Best Restaurant Experience in Years
This place is a must for anyone who has given up on great service and food at an affordable restaurant. You still can find both in Houston at Fish City in the Upper Kirby District. Fish City offers friendly service from the moment you walk in and finishes with promptly returned change after paying. No waiting for centuries for your receipt to come.
Our waitress, named after Texas city that will not be mentioned, offered us free samples of appetisers and soups. Free samples before we even ordered anything!! With no pressure! She also let us know that unlike most places around town, they will gladly make any substitutions as you find necessary - without charging you an arm and a leg. The samples were awesome. Oyster nachos are wonderful for anyone craving something a little different and a little spicy and the gumbo is tasty without being overwhelming.
I ordered a combo meal, made my guilt free substitutions, and was very satisfied. The portions are ample but not ridiculous, the food is hot and fresh off the line, and everything came to our table within 10 minutes of ordering. My partner ordered a Salmon salad and we were both impressed with the size of the salmon filet. Unlike several other places wherer they give you a spoonful of salmon, Fish City does not scrimp the fish.
Staff were helpful without being nagging. Management is friendly to both patrons and staff. Nothing is more distasteful than a rude manager barking orders and interrupting you mid sentence to ask how you are doing. There was none of that. In fact, she was helpful. We sat outside and unlike eating outside downtown, Fish City is located in a shopping area away from the street so there is no worry about solicitations. We enjoyed an interruption free meal with a good amount of people watching - not avoiding.
Next to Fish City is an awesome gelatto store to satisfy your sweet tooth. I am definately returning soon in the future. In fact, I think I'll soon be a regular.