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Jul 30, 2010 04:11 PM

Fried Oysters, anybody?

Where in the LA area (westside, Hollywood, downtown?) can you get good fried oysters? I love oysters, but I'm pregnant and can't eat raw oysters for another 5+ months (so sad). My birthday is tomorrow. I thought The Water Grill downtown would be a sure thing, but they don't have fried oysters on the menu. We had some leads on divey soul food joints with fry oysters, but nothing upscale and appropriate for a birthday dinner.

Just curious. Any help is appreciated!

Water Grill
544 South Grand, Los Angeles, CA 90071

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  1. At Blue Plate Oysterette in Santa Monica they are wonderful. They are not always on the menu so call first but they had them last week.

    1. The Water Grill is a great place and very friendly. I'd explain the situation to them and see if they won't help out a pregnant birthday girl by frying up a mess of oysters for you. In any case, happy birthday!

      1. I don't know if you would find it birthday appropriate although I'm taking my duaghter there Sunday for her 20th birthday, but the deep fried oysters at Hop Li on Alpine St. in Chinatown are wonderful as is the rest of their food. There is always back and forth debate on this restaurant on this board but I have never been disappointed.

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        1. Beacon has it as an app.

          Also, the Boiling Crab in Alhambra has it. Not upscale, but then not "divey" either.

          Good luck.

          1. Happy B-Day, LDWmoorestreet!

            Check out The Tar Pit. Upscale locale, nice vibe. Cool meet-up for a birthday celebration. Live entertainment. Fried oysters on the menu. Haven’t tried them yet but they should be good with Mark Peel (Campanile) at the helm.

            609 N La Brea Ave
            Los Angeles, CA 90036
            (323) 965-1300

            Another option is Gulfstream. The fried oysters were amazing at the Newport Beach location, perhaps a bit far for your party. I understand that the one in Century City features the same menu. The crab cakes and the wild rice salad are sure bets as well if available there. Again, a very cool, upscale venue.

            10250 Santa Monica Blvd
            Los Angeles, CA 90067
            (310) 553-3636

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            1. re: degustateur

              The fried oysters at Gulfstream (in Century City) are BY FAR the best I've had in Los Angeles!!!

              10250 Santa Monica Blvd 656, Los Angeles, CA

              1. re: degustateur

                Agree 100% about Gulfstream. I am not a big fan of raw oysters but their fried ones are delicious

                10250 Santa Monica Blvd 656, Los Angeles, CA