West Seattle restaurants: Fish and chips en route to Westwood

Many have asked what’s happening at 9005 35th SW near Henderson, part of the former On Safari Foods space. WSB contributor Bill “Hutch” Hutchison spoke today with its new owners, sisters Muzit and Senait, who shared a bit of information about their plans to open West Seattle Fish House. They plan to primarily serve fish and chips to begin with, along with a variety of side dishes, not yet finalized, and more menu items to be added along the way as they ramp up. Muzit and Senait are both West Seattle residents and told Hutch they recognized a need for this type of restaurant in the neighborhood. Though they expect to do a lot of take-out business, there will be some countertop seating as well. No beer or wine to start, but it’s a possibility down the road.

That’s all they wanted to say till they get closer to opening, but we do know they hope to open within the next two to three weeks, depending on how inspections go.

24 Replies to "West Seattle restaurants: Fish and chips en route to Westwood"

  • SpeakLoud September 2, 2011 (9:13 pm)

    Shut-Up! I am so excited…..they better be good and served in newsprint xxx

  • westseattledood September 2, 2011 (9:18 pm)

    Yup. We need a fish&chip place! Yay!

  • lina rose September 2, 2011 (9:58 pm)


  • katiem September 2, 2011 (9:59 pm)

    Oh hooray!!! Halibut as good as Sunfish, please, and crispy fries! What great news.

  • rockyraccoon September 3, 2011 (2:49 am)

    Sounds good. I’d be more likely to go in and try it if I could get a beer to go with.

  • Nicholas September 3, 2011 (7:21 am)

    All sustainably harvested fish, I hope?

  • blf September 3, 2011 (8:04 am)

    This will be nice. At this point I have to travel to Burien for Ivar’s or to Alki to have my Fish and Chips fix. I hope they have good tarter sauce,coleslaw would be a plus also.

  • Recall McGinn September 3, 2011 (9:26 am)

    Cool! I still miss the Skippers in the Junction.

  • Franci September 3, 2011 (9:56 am)

    Please add sweet potato fries to your offerings.

  • foy boy September 3, 2011 (11:00 am)

    Anything is better then Spuds. But I hope there prices aren’t through the roof. Good luck I hope they do good.

  • charla September 3, 2011 (11:06 am)

    Lobster (salad) rolls please. Real — juicy — toasted buns. Regular crunch fries would be a nice change.

  • Bonnie September 3, 2011 (2:56 pm)

    Just walked past a bit ago and it looks pretty nice. Since I’m just down the hill I’d probably just take out. Looking forward to trying it!

  • Desertdweller September 3, 2011 (4:02 pm)

    I, for one, welcome our new fishy overlords!

  • Lola September 3, 2011 (7:38 pm)

    Would it be wrong to ask for fresh fish tacos?

  • velo_nut September 3, 2011 (8:52 pm)

    I’ll be there everyday… I promise. (right next door and LOVE me some fish and chips!!!)

  • M. September 3, 2011 (9:27 pm)

    Please…no hydrogenated oils in the fryer or batter…Please, please please, and I will be a regular customer!

  • Jasperblu September 4, 2011 (7:18 am)

    Mmmmm! I’ll be picking up MY cold beer or hard cider at Super Deli Mart, and then some fish & chips to go with it. What a great addition to the neighborhood.
    Btw, why is it whenever a new business is about to open in WS, we all feel the need to tell the biz owners here on the WSB how they should & shouldn’t do things? Maybe we could let them open first & THEN offer up our opinions (at least with regard to the snarky – “do this, but don’t do that” kind of comments anyway).
    Just a thought.

  • Stu September 4, 2011 (10:41 am)

    Jasperblu, if I was opening a business I would want as much input from my future customers as possible. It is so hard to really understand the wants and desires of a neighborhood, so feedback before and after should be welcomed.

  • Enid September 4, 2011 (2:14 pm)

    This is exciting! We really need more amenities like this on the south side of West Seattle. Now when I make a trip to the library, I’ll have a choice of lunch, or coffee at the Bird.

    I am with M though, please no trans-fat saturated seafood!

  • Amanda T. September 6, 2011 (10:55 am)

    My husband is excited about this restaurant, and he asked me, “Will you be my date?” Cute. Would you consider offering coleslaw as well as chips? Then my husband can order fish ‘n chips, and I can order fish ‘n coleslaw. Yum!

  • Klause September 7, 2011 (2:47 pm)

    About time. You would think that in a city like Seattle there would be more Fish ‘n Chips choices, good ones at least. This addition just makes it that much better and now I don’t have to go across town. Also Check out:

    Freshy’s Seafood
    2411 76th Ave SE
    (at 24th St)
    Mercer Island, WA 98040

    Great fish and seafood and owned by a local West Seattlite.

  • MMB September 7, 2011 (8:39 pm)

    It’s about time that 35th SW between about Henderson and Rox got more retail. Neighborhood restaurants will be welcome for sure.

  • Hoss Cartwright September 24, 2011 (12:35 pm)


    Can we get one thing correct? This is NOT Westwood! This is FAUNTLEROY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank You

  • andy October 6, 2011 (10:10 am)

    Make it like the real stuff in the UK!!!

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