This linked post explores the confusing nomenclature for the "Golden-eye snapper" or kinmedai, a deep-sea fish that makes for excellent eating: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/520751
A few simpy presented slices I had at Kisaku last year may be the best single serving of sashimi I've tried.
Since then, I haven't been able to find it locally, either at the bar or the market. Research indicates its season is Dec-March in Japan, though Kisaku said their fish came from Hawaii, and the fish is reported to have a wide geographic distribution.
Two days ago, I saw a similar looking fish at Mutual sold as sashimi-grade "Yellow-eyed snapper", but the 'monger said it wasn't kinmedai, lising off a number of Japanese and English aliases that I can't recall but none of them matched the reseach I have seen online for kinmedai.
In the linked post, one author suggests that a fish called "kinki" may be even better than kinmedai.
Any leads on either of these? TIA