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The Cowfish Atlanta: Burgers + Sushi and Burgushi

Like Burgers? Like Sushi? What about a combo of both? Either way, you’re covered at The Cowfish.

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Cowfish Big Al’s Yellowtail – Dip each bite into the Ponzu sauce

I did a vacay weekend with my friend Amy in Charlotte several years ago. It was so much fun staying at her place and exploring the Charlotte. During my stay, we visited The Cowfish, one of Charlotte’s attractions. The Atlanta version definitely is more casual than the Charlotte version, but the sushi is still fantastic.

Pictured above is the Cowfish’s Big Al’s Yellowtail. Sliced razor thin, it is perfection when dipped into the Ponzu sauce that come with the dish. Can’t decide on what type of fish you want? Get the Chef’s Deluxe 15 Piece Sashimi at the Cowfish which comes with tuna, salmon, yellowtail, shrimp and octopus. I hated that I had to share this with an entire table, so if you’ve got more than six people in your group, make sure to get two orders.

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Cowfish’s Chef’s Deluxe Sashimi Platter

The Sushi:

The sushi creations at the Cowfish were gorgeous and a favorite was the Tropical Storm roll with an almost fruity taste. Every roll had a beautiful presentation and it’s own signature quality like Mark’s Roll, pictured below with tuna and the fried panko.  All in all, I definitely favor sushi over burgers here.

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Tropical Storm Roll at The Cowfish

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Mark’s Roll at Cowfish Atlanta

The Burgers:

I love burgers and at this dinner we tried several of The Cowfishes burgers including a Jalapeno Burger, Lamb Burger and the Dynamic Duo burger. The Dynamic Duo burger, with braised short rib and tomato onion jam, was the only one I found appealing. The short rib was a juicy add-on and the sweetness of the tomato onion jam was a sweet addition.

The Burgushi:

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A burger made into sushi form = Burgushi at Cowfish Atlanta

Yes, this is a burger made into a sushi roll version. It’s a novelty and the presentation is pretty ingenious, wrapping the meat inside straw fries and then frying it. While the presentation is neat, the taste is average. I’d prefer a good juicy burger. Though I could see kids really enjoying this option. Oh but those truffle fries? Delightful!

Cowfish Specials:

Happy Hour Specials

  • Monday -Friday 3-6pm: Half priced draft beers, Cowfish Martinis, and house wine.
  • Monday: $2 mini burger
  • Tuesday: Cowfish specialty dish for free (Chef’s choice)
  • Hump Day: $2 Camel, yes Camel, burgers
  • Thursday: $2 small mixed plates of Chef’s choice of tempura
  • FryDay: $2 Combo plate of fries, sweet potato and fried pickles

Disclosure: Our meal was complimentary but the opinions expressed are my own.



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