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0.6 km from Universal Studios Florida
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The Cowfish(R) is a one-of-a-kind dining experience, thriving on its ability to fuse two niche products seamlessly on the same menu. Fresh, innovative and delicious, the sushi segment of the menu is far beyond what you're accustomed to. All natural, creative and hearty, the burgers entice with fresh, never frozen, ingredients and bold flavors. Spiked hand-spun milkshakes, premium sakes, craft beers, wine and 10oz exotic martinis round out a huge bar menu that is sure to please. The Cowfish(R) aims to offer something for the entire family. Scrumptious appetizers for sharing, entree-sized salads, homemade desserts and a fun kid's menu. If you can't make up your mind, try a bento box to sample
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Japanese, American, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
FEATURES
有泊車位, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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We made a mid afternoon lunch reservation here which was essential to getting in. We weren't really sure what to expect with this fusion concept. The park had been crazy so the relaxed atmosphere was very welcoming. The staff was very attentive and helpful. Everything...we tried was delicious. We had sushi, a cowfish bento box, the prime time filet and lobster roll and cheesburgooshi along we milk shakes. The cheesburgooshi was particularly unique and tasty while the bento box was a way to get a little bit of everything. All in all a delicious break from a crazy busy park.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I were so Excited to see that CowFish was OPEN for lunch yesterday 1/22/21. We asked to be seated outside to enjoy the Beautiful weather and atmosphere of UNIVERSAL’s City Walk & was quite happy with placement. Kaitlyn our server approached our...table to get our drink order & was very kind. As Kaitlyn returned to go over Appetizer & Menu options with us, we were overwhelmed with the choices. This was not our first time eating at Cowfish, but it’s been awhile for us returning due to the events of 2020. We were excited how Kaitlyn was so knowledgeable about the menu and paid such great attention to detail when recommending food options. We ended up going with Kaitlyns recommendations and we were NOT DISAPPOINTED. Kaitlyns enthusiasm, knowledge, fun energy, kindness and welcoming personality stands out! We look forward to returning to Cowfish soon and will definitely be asking for Kaitlyn to be our server. She is a gem and I do hope she gets recognized for being such a passionate & Amazing employee!!! Thank you so much Kaitlyn! You made our day!!! Kind Regards, Pam & Jeff C.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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UOGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Pam, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your dining experience. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed you visit here, and that Kaitlyn, played such an important part in your experience. Rest assured we document all feedback about...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Husband and I went to Universal for our anniversary and wanted a celebratory dinner out. Decided to dine here after reading positive reviews. We tried to get reservations our first night in town but they were booked solid so we reserved a dinner via their...online reservation system for the following night. During the reservation process, a box pops up asking if you are dining here to celebrate anything... birthday or anniversary? I clicked "anniversry." We must have received at least 4 text and email reminders in regards to our reservations, each includes mention of the "Special Occasion: Anniversary."   After a full day at the parks, we returned to our hotel to get ready, arrived back at CityWalk and strolled to the hostess. Unlike the first night when there was a line out the door, this night, despite being a Saturday, there was no one. Hostess barely acknowledged us before sending us upstairs where we found a second hostess stand who confirmed our reservation, passed us on to a third host who walked us to an 8-top table in the corner by the wait station, plunked down a basket with rolled silverware* and walked away. Nothing quite says "romance" like the rustle of styrofoam containers and an additional 6 seats at the table.  So, seating was not quite as envisioned. The inside (2nd story) did seem quite busy but began to clear soon after we were seated. We were definitely in the "overdressed" category. Personally I did not mind this as I'd rather be over, rather than under and correctly assumed, as this is a vacation spot, a lot of diners seemed to have arrived straight from the parks, Crocs and all. You do not need to dress up. This is a very casual atmosphere.  Our waitress was lovely and it certainly wasn't her fault that our dinner started as it did. We began with a novelty fishbowl drink which was fun and about as good as anything with Swedish Fish in it as you'd expect it to be. We switched to sake for our meal. The bottle which we had chosen and pointed out to the waitress was not what she brought us (Zipane) which had c. 5% alcohol content and was sparkling. We didnt want to make a fuss and she had already opened it so we ended up ordering another bottle (of the original Ozeki Nigeri) we wanted). In the end spending $22 for something we hadn't ordered and was the equivalent of drinking shot glasses of beer. The food was.... interesting... hit and miss. Our brussel sprout appetizer was great. The sushi (Dion's OMG, Jen's Fresh, Marks) was good but nothing to rave about the "burgushi" (cheeseburooshi) was a bit gluttonous and heavy. I don't consider Orlando to be a highlight in the culinary world so I didnt expect an epic meal. Overall I would say it was a bit like the fishbowl drink.... it might sound like a fun but you know it's just an overpriced novelty. Despite the anniversary mentioned on the numerous written communications, not one single person we encountered had acknowledged this. If there is such a gap in communication it may as well not even be a part of their reservation process. *The silverware basket which had been tossed on the table, besides containing our two rolls of silverware, also had in it an empty Universal gift bag. I wasn't sure if this was meant to be a "doggy bag" or a left behind remnant from a previous user, I'm assuming it was the latter, not the type of thing you want to see with all the Covid stuff. More

