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Buying raw fish

countpig98 Jan 28, 2009 12:43 PM

Where is the best place around Seattle to purchase above-average sashimi? I personally am not a raw fish snob (I will generally eat raw fish from any establishment) but even I'm a little weary about buying sashimi from QFC or Safeway.

Again, I'm not looking for the best, just something that can get me buy.

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  1. terrier RE: countpig98 Jan 28, 2009 12:48 PM

    I would never skimp on raw fish. (Actually, there's no reason to skimp on any fish in this town.)

    Uwajimaya or Mutual Fish.

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      mr.nelso RE: countpig98 Jan 28, 2009 12:49 PM

      Mutual Fish, on Rainier
      The Wild Salmon, at Fisherman's Terminal
      Uniiversity Seafood, in the U-District
      Jack's Fish Spot, in the Pike Place Market
      You will enjoy a visit to Uwajimaya

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        countpig98 RE: mr.nelso Jan 28, 2009 01:26 PM

        Awesome, I've walked around the AVE hundreds of times and have never noticed University Seafoods! Will check it out for sure. Thanks!

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          mrnelso RE: countpig98 Jan 28, 2009 06:32 PM

          University Seafood & Poultry is one shop West of the Ave on 47th and they know fish

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        chownerd RE: countpig98 Jan 29, 2009 02:00 PM

        I agree with the Uwaj and Mutual recs if you're talking about fish for sashimi. One diversion worth exploring if you're shopping for fresh (live) Dungeness crab is the hole-in-the-wall shop next to Malay Satay Hut on 12th between Yesler and Jackson. I don't know the name of the place but the guy always picks the liveliest crabs in the tank, i've never gotten a bad one and his prices consistently beat those seen at the tonier markets.

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          mingm RE: countpig98 Feb 7, 2009 09:59 AM

          Maruta in Georgetown sells sashimi

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            sashimi156 RE: countpig98 Feb 7, 2009 01:22 PM

            This list is good for fresh sashimi but no where does it cover frozen, restaurant quality sashimi. Once a place like Uwajimaya defrosts it we cannot re-freeze. Now that Sashmi Outlet is gone, does anyone know of place to buy frozen sashimi?



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