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Sep 20, 2007 02:28 PM

Best fish market to buy black cod?

Hello, does anyone know where to buy black cod? I work late during the week and so I have a hard time getting to Santa Monica Seafood or Fish king in Glendale during the week. Also, I have checked 99 Ranch, but they never have it when I go!! Any help would be most appreciated! Thank you!

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    1. re: jkao1817

      I travel from Pasadena to West Los Angeles anywhere in between would work for me!

    2. Drehound,
      Just stopped by Fish King to pick up some Crab Meat and some Shrimp and niticed how great the Black Cod looked...too bad you can't make it there.
      Next best thing...use your friends and offer them some fish too...that's what my friends do with me.
      I have the time after 12pm and they don' I've been asked "to pick me up some (your fav fish here) and buy yourself some Crab or something, and I'll swing by to pick it up later."
      I am also usually invited over to eat whatever they wind up cooking that I've picked up.
      Other tahn the two places you've mentioned, I could only think Gelsons would be a good after hours bet...I've had some problems with fish from Whole Food-yet no problem with their meat/poultry.

      1. I've seen black cod/gindara fillets at Japanese markets...Nijiya, Mitsuwa.

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        1. re: eatit1s

          The only problem with Mitsuwa is that it is hit and miss. Sometimes they have it and sometime they don't. No way to predict you just have to show up.

          1. re: mattesq

            Try or call 99 Ranch they had it last time I was at the Gardena Branch. Fish is always fresh and very reasonably priced..

        2. Marukai in Gardena seems to stock it regularly. I don't recall not seeing it there when walking through the seafood section. Usually it's available with or without the miso mix on it. Sorry it's not between Pasadena and West LA but well worth the trip if you're planning on stocking up on other Japanese or Hawaiian goods.

          1. I've seen it at Santa Monica Seafood but not always. Call ahead to see if they have it. Excellent with a soy, sherry, and ginger marinade!