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I'm thinking of making my first visit this weekend for some lobster and fish.

Any tips? Hints? What to expect? What other products do they have? Good prices? Give me the lowdown.

Thanks!

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  1. I don't know which Ranch 99 you're going to, but some of them are extemely crowded on the weekend. I haven't bought fresh fish there, but I've bought the prepared crab, which is a steal at 2 pounds for $5-6. I also like the baked goods. Everything is very reasonable and the selection is vast. There is everything from noodles, rices, canned Asian vegetables, fresh produce (including many varieties of Chinese greens), frozen dumplings, teas, prepared foods, etc., etc. Enjoy!

    1. I always go to their fast food area first and buy myself a boba drink and a pork bun before heading into the store. Their panda express-like menu always look so appetizing and yet half the price of the real panda express.

      On weekends there's always free tasting going on in every corner or end of aisle, try to avail of that treat.

      i always buy my short ribs there $1.99/lb.

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      1. re: ml22

        Those fast-food counters/kiosks are independently run and not part of the 99 Ranch Market.

      2. Lots of Asian vegetables and fruits. Fresh fish, esp the ones swimming in the tanks. Live lobster. All kinds of Asian sauces. Good selection of Filipino food. 50 lb bags of rice.

        Go early, or you'll get run over by little old ladies wielding shopping carts.

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        1. re: PeterL

          wearing white long sleeve gloves and welding style sun visors!

        2. get their card, you will save even more moola.

          1. Sounds great! Looking forward to it.

            I'll probably end up going to the Victory/Sepulveda location either midday Sat. or Sun. I'll definitely sign up for the card and get myself a boba drink on the way in!

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            1. re: cincodemayo1

              They have a great selection of instant noodles, like 60 different brands. I like their Family Toast bread -- perfect slathered with butter and a cup of coffee on the side. I also buy Asian produce from there. I cook a lot of Indian, Chinese, and Malay food so I always stock up on sauces and condiments too.

              I was just at the Victory Sepulveda location on Tuesday and they were out of a lot of things. The guy who was checking on an item told me their truck was delayed and would be there either Friday or Saturday.