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Jul 1, 2014 03:23 PM

Where can I find shark in LA?

I am having my annual get together with my fishing buddies and their wives in a couple of weeks, and hope to do some kind of fish without breaking the bank. I've grilled shark, halibut and other fish on skewers successfully and think I might try that, but I haven't seen shark at a fish market for eons.

Anyone know where in LA I can find it? Other budget friendly seafood suggestions while we're at it? I'm going to have to feed 8 people.


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    1. re: Servorg

      Quality Seafood also had Thresher shark this past weekend, although I don't recall the price, it looked very good. Worth a call.

      1. re: Novelli

        Thanks, you guys. I'll check that out.

        1. re: EarlyBird


          I was hanging out at Quality Seafood this afternoon and saw thresher shark going for 7.99/lb. The fish monger said it was swimming 3 days ago.

    2. Just think about the implications of karma next time you're snorkeling in the ocean.

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      1. re: Wayno

        I've grilled and eaten shark so many times over the years, and I dove or snorkeled almost daily in the Red Sea for 2 years (among many, many other places). If there was anything to that idea I would have been shark bait many years ago.

        1. re: Servorg

          Yeah, the same goes for me. Diving and snorkeling, include some shark-specific dives, all over Asia and Africa and the So. Pacific, I'm lucky Mr. Shark didn't play the karma card.

          1. re: Servorg

            Sharm el-Sheikh has some spectacular diving. Thanks for bringing back the memories...

            1. re: J.L.

              I was about 800 km south of there in Yanbu, S.A.

        2. If you opt out of shark the Galleria, a Korean market in Northridge, has both whole monkfish tails and skate wings for a reasonable price and excellent quality. The catch is that you have to clean them both. In particular skinning and removing the membranes from monkfish is a bit of a chore, but it grills beautifully.

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          1. re: ebethsdad

            Oh, monkfish! Love it. Thanks for the lead.

          2. Aren't there any buildings downtown that are primarily law offices?

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            1. re: Tripeler

              Good call...I'm not sure that qualifies as seafood however. More like landshark...if you are old enough to remember,

              1. re: Tripeler

                Hah! If I can get away with it I may grill up a personal injury attorney or two.

                1. re: EarlyBird

                  Would that attorney also be a Food Truck Chaser?

              2. Off the manhattan beach pier... but, be careful, it usually bites back.