Seattle >Red Fin Sushi Restaurant & Bar
Delightful happy hour selection. I love sushi and I love happy hour. Red Fin successfully delivers both. There are quite a few sushi places around Seattle where I'll go for lunch or a nice dinner. When it comes to happy hour sushi places, those aren't as common. And when you feel like enjoying sushi, usually you're willing to pay the extra dollar for the more upscale places. I've never been disappointed with Red Fin. They have an extensive happy hour selection that includes sushi, nigiri and other seafood items. The price is right, the ambiance is comfortable (classy and professional without being too formal), the waitstaff has always been very accomodating in my experiences there and the taste and presentation are always enjoyable. They seem to be big on presentation...even on discounted happy hour food. My plate always looks like a work of art when it is served to me. The sushi is ok, certainly comparable to many Seattle sushi establishments. For happy hour sushi, I recommend Red Fin. I've always liked the happy hour at Wasabi Bistro too...so I suppose that's to be expected.
Great chow in a cool place. Went there with a group, had fairly high expectations, turned out even better than I hoped. Sushi was really great whether the funky rolls or more straight up nigiri. A lot of "hip" sushi bars let me down as they're just overdone roll factories without any respect of tradition. The o-toro, geoduck and aji were the best I've ever had. The user-friendly rolls did well among my less adventurous friends, and though not cheap, the quality and portions were a great value (nigiri cuts are pretty big, too). Besides the sushi, the other food was much better than I had hoped for - especially the 5-spice duck a la orange made with Chinese flavors (had this forbidden rice risotto - waiter told us a cool story about how it used to be only for the emperor of China). Good wine list too. Wish it were a bit brighter - hard to read the menu. Definitely heading back soon.
Crappy Service... No Management!!!!. Talking about like mother like daughter... I know that Red Fin is owned by the same owner as Wasabi Bistro, but it use to be so much better than Wasabi. I went a couple of weeks ago with some friends after not going for a while.... WOW!! How things have changed. Our server sucked!! She didn't know half the menu and when we ordered a bottle of wine, she didn't even know how to open it... The bartender came over and kindly opened it for her... The experience that night was generally dissapointing, when we asked for the manager, she said that the manager had already gone home... WHAT~!!~ What kind of restaurant doesn't have a manager on the floor while it is open??? Needless to say... We were all very dissapointed. This use to be a place that we would frequent and now I don't think that we'll ever be returning.
Disappointed. The place is great and Hotel Max is such a beautiful hotel. I have to say I'm a little bit disappointed since it is not much of a step up from Wasabi Bistro (same owner) and the portion is borderline stingy. The ambience is great and its a great place for a drink or people watching, but there are just too many sushi places in town that offers a better value. I'll probably try them again in a year to see if they have improved
DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!. I recently went to Red Fin and it was completely amazing. I normally do not like seafood at all but I thought it was EXCEPTIONAL! My mom and I had 5 of the small plates+ a roll and were both completely full at the end. The coconut shrimp was a little spicy, but EVERYTHING WAS GREAT! We had the Coconut shrimp, dumplings, fish and chips, Ichi roll, the weird green beans (YET STILL YUMMY) and the crab cake. My fav was the ichi roll but all were amazing. Our server, Amber was nice, helpful, and gave us great service. She completely directed us when we had no idea what to get and made sure our time was the best possible! The menus are cool and the whole place is a beautiful shade of red!
Sushi Served With A Smile. Kelly, our waitress, was appropriately knowledgeable about the menu and most of the Japanese names for the items. They had O-Toro on hand and adjusted the Chef's special to include it. The portions were generous. We pointed out the egregious lack of hashioki for our chopsticks and the waitress dutifully remedied the situation by fashioning a set of two out of paper. Well done! The Green Tea Creme Broulee was tasty.
Delicious, eclectic food. The sushi rolls were very tasty, and the presentation was excellent. The Happy Hour specials are decent, but not many drink specials. The modern, chic interior creates a fun environment to catch up with friends after work. The quality of sushi here is better than most sushi venues, especially for a happy hour. Try this bistro for a different, yet delicious dining experience.
Great Food, Great service!!!. Two friends and I were in town for the NFC championship game. Seattle won, but the second best part of the weekend was the great food and service we received at Red Fin. We sat at the Sushi Bar and ordered all the exciting rolls we could find. Don't get a california, or a spicy tuna, they will be good, but go with their special rolls, like the Las Vegas, or Red fin roll. It reminded me of the sushi at Japon in Denver... I might have to fly back to seattle for some more!!!!
Loved It!. The food and service were great. When I went, I had the Lobster Tempura roll, and the Bulgogi Ribeye, which were definitely worth the price. It's not exactly cheap, but you definitely get what you pay for. It was entirely worth it. The service was prompt and friendly, and the martinis were good. We were there during happy hour, and there were several cheap apps, but don't get the eggplant. But then again, I'm not a huge lover of eggplant. I'd definitely go back, especially for the mushroom dumplings!
Bad Service Good food. just went for the happy hour. the hostess was rude and told us with an attitude, "you can go sit wherever." the prices for happy hour were a bit high (especially the prices on the dinner menu) but the food was pretty good, as was the ambiance (though a bit empty and minus the initial experience of the sour hostess, which always lingers throughout the meal.) thus, it won't be a first choice, but it wasn't bad.
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