616 N. Robertson Blvd.West Hollywood, CA 90069
Update: Fat Fish closed unexpectedly on April 26th. Thanks Eater LA for the update. Their Happy Hour will be missed.
Days: DailyTimes: 5-8pm & 10pm-closeDrink Deals: $3 Beer, $5 Sake, $5-6 Margaritas, $6 Sake-tinis, $8 Mojitos, $9 CaipirinhasFood Deals: 50% off lots & lots of sushi specials!
Every once in awhile I stumble upon a happy hour that was right under my nose all along.
Enter Fat Fish on Robertson Blvd.
For years, I have cruised up & down Robertson Blvd. to avoid north to south traffic found on other streets. I’m always on the hunt for happy hours, even when driving, but I never thought I would find an affordable happy hour on that street, aside from The Abbey.
Guess what? Fat Fish’s Happy Hour delivered! It’s one of the best happy hours that I’ve been to in some time. For starters, their happy hour goes ‘til 8pm, giving working people some time to actually enjoy it. My most recent happy hour discoveries go ‘til 7pm, making it pretty difficult for friends to make it in time. Fat Fish also has happy hour again starting at 10pm ‘til close. Closing is 11pm, Monday-Thursday and 12am on Friday & Saturday.
The happy hour menu is pretty damn intense. At first, I thought it was only one page, not that there’s anything wrong with that. It turns out the happy hour menu is three, long pages – one for drinks, two for food!
There’s plenty of drink specials from sake to wine to beer to specialty drinks. The drinks are priced from $3-9. While $9 is on the pricier side for a cocktail at happy hour, I’d love to see the size of that thing considering my $6 drink nearly rivaled Lola’s giant martinis. My drink of choice was the Peach Sake-tini ($6), made of sake, white peach puree, & orange juice. My friend, Kyle, went for the sake-tinis as well. He had the Horny Sake-tini, made with Triple Sec and Prickly Pear Cactus, and the Classi-Tini, shaken with cucumber slices like a classic martini. I liked my Peach Sake-tini so much that I stuck with that.
To start off our dinner, we were served complimentary edamame! With 2 pages of 50% off food to choose from, we deferred to our server for suggestions. We split a few different rolls and sushi specials. We went for some basics, like spicy tuna ($4). At the suggestion of our server and one of Kyle’s coworkers, we also ordered the Negi Hama Roll ($4), yellowtail & green onion roll; spicy tuna on crispy rice ($7), Sakura Roll, ahi tuna with fresh lemon over spicy tuna & crab ($8). The Sakura Roll was definitely a favorite thanks to the lemon zest.
With 4 reasonably sized cocktails and 6 sushi rolls & specials, our shared bill was just a little over $50! Usually, when I go out for sushi I choose my order very carefully, even though I want to try everything, because sushi does not come cheap (and it shouldn’t). It’s great to have a spot to expand my sushi tastes. Fat Fish is definitely not to be missed for an after work dinner!
Rating: 5 Martinis
Rating: 5 Martinis