By: Zachary Blumberg
PassionFish, a seafood haven crafted by seafood enthusiasts Chef/Owner Jeff Tunks and Executive Chef Chris Clime, is a testament to their unwavering passion for quality seafood. Located in the D.C. suburb of Reston, VA, the restaurant is a manifestation of their love for the ocean’s bounty and their commitment to serving high-quality seafood.
The menu at PassionFish revolves around ultra-fresh seafood, with only two non-seafood items. Every dish, from sushi and caviar to cold and hot specialties, is meticulously prepared in-house. The restaurant boasts a vibrant raw bar that produces hundreds of oysters daily. The menu also features a dynamic ‘fresh catch’ section with simple preparations and an array of Asian-inspired delights. Highlights include the Virginia peanut-crusted halibut with green papaya salad, passionfruit in a Penang curry sauce, and the tandoori-spiced salmon with dal makhani, Indian tomato butter, traditional chutneys, and a papadum crisp. Notable favorites are the PassionFish Roll, a delectable combination of crab meat, salmon, tuna, shrimp, hamachi, masago roe, and a mustard soy dressing, and the whole crispy flounder with Sunomona salad, and Thai chili nam pla in a tamarind sauce.
PassionFish prides itself on offering the widest selection of seafood, coupled with a commitment to creating a lively and enjoyable dining experience. Tunks and Clime infuse a sense of fun into the restaurant, evident in their movie-inspired, tongue-in-cheek menu item names like the ‘Joe Versus the Volcano Roll,’ ‘The Big Daddy,’ and the ‘Mini Me.’ The interior of PassionFish mirrors this playful spirit with bubble chandeliers and a captivating octopus mural, all within an open, contemporary space.
For more information about this upscale suburban seafood gem, please visit passionfishreston.com. Dive into a world where passion meets exceptional seafood at PassionFish.