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Fish Street Market and Open Kitchen

Posted by Robyn Urback / Posted on January 24, 2013

fish street torontoFish Street Market and Open Kitchen was born from an apparent seafood drought around the area of Yonge and Eglinton. There's the Metro at the intersection, of course, and a few butcher shops here and there, but nowhere to pick up a live lobster (if that's your thing) or a couple of really good salmon fillets for supper.

fish street market torontoSo Anthony D'Ambrosio, a one-time chef at Five Doors North and recent catering company owner, took it upon himself to bring the ocean to Yonge and Eglinton. Or something close enough.

fish street market open kitchen toronto"This is almost still swimming," Anthony says, pointing toward the fresh wild haddock behind the counter. "We get deliveries daily, and usually in small quantities. That way, everything stays fresh — never frozen — and if we sell out one day, then we sell out. Better that way than having too much."

fish street market torontoWith a focus on local, sustainable practice as much as possible, Fish Street's spread on the day I arrive includes black tiger shrimp ($19.99/lb), yellowfin tuna ($29.99/lb), Chilean seabass ($32.99), PEI oysters, and more. And along with the more standard seafood options (there is plenty of haddock, tilapia, salmon, and calamari, of course), Fish Street stocks skate fish, baby octopus and cuttlefish imported from Italy (an exception to "local") and other can't-find-just-anywhere options. The shop also smokes its own fish, makes its own marinades, and offers a changing daily menu of hot fish entrees.

fish street market open kitchen torontoThe fish and chips is the easy Fish Street favourite, made with fresh wild haddock plucked right from the counter. "That's the secret," says Anthony. "And really, it's no secret. We're using the same fish you'd buy and make at home for dinner. And the batter is made practically with every order."

While I've never been much of a fish and chips fan, Fish Street's version without a doubt won me over. The fish had that perfect fall-apart consistency, and the coating was light, crisp, and well-distributed over the fish. The true test — I ate both pieces without tartar sauce. That's good fish. The "chips" came in the form of hand-cut skin-on fries (more like potato quarters) with just a light sprinkle of salt. At $10.99, it's not a bad lunch option. The hot menu also includes calamari po' boys, fish tacos, lobster sandwiches, and fried smelts.

fish street market torontoThough only open about two months now, Fish Street Market is planing to expand its offerings to include cooking classes, workshops, and special events including "Chef Anthony's Spicy Shrimp Challenge." Nevertheless, the focus is and will remain on supplying quality fresh fish, though I'd vouch for letting Anthony and his team do the preparation and cooking for you. Tartar sauce optional.

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Nathan / January 14, 2013 at 05:00 pm
Great place! The fish and chips are amazing and the fresh fish selection is wonderful. Bought a bottle of his organic olive oil and loving it on my salad and fish dishes at home. Chef Anthony told me exactly how to prepare my food at home. 5 Stars.
king1 / January 15, 2013 at 03:35 am
finna try this place
Chef Anthony / January 15, 2013 at 03:16 pm
Thank you for the positive comments, looking forward to making Fish street market and open kitchen, your go to spot for the freshest raw fish/seafood and creative inspired cooked lunch and dinners.
Fish & chips, lobster rolls, crab cakes, po boys, banh mi, fish tacos, grilled fish dishes with our in-house made salsa and relishes.
Looking forward to seeing you all here, thanks blog to for contacting me.
Andrew / January 24, 2013 at 09:12 am
Great place w/ excellent service! Perfect addition to the Yonge and Eglinton area.
Ken replying to a comment from Chef Anthony / January 24, 2013 at 09:34 am
Hi Chef!
Any chance of posting up a website or twitter account with the hours/days of operation? Definitely looking forward to dropping in some time.
Chowhound GTA / January 24, 2013 at 11:58 am
Looking forward to checking this place out! Hope you are on Twitter Mr. D'Ambrosio, and get to posting some Instagram pics ;)
stam / January 24, 2013 at 03:39 pm
the sign of good fish and chips is how good the chips are. And these chips look terrible.
cathie / January 24, 2013 at 03:40 pm
Looks promising. In my quest to find Toronto's best fish and chips, I've added it to my list. Hope you're as good as High Street and Old Yorke!. Good luck to you and agree that some Twitter pics/updates would be nice.
stam / January 24, 2013 at 03:40 pm
and why send someone who doesn't like fish and chips to review a fish and chip shop?
Connoisseur / January 25, 2013 at 12:44 am
As a British expat, I can say with full authority that those are not traditional chips on that plate of fish and chips. That being said, whilst my family and friends are purists, I am much more open-minded. I'd love to try what Anthony has been cooking up! I hope the batter is as light and crispy as it looks.

