Seafood Lover’s Guide: Discovering the Best Seafood Restaurants in OC (Part 2)

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There are so many amazing restaurants to explore that one post isn’t enough. I’m sure you have already read our previous article consisting of the Top 5 Must-Try Seafood Restaurants in OC. That simply wasn’t enough, so we are here to recommend five more amazing seafood restaurants in OC. One major thing we consider when selecting the best seafood restaurants is ensuring everything is fresh so you can enjoy it as much as we do. If you guys try any of our recommended restaurants, please tag us in your experience and let us know your thoughts.

Los Cotijas Taco Shop

Los Cotijas - Seafood Lover'S Guide: Discovering The Best Seafood Restaurants In Oc (Part 2)
Fish Tacos From Los Cotijas Taco Shop

Los Cotijas Taco Shop has two locations, Garden Grove and Tustin, and has been in business since 1988 and has been voted “Best Fish Taco” in Orange County multiple times. Their tacos are loaded with fresh pico de gallo, cabbage, and the juiciest fresh fish. Each bite gets better and better, and the combination of flavors hits your taste buds like you wouldn’t imagine.

They also have phenomenal shrimp tacos with a sour cream mix, lettuce, and pico de gallo. Los Cotijas also has amazing burritos, soups, enchiladas, and some fully loaded steak nachos (you can substitute the steak meat for mouth-watering shrimp). If fish tacos are on your mind, this is the perfect place to visit.

I assure you that Los Cotijas Taco Shop will serve you a fantastic fish taco. You’ll quickly realize why it has won many awards and why it belongs on the list of fantastic seafood restaurants in OC.

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Sushi Damu

Sushi Damu, located in Tustin, CA is the best place to come and indulge in incredible sushi rolls. This place is awesome! Some of the best sushi I’ve ever had. The interior has a relaxed dark ambiance, neon lights, and great music playing in the background.

Sushi Damu is all-you-can-eat sushi for lunch and dinner. Trust me, all you can eat isn’t enough. I’m just kidding; it will be, but you will leave satisfied because the sushi here is fresh and tasty. They have over 20 rolls of sushi of all sorts, baked, raw, and delicious crisp rice; you name it, they have it.

Sushi Damu also offers vegan sushi! With over five different rolls to choose from, your vegan friends can now enjoy Suhi Damu’s deliciousness.

They also have the most incredible bags of frozen soju! It’s like a frozen margarita but with soju. The soju bags come in multiple flavors and pair well with your meal. They also have a great selection of beer and wine. This place is fantastic for the experience, drinks, and sushi.

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood is the perfect spot to enjoy fabulous drinks and superb seafood in a lovely romantic upscale setting. Eddie V’s, located in Newport Beach, is where you can find fresh and quality seafood. Eddies V’s has a variety of seafood dishes, from Georges Bank Scallops, Chilian Sea Bass, South African Lobster, Norwegian Salmon, Caviar, and so much more. Apart from seafood, they also have a great selection of premium hand-cut steaks, such as Center Cut Filet Mignon, Bone-in New York Steak, and a delicious Bone-In Ribeye. Are you a land and sea lover? Then the Surf and Turf is the perfect combo for you.

Let’s forget about the food momentarily because it’s time to talk about their killer cocktails, or as they say, “Cocktails with Attitude.” Eddie V’s has a great bar serving up some unique cocktails such as Maverick, Smoked Old Fashioned, Red Dragon, 24 Karat, The Hope Diamond, and the Java Jewel. I want to note that they are famously known for their “Hope Diamond Martini,” which consists of vodka, grapefruit liqueur, butterfly pea flower tea, and of course, the signature diamond ice cube (the star of the show). Eddie V’s has dim lighting, excellent service, and even more fantastic food.

They also serve some dessert classics like a Creme Brulee, Meyer Lemon Tarte, Hot Chocolate Godiva Cake, and Bananas Foster Butter Cake. They have live music on the weekends, which makes this place even better. If you ask me, this place certainly earned their stripes to be part of the best seafood restaurants in OC.

So next time you are in the mood for a nice seafood dinner Eddie V’s is the place to be.

Nova Kitchen and Bar

Nova Kitchen And Bar - Seafood Lover'S Guide: Discovering The Best Seafood Restaurants In Oc (Part 2)
The Spread At Nova Kitchen &Amp; Bar A Top Pick For The Best Seafood Restaurants In Oc

Nova Kitchen and Bar in Garden Grove, CA, will blow you away! This place is taking sushi bars to the next level. This place has nothing basic about them, from the sushi rolls to the drinks. Nova has a fantastic lunch, dinner, and phenomenal brunch menu.

Nova considers itself Japanese fashion, where all the earth’s elements combine. This place has a great environment with elegant flares. Their menu consists of different types of fresh fish, sushi rolls, yellowtail, oysters, and sashimi plates. The brunch menu includes Japanese Pancakes, Banh Mi Benedict, French Toast, Steak and Eggs, Dim Sum Tower, Garlic Noodz, and their delicious Korean Short Rib Breakfast. Everything is unique in flavor and served in a unique presentation.

Nova is known for their crafted one of kind unique cocktails. Nova has excellent cocktails such as Hanoi Smash, Beijing Fashion, Nova-Rita, pink lotus, east wind, and many other unique cocktails. Their Hibiscus Zest cocktail is astonishing, with vodka, pineapple, fresh lime, and hibiscus flower. This drink is so refreshing and smooth and pairs well with everything. Nova also has a secret drink menu you can ask for with exclusive drinks with crazy colors and presentations; it’s worth checking out.

What makes Nova Kitchen and Bar have a place in the best seafood restaurants in OC? Everything! Unique restaurants like these are great to have around our community and we are glad to be able to present them to you. Check your calendar, make your reservations, charge your phone, and be ready to take some of the best Instagrammable photos, and remember to tag us @roaminggloryblog on IG.

Fly ‘N’ Fish Oyster Bar and Grill

This restaurant is the bomb! Fly ‘N’ Fish is a cute little restaurant you will probably miss while riding your bike on the Ocean Front W street of Newport Beach. But trust me; this is a restaurant you want to look out for as you drive or ride by because this restaurant is a true hidden gem you must try.

Fly ‘N’ Fish is located in Newport Beach, CA, and is a small restaurant with a small bar, a few tables, and a booth serving the most amazing seafood. This place has been mentioned in multiple magazines and has award-winning dishes.

Their New England Clam Chowder has won awards for the best chowder multiple times, and their food selection is just incredible. They have a fantastic refreshing watermelon feta cajun shrimp salad with an abundance of crisp and delicious flavors. Freshly caught fish such as Alaskan Halibut, Mahi Mahi, Seabass, Swordfish, and New Zealand King Salmon are hand cut on site and grilled to order. There is no frozen fish here, just fresh lusciousness. They have many delicious fish entrees like oysters, soups, and salads.

They have an awesome intimate bar serving cool drinks like Peninsula Paloma, Blue Hawaiian, 23rd St., Spicy Margarita, and many other cocktails, ice-cold beers, and various wines. Fly ‘N’ Fish has a cozy vibe, and the food seals the deal. This place is perfect after a nice bike ride on the Newport Pier or a great place to conversate with locals and watch the sunset.

Fly ‘N’ Fish is perfection and the ideal place to enjoy a hearty meal next to the beautiful beach. How can this place not make the best seafood restaurants in OC? Impossible, so please make sure to come check these guys out and let us know how much you liked it!

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