H. Salt Fish & Chips
288 E Carson St
Carson, CA 90745
In LA we have a lot of choices for nearly anything you can desire. Doesn’t matter what you like, we have some of the best examples of it in the world. Except, deep fried battered fish and french fries. There really are not a lot of places to get a decent version of this dish. We have Long John’s and even LnL, but they are not the “British” style fish & chips. I spent a better part of my youth on the East coast and we ate at Arthur Treachers Fish & Chips. I was always happy when we went there and I miss their version of it. Luckily here on the West coast we have H Salt.
Haddon Salt ran his fish & chips shop in Skegness, England, as his father had before him. Visiting Americans and others were taken by the taste of Salt’s “non-greasy” fish & chips. In 1965 Haddon and his wife Grace came to the United States and opened ”Salt’s Fish & Chips” in Sausalito, California.
Soon after he began franchising his shops as H Salt. Today they have 26 privately owned franchise locations in Southern California and one in Northern California. In 1969 KFC purchased H Salt and still owns them today. KFC is now owned by YUM!, the worlds largest restaurant franchise owner.
Located on Carson Blvd not too far east of the 110 you will find H Salt. It is a small older building on the south-west corner of Carson and Dolorous. Their menu is simple. You can get 2, 3 or even 4 pcs of fish and some chips, which is the same as french fries. I ordered the 3 piece and it is a lot of fish. The taste and texture were really good, it was greasy, but that is what it is. I also had some onion rings and fried mushrooms. The fried mushrooms were great. I could have eaten a few servings of them. The onion rings were super good and I have to say, they got the deep frying down just right. A lot of better restaurants could take lessons from them.
If you like fish & chips or if you have never tried it, you should go visit H Salt in Carson and tell them Lunch Pig sent you. It is a nice change from the other chains, very tasty and a little different.