But I'm scratching my head, too, as to why someone who doesn't care for fish and chips has done the review and chips. I would have preferred to know what a connoisseur thinks of the dish.
Alex / January 26, 2013 at 12:07 am
Lol... Robyn Urback what were you thinking. BlogTO what were you thinking.. Also the sign of good fish and chips is not the chips. If it was it would be referred to as chips and fish. I Like the sound of this "Chef Anthony" by the way.. my kinda chef :)
Kat / January 26, 2013 at 12:14 pm
Has anyone tried the fried smelts? I LOVE a good plate of fried smelts and would go out of my way to get some. And since Yonge/Eglinton is pretty far out of my way....just want a confirmation here.
Jeff Coughlin / January 26, 2013 at 01:20 pm
Just tried the calamari po boy for lunch today and it was incredible. As fresh as it gets. It came with a delicious mango salad and polenta fries which were great! Definitely will be going back to try more dishes.
Chef Anthony / January 26, 2013 at 01:48 pm
Hi there everyone, if your looking for chips from a bag, then this is the wrong place. Our chips are seasoned over night then roasted low and slow then quick fried when you place your order, not traditional but a real chefs twist on an old classic :-) home made tarter sauce and crispy coleslaw, and the freshest fish make my fish and chips # 1
Fried smelts :-) I'm not going to say anything but delicious, why. Fresh smelts not frozen and a light cornmeal crust with a spiced aoli how can you go wrong.
I thank you for all the compliments but its just the freshness of our products from the fish to the produce we bring it in daily, and my suppliers know how picky I am.
Build your own meals and traditional cooking methods is what's going to separate us from the other frozen, processed cooking methods of other restaurants
Spicy shrimp challenge, come in a get $25 from me, and your pic on my wall of winners ( you will be the first) hahahaha
See you all soon.
Chef Anthony / January 26, 2013 at 01:49 pm
Facebook page is ... The fish street / in house chef
Nadine replying to a comment from stam / February 5, 2013 at 02:39 pm
Nope. Chips definitely NOT terrible. Whole fish and chips experience, just enjoyed (including 'slaw and tartar sauce), makes me so very happy to have made the discovery now. Looking forward to trying the fish tacos and lobster Mac and cheese.
Stephanie / February 9, 2013 at 10:23 pm
After reading this blog we drove down from Innisfil today and enjoyed half the menu: lobster mac and cheese, crab cake, fish taco and clam poutine along with a sample of all the side salads. Everything was fresh, surprising and delicious. We will be back!
cathie / February 16, 2013 at 05:10 pm
We went today and I'm happy to confirm that as hoped, the fish and chips are fabulous - batter is nice and light, the chips are excellent, home-made tartar sauce and they throw in some coleslaw too - $10.99. This is a good price and they are not skimpy with the quantity. Chef Anthony came over and chatted with us, too. Will definitely be back. And yes the did have smelts and all the other offerings looked really nice. I'll be back to get my mom some orange roughy.
Sarv / March 11, 2013 at 12:24 pm
The best Fish Taco in the city by far :)
Joan / March 21, 2013 at 05:26 pm
As a Maritimer, I was very excited to see a fish store open up in the neighbourhood. We've been by a few times now and have tried a variety of items. The fish tacos are amazing and the fish and chips are great too. Unfortunately, we've tried the lobster roll a couple of times and have been very disappointed. If you're expecting a typical Maritime/Maine type lobster roll - this isn't it. The bun, although not the typical hot dog style, is good and I can live with peas in my lobster roll, but it's just so incredibly salty, it's practically inedible. I love how the chef alters recipes (for instance, our fish tacos have had apple in them at times and mango at others - I'm assuming the chef uses what's on hand). The ingredients are incredibly fresh - I just hope they'll rethink their lobster roll... it would make this place perfect!
Steven / March 24, 2013 at 02:34 pm
RUN...don't walk...for the fish taco. Really great. Worth the wait and the price.
Chef Anthony replying to a comment from Joan / March 25, 2013 at 09:10 am
Joan, thanks for the feedback on the lobster roll. I'm going to change the lobster roll, keeping it a bite more traditional, looking forward to you trying it again and hearing your thoughts.
Not sure why it was so salty, we usually have a light salt hand in our kitchen.

