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Redondo Beach (Pier and environs) rec's--please help!

sablouwho | Jun 22, 201207:17 AM

My boyfriend lives within walking distance of the RB pier and likes to go to Quality Seafood. I love seafood and grew up in New England with places near the shore that look similar in feel to QS, but every time we go to this place I've had a mediocre experience. To me, the word quality should be in quotes. Honestly, I am beginning dreading going to this place. And yet he wants to go this weekend.

For instance, I was so excited to try their fresh uni (I'm an uni lover and experienced uni eater) but wound up hating it--all I tasted was super salty sea water. I've had live uni before at a sushi place and this was a completely different experience, so I know it wasn't the fact that is was live that made me not like it, but rather the way it was "prepared". I've had also had grilled local halibut at QS and IMO they overcook it. My BF's salmon looks overcooked to me too. Nothing about this place is appetizing to me. Yet he really wants to go there and I don't want to be difficult.

Maybe I am ordering wrong? If anyone can make a recommendation that would be terrific!

Is there any decent, -cooked- non-fried seafood on the pier? The BF doesn't do raw seafood so I need someplace that isn't raw-only. I need to find a place that I can live with, and eat something without getting a stomach ache.

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