Best fishmonger in SF, Peninsula, San Jose?
Interested in the best places to buy fish -- especially oysters, clams, crabs and salmon -- to then take home and open/cook myself. Cook's Seafood in Menlo Park is pretty good and I get oysters from the Hog Island stand at the farmers' market, but would like to hear more suggestions. Thanks!
Note that if you are buying more than $50 worth of fish,you can also get your stuff from royal hawaiin seafood which is a pretty decent local wholesaler:
we've been getting seafood from there for the past few years and are fairly happy.
In SF, nijiya has a pretty decent selection of sushi-grade seafood.
Sun Fat in SF for oysters. They have a wide selection of very fresh oysters in circulated salt water tanks to keep the oysters in great condition.
For fish, I have a similar question- does anyone offer live fishes of great condition that rivals the offerings from the best fish markets in Hong Kong/ Tokyo or restaurants?
Sun Fat is a great choice for oysters and clams. San Bruno's Penninsula and All Shores--not unlike Cook's but without Menlo park prices--is worth a look, especially while crab is in season.
Salmon--and rock fish including ling cod--can best be had right from the boat, at Pillar Point Harbor. If you don't want that inconvenience, the Half Moon Bay Fish Market sells the same fish with a relatively modest markup, and will gut and fillet or steak the fish.