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Feb 15, 2009 09:01 AM

Sushi grade fish in West LA?

Been hankering for sushi the past few weeks but it can be so expensive week after week (outside of Hara sushi that is)--was wondering if there were any fish markets, Asian or otherwise, that sell sushi grade fish around West LA...

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  1. You might want to check out this place on Sawtelle called Safe and Save's next to Hide Sushi on Sawtelle.

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    1. re: bophisto

      Safe and Save sometimes has amazing fish i'll second this rec :)

      1. Mitsuwa at Venice and Centinela has a modest selection.

        1. Santa Monica Seafood on Broadway and 12th; Safe and Save, Nijiya, Granada and Mitsuwa, all on Sawtelle; Bristol Farms in Westwood.

          C'est tout.

          1. I heard Vicente foods gets their stuff from SM Seafood.

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            1. re: jaykayen

              Granada on Sawtelle has the best sushi grade fish - it isn't cheap, but it is by far the best.

              1. re: lizziee

                I second Granada for sushi grade fish. Safe and Save also has pre cut sashimi in their cold case. I've had it several times and it's decent. The price is much lower than Granada.

                1. re: delishdonna

                  Oh maybe it was Granada i just remember they had a fish case in the back with a giant deep bright red giant tuna in it and i thought to myself WOW that is a great piece of fish

                  1. re: Ben7643

                    I third Granada for sushi grade fish. LA Times article called them freshest fish on the west side. They got Kobe Beef there as well. Store is known to be frequented by many Japanese celebrities for their high grade meats and fish. Dodger pitcher Kuroda seen there often.

                  2. re: delishdonna

                    The nice guy at Safe and Save (I never knew their name before!) will cut up anything in his case for you on request if he's not busy.

                    I third (more?) this place.

                    1. re: delishdonna

                      Mitsuwa, Granada, Safe n Save all located on Sawtelle Blvd.. nice selection for everyone on Sawtelle.

                      1. re: miyamoto_musashi

                        You're probably referring to Nijiya on Sawtelle instead of Mitsuwa...

                        1. re: bulavinaka

                          Mitsuwa is further south, but it's still on Sawtelle.

                          1. re: Das Ubergeek

                            Actually it's on Centinela. Just north of Marisco Chente

                            1. re: Jase

                              Good catch. Bah. Worth the trip, though, over Nijiya.

                2. This may sound strange, but other than the already mentioned Mitsuwa, Marukai, etc.... I get my wild ahi tuna from my neighborhood Costco in Marina del Rey... It's usually very fresh and great for making poké. However, it does come in a large slab so it may not be appropriate for sashimi, but it's great to chop for minced tuna dishes, poké, or sushi rolls.

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                  1. re: kushnerom

                    With Costco portions, am envisioning 'entire tuna in vacpac'