Bluefin Sushi Thai

New restaurant offers both Japanese and Thai cuisines


Owners: Muttana Anan and Weera “Willie” Suthaso

When did the restaurant open? Jan. 3, 2012.

What type of food do you serve? We serve both Japanese and Thai cuisine.

Some of the more popular Thai dishes are the Tom Yum Goong, a seafood soup with shrimp, and Chicken Satay. 

Our popular Japanese items are the Hamachi Jalapeno and the Bluefin Tuna appetizers. And we have special rolls: people really like the Lobster Tempura Roll, which is crunchy on the outside and tasty inside. The Raider Roll is spicy tuna with eel inside. It’s delicious. Our Japanese supplier provides us with very fresh fish.

Is there a story behind the name of  your restaurant? We tried many names. In Thai, Bluefin has a lucky meaning.

How did you decide to open in Alameda? We moved from Florida to be nearer family.

What do you think of Alameda so far? It’s really friendly and nice. We really like the people here. Business has been unbelievable. We had a full house on the first day and it’s been packed since.

Bluefin Sushi Thai is located at 3211 Encinal Avenue, Suite A. Breakfast hours: 7 a.m. - 11 a.m. Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dinner: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

happy shiny January 10, 2012 at 03:48 PM
so excited about this place before the opening, since i live very, very, close to it. (i can litereally throw a rock at the window, close.) went on opening night, even made reservations. they got the reservation wrong, they didn't have either of the two nigiri i ordered. the "marinated lobster" in the special was non existant, i later assumed they must have meant lobster marinated (?), there was squid, fish, shrimp, veggies, and fake crab. portions are lacking for the prices. probably won't return for a long long time.
Chris January 10, 2012 at 05:14 PM
I hope they don't get their fish or seaweed from Japan. Bring a geiger counter just to be sure. http://www.longislandpress.com/2011/04/05/nuclear-sushi-japans-ocean-radiation-hits-7-5-million-times-legal-limit/
dave January 10, 2012 at 06:03 PM
A restaurant is one of the most difficult businesses to run, expecting perfect execution in the first month is unrealistic. Try again in a few weeks, you'll probably notice significant improvement.
frank January 10, 2012 at 06:03 PM
I generally welcome and support new businesses in Alameda. However the Blue Fin Tuna is an extremely threatened species. It would most surely be an official Endangered Species if it were not for Global Politics. Recently a single Blue Fin was auctioned off in a Japanese Fish Market for $735,000. http://www.treehugger.com/ocean-conservation/single-endangered-bluefin-tuna-sold-record-736000-japan-sushi-restaurant.html More info can be found here. http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/opinion/its-time-to-stop-eating-endangered-animals-like-the-bluefin-tuna-56514.html To learn more about Sustainable Seafood the Monterey Bay Aquarium is a great source of information. http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/seafoodwatch.aspx
Anne (McKereghan) DeBardeleben January 10, 2012 at 10:03 PM
All I can say is my husband, daughter and I popped in on Saturday night after a long drive home from Oregon. The food was great and the owners clearly want you to have an enjoyable meal. I hope they do well and look forward to having somewhere close to home that stays open past 7pm!!
Theresa January 11, 2012 at 02:53 AM
It would be of interest to learn the source and type of tuna served, if it is indeed bluefin or a different (perhaps more sustainable?) type. I took a look over the menu online and am eager to try this new restaurant! The prices look reasonable, there aren't many options in this section of town, and they serve breakfast also, a big plus in my book!
Lauren Do January 11, 2012 at 03:38 PM
The article notes that the name "Bluefin" was selected, not for necessarily the type of fish served, but that "Bluefin" has a lucky meaning in Thai
a94501er January 20, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Anne, there are several restaurants that are open past 7pm (not a ding on this place, but just fyi).
Anne (McKereghan) DeBardeleben January 20, 2012 at 06:39 PM
LOL, believe me, we eat out way to much!! I meant super-lazy close to home. Bluefin is just 1/2 a block form our house. Before they opened we would have had to go ALL the way to Park St, or farther!!
a94501er January 20, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Right ... can be quite a trek to go ALL the way to Park St when compared to 1/2 block :)
Li_ January 20, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Welcome, Bluefin Sushi Thai! I'm delighted to find that there is a unique eating experience just a lazy stroll away from home. I hope along with High Street Station, your restaurant will be the foundation for east end eateries to which elderly people can walk.
Sarah January 26, 2012 at 06:22 AM
I recommend Bluefin, but I do not recommend the calamari. The other night when I was with my family for dinner, we had the calamari and after just one, I did not feel very well. I felt I was gaining weight and getting fat from how much batter that was on it. They put way too much batter on it.


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