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The Blue Fish

A Houston outpost of the Dallas-based sushi chain, Blue Fish features sweeping views of downtown from its corner space at Bayou Place to match its large, sweeping seascape murals inside. The sushi bar is long, as is the menu. Best bets are whichever fish is the freshest - snapper one day, tuna the next - and the restaurant's signature ahi tuna tower, a delightful mess of fish, avocado, crab and tiny pearls of roe.