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Fresh Fish Market in WeHo/Hollywood Area re: Sushi?

CABEEF1 Aug 30, 2012 03:44 PM

Whenever I got to Whole Foods, Gelson's, or other local markets, I am often frustrated that the only sushi-grade fresh fish they carry is usually either ahi tuna or salmon - can you anyone recommend a great local fresh fish market in the West Hollywood and/or Hollywood area that carries a wider selection of sushi, i.e., yellowtail, halibut, octopus, etc.? With as many sushi places around town, there's gotta be a good fish market that's not too out of the way, i.e., downtown and/or valley. Thx!

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    ns1 Aug 30, 2012 03:49 PM

    Fish King in Glendale
    HK Market in Glendale

    Alternatively, we can setup a chowhound group-buy so that we can just get stuff from catalinaop.com shipped to us.

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    1. re: ns1
      CABEEF1 Aug 30, 2012 04:05 PM

      Thanks, ns1, these are good suggestions, but I was hoping to locate a fish market closer to me, i.e. WeHo/Hollywood area.

      1. re: CABEEF1
        ns1 Aug 30, 2012 04:07 PM

        I know, but I've done the digging and you wont' find it except @ Whole Foods or numerous locations in Santa Monica.

        I would go 50/50 with you on getting stuffed shipped from catalinaop.com though ;)

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          CABEEF1 Aug 30, 2012 04:16 PM

          Hmm, I will check out catalinop.com and mull it over :)

        2. re: CABEEF1
          latindancer Aug 30, 2012 06:07 PM

          I wouldn't waste my time/money on Whole Foods fish. Can't tell you how many times I've been burnt on fish that smelled 'fishy'.
          The only place I'll shop near my home for fish is Bristol Farms on Beverly. Presently I eat fish 2-3 times a week and I'm always pleased with their offerings.
          If you can't see what you want they'll order it for you. Many personal chefs shop at this location and they're seriously selective.

          1. re: latindancer
            CABEEF1 Aug 30, 2012 07:35 PM

            Thanks for the tip, latindancer, I've been to that Bistol Farms on Beverly many times, but never checked the fish section...

      2. Ciao Bob Aug 30, 2012 04:01 PM

        Mitsuwa Marketplace - but no Hollwood Branch :(

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          iOnLa Aug 30, 2012 05:29 PM

          as noted, this area's a fresh fish wasteland. the closest I've found is Drydock—I see the guy on Sundays at the Beverly Hills farmers market and from their website they're at the Larchmont one too.
          He brings about a dozen ice chests w/ different fish and seafood. can't guarantee it's sushi grade but it sure beats Whole Foods.

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            CABEEF1 Aug 30, 2012 05:48 PM

            Am curious about Drydock - have you bought sushi-grade fish from Drydock? Was it good? I just may drop by the Larchmont FM...sounds like a solid option in lieu of fish market drought.

            1. re: CABEEF1
              iOnLa Aug 31, 2012 10:23 AM

              no, I've just bought the usual suspects—salmon, tuna, halibut—to grill, never to serve raw.
              I wouldn't dream of doing sushi at home—it's not the fish I don't trust but my knife skills.

              Latindancer—thanks, I'll add Bristol Farms to my rotation too now that I know they have a good selection.

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            ns1 Aug 30, 2012 05:30 PM

            Does the hollywood FM vendor sell sashimi grade? While I'm partially sketchy about buying sashimi grade fish from a FM vendor, inquiring minds want to know.

            1. Grog Aug 31, 2012 10:28 AM

              McCall's in Los Feliz has great seafood.

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                fish_n_rice Aug 31, 2012 08:23 PM

                i know it's not hollywood, but nijiya market on sawtelle isn't far

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