Back in May I chronicled the closing of a sushi joint on Bristol Street, a block or so away from South Coast Plaza. I entitled it “Blue Fish, We Hardly Knew Ye“. Later in August, Lesley had the scoop: another fish-centric restaurant was going to take it's place.
After a while it became evident that it wasn't just going to be another sushi joint, but an American fish grill cut from a similar cloth as the ever popular California Fish Grill chain.
Well, a week ago I checked in for the Grand Opening, and it was exactly as I had imagined, but in grander scale that I did not expect. The room seemed like it could hold three California Fish Grills (and one Malibu Fish Grill). The menu? Ambitious. The appetizers number nine items, and include something called a guacamole egg roll. Garlic butter and Cajun are saucing options, but also mango. There's white roughy, but also giant scallop. How did it all taste? Well, that's where you come in. Dish if you had a dish.
In the meantime, CLICK HERE for a scan of their menu.
Before becoming an award-winning restaurant critic for OC Weekly in 2007, Edwin Goei went by the alias “elmomonster” on his blog Monster Munching, in which he once wrote a whole review in haiku.