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Oct 6, 2006 05:51 PM


Is there a restaurant that offers Tuna Casserole in the greater LA area?

I've asked this before, but struck out (got one rec for a place in OC) ... there's got to be a place in LA that offers Tuna Casserole right?? Right?

Thanks in advance for any leads.

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  1. What do you mean, "there's GOT to be a place"?! Call me crazy or a total food nincompoop, but I can't imagine ever ordering tuna casserole at a restaurant. I have, however, been craving some for the past few weeks... Maybe we'll both luck out with your post.

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    1. re: MareZeeDotes

      Let's put it this way ... if restaurants can charge upwards of $10 and even $20 for Mac N Cheese, surely someone's come up with an ingenious way of marketing this comfort dish, right?

      Maybe toro tuna casserole?

      How 'bout Mahi Mahi tuna casserole?

      Perhaps tuna casserole with Gruyére?

      1. re: ipsedixit

        Good point - I eat Macaroni and Cheese almost everytime I see it on a menu!


        I'm on a mission.

        Toro Tuna Casserole, I'm coming to get you!

        1. re: ipsedixit

          lol, we had an upscale and delicious version of this with seared Ahi on the big island at a place called O's Bistro in Kona, but haven't had anything like it here, but suspect that places like the Cheesecake factory would be likely suspects

          1. re: ipsedixit

            ipse - i have a feeling you just created what will be a new food craze in future months....

        2. I'm with MareZeeDotes — there are times when I gotta have it but a restaurant isn't where I'd go for it. It's too easy, too cheap, TOOO home-food.

          Hope you get yours! ;->

          1. I don't know, but I'd make my own if I thought I could get some good tuna that wasn't high in mercury. I meant to write down the tuna place in San Pedro which the LA Times food section did a Q & A Wednesday with the owner...she said they catch their tuna young so the mercury accumulation is not as high as most. Does anyone have info about that company?

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            1. re: Babette

              To answer my own question, the company is called Shamrock. Here's the link to the article:

            2. Maybe places like Beadles Cafeteria in Pasadena or Clifton's Cafeteria would serve something like that. Cafeteria food or pot luck comes to mind when I hear tuna casserole. Basically macaroni and cheese with tuna.....bechamel sauce, noodles and tuna.

              1. Kate Mantilini used to do it as one of their nightly specials, perhaps they could make it for you?