Where to by fresh fish in Cincinnati
- sunshinedrop Sep 4, 2006 10:48 PM
I am a sushi lover, but we are planning on buying a house soon and need to save money. Does anyone know where to buy good sashimi grade fresh fish in Cincinnati so that I can make sushi at home? I bought some frozen tuna that I thought was sashimi grade from Jungle Jims once and buy the time I got it home, it thawed partially and was gross.
Try Luken's at Findlay Market, or Keegan Fresh Seafood in Anderson Township. There's also a shop in Madiera, the name I can't remember.
I've found Jungle Jim's to have a good, fresh selection. I've been wanting try Hide Park Fish Market; seems to do a good business. I think Luken's has a better selection earlier in the day (before 10:00 am Saturday's).
Coastal Seafood in Madeira has fabulous fish, and especially highest sushi-quality tuna, etc. The owner, Jim, has many Japanese customers, so learned Japanese - the back of his card is printed in Japanese - don't get him started. It's all very pricey, but always outstanding.
6928 Miami Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45243
You basically don't wander in and find things - you have to call ahead to see what's available and place an order for later pick-up.
Fresh (not frozen) fish at Jungle Jim's on Friday is great. they have a really good selection on this day of the week.
It depends on when you are going, where you live, and what you are trying to prepare, really. If you are making sushi, I would not recommend using fish that was previously frozen (unless you are making sushi that has cooked, smoked, or tempura. Because Jungle Jim's has those huge live fish tanks, they are a great place to go for fresh fish, but if you live in the city it can be a bit of a haul. I recently took a cooking class at the Party Source in Newport and the chef teaching the class said that the only store in the city that gets fresh fish delivered 7 days a week is the Hyde Park Biggs.