Hope we see you again for another shot at a classic.
Your right about the ingredients we use, we order daily, this is why we change the fillings in our tacos from time to time, if the fruit and Veggies that arrive that day aren't perfect we send them back and use the next best product that arrived that day.

See you all soon.
Alison / April 2, 2013 at 03:37 pm
Came in recently craving a lobster roll... I was pleased to find somewhere so close that has lobster rolls. They are difficult to find in Toronto.
It was delicious, incredibly fresh, and not too mayo-y (lots of lemon diffused the mayo).
I would advise eating in the store as the bottom of the bun became soggy rather quickly.
Try the sauteed Kale and fries on the side.
I will be back for the Lobster Mac and Cheese, fish tacos, fish and chips, and more lobster rolls!
(I also grabbed some marinated Tuna to make for din).
Dominic / May 3, 2013 at 05:01 pm
Are you kidding me!!! This place is outstanding, one of a kind. Hands down the best fish taco in Toronto. I have tried the crab cakes (memorable), calamari po boy (brought tears of joy to my eyes), the lobster Mac n cheese (decadent), grill salmon fillet (melted in my mouth), grilled branzino (cooked to perfection), lobster roll (#1 in TO), fish and chips (light and fresh), Fresh shucked oysters (like i said .. fresh), unique sides like grilled pinapple with chilli flakes, beets with goat cheese, rapinni etc... I could go on.. And yes, I have eaten here on many occasions. Real people (Chef Anthony and Daniella) making real food with passion, might I add friendly and funny!!! Remember one thing, if you try it once, you WILL be going back, maybe even the same day. It's that GOOD!!! "There is no love sincerer than the love of food". Enjoy!!!
Mary / May 6, 2013 at 11:46 pm
I was so excited when someone told me about this place yesterday that I had to google it. My boyfriend loves fish, as do I and I wanted to take him here this week. However, from the pictures above, it appears the only seating is high stools. I use a cane and my boyfriend has cerebral palsy. While we both live in the area, this is too far for us to walk and not be able to eat in. Unless there are regular tables, I will have to give this place a pass. Too many places at Yonge & Eglinton are completely unaccessible to people like myself, even though there are a lot of people in the neighbourhood who have mobility challenges.
Lytton Park Foodie / May 26, 2013 at 02:33 pm
Just had their Fish Taco and it was sublime. I will be coming to this fabulous restaurant and telling my good friends about this place again and again. I have been waiting for a place like this for a long time (Po Boys - New Orleans - Lobster Sandwiches - Cape Cod and Fish Tacos - Mexico). Fantastic that I can now buy these in Toronto and down the street from where I live.
Congratulations and Cheers.
Tara / May 26, 2013 at 07:54 pm
I lived off of fish taco's in LA for 9 yrs narrowing down to 3 places that served the best in LA & Laguna - Have yet to find any that compare anywhere else, let alone Toronto. - I cannot wait to try yours,Chef Anthony. I love all things mango so I m intrigued by reading that one customer was served Fish Taco's with Mango... I m salivating.
Marg / May 27, 2013 at 12:10 pm
Would be interested in your thoughts on the new fish supplier that opened at Yonge and Manor road (2 blocks north of Yonge-Davisville)
DG / May 29, 2013 at 10:56 pm
Worst "Fish Taco" ever. 1st a taco shell is either a hard corn taco shell or a soft corn taco shell. It is NOT a flour tortilla. Flour tortillas are used for wraps, r quesadilla, burritto's but NOT for a tacos. What I was served was a FISH WRAP - and a tasteless one at that. Fish tacos are prepared with fresh fish fillets in many cases - its crispy beer-battered fish, served in corn tortillas ( soft or hard shell) with salsa,spicy avocado, lime ,and pico de gallo, the fish is a white fish, such as tilapia, snapper, cod, mahi mahi, LIME & LEMON are essential and the fish is always spiced - not simply blandly grilled. The tasteless fish wrap that passed off as a fish taco was filled with Corn and Tomatoes ( which they called a "Salsa") FYI salsa is made with chopped fresh tomatoes, jalapeno and serano chili peppers, red onion, cilantro, and lime - Pico De Gallo is salsa. Tomatos and Corn niblets is NOT.

