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Where can I find good fried oysters?

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Tari May 24, 2007 07:53 PM

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.

  1. SauceSupreme May 24, 2007 10:58 PM

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

    1. HPLsauce May 24, 2007 11:01 PM

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

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        mc michael May 25, 2007 06:41 AM

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

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          Dommy May 29, 2007 12:56 PM

          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...

          --Dommy!

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            JeetJet May 29, 2007 01:23 PM

            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
            http://uncledarrows.com/locations.html

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

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          rickym13 May 24, 2007 11:15 PM

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

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            Burger Boy May 25, 2007 04:57 AM

            And the name of that place would be ?

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              rickym13 May 25, 2007 11:46 AM

              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.

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                tony michaels May 25, 2007 11:50 AM

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

                Saga Restaurant
                625 S Serrano Avenue - Los Angeles, CA
                213-388-0777

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                  rickym13 May 25, 2007 01:01 PM

                  thats not the one:

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

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                    tony michaels May 25, 2007 01:06 PM

                    Thanks for setting the record straight.

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            markethej May 25, 2007 08:02 AM

            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.

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              ozhead May 25, 2007 08:33 AM

              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. http://www.kingsfishhouse.com/locatio...

              1. notmartha May 25, 2007 12:11 PM

                AOC has the best, but they are expensive and hardly casual.

                Gumbo pot's oysters are cornmeal crusted. It's hit or miss. Sometimes they are good, sometimes they are overfried and kind of dried out.

                Another place to have them is at any Cantonese Seafood restaurant. They are generally the bigger type of oysters, done in a light flour batter.

                I think they have fried oysters at Fish Market too, but the only location here in LA is at Irvine, I think. I believe theirs is panko crusted.

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                  gabehoya May 25, 2007 04:13 PM

                  Honda Ya's version is good but you only get around 4.

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                  budlit May 25, 2007 05:29 PM

                  orris has the best, when they have them, which is now

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                    Mollusk May 26, 2007 10:06 AM

                    I hope I am not too late to send you to Gulfstream at the Century CIty mall. It is a member of the Houston's/Bandera restaurant chain. I have never loved a chain restaurant, but I have to say I love this place. The oysters are simply friend in cornmeal and come with an olive tapenade style relish that is delicious! The best fried oysters I have had outside of New Orleans.

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                      Brioche For The Girl May 29, 2007 01:44 PM

                      I agree. The fried oysters at Gulfstream are very good!

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                    epop May 26, 2007 10:09 AM

                    it is the only good thing i've had at Beacon

                    1. mollyomormon May 29, 2007 01:54 PM

                      Has someone already suggested the crispy oysters at Mako?

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