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Jun 23, 2008 01:19 PM

Kosher Fish Restaurants

As a fish lover with a lethal shellfish allergy, going out to "seafood" restaurants has always been a bit of a gamble. That is, until I recently discovered Fish Grill on Beverly. The place is kosher, meaning no shellfish! It's like a dream come true. Not sure why I didn't look for something like this before.

Now that I've had a taste for a kosher fish restaurant, I'm wondering if there are any other similar places in LA. Any recommendations other than Fish Grill's three locations?

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  1. Hummus Bar and Grill on Ventura in Tarzana is Kosher, and has some AMAZING fish dishes. Also on Ventura in Encino is Aroma bakery Cafe, whcih has some good fish options. Both are Israeli cafes, but they both are open on the Shabbat.

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    1. re: Diana

      I don't think Hummus Bar is kosher any longer after the changeover to the addition of the GRILL in its title.

    2. The Fish Grill is good, as you've already discovered (there are a few other locations).

      If you like sushi, there is a sushi bar inside Shanghai Diamond Garden on Pico near Doheany.

      1. Here's a few I thought of:
        Fish in the Village 12450 Burbank Blvd. in Valley Village
        Cafe del Mar, down the street from Fish in the Village, just west of Whitsett Avenue
        Cafe Bonjour on Ventura if you like sushi
        Gordon's Fish Emporium at 9116 W. Pico Blvd., it's a fish market and they serve hot lunches 310-276-6603

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        1. re: Kate is always hungry

          Here's the deal on Fish in the Village. It's a bit like a fishmonger, but they'll cook the fish for you (with fries, or with Israeli salad). There's two tables and the smell in there is a bit much, plus the guy will have nothing to do at lunchtime so he'll just stare at you. Not comfy, but the fish is tasty enough.

          Down the street, just west of Whitsett on the north side of Burbank, is Cafe Eilat. Delicious salmon, wonderful shakshuka. When they give you your bread, ask if you can have baguette instead -- the best baguette in the city, I think.

          Also, I've never been, but on Magnolia and Whitsett is a kosher sushi bar called Raphy's.

          1. re: Das Ubergeek

            tell me more about the shakshuka!

            1. re: Diana

              Mmmmmmm... so delicious and chunky and unctuous. You do, however, have to ask for eggs if you want them in. It's been on the menu four times out of five I've been there, which makes me wonder if they only make it when a certain chef is there? (It's a pain to make but is great in a huge stockpot.)

        2. Try On Fire (on Stanley) just off of Melrose. Lots of great grilled fish. It's a kosher place...

          Also, try Wholsesome Pita at the corner of Melrose and La Brea. They have soem good fish as well as falafel and grilled meats if you're so inclined. Both places have pretty decent prices/