That anyone in Toronto thinks that this is a Fish taco to begin with let alone a GREAT FISH TACO or EVEN GOOD Fish taco speaks to how little Torontonian Foodies know about fish taco's and how very low their bar is for what is considered "great food'

As for the lobster roll, it was inedible - and didn't not resemble any lobster roll from Maine or Cape Cod or anywhere in New England.

Chef Anthony replying to a comment from DG / June 1, 2013 at 07:52 am
I can take any review, good or bad... But come on DG, tasteless and indelible???? I don't think so. Daily fresh fish and veggies, in house made salsas and Pestos,
# 2 lobster roll in Toronto (rated by dine to and yelp)
Thanks for the review, but your palet must be used to the pre frozen fish and seafood of other places, or your working for another place and looking to tarnish the high quality standards fish street market and open kitchen takes so seriously.
Love the net, hatters can sit back and completely lie on a review and force a busy businessman to respond.
None the less DG thanks for the review, great to know, we're doing things so great at fish street that we have hatters from other places :-)
Truth is in the #'s
Ian / June 10, 2013 at 08:21 pm
great post, very informative. I wonder why the other specialists of this sector do not realize this.
You must continue your writing. I am sure, you have a great readers' base already!
Peter / June 28, 2013 at 06:08 pm
We walked from Davisville and Yonge in the pouring rain today to get some lobster rolls, my girlfriend just having returned from a conference in Halifax and full of tales of lobster. She'd picked up some here on Wednesday and was wild about them, brought a bunch home for a later dinner. We decided to have a little nosh in the park just up the street and so ordered fish and chips. Excellent fish with a light crispy batter, homemade tartar sauce and great slaw, we really loved the slaw! Chips might not be 'English' but they were great. Can't say enough good about this wonderful place, we'll be back and try a bunch of other home made items. Seawench and Fenderbender
DK / July 4, 2013 at 10:36 am
Can't wait to try this place for lunch today!
DK / July 4, 2013 at 02:12 pm
Had the halibut fish and chips - AMAZING! Fish was cooked to perfect crispiness and still so flaky! The chips aren't typical, but who cares - they're fried potatoes at the end of the day. Coleslaw was a refreshing side. Service was short and sweet.

Wish the front door was closed so that the A/C could do its job and keep the resto cool, besides this, definitely be back to try out some other dishes!
Lincoln / July 4, 2013 at 08:47 pm
I've worked at Yonge and Eglinton for 11 years. I HATE the area, mostly because the restaurants suck. Your choices are either fast food or very expensive slow food.

I've tried just about every place you can name that's within a 20 minute walk from the corner of Yonge and Eg--I have a sixty minute lunch break so am limited.

I often wonder why so many of the great (or at least better than fast food) quick spots downtown never come uptown--places like Utopia, Big Fat Burrito, some of the restaurants in Little India, Caribbean Roti Palace, Grand Electric, Tacos El Asador, The Fish Store, Barque, The Federal Reserve, Mitzi's... they'd make a killing up here.

Well Fish Street Market is finally one of those places. Great food. Decent prices. It is *easily* the best meal I've had in my more than a decade in this neighborhood. No contest. I've had the Fish Taco, the Oyster Po' Boy, and the Fish and Chips. The taco is sublime and I've had it almost a dozen times. (I also spend two months a year in Los Angeles and can say that DG saying there is one way that fish tacos are done is laughable and wrong.)

