Thursday, May 19, 2011

Penn Avenue Fish Company

Yesterday I met my two friends Veronica and Kat downtown for lunch at the new location of Penn Avenue Fish Company downtown on Forbes. I’ve never been to the original location on the strip, but I’m so glad we got to try this one out!! The inside is so vibrant and surprising compared to the dull afternoon and downpours we walked through to get here. There are bright greens/blues/purples everywhere. The inside is super tiny, but it never felt too cramped. Veronica and Kat waited in line while I held our table.


Their menu is pretty spectacular – not too pricey either. There was a great selection of sushi, and the rolls were very unique.


…and there’s more! SO MANY sandwiches that I just had to stop looking…I would have never been able to decide.


I finally made up my mind and went with the Chirashi Bowl…a delicious choice! Four kinds of fish (salmon, tuna, yellowtail, and…?) on a bed of sushi rice. A bundle of crab meat graced the top of the lovely mound of fish, and a seaweed salad went with it as well.


Definitely some of the best sushi I’ve ever had! Super fresh, and the added flavors of the sesame seeds/crab/roe/seaweed mingled perfectly with the fish.


Veronica chose the shrimp tempura roll which looked amazing.


Kat was brave enough to tackle the long list of sandwiches and went with the Sneaky Pete. It had grilled salmon, arugula, hearts of palm, and spicy avocado cream sauce. That’s a bad shot of the sandwich, but the inside looked delicious!


I’m so happy I can finally say I’ve been here, and now that I know how great it is, I’ll definitely be hitting up the original location the next time I’m in the strip. I can’t wait!


  1. The first plate of sashimi looks SO fresh and bright!

  2. this makes me happy I'm returning to work next week. Maternity leave has been fabulous but I am looking forward to lunches out with my girlfriends again, at least!