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Looking for a great seafood restaurant in Phoenix or Scottsdale

burnsie67 Aug 4, 2011 12:52 PM

Somewhere to get a really nicely prepared meal with fresh and innovative seafood dishes.

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    kmarg RE: burnsie67 Aug 4, 2011 09:10 PM

    Richardsons/Rokerij gets great fish and does New Mexican preps. alot of spicy fruit salsas and chile sauces. definitely worth a try.

    1. Dapuma RE: burnsie67 Aug 4, 2011 10:51 PM

      ocean club - dunga crab is great there...make your own tower

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        Da Beebz RE: Dapuma Aug 5, 2011 01:19 PM

        I'm a big fan of Ocean Club. We like Salt Cellar and happy hour at both McCormick Schmicks and Wildfish.

        Salt Cellar Restaurant
        550 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

      2. hohokam RE: burnsie67 Aug 5, 2011 07:17 AM

        Noca is neither an Italian restaurant nor a seafood place, but for the past couple of years they have had some of the best pasta and fish dishes in town. They bring in fine seafood and and treat it with respect and skill. I don't know if the new chef, Matt Taylor, has the the same touch that the former chef had, but given Chef Taylor's background, I wouldn't be surprised if he did.

        Nobuo at Teeter House is another destination for interesting and beautifully prepared seafood dishes. Again, not a seafood place per se, but just a great restaurant doing delicious things with the ocean's bounty.

        FnB is another spot to keep an eye on. The ever-changing menu usually features only one seafood entree, so it pays to check ahead of time (either by phone by looking at the online menu) to see if the current offering sounds like something you're in the mood for.

        3118 E. Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

        7133 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

        Nobuo at Teeter House
        622 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

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        1. re: hohokam
          MesaChow RE: hohokam Aug 5, 2011 04:56 PM

          OP doesn't say when they plan to dine, but if during the next week, check out Noca's Facebook page for info on their upcoming salmon features. They get the freshest from an employee's family in Alaska (something like that) this time of year in addition to weekly shipments from Maine. Their fan page also has photos of what their plates look like so you can get an idea of what to expect portion and presentation-wise.

          FnB is closed for the month of August, but I have also enjoyed wonderful fish dishes there as well.

          3118 E. Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

          1. re: hohokam
            Dmnkly RE: hohokam Aug 6, 2011 01:54 AM

            Here's another shout for Noca. Though not explicitly a seafood restaurant, seafood receives a great deal of their focus and they turn out dishes that are undeniably innovative and produced with stunning product. The lobsters, for example, come from Ingrid Bengis, who also supplies the French Laundry. They also do special seafood menus from time to time, so it might be worth dropping them a line and waiting for a seafood event.

            3118 E. Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

            1. re: hohokam
              Bill Hunt RE: hohokam Aug 7, 2011 09:42 PM

              First, I am not a big fan of some of the above "seafood" recs., but then grew up on it, and have been known to travel for great examples.

              Still, NOCA has served up some of the best seafood in the PHX area, and, while I donot think of them as a "seafood restaurant," will add my support for their fare.

              One big caveat - I have not dined there, since Chef Curtiss left, so things might have changed? Still, if we want seafood, we'd check the dishes at NOCA first, if we could not go to New Orleans, of San Francisco for that meal.


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