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Blue Fin Restaurant - 34 Reviews - 1017 Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA - Family Style Dining Reviews - Phone (610) 277-3917
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Blue Fin Restaurant

1017 Germantown Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
(610) 277-3917
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I think the sushi here is great. I'm not an expert or foodie snob, but I've never had a bad experience here. Last time we were here, we had reservations for 9 pm. We showed up and...


This was my first experience at Bluefin, and I'd been eager to try since it recieved rave reviews from anybody who's been there. I was NOT impressed. I've been to sushi places so ...

Nice place! 3/14/2011

I think the sushi here is great. I'm not an expert or foodie snob, but I've never had a bad experience here. Last time we were here, we had reservations for 9 pm. We showed up and they profusely apologized that they didn't have a table yet. It was obvious that the reason was because there was a group of about 10 people who had been there for quite some time. It's a BYOB and they had 2 bottles of Grey Goose on the table...that's pretty much taking advantage of a BYOB as a place to drink for cheap with your friends. We waited about 15 minutes and then got a table, no big deal. The staff was sincerely apologetic and gave us 2 full appetizers for free for ""making us wait"". I was almost full before ordering. I really couldn't believe the below comments about the rude staff...I've never seen anything like that at this place! more

OK Sushi - but arrogant staff... 1/11/2010

This place serves up some decent sushi, but nothing like some of the finer center city establishments as is espoused. The popularity of this place seems akin to the stock market or housing bubbles. Like sheep in a heard people are drawn to the crowds and assume it is the best. This all has apparently gotten to the staffs heads, as they act as if you are privileged to be there not the other way around. Pros: White Tuna Habanero Cons: Drab, Expensive, Overrated and Arrogant Management more

Not recommended, at all. Go to Stonewell on Ridge instead. 7/31/2008

This was my first experience at Bluefin, and I'd been eager to try since it recieved rave reviews from anybody who's been there. I was NOT impressed. I've been to sushi places so I have plenty of benchmarks. Pros: BYOB Cons: Parking, BYOB, below average sushi, high prices, small portions more

The BEST sushi!! 7/19/2008

This is by far the best sushi in the Philly area. Forget about the fancy center-city places - this small restaurant in the middle of a strip mall in Plymouth Meeting is the best place to get any kind of sushi. Reservations are a must almost any day of the week. Friends who have moved out of town insist on going there whenever they come back to the area. Pros: Great sushi!! Cons: Always crowded and need reservations more

Yes, it's not your authentic straight from Japan sushi but then I haven't been to one like that in Philly so.... 6/14/2008

I've been to this restaurant three times so far and if you're looking for great rolls, this is the place to go. more

Best Sushi Ever! 12/11/2007

I've been to many sushi places but never has one place drawn me to it time and time again. This place seems to have done right - always expect the sushi to be the freshest sushi you'll ever taste and the always expect your servers to be pleasing and friendly. They remember you even if you haven't been there in ages! The pricing is great although there is this one place that I had sushi in Portland, OR that has HUGE servings which this place doesn't compare to - but I think it?s the quality that you are paying for. Try the tuna sundae - it looks gorgeous and tastes wonderful ? imagine tuna and avocado just melting in your mouth! Pros: The best sushi you'll ever taste Cons: Expect to have to wait for a table on a Friday/Saturday night more

Absolutley superb! 9/24/2007

Be sure to make a reservation a day or so in advance at this incrdible sushi spot in an unlikely strip shopping center in Plymouth Meeting. Perhaps the best sushi I have ever had, including Phila, NY, London and Paris. Absolutley superb! Yong is the best! more

D-E-LICIOUS! 5/21/2007

Bluefin is an amazing sushi restaurant. It's by far the best that I have had in the Philadelphia area. That Lulu person is way off because Bluefin usually has specials and everything is always so fresh. I have never had a bad meal there. The chefs and waiters are all very nice. I recommend getting reservations though because they are always packed and they don't really have a waiting area since it's so small. They have great specialty rolls---marlee, davitch, and rosnov are all so good if you like rolls. Pros: rolls Cons: location more

Yes!!!!!!!! 5/9/2007

I've finally found one sushi restaurant that I would go to more than once (maybe every week) here in Philadelphia. I've been to many good sushi restaurants in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Seoul, Boston and New York, but it was really hard to find any good sushi restaurant in Philadelphia. Pros: sushi Cons: location - the address on the web is not correct. more

As good as all-you-can-eat-sushi places 3/27/2007

I realized the people who think Bluefin has great sushi, they don't know what ""sushi"" is. They've never experienced ""real"" sushi, so they think Bluefin is the best. more

high quality sushi! 12/29/2006

This restaurant seems bland from the outside, but one step inside, and the bustling, Japanese style restaurant will surprise you! though small, blue fin is beautiful and well organized, the staff will have you seated in less time than is said, and you will enjoy sushi made from the highest quality ingredients, so fresh that you have to wonder if they have the fish still swimming in a tank in back. The selection is amazing to begin with, anything you get will be magnificent, and even trying things you may have not liked in the past, you are very likely to change your mind and love it in this place. even people who don't typically like roe on their sushi will love it here for the quality. There are also non sushi items on the menu, and there are many typical sushi choices as well, but I recommend trying some of the more expensive items on the menu that will surprise you with their wonderful flavor combinations! more

sooooo goood. 10/25/2006

Ever since my friend introduced it to me sometime last year, we've loved it so much my friends and I do ""Sushi Thursdays"" here at LEAST once a month, if not more often. We love the BYOB, I can't even name my favorite because I like everything. They do give away freebies every now and then, the chef and waitstaff are excellent, they do remember their returning customers. And in response to the person who suggested that the waitstaff has favorites, the reason they keep certain tables empty (reserved obviously) is because returning customers usually make reservations when they realize that this restaurant is regularly packed. Best sushi I've had in the area. Pros: Food, service, food Cons: parking, $$ - but i guess most sushi is. more

my favorite sushi place 10/13/2006

I drive 1/2 hr for bluefin sushi! it is so fresh and delicious and the chef is so friendly, he remembers you and what you like right away! Pros: fresh, delicious sushi more

