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May 24, 2007 07:53 PM

Where can I find good fried oysters?

My dad and sister are visiting me from Indiana and my dad mentioned wanting some fried oysters. I have never eaten oysters, so I dont know what good oysters would be. I don't want to go to an expensive, fancy place. My dad is just a simple man and prefers to eat at casual restaurants. I live in the Palms area and would be willing to drive for a good seafood place.

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  1. I was going to mention AOC for their fried oysters, but it hardly counts as a casual restaurant.

    1. Sushi Go 55. Haru Ulala. Uncle Darrow's. In that order.

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      1. re: HPLsauce

        Yes, Uncle Darrow's is just the ticket for folks from Indiana. Good oysters, casual (very much so) and close to you.

        1. re: mc michael

          Even better is Creole Chef in the Baldwin Hills Mall... cute little take out stand at the outter edge of the mall. Blow UD out of the water...


          1. re: mc michael

            I like Uncle Darrow's also. I get the Bayou Classic which is a fried Oyster & Shrimp Po Boy. The mix breaks it up otherwise it is a sandwich of too much of one or the other. The mixed Bayou Classic is like the best of both worlds. They do have a Oyster Supper but only on Fri, Sat and Sun. The Peach Cobbler is worth a try also. Looks like a little place from the street (hard to spot) but once you are inside it seems bigger. There is also a small area out back with tables. You can park in the rear.

            2560 South Lincoln Blvd. (N/E corner of Washington & Lincoln Blvd.
            Marina Del Rey, CA
            (310) 306-4862

            Monday-Thursday 11am – 9pm
            Friday 11am - 10pm
            Saturday 7am - 10pm
            Sunday 7am - 9 pm

        2. too bad ur not in east side of the town....little japanese place here that has great fried oyster :)

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          1. re: rickym13

            And the name of that place would be ?

            1. re: Burger Boy

              saga is the name of this tiny japanese restaurant which has great fried oyster dinner, fried seafood dinner (fish/oyster/shrimp/squid) and hire katsu dinner sets.
              the dinner is not too cheap @ $15+/- but you do get few things besides the main..such as chawan mushi, small starter, edamame,ice cream.

              1. re: rickym13

                Does this appear to be the one you are rec'ing?

                Saga Restaurant
                625 S Serrano Avenue - Los Angeles, CA

                1. re: tony michaels

                  thats not the one:

                  saga japanese cuisine
                  122 S Atlantic
                  Monterey Park, CA 91754
                  (626) 282-9829

                  1. re: rickym13

                    Thanks for setting the record straight.

          2. The Gumbo Pot at the Fairfax Farmers Market serves them with a really good remulade. I think the seafood restaurant on the east end of the market has them as well.

            1. How about King's Fish House? I've never had their fried oysters, but I have had other fried items there (e.g., a scallop po' boy -- mmmmmm) and they do a fine job with them. And they do a fine job, also, with fresh oysters -- generally about 8 varieties, varying from day to day. So I suspect that they do a pretty good job with fried oysters as well ($14.95, served with fries and slaw). Here's a link to their locations; my guess is that Calabasas is probably most convenient to you in Palms.