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Fish Market Allston - Nice Surprise

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I stopped in here for my first time for a quick bite last night around 9:30. I was happy to see the restaurant was half full, and proceeded to fill up over the course of my dinner. I was also happy to hear that they are working on getting their liquor license, even though I was disappointed that I couldn't order a beer.

I ordered the Unagi maki and the Spicy Tuna hand roll while my friend ordered the spicy tuna and philadelphia maki (neither of us were feeling very adventurous). While we were waiting the chefs sent out some tuna sashimi with truffle butter and black roe (don't really know the different kinds). It was delicious and a great start. We both enjoyed our sushi, and I especially like the handroll which was so full of tuna.

When we asked for our check the manager told us we had to have some complimentary fried ice cream for dessert, and when i told her I was in a hurry and couldn't wait she kindly put some in a to-go container for me. This was my first time having fried ice cream and I think it is officially my new favorite dessert.

The food was all excellent, but I think the best part was the great staff. The manager could not have been more friendly and the waitress was very knowledgeable and seemed to be doing a great job of taking care of the whole restaurant.

I will definitely be back!

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  1. Where is this, I haven't seen it in my wandering around Allston.

    6 Replies
    1. re: Joanie

      Same block as Gitlo's, I believe.

      1. re: Joanie

        170 Brighton Ave
        (between Harvard Ave & Parkvale Ave)
        Boston, MA 02134

        Right next to S & I, there is a big grand opening sign outside that blocks the front of the restaurant

        1. re: Joanie

          Special Promotion until August 31, 2009

          Dining In
          Lunch Complimentary Desserts
          Dinner Complimentary Appetizer & Desserts

          Free Delivery

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          Fish Market
          170 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134

          1. re: okra

            Do you know if they deliver to Cambridgeport?

            1. re: okra

              Complimentary is always good. Here I come; sorry Oishii.

              1. re: joebloe

                I think you're nearly a year too late.

          2. This has become my new favorite sushi place. I avoided it for a bit because I'm never keen on sushi in Allston but I saw a lot of good reviews on yelp for it and the rest is history. The guys are actually ex-Oishii chefs. Next time you go just BYOB. I kind of like not having to pay for marked up alcohol cause that means I can spend more on fancier sushi items. They do specials from Japan like uni. I'm not sure if those specials are just Fri and Sat or if they do them during the week as well.

            1. Just ate here for the first time today and it was really quite nice. It's a small place but very comfortable. We had several maki rolls which were expertly prepared. The handrolls were also quite good.
              Friendly staff, good quality food and affordable. A nice option to the 'one weeks pay' type of sushi restaurants that are so common. Open Tuesday to Friday 11:30 to 3:00 and then 5:00 to 10:00pm. Saturday and Sunday open at 1pm and closed on Monday.
              Very happy that we gave it a try. It's in the block right across from the former Kells.