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GF never eaten fish. Suggestions on the best fish you've eaten

I have a bet with my girlfriend. If I can eat vegan for a month (including thanksgiving) she will eat fish a few times a week for a month. Im on week two and damn it if I could use a steak or some mouthwatering portk....but I digress. Back to the fish. She hasn't had fish in 20 years. My hope is to give her fish dishes so tasty that she will bring fish back into her diet. There is a restriction: No dairy. Given the restriction I'd like to get a range of cuisines so not all asian.

I thought I would start her off with a miso glazed black cod since it's light and subtle, not too fishy tasting. There will probably be some sushi there (at sushi Gen) at the end.

I was also thinking a really good crab cake might be good if anyone knows where I can get one. Maybe some cioppino.

Ok thanks for the input!

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  1. The best seafood I've had in Los Angeles is the seafood Dim Sum at Sea Harbour
    and The Providence tasting menu.

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    Providence
    5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

    sea harbour
    3939 Rosemead Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770

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    1. re: wienermobile

      Very nice dish at Manhattan Beach Post, SLOW STEAMED CALIFORNIA WHITE SEA BASS bok choy, sudachi, lotus root, kaffir lime. Also their grilled salmon is perfectly cooked, crispy on the outside and nicely medium rare in the middle. Small plates so if she wanted she could try a few different dishes you could.

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      Manhattan Beach Post
      1142 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

    2. Hirami usu zukuri with ponzu sauce (thin sliced halibut sashimi).

      1. Steamed Rock cod at Sea Harbour.
        Sushi at Mori Sushi.

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        Mori Sushi
        11500 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

        1. Roy's does an excellent version of the miso glazed black cod. I'd recommend theirs wholeheartedly. In fact, they generally do other kinds of fish very well. I'm not sure if they can do a vegan dish for you, but if you give them advanced notice, they can easily pull it together for you, I'm sure.

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          1. re: Professor Salt

            Thanks I've eaten at roys before and was happy with what I ordered. By the time she's eating this I'll no longer be vegan and very happy about that.

          2. wienermobile hit the nail on the head with the Providence suggestion.

            you can never go wrong with the roasted scallops or black cod at Scarpetta...and if the food at Mariscos Chente doesn't convince her to come back to the pescatarian side, you may be out of luck.

            Son of a Gun or Hungry Cat might be good bets too. and for cioppino or bouillabaisse:
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/784974
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/386680

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            The Hungry Cat
            1535 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

            Mariscos Chente
            10020 Inglewood Ave, Lennox, CA 90304

            Scarpetta
            225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

            Son of a Gun
            8370 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

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            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

              Take her to The Hungry Cat and ply her with those delicious cocktails first.

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              The Hungry Cat
              100 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402