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Feb 4, 2008 12:26 PM

Best Seafood Market in LA?

Hi guys,

I need some help :) Here's the background

I'm a spearfisherman. I hate buying fish a day old much less 5 days old. I didn't enjoy Le Bernardin nor Watergrill, nor Santa Monica Seafood because nothing that they sell is fresh. Other than Asian markets which have limited selection, I would be very appreciative for leads for: freshest scallops, live fish, live shrimp, crabs, etc that are not available along the Southern California coastline.

Much appreciated!!!

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  1. International Marine Products in downtown LA.

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    1. re: carln

      fantastic will be going here. WHills thanks, will try yours but it's a bit out of the way from where I week!!!

      Thanks much. It's Seafood + Lobel's from NY...

      1. re: eezerik

        ...always a winning combination.

        1. re: eezerik

          Like any real fish market, the best stuff is gone by 7 AM so you need to be there, and be there EARLY.

          If that puts you off, I love me some Fish King in Glendale, just north of the 134 on Glendale Avenue. Nearly nine years I've been going there and never a bad, old or even middle-aged piece of fish.

          1. re: Das Ubergeek

            I love Fish King. It'd be a miracle if I could get up early enough to hit those other fish markets.

            1. re: Das Ubergeek

              +1 for fish king

              their stuff is always fresh

        2. Try Hong Kong Supermarket in Monterey Park, off of Garfield Ave for best live seafood. Live coral trout, rainbow trout, tilapia, bass, cat fish, eel, dungeoness crab, vietnamese crab, live abalone, spot prawns, etc. etc.

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          1. re: WHills

            Hong Kong Market's fish section is overpriced, but more importantly it does not look clean. I mean they put fish on display of ice which is common. However, the ice looks dirty. Not sure if it is the display case itself or what, but it sure does not make the seafood appealing at all.

            1. re: Conankun

              Interesting observation. I generally get the live fish from the tank. I rarely if ever get the ones on the ice.

              1. re: WHills

                Is it really "live" if the fish is on the ice?

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            1. The Redondo Beach pier has some good fresh seafood markets.

              1. Seafood Paradise in Rosemead on Garvey Ave (see my post)!