The last time I dined at Mount Adams Fish House was about 10 years ago. When I walked in recently, I experienced a sense of déjà vu. It appeared that almost nothing about the décor had been altered since the mid ’80s, when the jade green walls and medium-toned woodwork and flooring were in vogue.

Still, there’s something quaint about being there. The fact that this tiny little fish house seems stuck in time is quite appropriate for its historic location.

The restaurant, located near the top of the incline at 940 Pavilion Ave., offers traditional seafood and sushi as well as great people-watching in one of the hippest neighborhoods in the city.

Our server lacked polish, and looked like he’d rather be at Paul Brown Stadium watching the Bengals suffer another miserable defeat than stuck inside dodging our menu questions on this stunningly sunny Sunday afternoon.

We started off with a little sushi: the St. Gregory roll ($12.95), which was the roll of the day. The crunch it delivered was amazing, powered by masago, tempura flakes and asparagus, which were combined with spicy mayo, crab sticks and Maryland blue crab on the inside, all wrapped with sticky rice, shrimp and sesame seeds on the outside. Unlike the team on the field at Paul Brown, this was a winning combination.

After ordering our entrees, we munched on the complimentary warm sourdough bread that we dipped in a basic, but delicious, olive oil and balsamic mixture.

Next, we moved on to the fish house chowder ($10), an extremely luscious soup. The base is a Chardonnay cream sauce, and it’s brimming with assorted fresh seafood, with black mussels as the star. The mussels were most tender, not at all chewy, and had a nice briny oceanic flavor. This soup is so filling that I highly recommend splitting it, as my husband and I did.

Owned by Sri Lankan native Chanaka Delanerolle, what seems to set Mount Adams Fish House apart from other local seafood eateries is that a good portion of the entrées have some sort of Asian-inspired twist. It’s not surprising that Delanerolle, who also owns the restaurants Teak, Apsara and The Celestial Steakhouse, would want to impart a bit of his heritage into the menu.

I tried the curry sea bass ($28). Seared to crispy perfection, yet tender and moist on the inside, this delicate fish is sautéed with scallops and baby shrimp. It is served with a pineapple curry sauce, as well as steamed asparagus, which are fanned over the top. The plate also included chunks of honey sweet potatoes, which paired nicely with the pleasantly mild curry sauce. The Asian tilapia ($19) is also a generous filet, nicely blackened and served atop a tomato and red pepper sauce with baby shrimp.

What this place lacks in atmosphere, it makes up for in food quality, presentation and location. Hopefully, when I visit in yet another 10 years, the ’80s look will seem stylish again.