WS restaurants: West Seattle Fish House now open on 35th

October 11, 2011 at 6:45 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle restaurants | 36 Comments

From WSB contributor Bill “Hutch” Hutchison:

The “OPEN” sign is on at West Seattle Fish House (9005 35th SW). We first told you about the new eatery a month ago; sisters and co-owners Muzit Evans and Senait Beyene are now up and running, with Chef Anthony Mohammed, former owner of Tacoma Fish House Café:

They say their hours, for starters, will be 11 am-8 pm, seven days a week. The menu (for the next month or so) will consist of fish and chips only, with four types of fish available (Pacific Cod, Snow Cod, Tilapia and Salmon). (For you “a-fish-ianados,” Snow Cod is also known as Alaska Pollock or Walleye Pollock in the fishery world.) Prices range from $6.99 for two pieces of Pacific cod to $9.99 for the same portion of salmon. There are also three- and five-piece selections of each fish available ($15.99 the highest price, for 5 pieces of salmon) all served with fries. French fries can also be ordered as a side dish for $1.99. Future plans include salad, clam chowder and deep-fried shrimp. Choices for beverages are sodas or bottled water. You can eat in (12 seats) or call your order in and take it to go. Sometime in the future they may offer delivery to a limited area. The phone number is 206-457-8643. Cash only for now (they will take credit cards as soon as they get it set up). For the next week, there is a “$1 off” introductory price for everyone, which will continue for students and seniors beyond that time.

36 Comments

  1. Nice to see a “quick fish” joint that is not on Alki, might have to run down there for lunch tomorrow!

    Comment by Tony — 7:02 pm October 11, 2011 #

  2. Very excited–whoever goes there first please report!

    Comment by bridge to somewhere — 7:25 pm October 11, 2011 #

  3. Cool! I am going tomorrow!

    Comment by West Seattleite — 8:06 pm October 11, 2011 #

  4. They ought to spell the names of the fish they serve correctly. Basic attention to detail (or lack there of) can build (or destroy) confidence in a patron. Doesn’t take but a minute. Good lick to them.

    Comment by shed22 — 8:29 pm October 11, 2011 #

  5. Welcome to the neighborhood. That’s great to have a short-order fish shop close by. Can’t wait to try your fare.

    Comment by LongTimer WS — 9:08 pm October 11, 2011 #

  6. Good lick to them.
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    Usenet may be dead, but Rule 1 lives on.

    Comment by datamuse — 9:15 pm October 11, 2011 #

  7. I’m looking forward to eating there…library, tasty fish & chips, cup cakes, coffee, massage all within a block….sigh, life is good.

    shed22, I understand that ta-’lipia’ is the ancient Swahili ‘money’ fish… it brings good fortune….according to Wikidictionary. Ha!

    Comment by heather — 9:24 pm October 11, 2011 #

  8. The sisters used to work at the closed down 76 station on Fauntleroy, this fish house looks very exciting!

    Comment by Yo — 9:30 pm October 11, 2011 #

  9. Ah yes, “Talapia” should be “Tilapia.” I don’t really see that as a deal-breaker, its just a chalkboard sign in a chips shop.

    I plan of going there soon! Only trouble I can see is the idea of delivery fish n’ chips… they don’t travel well!

    $8.99 for a three-piece fish n’ chips is a great deal; I really hope the french fries are cooked better than their spelling =D

    Comment by steve — 9:32 pm October 11, 2011 #

  10. Good lick to them.

    Really? Those in glass houses…

    Comment by Erik — 10:34 pm October 11, 2011 #

  11. MORATORIUM ON SPELLING CRITIQUES… none of us is perfect. Not even me, and I have spelling-bee trophies from six hundred years ago plus a stubborn refusal to use spellcheck. But kind WSB’ers point out the occasional typo that gets through (like last night, when I wrote cister instead of cistern in the Tox-Ick Monster story, leading the fine person who e-mailed me to actually wonder if “cister” was a word, which it is, but made no sense in the context). If their fish ‘n’ chips are tasty, let’s be good with it. Awaiting reviews … TR

    Comment by WSB — 10:59 pm October 11, 2011 #

  12. But you have to admit that it is funny (and strangely satisfying) when someone makes a spelling error in a post that is chastising someone else for a spelling error. :-)

    In any case, I am a huge Pepperdock fan for fish & chips, but I will certainly try this place tomorrow for lunch.

