Fins used to be Rickshaw a few years ago, but then it upgraded to Fins Seafood and Sushi restaurants, making the décor more classy and sophisticated and simpler all around; it is like it graduated from adolescence to adulthood. The restaurant is located close to the Upper Kirby area at 2810 Westheimer and the hours of operations are from Monday through Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The parking at the restaurant gets a C, because it is usually crowded and of course you can not park in front of other businesses, it seems as they almost force you to use the valet service, even though it is complimentary.
Their happy hour, however gets an A for food and prices; for drinks you can order hot sake for $4, or a flavored mojito (pineapple, lychee or original) for $5 and a martini for $6 (original, cosmopolitan or raspberry). While their appetizers such as the chicken lettuce wraps, the chicken curry with bread or even the pork udon noodles for $5 and the sushi pieces such as tuna, octopus, salmon or whole scallop for $1.
Their sushi in general gets a B for creativity and freshness even though the prices are a little high on the regular menu; you can order the shaggy dog roll which is shrimp tempura, avocado, and spicy mayonnaise topped with a layer of crab for $9, or the firecracker roll which is assortment of chopped sashimi mixed with spicy sauce topped with more chopped sashimi for $10, or even the little dragon roll which is avocado and crab rolled with seaweed, spicy Cajun sauce and topped with soft-shell crab and eel sauce for $9, or if you like spicy go with the spicy yellowtail roll which is chopped sashimi mixed with spicy mayonnaise rolled with cucumber and avocado for $7.50.
If you wish to try one of their small plates go with the spicy red snapper for $9, or the pot stickers which are pan fried dumplings for $4, or even the katsu which is a panko crusted pork loin or the chicken curry stew which comes with potatoes and carrots for $6.
The service is solid, with the wait staff being friendly, prompt and fast for the most part and it gets a B.