May 25, 2013

The Cowfish

Before departing for two months my sister, parents, & I enjoyed one last family supper together. After much deliberation over our restaurant of choice we decided to venture outside our usuals & try something new: Cowfish.

To be honest I didn't think I would be doing much restaurant reviewing on here, but this place is just too great not to rave about. The curiously named sushi/burger bar just popped up in our ever-expanding metropolis. Seeing as sushi & burgers are my two favorite foods this seemed like an appropriate choice for my final night in the US.

You walk in to find an incredible 8-foot cylinder tank (apparently featured on Animal Planet's "Tanked") filled with many vibrant, exquisite fish including the restaurant's own namesake: the cowfish. (Turns out it's a real type of fish!)

Note the soy sauce & burger decor

Funny looking little guy, isn't he?

We sat at the bar admiring our new aquatic friends whilst sipping wine & waiting for a table. Not a bad start... After a short wait, we were escorted to a comfortable booth where we could admire the creative artwork flooding the walls. Our handsome waiter was extremely helpful with suggestions (while my sister & I giggled like school girls.) With empty stomachs & full trust in our server we took his advice & started with the Blackened Ahi Tuna Nachos. Yeah guys, tuna nachos.

Complete with fresh guacamole & greens

Beautifully presented & equally as delicious we were all eager to order our mains. Dad went for the full experience & got the "Ultimate Bento Box" which include a mini burger of the week, four rolls of your choice, edamame, cucumber salad, & sweet potato fries *yum*.

Mom enjoyed the "North Hills" roll, a creative combination of coconut tempura shrimp, avocado, cilantro, & cashews. Anna decided on the tuna nigiri, & I had to stay true to my favorite fish: salmon. Double salmon roll, baby! Smoked salmon with avocado topped with sinfully delicious melt-in-your-mouth Scottish salmon. I added tempura flakes plus a side of sweet eel sauce & I was one happy girl...scratch that, I was in sushi heaven.

Maybe it was the two glasses of Malbec, the cute waiter, or the fun environment, but either way this was some of the best sushi I have ever eaten! *Please note, I eat a LOT of sushi people.*

If you're ever in Raleigh & want to find your own little sushi/burger happy place you can check them out here. They do not take same-day reservations so I would recommend planning your trip in advance, especially on weekends.

It was a deliciously wonderful end to my time at home this summer. Tomorrow is the beginning of my European adventures, our flight leaves at six, & I am ready to see what's in store.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous06:35

    Dear Laura - it was a beautiful evening and great way for us to wish you bon voyage. We are so excited for you and know that you will have a wonderful time traveling with an amazing family. They are lucky to have but you are very lucky to have such a wonderful extended family. Cherish the memories and write them all down!

    I love you so much,


    PS - I thought you were giggling at my hilarious jokes!