Best sushi ever! 8/12/2006

I've tasted sushi in Philly, and many other cities in the States - this is THE best sushi and I've yet to find anything even comparable anywhere else. The fish is always fresh, the menu is creative, the service is excellent, and the food is consistently delicious - never a disappointment. It's worth making reservations ahead of time or even waiting, and the drive out to Plymouth Meeting. My recommendations - spicy crunchy tuna roll and Davitch roll! I don't eat tempura anywhere else but here as well. A Bluefin in Center City would crush any competition. more

Delicious sushi, but waitstaff plays favorites 7/19/2006

As expected, we enjoyed our sushi--fish was fresh and tender, and pieces were large. The one thing that may keep us from going back is the spotty customer service. We called for reservations, specifically requesting a table (and were told there would be one available). When we arrived (on time), we were told that no tables were open, even though we could see three empty tables. Instead, we were seated at the sushi bar. We pointed out the empty tables and were ignored. Five minutes later, another couple came in and was seated at one of those tables, while the other two remained empty all night. We were never sure who to ask for assistance, and we sat for quite a while until our order was taken. This in itself is not a problem--we weren't in a hurry, but we saw many tables around us getting their water refilled w/o having to ask,and generally being well taken care of. The yellowtail was especially delicious, but it was awkward to feel like we weren't at all valued customers. We were barely spoken to all night, so we quietly finished what was not an inexpensive meal and left. We weren't even offered the option of dessert, just presented with the check. I don't know if we have to be older or wealthier to get better service, it just seemed odd to elevate all the long-time customers while alienating the new ones. Pros: fresh, delicious sushi Cons: uncomfortable environment in which to eat it more

Best Sushi in Philly Metro Area 7/18/2006

Driving along Germantown pike in Plymouth Meeting the last thing you expect to find in a strip mall, wedged between a dry cleaners and a townie bar is a great sushi restaurant. But Bluefin is it!! You'll find a friendly staff led by Young (owner) who greets everyone personally from behind the bar. The fish is always fresh and prepared well. The specialty at Bluefin is definitley the maki rolls. I personally recommend the Marlee, Davitch, and Dragon rolls, the complexity of flavor literally explodes in your mouth. I have not had better rolls anywhere. This place is legit and worth the drive out of town. Pros: The Sushi!!!! Cons: The location. more

Best sushi on the east coast! 7/28/2005

I have had sushi in every major market on the east coast and the midwest and Bluefin is by far the BEST. Yong is very friendly and personable and makes your visits pleasurable. The sushi is super fresh and tasty and the rolls aren't skimpy like some places. The servers are a delight. My husband and I go there at least 2 times a month. I dream about the Spicy Tuna Sundae! Trust me, the prices are worth it. Make reservations to insure quick seating. Enjoy! Pros: Super Sushi, Yong, Quaint and Quiet more

Sushi o Tabemashita 12/26/2004

I liked Bluefin. It wasn't THAT far from Philadelphia but it could be hard to find. My fiance and I joined two friends for dinner. The restaurant and the parking lot were a little small but we didn't care, we wanted sushi. We made use of the BYOB aspect of Bluefin. Our server was very polite and prompt. We ordered for appetizers: edamame, yakitori, salad, 2x miso soup, & 2x spicy noodle soup (avoid them). Entrees: two sushi dinners. I loved the sushi. It was high-quality sushi. Most importantly, it was FRESH. We had banana tempura and honeydew melon as ""dessert"". Total bill came to around 100 dollars exc. tip for four people, which is quite reasonable. Pros: Fresh sushi, Polite staff, Atmosphere? more

Great Sushi, intersting location 2/8/2004

When I drove up tp Blue Fin I almost pulled right out of the strip mall location. However, the recent positive reviews of fresh fish peeked my curiosity. Thankfully, the inside decor of Blue Fin is simply stylish and the sushi held up tp the ""highly receommended"" rating. Tender yellowtail that melts in your mouth and reasonabley priced Toro were a delight. I particluary enjoyed the Wasabi Shumai. Wait staff is superb and the young sushi chefs entertaining - even with a packed house. I can see this place being a downtown hit to rival any existing sushi establishment in Philadelphia. Pros: inexpensive, great service, creative maki Cons: , BOB more

My new favorite sushi restaurant 1/19/2004

After trying multiple sushi restaurants in the area, I found this to be the most consistently fresh and delicious sushi, very reasonable priced. The ambience is very casual, but the service was good. The yellowtail was some of the best I've ever had! The finale of honey coated banana tempura was great. While we waited almost 40 minutes for our sushi order, the staff recognized this and gave us a complimentary small sushi dish. I'm already looking forward to my next visit! Pros: Very fresh sushi Cons: Long wait more
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  • In Short
    Bluefin is borne of Norristown's popular August Moon. The smallish strip-mall setting boasts a several basic tables, a simple sushi bar and a tinkling dining room waterfall. All...

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