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Best fresh fish restaurant in Toronto

My wife and I go out 2 times a week. We live in the Yonge and Eglinton area. Besides Zucca (that we love) we can't find a good restaurant that serves plain grilled fresh fish. Maybe Zee's Grill, but not as good as Zucca. For all you foodies out there, please help us!

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Zucca
2150 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4S 2A8, CA

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  1. do try looking in the following threads on this subject:_

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/750795

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/723107

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/703356

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    1. re: AzulH

      Thanks AzulH and CocoTO. I went to the threads and concluded that there is not much out there. We're going to check Joso's out. if we find a good one, we will report back.

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      Joso's
      202 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON M5R1J2, CA

      1. re: newinTO

        Chiado and Starfish would be my first picks for grilled fish. I have had a superb grilled Tunisian sea bream at Starfish. Chiado flies different fishes in from Portugal, and offers various fishes at market prices.

        I've heard good things about the grilled fish at Tabule, but I haven't tried it yet.

        Malena is my favourite restaurant for grilled octopus. Haven't tried their grilled fish. Has anyone tried Malena's grilled fish?

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        Tabule
        2009 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4S 1Z8, CA

        Starfish
        100 Adelaide St E, Toronto, ON M5C1K9, CA

        Chiado
        864 College Street West, Toronto, ON M6H 1A3, CA

        Maléna
        120 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5R, CA

        1. re: prima

          Definitely second Malena as a great seafood and whole fish option. Starfish, Vertical and Chiado would be my other suggestions. Joso's is just too old fashioned and way too expensive for my tastes anymore.

          1. re: The Macallan 18

            ... you find Joso's more expensive than Chiado? I've enjoyed both numerous times and wouldn't put Chiado in a more price conscious category ...

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            Chiado
            864 College Street West, Toronto, ON M6H 1A3, CA

            Joso's
            202 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON M5R1J2, CA

            1. re: CocoTO

              Way more value associated with Chiado. Service, ambiance, service, service and better cooking in general.

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              Chiado
              864 College Street West, Toronto, ON M6H 1A3, CA

    2. Lots of great options in the threads referred by AzulH ...

      ... specific to what you're looking for, I always think of Joso's. They bring the daily fish selection to your table (on an ice platter) you pick and then they simply grill it.

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      Joso's
      202 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON M5R1J2, CA

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      1. re: CocoTO

        I haven't yet been to Chiado, but I recommend Starfish, Joso's and Vertical for grilled whole fish. I'd also strongly recommend O'Mei for steamed whole fish with ginger and scallions, or a number of other preparations. You can choose your fish as it is swimming in the tank. Magic Wok also has fresh fish, but their service leaves a lot to be desired. Charles Yu has recommended another place, claiming that the chef has the most impeccable timing for steamed fish in the city. I can't remember if it was fantasy eatery or tanchikee, or perhaps another place. Hopefully he'll pipe in with the answer.

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        Chiado
        864 College Street West, Toronto, ON M6H 1A3, CA

        Joso's
        202 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON M5R1J2, CA

      2. Had a great whole grilled sea bream at Campagnolo yesterday, though they change thir menu every few days so they may not always have fresh fish. Very well priced ($24)

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        Campagnolo
        832 Dundas St. W, Toronto, ON , CA

        1. Pantheon does a good job with plain grilled fish.

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          1. re: fickle

            ... and some of the BEST grilled calamari around. Thanks for reminding me of this one fickle!

            1. re: fickle

              Second Pantheon for the whole grilled fish.

            2. Sotto Sotto serves fantastic simple grilled fish

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              Sotto Sotto Restaurant
              116 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5R2H4, CA