The San Pedro Fish Market celebrates the historical restaurant’s first 20 episodes of their hugely successful series “Kings of Fi$h,” as well as their massive social media growth making them one of the most Instagrammed restaurants in the world.
The San Pedro Fish Market began their journey 60 years ago in the water front section of the Los Angeles Harbor. The founder Tommy was put in charge of the fish market when he was a teenager along with his cousin Henry. A live seafood section was developed where customers could pick their own Lobster and Crab and have it steamed fresh. Additionally, they developed their own smoked-fish recipe and garnered quite a following for Smoked Halibut, Salmon, Tuna, Cod, Swordfish, and many others. These were the first moves towards selling a cooked, ready-to-eat product and would eventually lead to their “World-Famous Shrimp Tray.” The restaurant itself was named as one of the “Top 10 Most Instagrammed Restaurants in America,” by TIME Magazine with millions of served each year making it Southern California’s busiest dining destination, and holds 4 Guinness World Records. The restaurant also films and produces its own web-series called “Kings of Fi$h,” which has gained over 40 million views and just wrapped its third season and is already working on season four. “The Kings of Fi$h” is based on three generations of the San Pedro Fish Market family. The family has been in the fish business since 1956, and the hilarious series highlights the entrepreneurial family spirit and frames the strong characters that make up this booming family run business.