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Apr 30, 2009 03:19 PM

Best Fish and Chips?

I'm craving it and I'm curious if anyone has any suggestions of their favorite place to go for good fish and chips.

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  1. Malibu Seafood !!!!!!!!!! 25653 Pacific Coast Hwy up the coast beyond Pepperdine


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      1. re: CinnamonKitten

        Had Malibu Seafood's this weekend, not the first time at all, but somehow it was better than I ever remember it being. I'd put it toward the top of my list now.

    1. The Golden State on Fairfax is serving fish and chips on Fridays and Saturdays now. I had it last saturday and it was probably the best version I've had in LA. I also like the fish and chips at King's Head in Santa Monica, but the breading on that version can overwhelm the fish, where I thought the ration of breading to fish on the Golden State's version was pretty much perfect.

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      1. re: mollyomormon

        I keep missing out! I'm gonna make a point of making it out there this weekend :-)

        1. re: mollyomormon

          Had the fish n chips at golden state tonight...I thought it was VERY good. The batter was excellent and the fish was very flavorful. Their tarter sauce is also very good. Very enjoyable!

          1. re: ronnie_gaucho

            Fantastic! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

          2. re: mollyomormon

            And another reason to go back for a Beer Float... :)



            1. re: Dommy

              So we went last night and sadly I was not blown away... I understand the argument about the amount of batter used at Ye Olde Kings Head... but I love it and it works to insulate the fish so it's always nicely done... the fish I got at Golden State was overdone... :/ Such a SHAME... It's such a nice portion for the price and I LOVED swaping out regular fries for Sweet Potato fries...


              Anyway, so my vote echos Emme's below... Ye Olde Kings Head still rules in my book... although the beer float (Old Rasputin w/ Pumpkin and Date) was still excellent! :)



          3. Three suggestions...

            Ye Olde King's Head in SaMo

            The Whale'n'Ale - also great sticky toffee pudding

            Robin Hood's Pub

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              1. re: Emme

                BIG fan of the fish and chips at ye olde kings head.

                1. re: wilafur

                  Kings Head is HORRIBLE-
                  greasy and the fish not fresh-

                  1. re: kandykane

                    I just had some delicious fish and chips there two weeks ago... the fish they served me was not in the least greasy nor was it anything less than fresh. It was the best I have had in a very long time.

                    1. re: LAchowman

                      I've had it there when the breading has been really, really thick. How was it this time?

                      1. re: mollyomormon

                        I was just at YOKH for the first time. Great, great F&C. The batter was perfectly crisp and light, and not at all overpowering, and the fish was . Actually my wife had the fish, and I had their excellent lamb chops.

                        Though I thought the batter was perfect, they did give you the option of using less batter.

                    2. re: kandykane

                      I agree with the overwhelming majority on here that the Kings Head has EXCELLENT fish and chips! :)
                      (Only negative review I see is one person posting the same thing three times within this thread, is that really necessary?)

                2. I liked the fish and chips I had Ireland's 32 on Burbank Blvd. just west of Woodman in Van Nuys. I've been to King's Head and Robin Hood, don't remember liking either place better than I 32.

                  1. John O'Groat's on PIco is the best I've had in L.A. A close runner-up would be the version at Kate Mantilini's.