Restaurant Addiction Aquatic Development, No. 18, Alley 2, Lane 410, Minzu East Road, Taipei City (台北市民族東路410巷2弄18號) Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Addition Aquatic Development is special ?
Located at the Taipei Fish Market on Minzu East Road near Songshan Airport, a portion of the traditional fish market has recently been developed by Mitsui Food and Beverage Enterprise Group, and has transformed into one of Taipei’s newest and hottest places to eat.
Many of the older traditional market stalls are still around, and make for an great sightseeing spot before heading on to the new chic Addiction Aquatic Development to devour some incredible sushi.
At the sashimi bar, there is a choice of 4-5 different sashimi sets, starting at NT$880 and going up to about NT$2000. There is also a decent menu of wines, beers, and Japanese sakes, most notably, 500ml Asahi beers for only NT$100. Hot green tea on the other (usually free at sushi restaurants) is a little over priced at NT$33 per cup.
How to get to Addition Aquatic Development?
By subway, get off at XingTian Temple MRT station. Though not far, it’s a bit of a walk so it’s best that you take a taxi from here. The fare will run you around NT$ 70. Not many taxi drivers speak English, so it’s best that you print out the place’s Chinese name and address and just show it to him:
- Fresh seafood with different styles of eating
- Incredibly delicious and a fun experience
- Quality food at extremely reasonable price!!!
- Wonderful Ambience. Bill shock warning!
- Like fresh seafood? This is a MUST visit!
- Noise level Normal
- Budget Medium
- Alcohol NO
- Air condition NO
- Had kid menu NO
- Accept credit card NO
- Serve breakfast NO
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian NO
Addiction Aquatic Development, No. 18, Alley 2, Lane 410, Minzu East Road, Taipei City (台北市民族東路410巷2弄18號)
Tips for you
- Only cash is taken in the AAD, with no credit card services -All the areas are on a first-come, first-served basis; only The Hot Pot takes reservations by phone. - Each of the 10 areas are independently operated, so please do not bring food from other areas or outside into that area - No pets are allowed.Rule
“A quirky highlight of Taipei” 5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015 Addiction Aquatic Development: I still don't quite understand the name, but don't let a small thing like that put you off an absolute highlight of Taipei. It's a lot of fun, with simply amazing seafood in a great atmosphere. Addiction Aquatic Development is essentially a seafood market that morphs into a set of small restaurants and seafood BBQ spots in the evening. You can walk among the large tanks of live fish, crustaceans and shellfish; pick a BBQ crab or seafood skewer from one of the many small stalls; or simply pull up a bench with a plate of sushimi and sake at one of the best sushi bars in town. Throw in a glass or two of wine and some live jazz for entertainment, and you have all you need for a great evening! Addiction Aquatic Development is more of a local hang-out than a tourist spot. It can take a little bit more effort to find than some other places, as it is not on the metro lines and taxi drivers may not recognise the English name. The best way to find it is to ask a Taiwanese friend or hotel staff to write the name in Chinese characters and give this to your taxi driver. It is well worth it. An absolute gem of Taipei - not to be missed!
Taiwan is gaining reputation for being a foodie's paradise. The are so many options, it's easily accessible, and it's cheap. AAD (Addiction Aquatic Development) is no exception. The entire building it's is split into two functions. First, it's a fish market. When you walk in, you're greeted with a plethora of options for fresh seafood, especially fish in live tanks. Once you realize that the crowds are actually upstairs, make your way towards that direction and you're greeted with a typical market (like Eataly in NYC, Eastern Market in DC) where it has ton of different options - prepared sashimi entrees, wine, plants, and hot entrees - AND also a restaurant where you can order from the chef. I had a variety of sashimi and the prices are very cheap (compared to in the States, of course) and very fresh. (I had just arrived from Japan and had this opinion!). The most disappointing thing you'll realize is that sitting at the counter is potentially difficult if you don't speak Mandarin or read Chinese characters, but not impossible though. The location is between two subway lines (Brown/Wenhu/#1 and Yellow/Zhonghe-Xinlu/#4) so you're probably better off riding to the closest station and taking a cab. You won't have a problem getting a cab afterwards.