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“There's nothing fishy about this place!”

The Original Fish Company
Ranked #1 of 76 Restaurants in Los Alamitos
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Off the Hook offers social dining focused on a vibrant, chef-driven menu, high-quality ingredients, and a relaxed ambiance that encourages sharing and bringing people together through food & cocktails.
Reviewed October 11, 2017

I've driven by the Original Fish Co in Los Al several times, but I never had the pleasure of dining here until recently. It located on Los Alamitos & Katella.

We started off w/ the fried squid and popcorn shrimp (approx $14/each), and a bottle of the Nielsen pinot noir from Santa Maria. The appetizers were garden variety, and really didn't stand out in terms of size or flavor: 3 Stars. Likewise, the pinot noir was reasonably priced, but the wine list didn't have a whole lot of selection in this category: 3 Stars.

For our entrees, we ordered the chilean sea bass ($39.95 | inc soup or salad, plus 2 sides), fried trout (don't remember the price, but includes the same offerings as all entrees), and the Australian lobster tail special ($39.95 | inc soup or salad & one side).

My friends really liked their meals, esp the clam chowder that is touted as the best. In my case, I liked my caesar salad. However, it only came w/ one anchovy: 3 Stars. On the other hand, the lobster tail was excellent. It was huge and the meat was tender and not overcooked: 5 Stars. The only disappointment on the plate was the noodles, that reminded me of a kids meal. I was expecting garlic noodles similar to a Viet Cajun place: 2 Stars.

Regarding the ambiance, its nice here. There is a small fresh fish market as you enter. You have several dining options from inside, to the bar area, to the outdoor patio. In addition, the menu is expansive & the portions are good sized. The only downside is this place is big, and the restrooms are all the way in the far left: 4 Stars.

Likewise the service from Katrina was excellent. She was super friendly, very attentive and really conscientious. She did a much better job vs the rest of the team, that disappeared towards the end of the meal: 5 Stars.

OFC is a nice neighborhood place that is better vs the chains like Kings & Market Broiler. The food is really good for the most part, the staff is very friendly, and you feel really relaxed here. No wonder it was packed for dinner on a Wed night, and they have been open for 37 years!

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Thank J P
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Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

Went with our 83 year old cousin. Had a short wait, then a booth with great view. The waiter was very prompt, no5pushy and very knowledgeable of the extensive menu. Service was impeccable. Food was very good; HUGE portions! Reasonable prices for a top-rated restaurants. Great for families and groups!

Thank OpaHal
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Reviewed October 3, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is about thirty miles southeast of Los Angeles and about five miles east of Long Beach. The restaurant is 1/2 miles east I-605 on Katella Avenue and Los Alamitos Blvd. There is a lot self parking lot with spaces on three sides of the restaurant. The restaurant has a full bar large restaurant and a separate fish market in the interior. The prices are moderate and there is a very large selection of fresh seafood. The food is very good. There are daily lunch specials during the week days. Lunch is served until the late afternoon daily.

2  Thank George700East
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

Amazing Fresh Seafood. Great Service and the happy hour is a great value as well. Offers fresh fish to purchase as well.

Thank staceyj862
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has an excellent selection of seafood. It is very good and nice and friendly staff!
The bar is very nice.

1  Thank Robin W
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