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Sep 26, 2007 08:21 AM

Where to buy sushi-grade fish?

I really want to start making sushi, but I'm afraid of getting sketchy fish. Help!

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    1. Any Japanese market...Mitsuwa, Marukai, etc.

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      1. re: OCAnn

        The best quality sushi grade fish is at Granada market on Sawtelle.

      2. fish king in glendale. excellent.

        1. Mitsuwa & Marukai are both very good (and consistent) options - there's several of each spread out through the LA/OC area. Smaller japanese markets are a hit and miss in terms of quality, so get recommendations before hitting those places up.

          You can also try upscale markets (Whole Foods, Gelson's, Wild Oats, Bristol Farms, etc.) for sashimi/sushi-grade fish. Be sure to talk to the fish person to see what's fresh.


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          1. re: AquaW

            Little Tokyo...Alameda and 4th
            FISH KING
            Gelndale Ave, just north of the 134

            1. re: whatsfordinner

              Santa Monica Seafood (Colorado store in SM) rarely has fresh sushi grade fish, they do have frozen--mostly maguro and hamachi but little else.