Fresh seafood, expensive prices. For a true seafood lover there are many choices to be had, but be aware that the price of admission is about 40% higher on average. I was surprised (to put it mildly) to see this medium size shrimp price priced at almost $25 a pound. Perhaps these variety of shrimp are from another planet, because they looked cooked, and frankly, no discerning qualities to separate them from the most mundane offerings valued at conventional prices of around $10. Chilean Sea Bass looked spectacularly white and shiny, and priced at a little under $30 was no different than most places. So were the Halibut Fillets, and sushi grade Tuna.
The fact remains that they had some beautiful seafood across the board and well worth visiting if in the area, if only to take a look but chances are the irresistible temptation will get the best of those who love seafood. They have all kinds of little things besides the great display of fresh seafood and mostly, following the grand tradition of Santa Monica Seafood prices, are all slightly higher priced than most other places. Still, for being the one place where you are assured the freshest catch is a fine price to pay for quality. For those with no material concerns this place will please to no end. For the rest of the population perhaps a monthly visit is recommended. We spent over $60 without blinking an eye and did not have a lot of seafood to show for, but we did go for an expensive never before tried fish (0pah?) and Pacific Snapper, one pound of the first or a little over and half a pound of the snapper. Add a few other goodies and it is well worth mentioning that they have pieces of various cuts of fish, the pieces that are left over after their fine trimming job that sell for about $7 a pound, and which makes the most delicious of seafood chowders, or anything the creative cook deems appropriate for the occasion. Overall a very fresh spot for seafood, Freshly expensive and merited a solid 4 Stars! Tasty for sure!
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