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post #1771 of 2295
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Originally Posted by foodguy View Post

is that the open-air market by the docks?

It's inside one of the docks, so it's not open-air. The actual address is not of the San Pedro Fish Market on yelp, but rather this place:

https://plus.google.com/101549075923429858670/about?gl=us&hl=en
post #1772 of 2295
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It's inside one of the docks, so it's not open-air. The actual address is not of the San Pedro Fish Market on yelp, but rather this place:

https://plus.google.com/101549075923429858670/about?gl=us&hl=en
cool. know it well. state is one of the last remaining of the "seven thieves" fish distributors (so-named by the fishermen). good folks, actually. now in their fourth generation. they handle mostly squid, mackerel and sardines now, but are friendly with lots of other fishermen and open up the space. i'm going to have to go. thanks for the reminder.
post #1773 of 2295
what are the seven thieves fg?

what you think of santa monica seafood? i'm concerned about the mislabeling of fish etc everywhere
post #1774 of 2295
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Have been hitting up the San Pedro Fish Market every 2-3 weeks for fresh fish and seafood. Sashimi grade tuna is $4.50/lb. Yellowtail, salmon, etc. are all similar prices. Calamari steaks were very tasty and cost a ridiculous $1.50/lb. The catch is that you have to be there from 2 to 5 am on a Saturday morning. I usually try to combine a trip there with some late night going out.

Thanks for the tip, been looking for a little better fish and those prices are crazy steals
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

what are the seven thieves fg?

what you think of santa monica seafood? i'm concerned about the mislabeling of fish etc everywhere

the "seven thieves" was the pejorative commercial fishermen used for what used to be seven seafood distributors that worked out of the san pedro harbor. now, i think there are only two and maybe only 1 1/2, really. but "1 1/2 half thieves" doesn't have the same ring (though the lack of competition means they're even tougher on price).
Santa Monica Seafood has good fish, but they charge a Santa Monica premium. You can find at least as good fish at much more reasonable prices at Mitsuwa, the Japanese grocery.
mislabeling of fish is indemic and, in fact, in many cases is accepted culture. There has never been anything like Red Snapper on the West Coast. Or Dover Sole (unless it's been airfreighted in). what happened was back in the day, merchants would label the fish with the closest east coast analog to let people know how to prepare it. it's another thing entirely, of course, when they use those labels to extract a higher price.
post #1776 of 2295
i see, good info as usual thank you sir

any good places in oc?
post #1777 of 2295
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post

It's inside one of the docks, so it's not open-air. The actual address is not of the San Pedro Fish Market on yelp, but rather this place:

https://plus.google.com/101549075923429858670/about?gl=us&hl=en

So can you just show up between 2 and 5 any Saturday? Are there minimum purchase quantities to get those prices? Thanks!
post #1778 of 2295
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Originally Posted by dlm4114 View Post

So can you just show up between 2 and 5 any Saturday? Are there minimum purchase quantities to get those prices? Thanks!

2 and 5 in the morning, yes. There is no minimum, but I make sure to bring cash out of respect for those prices. They do take credit cards, I believe.
post #1779 of 2295
Yeah that's what I was thinking. So, just to be clear, you mean 2 and 5 on Saturday morning, so "late Friday night," right? Thanks again --
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Yeah that's what I was thinking. So, just to be clear, you mean 2 and 5 on Saturday morning, so "late Friday night," right? Thanks again --

Yes, at least that's what I heard. I, myself, arrive around 2:30 and there's usually plenty of fish. It might be open until 7am, but I heard that sellers start wrapping up earlier than that and there's usually no good fish pieces left.
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i see, good info as usual thank you sir

any good places in oc?

there are mitsuwa and marukais in oc. and much more limited but very, very good, there's a terrific place in Newport Beach called Pearson's Port. Really a treasure -- the husband is a fisherman who runs mainly spot prawns or spiny lobsters, depending on the season. The wife runs the store, which is a little shack at the end of a gangplank at the entrance to Newport Back Bay. They also sell some fish that friends catch and sometimes things like salmon that's flown in that customers demand. But the real thing here is the prawns and lobster, which are held in live tanks, usually less than 24 hours out of the ocean. love that place. h ere's a piece i did on them years ago.
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Originally Posted by retronotmetro View Post

My Thai friend made me drive out to Lum Ka Naad for dinner. It was worth the trek out to Northridge.

It's a solid Thai restaurant. My wife still loves going to Krua Thai a bit more but this place was definitely nice and closer to home for us.
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It's a solid Thai restaurant. My wife still loves going to Krua Thai a bit more but this place was definitely nice and closer to home for us.

A Thai friend/colleague and my old job considered Krua Thai to be the best in town. I'm not qualified to opine, but he brought take-out a couple of times when we were working late, and it was very tasty.

I like Jitlada a lot, despite the hipster factor.
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Another cool place in K-Town is Mountain Cafe.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/mountain-caf%C3%A9-los-angeles-2

They're open 24 hours and serve real Korean homemade-style food. It's not for everyone, but if you like spicy authentic asian dishes, then remember this place. Where else will you get so much delicious food for $10 at 4am in the morning? Personal highlights are the ginseng chicken soup and the spicy kimchi stew.
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If you guys were to rank top 3 omakase places in LA what would they be?
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