Dunwoody >Food & Dining > Goldfish
4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3034633.921746 -84.340932
Mon - Sat, 11am - 10pm; Sun, noon - 10pm
This Fish Has Lost It's Luster! Needs A New Catch! – Just a couple of years back, when Goldfish first opened, it was in my top five for upscale Seafood. The place is starting to look very worn. As well as the menu. It's not that the food is bad, but there are too many better places in this same niche. Even the once very good Sushi, is just dull. At Prime, their sister restaurant, the Sushi still reigns supreme. After dining at Oceaniare, Silk, and Nan, poor Goldfish has just lost the luster. Maybe a makeover of the menu and dining room, might do the trick. We still like one of their good Martini's out on the patio, after a day of working the card at Nordstrom's.
Average. – The sign and the overall design of the place may give you some kind of chic feel, but the most important thing about the place-the food- was disappointing. I went with a group of friends, and got a room in the back, and it was a relief to get away from the noise. The service was great. He was awesome.
The food was SO VERY AVERAGE(I'm being nice). Thank god, I'm not one of those people who blame the waiter for the horrid food, eh? I got the seared tuna steak(I do not recall the exact name) with pepper, and the tuna was so full of sinew that it was impossible to chew. I love tuna tataki(the seared tuna), and this thing was.....just thick, and mean. My other friends got sushi pieces, and some rolls, and they were just ordinary. We really shouldn't have ordered sushi in that kind of place, and expect it to be awesome.
I recommend the Yu-Ka sushi bar. the MF sushi is great, but really pricey, so for people who want sushi but don't want to pay 12bucks for a Cali roll can go there and get the same quality of food.
I thought the Goldfish was average. I'm not hating the place, but I don't think I'll venture near it again.
Great menu choices – Goldfish has a very extensive menu - including a large selection of sushi. The crab stuffed flounder is quite delicious. Also - dont forget about their martinis - for their bar serves up some great drinks. I recomend making a reservation on opentable - and try to sit in one of their large, rounded booths. I have been there 4 times now and will keep going back.
Decent Seafood, and sushi – I must say that this place did not make much of a statement. Nothing was wrong with the place, but I do feel that the people are a bit pretentious. For all of us restaurant lovers I have a special request to the restaurant owners, don't try to have a snobby attitude just to make it seem like your restaurant is great, let that show through the service, ambiance, and of course the food. No one was rude to my girlfriend or myself, but I could see how this place would have some bad service encounters. Actually, the service was great, I am merely speaking of the people at the host/hostess stand. The fish tank up front was a joke. If you are going to have a fish tank put some friggin fish in it. Now, let me start off by telling you about the sushi( which is all we tried, besides the soft shell crab appetizer), the sushi was decent. The sushi was fresh, and I do recall an earlier review where someone said there sushi was a little too warm, I noticed that also. I wouldn't say that the warmth of the sushi ruined the flavor, but it was noticeable. The sushi did not stand out in my opinion. I actually have not found a sushi restaurant in Atlanta that takes risks with their sushi. The sushi in this city seems to be standard everywhere you go. If you want sushi that is a little more expensive, but risky then try MF Sushi. The soft shell crab appetizer was pretty good. It is friend, and the batter is very thick so at times it is hard to notice the crab meat. I was dissapointed in this appetizer, it had more flare on it than food. I am over 200 lbs. so it could be that fact that I have a big appetite as to why it seemed a bit small. This place gets a recommended rating only because the sushi was decent. Try other sushi places first. I know this is a seafood place, but I had sushi when I was there.
great place – My wife and I went in for an early dinner after being reluctantly relocated to the area. I took her to dinner to cheer her up and our server (Justin I think...) knew we had a rough week. He let us do our thing and offered specials, including half price steaks. I had the NY Strip, it was wonderful! He then brought us his favorite desert unannounced and on the house. The overall value of the place and the quality is well worth it. The staff was much friendlier than what we were used to. We've found a new favorite!
Tastless place – Food is nothing original - their best items on the menu are tastless
Crowded - people are sitting next to each other so you will know what people on all tables around you are talking about
Sushi are terrible
Seafood and sushi eatery offers a splashy and delicious respite from Perimeter Mall corporate cuisine. – The Scene
Inside are high ceilings, vibrant murals and a sheet of water cascading behind an elegant sushi bar. The restaurant hums with activity but also offers quiet corners for more intimate dining. An eclectic mix of attractive business folk and civilians populate the dining room and bar, separated by large panes of glass. Service is friendly and detail oriented, with touches such as dark napkins for the darkly clad.
Goldfish delivers on both the classic and the innovative. The crab cake is exquisitely simple--sweet and juicy, perfectly seared, with minimal binding. The otherwise tasty Yukon roll with fried lobster tail suffers from being a tad overdone. Hong Kong style sea bass steamed with ginger offers a beautifully executed and vibrantly healthful entree, and baked stuffed flounder with crab meat boasts rich flavor. Dessert is a must. The strawberry Napolean deftly merges tart and creamy, with crisp layers between the custard.
Love this place – This is absolutely one of my favorite places to eat in Atlanta. I like the Perimeter Mall location, not usually as crowded as Buckhead spots. Love the fried lobster tail, the sushi and all the seafood dishes I've had here. Goldfish never disappoints. Good desserts too.
Never disappointed – I've eaten at this location several times and never been disappointed. The hostesses aren't the friendliess, but the waitstaff is always good. The filet is great and so is the mahi mahi.
Overall A – I have been to this restaurant only once but I would definitely recommend it to others. We were seated after a 20 minute wait on a late Friday night. I ordered the Mahi-Mahi and my guest ordered the salmon with side dishes-both very delightful. We also had the shrimp dumpling appetizers which was delicious as well. Our waiter was attentive but not overbearing. And we spent less than $50 for both our meals including a 25 percent tip. Great for a 2nd or 3rd date.
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