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rcato26 Feb 6, 2007 11:37 AM

I'm not looking for a restaurant. Where is the best place in Dallas to buy fresh seafood?

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    Kirk Feb 6, 2007 12:33 PM

    Try:

    Central Market in Plano
    Whole Foods in Plano
    Asia World Market in Plano

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    1. re: Kirk
      Scagnetti Feb 6, 2007 02:56 PM

      Seconded.

    2. irodguy Feb 6, 2007 12:35 PM

      Don't forget Captin Daves on Plano Parkway just east of the mall.

      1. irodguy Feb 6, 2007 12:38 PM

        Oops also forgot TJs on Preston just south of Forest across Preston from whole foods.

        1. adkim Feb 6, 2007 12:48 PM

          Seabose in Carrollton. If anyone goes plaese give us feedback.

          A Japanese customer of mine told me about this place. She raves about it and told me they get fresh fish flown in twice a week. I believe she said Tuesdays and Fridays.

          http://shopping.dallasnews.com/ROP/ad...

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            captainshen Feb 6, 2007 07:08 PM

            Seabose is the world's best shop with the world's freshest fish! I swear, it just melts in your mouth. I love going there. It takes a lot of gasoline and time on my part, but it is worth it. The first time I went, the girl working was EXTREMELY nice. I think her name was Yukiko. I can't wait to go back...

            (when i first went, i found a can of inarizushi no moto for 99 cents. 99 cents!!! i bought it, and when i asked about it next time he said it was a one time thing because they were going to stop selling the cans. too bad! i was so happy! haha)

            1. re: captainshen
              adkim Feb 7, 2007 05:49 AM

              awesome. going there for lunch today.

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                adkim Feb 7, 2007 11:06 AM

                Seabose is a small grocery store w/ limited offerings in the dry food category (think convenience store offerings of popular bagged and boxed items) w/ a small selection of produce and seafood. For what they lack in size they make up w/ quality. I saw some beautiful pieces of sashimi quality tuna and grouper. The sushi I had for lunch was certainly well worth the money I paid. 1 piece of tuna toro for $2.00!!! Seabose is certainly worth a visit for lunchtime sushi. FYI, they don't have a dining area and they receive their fish on Tuesdays and Fridays.

                1. re: adkim
                  captainshen Feb 8, 2007 07:56 PM

                  I'm glad you liked it! I die for their inarizushi and salmon sushi. I was just floored to get sushi as good as my hawaiian family makes... for .75c - $2.00! I really have to go back there now. :D

                  1. re: adkim
                    kuidaore Feb 11, 2007 06:21 PM

                    The owner has a blog (in Japanese only) where he writes what kind of seafood and veggies they'll recieve the following day.
                    seabose.sblo.jp/

                    My understanding is the customers can get the same info by e-mail. The blog says the sushi is $1 every Sun or Mon (it says Sun, but the dates are Mon).

                    1. re: kuidaore
                      captainshen Mar 14, 2007 12:06 AM

                      I think they're closed monday?

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                        ikirumata Jun 21, 2007 07:45 AM

                        Seabose Hours
                        Tue-Fri: 11am-8:30pm
                        Sat: 8:30am-8:30pm
                        Sun: 11am-6pm
                        214.483.5839

                        I was in there a couple of days ago. I agree that it is small, but the sushi- is wonderful. I tried a couple pieces, "just to make sure" and after tasting, I will definitely go back. I recommend calling ahead and placing your order for pickup.

                        -ikiru

                        *enjoy the sauce*

              2. re: adkim
                Maynerd Apr 11, 2007 12:05 PM

                To translate the blog at http://seabose.sblo.jp/
                You can try http://world.altavista.com/
                and translate the entire web page. It's a bit like tryng to read assembly instructions, but you might be able to glean some info.

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                friscohorn Feb 6, 2007 01:55 PM

                Rex's Seafood at lovers lane and inwood is my favorite.

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                  ieatdallas Feb 7, 2007 01:12 PM

                  TJ's mentioned above flies their fish in fresh every day. Most places are on the Tues and Fri schedule (as are most restaurants). They even made a deal with a purveyor to have fresh fish on Monday. For the most part, the docks are closed on Sun so fresh fish in a landlocked city on Mon is almost impossible but they found someone to fish Sun too. And the lady that runs it is very nice and very knowledgable.

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                    adkim Feb 7, 2007 01:17 PM

                    good to know. any other 'inside secrets' you care to share w/ us, ieatdallas?

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                      ieatdallas Feb 12, 2007 07:34 AM

                      Never order fish or eat sushi in a Dallas restaurant on Monday - you're likely getting Saturdays fish. Never order blackened fish in a restaurant. You always get the oldest fish in the refrigerator. Spices hide the lack of freshness.

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                      luniz Apr 11, 2007 10:36 AM

                      Sprouts in Plano also gets fresh fish in every day (except Sunday). And it is going to be waaaaay cheaper than CM or WF and just as good. Just not as big a selection.

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                        irodguy Apr 11, 2007 11:08 AM

                        Sprouts is a good choice and often has sales. The other choice depending on what you are looking for is seabose, which has great Sashimi quality fish.

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                          luniz Apr 11, 2007 12:28 PM

                          I've got to try that place. Is it open late, do you know? I can't get down there before 8 most likely (that's on Friday).

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                            TexSkills Jun 29, 2007 11:47 AM

                            Fishmongers in Plano used to be a great place to pick up fresh seafood. Its at Park and Central.

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                      Gina foodfreak Jul 22, 2007 07:05 AM

                      We're very fond of tien tien (or 88 in chinese) in Richardson (Greenville inbetween Beltline and Arapaho). Nice but limited market.

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