Date of visit: December 2020
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UOGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I am sad to hear of the disappointment you have described in your visit. We train our Team Members to be kind and welcoming, and I apologize for any inconstancies you may have experienced....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We all ordered burgers, and when they finally came, they were not worth the long wait. We all agreed that the burgers did not taste good at all. In fact, only one person in our group of five ate theirs. The truffle fries were delicious,...and the milkshake was great, although it was a lot of money for what it was. We waited a really long time for the food, and a really long time for the check. Our server was very attentive, which was great. None of the good thinks made up for the bad burgers.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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UOGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Molly, Thank you for taking the time to make us aware of your experience. I apologize to hear that you were not fully satisfied with your meal. We definitely want to make sure this is documented, so that we can make the overall improvements...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Made a reservation 1 night in advance, otherwise no seating available. Sat on the indoor covered patio, which had heaters. Hostess staff was friendly. Extremely friendly waitress named Medina! Started with Brussel sprouts, and still thinking about how delicious they were! PB and J old...fashioned was tasty and fun. Our entre was a vegetable burger with a side of edamame. Healthy and still yummy! Lots of burger and sushi choices that looked very appetizing. Reasonable prices and a great way to end our trip!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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UOGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Laura, I'm so glad you were able to pay a visit to one of my favorite restaurants, The Cowfish, during your vacation! Next time you absolutely have to try the Crab Rangoon Dip, I can't eat a meal here without starting with this yummy...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second time here.. and it was just as amazing as the first. The food, the service, the drinks.. YES YES YES!! We love it all. It's on our always eat here when we come to Orlando. My entire family loves it. My...son even likes the sushi!!! I never thought I would see the day he would eat anything other than a burger.. we will be back in March, and I can't wait!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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UOGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hey Carrie, Thank you so much for your review. I'm thrilled to see that your whole family loved dining here. I completely agree, it is amazing and I love how many options are available. One of my favorite things to get is The All-American Bacon...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started with the Crab Rangoon dip which was very good. Thank goodness because the medium s'hroom Swiss burger I was served was a well done dried out burger topped with mushrooms and Swiss that had obviously been sitting under a heat lamp for too...long. It was barley edible. My daughter had the high class hillbilly which she said was very good excepting the potato which was very dry. I was also disappointed that the waitress checked in with us right after we were served our burgers (before we tried them) and did not return until we were done. I would have liked the chance to let her know about my overcooked burger. We have a Cowfish near where we live, I might give them another chance.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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UOGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you for your review. I'm so sorry to see that you were disappointed with your meals and overall experience while dining here. I have made sure your feedback is documented and shared with the proper teams. We would like to learn more about...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love sushi and I love a good burger. This place gives you the best of both worlds. Both my sushi and my burger were really good. If you are with picky eaters, this is a great option as there are more sandwiches on the...menu as well. Can not wait to go againMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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UOGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you for your review. I'm so happy to hear that you loved the different options here. One of my favorite burgers to get when I visit is the Hamburguesa, I highly recommend it if you haven't tried it yet! We look forward to...More

Reviewed 14 December 2020 via mobile

Frank was our server he was very friendly and and his service was great! The food was amazing !!!! Highly recommendMore

Date of visit: December 2020
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UOGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2020

Hello! Thank you so much for the positive feedback. Our Team Members strive to give Guests the best experience possible and I am glad Frank did just that. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and I will be sure Frank and the Team receive...More

Reviewed 13 December 2020

We come here every trip to Orlando. The food is always so good. We love the Brussels sprouts appetizers. Last night we had sushi... Dion OMG roll! I love it. The shrimp tempura, avocado, honey, mango. So yummy. Cheeseburger Roll. My husband hates eating anything...cold. They literally cook cheeseburger and roll it in rice and wrap in potato and the flash fry it. He really loved it. The meal was so good and Thad, our waiter was great. We plan to eat here again before we leave, the cheeseburgers are some of the best. Absolutely enjoyable meal.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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UOGuestServices, Guest Relations Manager at The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2020

Hello! Thank you so much for providing a detailed feedback regarding your visit. I am so happy to see you loved every aspect of your visit from the food options to our Team Member. I will definitely be sure to share your positive feedback with...More

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Response from Lauren W | Reviewed this property |
Yes!! We arrived to go to the parks at about 2pm and were able to get a reservation for 7:30 PM on a saturday.
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Pretty much all FL restaurants say that but most waiters and/or waitresses don’t abide by it. Not sure if they do there or not because if you have a party the tip is automatically included which is also illegal in FL so now... More
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