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Aug 30, 2012 03:44 PM

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

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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  1. Fish King in Glendale
    HK Market in Glendale

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

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    1. re: ns1

      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

        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 though ;)

        1. re: ns1

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

        2. re: CABEEF1

          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

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

      2. Mitsuwa Marketplace - but no Hollwood Branch :(

        1. 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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          1. re: iOnLa

            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

              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.

          2. 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. McCall's in Los Feliz has great seafood.