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A Bright New Seafood Restaurant Emerges From the Pasadena Depths

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Fishwives rocks a raw bar, wine, and lots more

Fishwives, Pasadena
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

As of this week, Pasadena has a new casual seafood restaurant to contend with. It’s called Fishwives and it lands along the Fair Oaks Avenue corridor, right in the thick of it all.

Whereas Tim Carey and Santos Uy’s Lost at Sea (just around the corner) is a fuller dinner experience with wine and table service, Fishwives is a casual outfit with a menu that includes fish and chips, tacos, lobster rolls, and other easygoing options made to satisfy everyone all at once. There is craft beer and wine as well, plus an oyster and raw bar to boot. The opening menu for Fishwives is below.

As for the space, expect a tall, mostly white room with buffed cement floors and painted brick. There’s a long bar for both dining and drinking, and opposite that is a run of tight booths, with more tabletop seating looking out the tall windows in front, or along the far wall.

Fishwives opened earlier this week, and keeps hours from Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., with a shortening to 9 p.m. on Sundays.

88 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
Pasadena, CA