St Andrews Seafood Market
4470 Saint Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC 29210
05/29/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Mrs. Kim is super. She always is happy to see you and tells you what is the best in the shop. She loves to give good service, always with a smile. She throws some extra in with every order. Today it was because of the holiday, she'll have another reason the next time. She makes this place. If you didn't like seafood or fish you might go there just to see her.
10/07/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Mrs. Kim has the freshest seafood in Columbia. She is one of the nicest persons you will ever encounter. She is very outspoken and proud of her fish and other seafood delights. Mrs. Kim always gives me a little extra something when I purchase seafood from her. I love her and her store. I always purchase my seafood from her for our parties. If you want crummy seafood maybe you should stick with one of the commercial grocery chains. I bet that colascgirl thinks that Red Lobster has good seafood..... yuck!!!
01/02/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Don't miss out on the best seafood you will ever have in SC. The store has a strong odor that almost made me leave but I am so happy I did not. The owner is a little brash but she is well meaning. With most seafood it will have some fishy odor not to mention a fishy taste. None of this seafood had a fish odor or fishy taste. It was the most perfect taste and texture you can get. New Year's Eve we had clams, crabmeat, scallops, shrimp, grouper and flounder. THE BEST! I cannot wait to go back! Go early and often. I promise you won’t regret it.
The Asian woman that operates St. Andrews Seafood Market is Mrs. Kim. She is wonderful. I have been buying fresh grouper, snapper, clams, shrimp and oysters from her for years. She has a wonderful bubbly personality and I always come away from her store knowing that I have the freshest seafood and have been served with great professionalism. She is proud of her fish and always makes me smell it to show me it's freshness. I was buying grouper from her one time and saw that she makes her own KImchi (Korean Hot fermented cabbage). I told her that I enjoyed it in my travels while in the Marine Corps and she made me take a take a jar home with me, she didn't have to twist my arm :). I always get my seafood from her and I believe that she is the best seafood provider in the Columbia area. I cannot imagine anyone having anything negative to say about her or her establishment.
11/16/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I have enjoyed the products, the service and the enjoyable interactions of St. Andrews Seafood too many times to count. The owners have worked hard to ensure my satisfaction with each purchase. I am somewhat of a seafood snob so it was wonderful to find a place where everything from clams to salmon to oysters are fantastic. Most times you will be greeted by a very high energy, hard working woman with a smile and quick joke but every time you will leave with the begginnings of a great meal.
01/06/2009Provided by Citysearch -
My wife and I were greeted by an energetic asian woman upon our first visit. She was complimentary, boisterous, and treated us very warmly. We ordered salmon that we grilled the following day. I do not eat seafood. Everything tastes fishy to me. But this salmon was wonderful. It was grilled over charcoal and dipped in a honey mustard sauce. It was flaky, moist, and delicious. There is a world of difference between the frozen fish we had purchased before which I would not eat and what we bought at this store. It was definitely more expensive but the taste and quality exceeded the price. We will most certainly be returning... as the woman in the store assured us!
08/23/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I called this place close to closing time Friday of last week. An Asian woman answered the phone and I asked if they had any clams and how much they cost. She said, ""We're closed. Call back tomorrow."" I asked if they even sell clams to which she replied, ""They're 5.99 a dozen."" Then she hung up on me. I didn't realize at first she had hung up on me. So, I called back. The second time she answered, I said ""Hi, I was asking you about clams...."" Then she shouted in my ear, ""HEY! I SAID WE'RE CLOSED!"" and she hung up again. I'm not exaggerating when I say she shouted at me, she raised her voice and yelled at me as if I was a child that had done something wrong. That interaction was disturbing in so many ways? How could this woman think it's ok to treat a potential customer this way? If she didn't want to answer questions, why did she answer the phone? Obviously, I did not give this establishment my business. I was dumbfounded by this treatment. I felt obligated to share this experience here because I want to save other unknowing, unexpecting people from facing the rudeness and embarrassment I experienced.