Restaurant Review: Go Fish

May 12, 2013 § Leave a comment

Yesterday a few friends and I went to explore Mystic, CT, a historic seaport about an hour away from New Haven. After a day of walking and shopping, we wanted to find a nice place to sit down and eat dinner. We came across a restaurant called Go Fish right next to the quaint Olde Mystic Village, and it had good Yelp reviews.

The restaurant is enormous – it has a seating area specifically for ordering sushi and another section for other menu items. The decor is somewhat tacky, colorful, and underwater themed. The lighting in the entire place is extremely dim. The menu has a lot of variety but is focused on seafood – there was sushi, seafood and meat entrees, and small plates.

I decided to go the sushi route and ordered the miso soup and the “Go Fish Special” sushi roll, which was eel, shrimp, avocado. My friends ordered smaller portions of different entrees such as seafood pasta and lobster ravioli.

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The service was fantastic. Our waiter quickly brought us a basket of warm, crusty bread, accompanied by butter and a creamy bean-type dip. After we devoured the first loaf of bread, we were quickly presented with another. My cup of miso soup arrived soon afterwards; it was your typical miso soup, but I was happy with the large pieces of seaweed!

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I think we all enjoyed our entrees. The smaller portions that my friends ordered were just the right size for a nice filling meal. My sushi was presented beautifully. It was a bit hard to distinguish all the various components with the dim lighting, but the eel was very tasty. Each piece was a bit too thinly cut, making it difficult to keep it together, but that’s the only complaint with my meal.

The prices were reasonable – my sushi was $9.95 and the soup was around $4. With the great friendly and fast service, and all-around solid food, Go Fish is a fantastic find in little Mystic.

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