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Looking for great fish dishes

szw Feb 25, 2012 05:11 AM

Not Chinese and preferably not whole fish (okay mention it still, if its amazing ill put it on the list). will often be dining alone, don't mind sitting at a bar. atmosphere unimportant as I just want to sample a bunch of good fish dishes in Toronto.

I do like an Asian twist, especially Japanese, but not necessary.

I say no Chinese only because I already eat a lot of Chinese.


  1. prima Feb 25, 2012 08:44 AM

    Zee Grill and Starfish are my go-tos for finfish. If you also like shellfish, the flown-in-from-the-Maritimes lobster is amazing at Starfish, and they will let customers share lobsters, which I thought was a nice touch.

    For shellfish, I enjoy the grilled octopus and grilled calamari at Volos. I've liked every shellfish dish I've ever tried at Scaramouche. I haven't ordered finfish at Scaramouche, but I would expect it to be very good. I also like the Wednesday night crabcake special at Nota Bene, where I have also enjoyed finfish over the last year.

    If you like shellfish served cold, I recommend the Vuelve a la Vida ceviche at Milagro, made with octopus, crab and shrimp. I couldn't detect much crab, but even if it's mostly octopus and shrimp, I still like it a lot. It's my favourite dish on their menu.

    Please report back, to let us know where you go and what you order.

    100 Adelaide St E, Toronto, ON M5C1K9, CA

    1 Benvenuto Place, Toronto, ON M4V 2L1, CA

    Zee Grill
    641 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

    Nota Bene
    180 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 2A1, CA

    Rodney's By Bay
    56 Temperance Street, Toronto, ON M5H 3V5, CA

    Milagro Uptown
    3187 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4N, CA

    Estiatorio VOLOS
    133 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2L3, CA

    3 Replies
    1. re: prima
      CocoaChanel Feb 25, 2012 09:45 AM

      I would second Zee Grill and Starfish; Starfish especially for oysters and shellfish

      Scaramouche finfish has always been excellent (as has the shellfish)

      1. re: prima
        Charles Yu Feb 25, 2012 06:47 PM

        Second Starfish!!!

        1. re: prima
          szw Feb 26, 2012 03:22 PM

          Thanks so much. I will keep all in mind and will report back.

        2. w
          wannabfoodie Feb 25, 2012 06:24 AM

          joso's- best fish in toronto and will make you a sample platter so you can have a little of everything.. lots of fun people watching!

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          1. re: wannabfoodie
            robb Feb 25, 2012 07:01 AM

            Sit at the bar at Senhor Antonio....tapas bar of Chiado...can't go wrong.

            1. re: wannabfoodie
              prima Feb 25, 2012 08:54 AM

              How much does the sample platter cost at Joso's? I didn't realize they offered a sample platter.

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

              202 Davenport Rd, Toronto, ON M5R1J2, CA

              1. re: prima
                wannabfoodie Feb 28, 2012 05:28 PM

                not sure how much.. i think it depends on what you get and for how many people. I was just there and got one of a few things just to try.. but i have to admit i did not see the bill!

                1. re: prima
                  foodyDudey Feb 28, 2012 07:06 PM

                  Looks like they call it a "mixed platter" but the price is not listed.

                  It's mantioned right after "entrees" here: http://www.josos.com/menu.html

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