Kam owned King Bo on Bissonnet for many years before he sold it in order to retire. "But retirement was boring," Kam said, "so I decided to open this place." Fins sits in the building that formerly housed Rickshaw. The well-appointed, white-tablecloth place is serving a blend of Asian cuisine along with some Asian fusion dishes and sushi. "I like to fish, so I know how to handle fresh fish as well as prepare it," Kam said. Indeed he does.
The three seafood dishes Dish sampled were all outstanding and beautifully presented. An appetizer of salt & pepper shrimp packed a lot of flavors into a simply prepared dish. The ahi tuna salad was accompanied by a ginger soy dressing and was both light and filling. And the star dish of the evening, seafood noodles, contained stir-fried shrimp, scallops and tilapia filets on a bed of Asian noodles. "We've been waiting for our liquor license since the middle of September, when we started the renovation," Kam said. "In the meantime, we're BYOB."
Got the latest info on restaurant openings, closings, special events and gossip? E-mail us at [email protected].