    Comment by Ronnie — 11:45 pm October 11, 2011 #

  13. Are we editing a book report or satisfying hungry W. Seattlites?

    Comment by Harvey — 12:37 am October 12, 2011 #

  14. Well put, WSB! I think I may head over there tomorrow – welcome!!

    Comment by traci — 1:04 am October 12, 2011 #

  15. Folks…I think the lick spelling was tongue in cheek…let’s keep our senses of humour!

    Comment by Alki Guy — 5:46 am October 12, 2011 #

  16. This is why I rarely post here, people just can’t be nice and have to make fun of people over a spelling error. I am looking forward to trying them. If I have a chance to hit the cash machine we may have fish and chips for dinner tonight.

    Comment by Bonnie — 7:17 am October 12, 2011 #

  17. SUPER excited to see this place move in!!! Definitely will be stopping by this weekend to give it a whirl. Good luck!!

    Comment by sp — 8:17 am October 12, 2011 #

  18. I got the pleasure of trying them out 30 minutes after opening (one of the perks of doing construction next door on my Stuffed Cakes shop). ;-)

    I love the fries – fat and with skins on them. The tilapia was tasty and seemed like it had their own handmade batter. The cod was generous sized, but didn’t taste hand-battered (maybe I’m wrong). Our family of 3 split the 5 piece Wild Pacific Cod with an extra order of fries and it was perfect, granted one of us is only 6 years old.

    The only thing I really wish they had was homemade tartar sauce. I’m a tartar sauce fiend, and love trying different versions (and lots of it). Hopefully this is something that will get added at a later date. I do know they have already added the chowder.

    Anyways… congrats to Muzit and Senait! I, for one, am excited for a fish joint on my end of WS.

    Comment by Donna Lawson — 8:25 am October 12, 2011 #

  19. Enough about spelling, has anyone eaten here yet?

    Comment by GoGo — 8:29 am October 12, 2011 #

  20. Finally a fish and chips place in Fauntleroy.

    Comment by Nulu — 9:17 am October 12, 2011 #

  21. Sounds awesome, Donna! Fish and chips is one of my favorite things in the entire world, so I look forward to trying them out!
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    (Ronnie: that’s what my “rule 1″ comment refers to. It seems to be a basic law of the Internet.)

    Comment by datamuse — 9:25 am October 12, 2011 #

  22. @Donna – Is the batter panko or tempura style? Do they have malt vinegar? Coleslaw would be a nice addition to the menu. I will need to make a visit soon.

    Comment by Peter — 10:34 am October 12, 2011 #

  23. @Peter: i had the pacific cod just now and it is a panko breading. Someone earlier commented that maybe it wasnt hand breaded, but I think it is, judging from the taste and consistency, plus the fact that the crust isn’t separated from the fish like you see with the prepackaged stuff. The fish was very good, especially for that price. The fries are heavenly and perfect. I agree wholeheartedly that they need homemade tartar sauce, but overall it is really good. My only real complaint is there is no public restroom. A place that serves food that people eat with their hands should have a place for their customers to wash their hands.

    Comment by Ronnie — 1:37 pm October 12, 2011 #

  24. http://www.yelp.com/biz/west-seattle-fish-house-seattle#hrid:pbbeoQ0jFMrM736UNuOyPQ

    Comment by fauntleephil — 2:41 pm October 12, 2011 #

  25. I’mpretty sure you cannot have a restaruant without a public bathroom in King County. Even grocery stores have to have bathrooms now. They may want to fix that.

