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Old 10-14-2015, 11:42 AM
 
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Where do you guys buy fish? Im looking for some place that has really fresh quality fish?
Go to ocean star fish market in Chinatown. 250 Chystie St right by the B and D train
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Old 10-14-2015, 12:36 PM
 
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The only really fresh fish is live fish. Go to Chinatown, there are a few Chinatowns in NYC.
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Old 10-14-2015, 02:05 PM
 
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Chinatown fish is horrific. Too much people hovering over all the open fish. YUCK. I usually get fish from Essex St market.
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Old 10-14-2015, 02:11 PM
 
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Chinatown fish is horrific. Too much people hovering over all the open fish. YUCK. I usually get fish from Essex St market.
I agree. You're better off going to the Chinese markets in Elmhurst.
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Old 10-14-2015, 05:38 PM
 
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I will try lisa fish market and the chealsea market. I am really picky with how my fish looks. Has to be super fresh.
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Old 10-15-2015, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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kiki,

Where do your live?

I was surprised that one of my local haunts, Cherry Valley, 101st and Second, added a fresh fish market during its latest renovation. I bought the cod filets a couple times and it was super fresh and only $6.99 the first time, and $5.99 the next...with an intervening $8.99 which I passed over. REALLY fresh without chi-chi prices.

I chatted with the fish monger...nothing frozen. He goes up to Hunts Point every morning and picks out the day's fish. It is stored on ice rather than in ugly packages like most of the places around me.

I asked about trout and he said all I had to do was tell him the day before and he'd pick some for me or anything else I wanted.

Alas, I never seem to see anyone else buying and I hope that doesn't discourage them from continuing the fish.

Very nice fish at Fairway on East 86th and Whole Foods (87th and Third) but at prices that make me gasp for air.
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Old 10-15-2015, 07:49 AM
 
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I will try lisa fish market and the chealsea market. I am really picky with how my fish looks. Has to be super fresh.
Lisa's is similar deal as the place Kefir mentions of. Let them know in advance and they'll bring it back from the Bronx.

You also have Metropolitan Fish Market in Williamsburg and Joe's in Ridgewood (Fresh Pond).
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Old 10-16-2015, 07:34 AM
 
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I live in harlem but im not impressed with anything i saw. I was considered going to hunts points myself really early.
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:20 AM
 
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I live in harlem but im not impressed with anything i saw. I was considered going to hunts points myself really early.
That sounds like a wise way too get good fresh fish cheap, but will they sell retail, one fish at a time?
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:33 AM
 
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Is that big old fat cat at the chinatown fish market down the street from the D train entrance still there?
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