Last time I went to Fish Street I brought the owner of Vortex Records, someone who has worked at Yonge and Eglinton for more than a quarter century, and he loved it and said he would definitely go back. He had the "inedible" lobster roll.

The only problem I have with this place is that it's a hike for me to get to, which means I won't go in the winter and I won't go in the rain. Otherwise, I now go here most of my work days.
Kim / July 30, 2013 at 01:57 pm
Just had the fresh oysters on the half shell for lunch along with the lobster roll.
The oysters were fresh, full of liquor and had a clean salty sweet taste. Beautiful!
The lobster roll came in two buns, both stuffed full of perfectly cooked lobster and to my surprise corn that looked like it was sliced right off the cob and fresh green peas. Wonderful. I know I'm coming back and bringing friends!
Jane / August 21, 2013 at 11:55 am
I really like this place. The food is great and the service is wonderful. However, I'd been away and hadn't been in a few weeks and now I notice that not only have the prices gone up noticeably, the portion size has gone down as well. One or the other would be ok, but to both increase prices and reduce portions at the same time seems like a recipe for disaster. I hope they survive!
Chef Anthony replying to a comment from Jane / August 25, 2013 at 09:49 am
Hi Jane,
Glad you enjoyed the food and service when you were last in, we are truly doing our best for you and the area.
We have raised the prices a bit, (nothing more than $2) but our portions have gone up not down.
For example our original 3pc fish and chips was 7oz of fish, for $11 plus tax now its 9oz of fish for $13 and our 2pc fish and chips is 7oz for $11.
Also our taco used to have 5oz of fish in it, now it's 7oz as well as our po boy
Please keep in mind we order our fish and veggies daily, we pay a bit more for them as we don't order cases of either, but at the same time we are not pushing anything on our guest but the freshest food possible.
Hope we see you again, and I leave you any anyone reading this one last thing...
You can have a burger with fries for $10-$12 or an omelette with processed cheese only for $13 or you can have our po boy or crab burger with more than 8oz of fish for the same price not to mention roasted peppers, fresh mango, fresh grilled corn, braised mushrooms, marinated tomatoes, mixed greens, etc.. And our omelet is 3 egg and served with 7oz of fresh lobster meat with salad and bread for the same price. That's just to name a few.
Mark / October 6, 2013 at 12:39 am
Today October 06/13,I went to the Fish Street store for some fish & chips. The lady who was supposed to take the order was outside smoking which is okay but when she came back in, she did not wash her hands and start taking order and serving customers. She was touching money, fish and a lady brought her chicken, she touched the chicken and then took a knife with the same dirty hands and sliced some Salmon which is not right at all. Please wash your hands next time before you start doing anything.

we order fish sticks and chips. The fish sticks were really good but the chips was burned and is was very very very salty to the point I could not eat it. All in all it was waste of Money, never will eat there again.
Chef Anthony / October 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm
Hi mark, thanks for the comment, all feedback is important to us. It what makes us one of the best fish markets out there. We are always conscious of safe sanitary work environment, not sure what happened that day, but I do need to say the chicken was completely covered in a vacuumed sealed bag, also all our staff always puts gloves on before touching any food.
Sorry for your experience, hope you give us one more chance ( on me ) to prove we are the best for a reason.
Chef / November 24, 2013 at 07:54 am
Asking questions are actually good thing if you are not understanding something totally,
however this article provides nice understanding even.
Cari / December 18, 2013 at 04:06 pm
Amazing, great food!

Warm and friendly atmosphere.

Always a pleasure!
Steve / December 21, 2013 at 02:20 pm
Bland. Had a fish taco. Tasted like El Paso soft taco wrap and lettuce. Had to add salt. Yikes. Lobster pasta was fishy. Sorry but so many better places
For fish in the city
Michael replying to a comment from DG / December 27, 2013 at 06:46 pm
Hey DG
I agree completely. This place talks about being #1 - Far from it. I had the fish taco and hated it. Joey's makes a better fish taco. My girlfriend had the lobster mac and cheese and was equally underwhelmed.

We sat and ate there. The place is tiny and really quite uncomfortable. To make matters worse, the cook (I'm assuming it's this Chef Anthony guy) was really quite rude to one of his female staff members.

