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Abalone in California

I'm arriving from the UK at the beginning of April and spending the month in California. I believe that Abalone will be in season in April. I was wondering if anyone could recommend a restaurant (preferably in or near San Francisco / LA / or San Diego) where I could sample abalone? Many thanks.

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  1. I don't have any restaurant recs, but it looks like your timing is pretty good: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article...

    For SF and LA, you'll have better luck if you post to their respective boards, too.

    1. I saw it on the special Menu last night at Fishouse Veracruz in San Diego CA. $65.

      1. Thanks to both of you. I shall check out Fishouse Veracruz and post this message on the LA / SF boards. Much appreciated ricepad and kare_raisu

        1. I had great abalone dumplings at New Concept in Monterey Park (outside LA). It's a dim sum place. The food seems to be better on weekends than weekdays. Go around brunch time and you'll be pleased with the food and the small pricetag.

          1. Top Of The Market (the Fish Market's gourmet room) on the G Street mole in San Diego usually has abalone on the menu in season, but I've never sampled it there -- too rich for my blood -- but I'd be surprised if it wasn't excellent. When I'm jonesing for abalone, I head for Ensenada (about 80 miles south the San Diego civic center) -- but that's a different board.
            . . . jim strain in san diego.