Best Shrimp dish in Los Angeles?
Most restaurants have the traditional shrimp scampi. I am looking for a place with a more original shrimp dish in LA. Haven't found anything special yet.
Thanks in advance.
Even excluding the wonders of Asian preparations and the myriad joys of Mariscos Chentes, there are lots of options: Have you tried the Shrimp Topolobampo at Babita? The Shrimp & Grits at Nook Bistro? The salt-cooked Santa Barbara spot prawns at Providence?
1823 S San Gabriel Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776
11628 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 9, Los Angeles, CA 90025
5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
not sure if this is what you're looking for, but:
the prawns madras from akbar indian. amazing. if you like spicy food -- you can order a number 5 spicy in marina del rey -- it's amazing. the santa monica akbar has the dish but can't make it spicy.
people seem to love the slippery shrimp at yang chow in the valley and chinatown. i like it -- but don't see what all the fuss is about.
bourbon street shrimp on pico has this really great dish (I haven't been there in a long time) -- but it essentially just shrimp in a nice tomato-based spicy broth. they serve it over pasta or rice -- but i ask for it without the pasta/rice and just with bread on the side to dip in. it is really a treat.
la playita on lincoln just south of rose is a stand that serves great shrimp cocktail (just shrimp and lime and avocado in a cup). it's like $5 and fixes my shrimp cravings.
Toscana does the grilled large Santa Barbara Shrimp very well. Of course, as it Is always a "special" the price is a surprise unless you ask your server what you will be paying for these delicious crustaceans. I have had those grilled shrimp in many restaurants. Toscana just always gets them just right and the side of spinach and/or roasted potatoes works beautifully.
11633 San Vicente Blvd Ste 100, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Steam or boil those giant shrimp (some with roe) right out of the holding tank! There's nothing better... Fresh to the power of ten!
At Pacific Fish Center, on the Redondo Beach Pier
Pacific Fish Center & Restaurant
131 Fishermans Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277