I'm willing to give a place a second chance, but not this place. In fact, I went back a second time and the place was closed even though the hours sign said that they were open.

Chef Anthony replying to a comment from Michael / January 3, 2014 at 03:15 pm
Hey Michael, chef Anthony here.
To bad I can't see another review you have to compare what you would consider a #1 place.
Not sure what you didn't like about the taco ( guess the 100 a day we sell, those people must all have poor pallets)
Fresh produce (ordered daily) fresh fish ( ordered daily) all sauces made in-house and daily, as well as the bread, Pestos etc. all daily and in-house. Ya I can see why you didn't like it.
As for "rude" to my staff. Well sorry you were offended by the completely open concept in which you can see and hear everything. Guess your boss never has to discipline you.
If being direct and stern is rude to you then so be it. By the way everyone here is family, one way or another, from my wife to a second cousin and even a italian style uncle (combari) for the record we still celebrated the holidays together and there still working here. Couldn't have been as rude as you are making it sound.
I challenge you to come in one more time and have a toco on me, and we will eat together so I can see what it is you hate about the taco, and just a reminder to all reading this, you are more than welcome to ask what's in a taco, and omit the things you may not like in it.
Unfortunately the blogs are anonymous and we have no way of knowing what's genuine and what's a fake review. To me.. Anyone that hates something that is 100% fresh and made daily is obviously a fake review.
You would have been more believable had you said the cilantro inside the taco was not your thing, or was to spicy or even there wasn't enough fish ( no less than 7oz , by the way)
But to hate it awwwww don't think so.
Anyways, wish you take me up on the free taco, would love to get your feedback while your eating it.

All reviews are welcome even the fake ones or the ones that pass judgement before they eat
Michael replying to a comment from Chef Anthony / January 5, 2014 at 10:20 am
Normally I wouldn't respond, but I do feel compelled.

Let me address my comments about the food. IT IS MY OPINION. I appreciate the fact that everything is "fresh". That's not the point here. When two people have a poor food experience, the food was obviously not up to par. End of story.

Regarding your response about rude staff, just remember "treat others the way you expect to be treated." The fact that you mention this is family is disturbing. I'd hate to see how you treat people you don't like.

And finally, what's with the comment about "fake" reviews. Check your ego at the door and recognize that these sites exist for a reason - customers are entitled to their opinion. Have a look in the mirror "CHEF"?
Betty / February 22, 2014 at 04:39 pm
It had been awhile since ive had a decent Fish & Chip ... So i gave it a try, WOW the fish was light (didnt even end up using the tartar sauce) the fries were different (had a nice kick to them) since then ive tried the fish taco (just refreshing) po boy sandwich and the poutine but with fried calamari (loved it, gravy was light) Corn taco (again refreshing) and got lucky and tried the lobster and waffle (was to shy to ask for more syrup) And i always buy the smoked salmon (perfect) to take home!
I would recommend this place to anyone and i have since told everyone i know to grab a bite here! Keep up the good work Chef!! (Dont even listen to these haters, because i dont want you to change the way you approach your dishes)
Perry Como / March 22, 2014 at 12:26 pm
This place is the bomb. The grilled cod fish taco is my choice for the best in TO
Charles replying to a comment from Chef Anthony / March 25, 2014 at 01:59 pm
Love going to eat at your place when I am in the area. Wish you would come closer to the core around the St Lawrence area. A lot of frozen non sustainable seafood joints passing off as legitimate down here. You are the real deal. Keep up the good job, there are people who notice the freshness and hard work.
cathie / April 5, 2014 at 08:28 pm
Fish Street has become one of my favourite places. They were packed today when I went in around 2:00. Today for my mom's birthday I bought her some salmon, with broccoli and whole potatoes, and a hot pepper pineapple salad. She said it was fabulous usual. I hope they continue to do well.
Lynne / May 6, 2014 at 12:55 pm
Amazing food and very fast and friendly service. I will definitely be a regular here.
Michael c / June 1, 2014 at 06:50 pm
We were here on the first Sunday of june, just past 1.15and there was a line!!? And the lobsters were sold didn't get a chance to taste the any lobster rolls or Mac n cheese. So we had the soft shell crab Po boy and the fried fish taco/wrap and loved it! The lady at the cashier was warm and welcoming and we sat in doors. The Po boy was bursting with fresh greens and corn and fruit, and the soft shell crab portion was generous; slightly over salted if uyou ate it on its own, but tastes right when eaten as part of the sandwich. The fish roll was nice, fresh and generous with the fish but I kept eyeing the soft shell crab!! There are a few small table a in doors, but they are rather short. So when eating a sandwich or a roll, it got slightly uncomfortable. If you have a chance, grab a seat on the bench outdoors or on the high chair and table facing the road. Loved my first visit and look forward to my second!
Grace replying to a comment from Betty / June 16, 2014 at 08:26 pm
Gee seem to get around the neighbourhood. Seems a little fishy!!!
Gordon replying to a comment from Chef Anthony / June 16, 2014 at 08:36 pm
Yikes - one word...ego!
chef anthony / June 17, 2014 at 02:06 pm
Hahahaha you make me laugh Gordon,
Ego??? Instead of understand
chef anthony / June 17, 2014 at 02:12 pm
Instead of appreciating that a chef is standing behind his products from farm or ocean in my case right to your table, you choose to look at it like I have an ego. Let just say while your sleeping I'm out hand picking my fish and veggies for the fish market, so I'm not just giving a one bite guarantee, I'm making sure one never comes back. Don't appreciate it Gordon, go eat where the food is second grade or frozen and don't offer a one bite guarantee I just give the option of the best, I don't beg you to eat it.
Gordon Ramz replying to a comment from chef anthony / June 17, 2014 at 02:59 pm
Really...hand picked huh.

