* Ocean Avenue Seafood: The broiled fish is golden from its caramelized marinade--rice vinegar, soy sauce, lemon grass and ginger. It's served with jasmine rice and seasonal vegetables. (Chilean sea bass, $22.95.) Ocean Avenue Seafood, 1401 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, (310) 394-5669.
* Crustacean: Here this fish is steamed with green onions and served with a slightly sweet, slightly tangy ginger sauce. It comes with fluffy steamed rice. (Chilean sea bass, $24.50.) Crustacean, 9646 Little Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310) 205-8990.
* Gustaf Anders: This place marinates the fish in miso, sears it on the range and finishes it off in the oven. It arrives at the table on a flavorful seaweed salad dressed with the pan juices, along with rice and sauteed haricots verts, baby carrots, little spring onions, peas and red bell peppers. (Miso marinated Chilean sea bass, lunch $18, dinner $25.) Gustaf Anders, South Coast Plaza Village, 3851 Bear St., Santa Ana, (714) 668-1737.
* Joe's: It's almost too beautiful to eat! In the center of the plate is grilled sea bass in lobster sauce on a mound of sauteed spinach; surrounding it are black gnocchi (colored with squid ink) and baked cherry tomatoes. (Grilled sea bass, with sauteed black gnocchi, $19.) Joe's, 1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310) 399-5811.