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ISO: Etobicoke's equivalent of Diana's Seafood

pâté chinois Feb 28, 2012 01:48 PM

Can anyone recommend a good fishmonger in West Toronto (Etobicoke, East Mississauga, Mimico)? We used to go to Diana's when we lived in the East End but find it quite far now that we live in Mimico...
Looking forward to your recommendations!

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    ssainani Feb 28, 2012 07:26 PM

    not going to be the best advise as i've never actually been there myself

    but there's a Diana-ish looking place (large and mainly wholesale but selling on the smaller scale out of the side) on Vansco Rd (across from Ikea) - it's called Allseas Fish and it looks pretty big and clean.

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      johnbil Feb 29, 2012 04:51 AM

      Allseas isn't bad, but hard to beat Diana's...

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        LexiFirefly Feb 29, 2012 05:17 AM

        A lot of restos buy from allseas. I'd recommend buying whole fish though as They don't have the turnover on filets that diana's does.

        1. Kagemusha Feb 29, 2012 06:04 AM

          Allseas is wholesale. Mike's next door is their retail arm.

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            Derksen Feb 29, 2012 06:51 AM

            Allseas/Mike's is good, but you'll be let down if you expect the quantity of selection that Diana's offers. Allseas offers about 1/4-1/8 Diana's selection. Can't even say I have seen fresh oysters there, although I could be wrong. Boo.

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              Kagemusha Feb 29, 2012 09:15 AM

              In fairness to Mike's, they sell what sells and don't pretend to stock everything. It's fresh, which is what matters. SLM can be a bit short in that dept. sometimes.

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                Derksen Feb 29, 2012 12:48 PM

                I said Mike's is "good", I just wish there was something relatively close by that offered a few items similar to Diana's, specifically oysters, and a more whole fish options would be nice. That was what my 'boo' referred to. Just disappointed that we have to trek across the city to obtain this stuff.

                Also, am I the only one here that finds the male cashier less than friendly(understatement)? That is also a turn off to me. I've shopped there a dozen or so times, and it has been the same guy each time.

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                  Kagemusha Feb 29, 2012 02:30 PM

                  I don't go there for the retail "experience," just the fish.

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                    Derksen Feb 29, 2012 04:17 PM

                    The fish is the only reason I do go. I certainly don't go for the attitude. I guess you don't care about, or believe in customer service.

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                    CocoTO Mar 1, 2012 06:28 AM

                    Nope, you're not the only one Derksen ... although they have one person at the cash from time to time (a woman fwiw) when I have been there who is quite friendly, but the rest of the people there tend to be less so. I'm not looking for anyone to be overly friendly, but there is a line between neutral service and totally uninterested service ...

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                      Derksen Mar 1, 2012 07:30 AM

                      Thank you. That is all I'm saying.

                      Crazy that my other post 'vanished'.... It basically said that if Diana's was local (for selection and service), we would eat three times the fish we do now.

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                  camp1980 Mar 2, 2012 08:58 AM

                  I have gotten fresh oysters at Allseas/Mikes a bunch of times in the summer. Haven't been in the winter to know if they are a seasonal thing or not.
                  Never been to Diana's so I can't compare the two, but it appears that Allseas/Mike's is the best option in the area.

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                  CocoTO Feb 29, 2012 07:35 AM

                  I'm a pescatarian (so have search high and low), and now too live in Etobicoke, and I'm sad to say that Allseas/Mike's, is probably the fish place with the most selection out this way ... I've taken to going back to the SLM and use Allseas/Mike's as a back up (their fish is okay, but no where near the selection of Diana's) ...

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