My daughter and I ate at the fish place today and were soooo very disappointed. I am from New Orleans and they need to apologize for claiming their food is like the food in New Orleans, not even close.
We had the #1: piece of fish, three shrimps, one side and a slice of french bread.
I had the Jambalaya as my side and it was soooo salty i had to return it and asked for the Red Beans and Rice, terrible, nothing but Beans, water and salt, no sausage, pork or andoullie flavor, just plain, yuk. The fish was good but not fried like Louisiana fried fish, but I would eat it again, the shrimp were the worst, over seasoned, fried for about 5 minutes instead of 2, they were the flat frozen kind with the little tail sticking up for a handle, my daughter who loves shrimp could not eat them, to hard and too salty.
The french fries were edible, the french toast was like a large crouton, mine was not toasted, my daughters was very browned. The water and lemon was pretty good.
If I had the funds I'd open up a Cajun Restaurant and give Kingwood a great Cajun place to eat.
I won't be going back to the Fish Place any time soon, they need help.
We are also from NOLA, Kenner to be exact. I agree that the food is so not New Orleans! I have learned my lesson and try not to eat at "Cajun" restaurants outside of NOLA because imam always disappointed. :(
I'm from Louisiana and have not been there yet, but I have been to the other Cajun restaurant and didn't think it was very good either. While I wasn't expecting their beignets to taste like the ones at Cafe Du Monde, I was very disappointed that they were closer to a sopapilla.
I think most of us would have a variety of opinions on what we consider good food at a restaurant. For that reason, I think it is unfair to bash a restaurant on a message board.
My 4 year old shrimp loving little girl would not eat the shrimp, not bashing it is a fact, over cook, out of the box frozen shrimp, over seasoned. Jambalaya was very salty and mushy, louisiana people don't cook mushy rice, we're like the Chinese, rice is life. Also the restaurant claims to have the taste of New Orleans without having to travel there, so they put themselves under judgement. They can fool people who have never been to New Orleans or other cities in Louisiana but they can't fool those who have lived there or even visited for a short while.
There are many Cajuns in Kingwood, probably enough to keep them busy, but not what I had today, couldn't even please a 4 year old that doesn't know the difference in food and new orleans food, I left New Orleans in 89 to come to texas. I could spend one day with the Chef and help them improve their food by 200% and people would love it.
Thanks Mommyof4, I will have to try them. My mom used to make them for us using Pioneer Mix, and they were really yummy.
We went to Hawaii a few years ago, and everyone kept telling us we had to drive to this shop and get some malasadas. I walked in, and it smelled just like beignets. Guess what? They tasted the same too!
When we lived in Alaska, I had to take an ice chest full of stuffed chicken, pork chops, and boudin back when I came home for a visit. I also had to load a suitcase with Community Dark Roast. There were a lot of Cajuns working up their, and the only place that had the coffee at the time was a restaurant that sold it for $10 a pound.
I went to Fish Place also. That place was so hot must have been 85 degrees. I ordered Ice Tea with my meal. I filled my glass while waiting for my food . Took a sip and liked to have gagged. It smelled like sewage. I told them about it but they shrugged it off. There was no more music playing so i just sit there and stared at the dirty floor until my food arrived. Its not Cajun anymore at all. When leaving I overheard something about a new Owner. I asked one of the staff while walking out and they told me Marcus sold out. I wont be back it sucked.If they last 6 months it will surprise me.
When leaving I overheard something about a new Owner. I asked one of the staff while walking out and they told me Marcus sold out.
If I remember correctly, Marcus posted something about his buying and immediately selling some other restaurants back when he started this one.....maybe about a year ago. Guess he's a restaurant flipper (like a house flipper). Gets in, gets his money then gets out while the getting is good.
I tried the Fish restaurant over in Atascocita a few weeks ago - it's not good either. Overcooked think strips of fish....don't know it it was catfish or talipia, but it was definitely overcooked. The sides were not that great either.
Guess I need to go to Sudies down on the Gulf Freeway or Vernon's Kountry Katfish on 105. Too lazy to cook my own right now. Hubby caught some yesterday & fileted them & put them in the freezer. When the grandkids come up next, we'll have a fish fry with our accumulated fish. Also have some shrimp in the freezer - will make a pot of gumbo.
I'm not Cajun, but I sure love some gooooooood Cajun food.
For those of you looking for a good Cajun restaurant, the original Ragin' Cajun over on Richmond is the best I've found. There is a Amos (think that's the name) from Lake Charles that is down in Clear Lake - it's OK but I still love Ragin' Cajun the best.
I ate at Fish Place for the first time tonight. I couldn't agree more with the OP.
I ordered the blackened redfish which supposedly comes with a side of jambalaya. I was NOT served blackened fish of any kind, despite glancing at my receipt to verify that I did indeed order it and paid for it. A blackened fish needs a thick spice rub on both sides of the filet. It's then supposed to be cooked on a cast iron surface at very high heat with a pat of butter to help with the crusting. The spice rub helps with the crusting. There was no crusting on this dish - only dusting. It was the wettest, blandest "blackened" fish I have ever had. It might have been lightly grilled, but it most certainly was not blackened. I was embarrassed for them.
The jambalaya must have come out of a box. It really seemed no different than that yellow rice you get as a side at nearly every Mexican restaurant. It was NOT jambalaya. It was just rice. Jambalaya features green peppers, onions, sometimes tomatoes, chicken, pork, and andouille sausage (a spicy ham). This was just rice. Maybe there were a couple of minuscule bits of some kind of meat product...maybe I saw evidence of a reconstituted tomato scrap or two, but it was 99.999% rice.
Mrs Peace did enjoy her fried fish, but she likes bland food. When I tasted it, I thought I just overpaid for Long John Silver's. Her dish came with green beans on the side. They were whole beans (nice touch), but they were mushy like they had been over cooked. They were also the blandest, most boring tasting vegetable I have ever had. This place did not even try to make the green beans taste good. Heating them up is not cooking.
My son had a shrimp poboy. He liked it, so I tried it too. The shrimp on it was actually my favorite part of the meal. They weren't fried. They were grilled. But what made them good was what was added to the sandwich. It seemed like brown mustard and cocktail sauce, but my son may have added the cocktail sauce.
Some people may like this place and will be willing to pay for it. But I agree with the OP - they should not advertise this stuff as having New Orleans flavor. It's the opposite of New Orleans. It's what New Orleans food tries NOT to be.