You must be up at the crack of dawn. Good to know
Owen Kleinberg replying to a comment from Gordon Ramz / June 23, 2014 at 05:01 pm
Yah, I don't know about hand selected fish.

I live in the neighbourhood and I see a Seacore Seafood truck making deliveries regularly. Unless they have an aquarium on board those trucks, I can't see how this "fresh fish" is selected at the "crack of dawn".
Chef Anthony / July 7, 2014 at 12:31 pm
Chef Anthony here from fish street, a special thanks to Owen Kleinberg & Gordon Ramz, for there comments, as I have said before all comments are welcome. For some reason I have rubbed these two the wrong way ( at least not my food) but I would like to point out that a fish truck does come to fish street several times a week. Thanks for that Owen, even in your hatred towards me you have acknowledge my daily seafood deliveries = FRESH.
Again thank you for your comments, all are welcome to fish street for the freshest food in uptown.

Even our haters, admit to that :-)
Cass / July 22, 2014 at 04:57 pm
I came down to get dog food and happened to be parked right in front of this restaurant so decided to go in and give it a try. The lady at the front was very friendly and warm to everyone that was in the restaurant. I asked her what she would recommend and she suggested the taco. Without a doubt, this was the BEST fish taco I've ever had! So fresh, a variety of flavors and when you poured that homemade hot sauce on top....divine! That was Sunday and I'm headed back tonight to try the fish and chips. Whoever says this place is bland clearly doesn't have taste buds. You rock Chef Anthony.
mimi / July 29, 2014 at 08:32 pm
Impressive food. I loved it. I had the fried oyster, which comes with great taste salad. Wow.. it was so flavorful and so fresh. I want to try other menu when I go there next time :) I forgot to ask your name but I will ask you next time. I recommend this place with my strong confidence. See you soon!
mimi / July 29, 2014 at 08:38 pm
oh, I just wanted to thank the lady who was helping me explaining how things work at the store. She was so friendly and lovely. Thank you for the kind and warm welcoming. I really appreciate it because I usually get nervous when it is first time to visit a new place :) I will look forward to seeing you everyone at the store soon. I am so full and happy. Thank you, Chef and all the staff members there!! :)
shirley / July 31, 2014 at 08:43 pm
Does anyone know the hours there?
Mimi / August 2, 2014 at 01:46 am
hi, Shirley. I just googled it and I found this.

Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

But you might want to call them and confirm. :)
v / August 20, 2014 at 11:38 am
Dropped in by chance with my daughter.. service was excellent ... people at the counter were very helpful... but most of all food was the best... should have bought two shrimp tacos.. regretting it so much...
Dena Mintz / September 5, 2014 at 03:24 pm
The best!!! Everything here is served fresh from Chef. I wish it was closer to work, I'd go everyday.
Greg / September 6, 2014 at 12:22 am
I've been by a few times now, and each time not only was the food delicious but the atmosphere was homey (not phony). That means nobody is wearing a mask, conversations are real, and the love is palpable. I have a big family and this is how real people talk to each other.

Chef Anthony (and wife Daniella) bring a great warmth to each and every customer. In the three visits I've made (during non-peak hours), Chef Anthony offered me dishes to try to share flavours that he thought I'd appreciate.

He and his wife remember who I am on subsequent visits, and really care what I think about the food (opposed to the mandatory "how's that tasting?" bit they do at every other resto).

And it doesn't hurt that the food has great, aesthetic presentation and the flavour profiles are bold and dynamic. No, it's not exactly the same thing each time you order it, but it's always made with love and each new tweak offers something refreshing and subtly different. The trust in the chef is something unique to the area (usually only found in spots south of Yonge).

Keep up the good work guys!
cj / September 7, 2014 at 07:45 am
outstanding food & people; dropped by many times, have had the ceviche, lobster roll, fish & chips, & the seafood salads! Everything has been great...only gripe. Please post your hours, last 3 attempts (I am not from the area), the doors have been closed....
Mark / September 18, 2014 at 11:00 am
I went to Fish St. for about the 3rd time the other day. My first two experiences with the food were very good.. this past time not so good. I ordered the Cheese & Lobster Macaroni which i've had before and was GREAT.. This time was very disappointing. It is normally made with Penne noodles but this time was made with thin long noodles which I didn't like at all.. Plus there was VERY little lobster and VERY little cheese..and it seemed very milky.. plus it had far too many peas and corn in it too.. I hope they go back to the original reciepe or I won't be ordering that again. The other food that people were eating .. sandwiches and fish and chips etc looked really nice.. Just being honest.. This is def a must go to place. Just hope the owners read these reviews..
AB / October 2, 2014 at 08:46 am
Outstanding! I was looking for great fish and chips for a very long time and, finally, this place offers that and so much more. A MUST GO PLACE. Daniela and Anthony bring life to the place and treat everybody like family, creating an atmosphere that feels like you have dinner with friends, while they make sure the food is how you want it.
I have also bought some fish and scallops for home and they were very, very fresh.
I will definitely return to try more dishes, for fresh fish and cooking advice. Thank you Daniela and Anthony, keep up the quality and good work.
Dena / October 10, 2014 at 11:53 am
Try to drop in at least once a week. All the food Chef prepares is wonderful.
Zi / November 20, 2014 at 03:35 pm
I've walked past Fish Street Market numerous times but today I stepped inside.

And I will step inside for the rest of my life! I ordered the 2 sticks of haddock and chips and it came with homemade tarter sauce and cole slaw. First off, any food put on sticks automatically makes it fun. Second, the batter was light and tasty, the fish moist and flaky. It was a pleasure to eat and my cat will confirm this because I had to share. The fries were lightly salted, golden brown, and completely yummy. The tarter sauce was tangy, golden and full of diced pickle. I'm not a fan of tarter sauce but this is the best tarter sauce ever. Same with the coleslaw.

Their service was cheerful and quick. I enjoyed meeting Daniella and she was equally delightful with the customers ahead of me.

I'm looking forward to trying out the po boys and fish tacos in the future.

Spike / January 14, 2015 at 04:13 pm
Awesome Lobster Roll. First time customer, I also wanted to try the fries. They advised only if very hungry. They were right. Two lobster rolls on fresh,warm buns stuffed to overflowing with fresh,not watery old lobster. Not covered with mayo, just right. Very friendly staff and good crowd including Eddie the Entertainer, Clear the Track, here comes.....
Ray / July 3, 2015 at 08:19 pm
Spicy Shrimp and Fried Oysters was super good.

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