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Whole Fish - rarely delivers

I have been ordering the whole fish entree in a variety of restaurants throughout NYC for the past 10 years. From Italian to Thai to Greek. Althought the flavor is usually outstanding and I dont mind extracting the meat I am usually still hungry when I am finished. The kicker is, this dish is consistently one of the more expensive items on the menu.
For me the Whole Fish has gone the way of the crab cake, I just never order it any more.

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  1. Try the whole fish at Lavagna...it will not disappoint!

    1. I agree, whole fish is often disappointing. I was recently pleased and surprised by a whole tilapia in miso chile sauce at Wu Liang Ye, though.

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      1. re: scooter

        whole fish at kittichai. whatever you think about this place, the whole fish is terrific.

        1. re: jsmitty

          If you go to Kittichai, make sure to order a muddled-berry mojito to go along with your fish

      2. I'm surprised to hear that. I often order whole fish at The Greek Kitchen (58th & 10th) and at Fish (on Bleecker). I always find the meals to be filling enough, and I'm a pretty big eater.

        1. Unless you have the appetite of an elephant, I don't think you'll be hungry after eating a whole fish dish at Grand Sichuan (whichever branches are open at this point, which would include St. Marks and Chelsea). I also agree with LFeinberg on Lavagna. The whole fish dish there is actually a special for two people, unless there's another one I'm forgetting about.

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          1. re: Pan

            You're right, Pan...the whole fish at Lavagna is for 2. It was simply fantastic! :)

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