    Comment by Karen — 2:58 pm October 12, 2011 #

  26. Love fish & chips, but wanted to mention how much I enjoy dessert after. I’m hoping Donna might have her store next door (Stuffed Cakes) open for immediate gratification after consumption of fish & chips. I think everything is pre-order in her current location. In any event, I wanted to share that we have enjoyed many of her delicious products in the past & highly recommend her business. Good luck in a new location to her as well!

    Comment by davesmom — 3:43 pm October 12, 2011 #

  27. Definitely need tartar sauce, tobasco and coleslaw! But I’m excited to try the fish as well…maybe fried clams and oysters could be added at some point? Going to need some variety to keep people coming in.

    Comment by onceachef — 4:36 pm October 12, 2011 #

  28. So I’m thinking I could head over for some fish & chips, then head next door for a stuffed cake, then head over for some after dinner coffee. I noticed a For Lease sign up on the doctors office and wondered if the doctors office was moving or if it is the area upstairs?

    Comment by Bonnie — 5:29 pm October 12, 2011 #

  29. Mmmmm, fission ships, my favorite. Sorry, couldn’t help it. Not being critical, just playing around. Looking forward to filling my belly with yummy food.

    Comment by 2 Much Whine — 7:14 pm October 12, 2011 #

  30. Bonnie – I just noticed that the other day myself and we’re checking. The clinic was definitely in the downstairs area – before the community clinic, it was a naturopathic clinic run by a local ND.

    Comment by WSB — 7:23 pm October 12, 2011 #

  31. So I went here today for lunch, the owners were super nice and gave me a sample of the Tilapia and the Snow Cod while the Tilapia was good the “House” Snow Cod was delicious also a huge thumbs up for the shrimp chowder! It is definitely worth stopping by!

    Comment by Tony — 7:45 pm October 12, 2011 #

  32. I stopped by there today after visiting the library and got a 3-piece Pacific Cod to-go. While tasty and hit the spot for being in the mood for fish n’ chips, I’m not certain that all of the fish they are serving are hand-battered. The chef opened the large freezer while I was waiting and noticed a box of “battered cod”. I too would prefer a hand-made tarter sauce vs. KRAFT. The fries were the type you’d expect to complement fish n’ chips. I plan to check it out again soon and will try a different type of fish for comparison.

    Comment by Fauntleroy Neighbor — 9:05 pm October 13, 2011 #

  33. I go to the WS Community Clinic; it’s been run by Grace Chapman, a Nurse Practioner. She’s wonderful & so is her staff. They ARE moving, by the end of October I believe. When I called to inquire where, I was told that patients would be “getting a letter soon” & that they’ve found a new space on Calif Ave., the man on the phone thought it is somewhere near the WS Nursery, but he wasn’t sure (or didn’t want to tell). In any case, this is a HUGE loss for the Fauntleroy area. The clinic had evening and weekend hours, a broad range of services available (family medicine!), and one of the best docs I’ve seen in a long time (Grace). Am very sad to see them leave for the Cal Ave corridor, but I’m sure they have their reasons. :( Btw, I am excited to try the new fish & chips place! Thanks for the reviews @Donna, etc.

    Comment by Jasperblu — 10:54 pm October 13, 2011 #

  34. We tried the Pacific Cod and chips for dinner on Thursday and were quite pleased. The fries are nice and potato-y, and the fish is moist and flavorful. I have a feeling we will be regulars here! Also, we got some homemade tarter sauce, so it looks like they’ve added that to their repertoire. I definitely recommend checking this place out!

    BTW, I also go to the WS Community Clinic and they told me they were moving to right by the WS Nursery. Glad they are not leaving WS but sad that they will no longer be walking distance from my house!

    Comment by Elizabeth — 10:20 pm October 14, 2011 #

  35. What about Halibut? Love F@C on the beach and will definitely try. Very happy they are here and wish them lick… :-)

    Comment by MousePotato — 8:20 pm October 24, 2011 #

  36. We tried it out tonight with great satisfaction! Fresh taste, prepared with care, friendly owners and wonderful to have the option in the south end. Thumbs up all around!

    Comment by shauna — 8:32 pm October 29, 2011 #

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