however was tremendous. The glaze on the sea bass was outstanding and the fish was perfectly prepared. Sweetbreads were great, including the accompanying potatoes and veggies. My hogfish was fantastical. A traditional French preparation with beurre blanc was very good. Even the polenta cake was excellent. We had a great bottle of Malbec, and bread pudding and chocolate decadence for dessert. The bread pudding was very good, but the chocolate decadence was ridiculous. Overall a tremendous meal.. We can't wit to come back as the menu has so many amazing looking offerings. And, as I mentioned above, the service was also outstanding. We'll done!

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Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Very good seafood with an Asian and Indian flare. Excellent meals and good service. Very busy so you need lots of advance notice in the busy season. The curry clams are very good and a different flavor than the traditional clams. The tempura shrimp with feta and olives is unique and awesome. We had the volcano snapper which is and Indian curry base but not too hot. We also tried the macadamia crusted Mahi Mahi. This was excellent served on a bed of sweet potatoes au gratin that was unbelievable.

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Reviewed April 28, 2014

We have made two visits here and the food has been excellent on both visits. Quite a varied menu, with everything done well. Local clams, sashimi, and the poutine (yes, poutine) were really strong. Looking fwd to returning.

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Reviewed April 23, 2014

We go to Naples regularly in the winter and always make a point of visiting Nemo's. They only can serve beer and wine, but do not let that keep you from one of the very best seafood experiences in the area. Plan carefully as they do not take reservations and are usually very busy.

Thank Tom B
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