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May 27, 2009 11:47 PM

Lime, Tojo, Octopus Garden? Who is best for Local Fish?

I am visiting from LA where I have easy access to top of the line sushi, all flown in from Japan on a daily basis, etc. But what is not in LA is the beautiful exceptional local fish that Vancouver is famous for. I have a few more nights here in Vancouver and what I really want is top of the line creative interpretations of local fish in season, especially spot prawns, halibut, salmon. No tempura, rolls, cooked stuff, Izakaya, etc, just exceptional raw fish. I had a fantastic experience with Yoshi at Blue Water and am tempted to just go back there, but it would be nice to try something different. Thoughts?

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  1. I think Blue Water is the tops for local fish as far as selection and quality are concerned. The others (Lime, et al) are all excellent, but the selection is smaller (eg on local oysters, mussels, urchin, etc. at BW). Tojo's does have a decent selection compated to the other two.

    The recent review on Yew by sf_toronto has me intrigued though. That meal sounded amazing and very different from Blue Water's offerings.

    1. I would give Tojo a chance to impress you...I think that if you asked for local only and put yourself in his hands you would be very could call and and ask what local seafood they are featuring....