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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.

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    johnbycz RE: sunshinedrop Sep 4, 2006 11:10 PM

    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.

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      Mikehattan RE: sunshinedrop Sep 5, 2006 01:21 AM

      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).

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        brackerw RE: sunshinedrop Mar 5, 2007 07:02 PM

        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.

        Coastal Seafood
        6928 Miami Ave
        Cincinnati, OH 45243
        (513) 561-4487

        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.

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          stefoodie RE: sunshinedrop Apr 21, 2007 09:58 PM

          Try Tokyo Oriental on Reading Road in Evendale. Also Mei Grocery on Mason-Montogomery in Mason, Ohio!


          1. pikawicca RE: sunshinedrop Apr 22, 2007 10:43 AM

            Fresh (not frozen) fish at Jungle Jim's on Friday is great. they have a really good selection on this day of the week.

            1. seamusiv RE: sunshinedrop May 29, 2007 11:55 AM

              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.

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