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Good fish market in West Hollywood area

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cecibean Aug 14, 2007 03:44 PM

Maybe I am really missing something but I have had a really hard time finding an acceptable place to buy fresh fish. It never looks good at Whole Foods, it is waaaaayyyy to expensive at Bristol Farms, but the quality always seems good and the fish/seafood stand in the Farmers Market at The Grove has no selection. I know if I go to Santa Monica there a re few great places but it seems there is nothing on this side of town. I hope I am wrong. Just looking for a reliable "fish guy" like I had in so many neighborhoods in NYC.

Thank you.

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    Obessed Aug 14, 2007 04:19 PM

    I live in West Hollywood (previously a New Yorker too) and have had good experiences with the fish at Whole Foods, although it is a tad expensive. I haven't found a good fish store in the area, so would be curious to know also. I work in Eagle Rock so it's easy for me to stop at Fish King in Glendale on the way home. It might be worth a trip for you...it's pretty reasonable also (cheaper than Santa Monica Seafood).

    1. luv2savr Aug 14, 2007 04:39 PM

      Ditto, ditto, and more ditto on the horrible fish at the places you listed! Though I don't have a solid suggestion, I have been meaning to try the kosher fish market on Fairfax, just N of Beverly. Have you tried it?

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        cecibean Aug 14, 2007 05:09 PM

        I have not but I will and report back. thanks.

      2. katydid13 Aug 14, 2007 05:50 PM

        I recently spoke to someone who buys all his fish at an Asian market in Thai Town, on Hollywood Blvd. somewhere close to Western. I'm sorry I can't remember the name of the shop. He said the proprietors speak no English, but he just points to what he wants. He says it's always fresh & very reasonably priced. Maybe other Chowhounders know it...?

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          Chowpatty Aug 14, 2007 05:58 PM

          There's two main markets in Thai Town, Bangluck Market next to Sanamluang on Hollywood Blvd. and the larger Silom Supermarket on Hollywood near Western. Like other Asian fish markets, they're cheap and the quality varies widely. If you're able to spot the fresh stuff, it's worth it. But it's probably not the "reliable fish guy" the OP was looking for.

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