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17 Splendid Seafood Restaurants to Try Around LA

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The beauty of Los Angeles’s seafood scene lies in its abundance and diversity. Every corner of the city boasts pristine seafood prepared a plethora of delightful ways. From whole trays of lobster and shrimp to longstanding you-buy-we-fry stands, here now are 17 splendid seafood restaurants to try this summer in Los Angeles. For sushi restaurants, check out Eater’s 20 Essential Los Angeles Sushi Restaurants.

Removed: Fishing With Dynamite, Mariscos El Paradero, Providence

Added: Fish Town, Little Dom’s Seafood, Oh Manna Fish Market, San Pedro Fish Market

A number of LA restaurants have resumed on-site dining service. However, this map should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns: for updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the Los Angeles Public Health website. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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1. Pasadena Fish Market

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181 E Orange Grove Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 792-9233

For a taste of all that’s delicious and deep-fried, order the 3x3 or 4x4 which includes oysters, shrimp, choice of fish, and scallops. It’s hard to go wrong with plantains and hush puppies on the side. Open for takeout and delivery daily.

2. Ceviche Project

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2524 1/2 Hyperion Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 522-6744
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After years of popping up at hotels and food festivals, Ceviche Project chef and owner Octavio Olivas now has a home all his own. Open Saturdays and Sundays for pre-order takeout only.

Razor clam ceviche, on ice in a bowl, from Ceviche Project.
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3. Found Oyster

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4880 Fountain Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 486-7920
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Found Oyster, a tiny shoebox of a clam and oyster bar in East Hollywood has a satisfying seafood menu, including a DIY lobster roll kit with Maine lobster, mayo, and split-top potato rolls. They’re closed Monday and Tuesday.

Oysters and clams on ice at Found Oyster in LA.
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4. Sáu Can Tho Vietnamese Kitchen

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8450 Garvey Ave #103
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 307-8868
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Head to this Vietnamese seafood specialist for its signature baked catfish — a crispy-skinned two to three pounder that’s served with herbs, lettuce, pickled carrots and daikon, cucumber spears, vermicelli rice noodles, rice papers, and best of all, a tangy-sweet tamarind dipping sauce. Open daily, except on Tuesdays. Call ahead for takeout or take advantage of free delivery for orders of $40 or more within a three-mile radius of the restaurant.

5. Oyabun

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3060 W Olympic Blvd #150
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(213) 489-1710
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Oyabun’s $79 Korean raw sliced fish bonanza boasts enough food to feed two to three folks. In addition to pristine cuts of tuna, salmon, and yellowtail, every order includes banchan, a baked mackerel, a pancake, and more. Open daily for delivery and takeout.

6. La Cevicheria

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3809 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 732-1253

Head to Pico Boulevard to discover the joys of Guatemalan seafood at La Cevicheria. There’s a reason why every table orders the ceviche with blood clams dressed in citrus, tomato, avocado, and mint — it’s bloody delicious. Open for takeout and delivery.

7. Broad Street Oyster Company

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23359 CA-1 #3874A
Malibu, CA 90265
(424) 644-0131
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Broad Street Oyster Company, the nomadic raw bar setup known for Sunday sessions at Smorgasburg and evening oysters at Tabula Rasa Bar, now has a permanent spot in Malibu. The lobster rolls are a thing of beauty, but don’t skip on the razor clams and fresh uni either. Open for takeout daily from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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8. Mariscos Jalisco

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801 E 10th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(323) 309-1622

The deep-fried shrimp tacos from Mariscos Jaliscos are as iconic as it gets, but don’t sleep on the rest of the menu from this legendary seafood truck. The cocteles are outstanding, as are the seafood tostadas. Open daily for takeout.

9. Mel's Fish Shack

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4524 W Jefferson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 732-6357
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Opened in 2008 on the corner of West Jefferson and Farmdale, Mel’s Fish Shack is a neighborhood favorite for fried seafood and soulful sides like hush puppies, mac and cheese, and collard greens. Open daily for takeout and delivery.

10. Holbox

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3655 South Grand Avenue #C9
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 986-9972
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Gilberto Cetina of Chichen Itza serves up Mexican seafood specialties at Holbox inside the Mercado La Paloma. Look for ceviches and tostadas using ingredients sourced from Baja and the Yucatan, including hard-to-find blood clams. Open for takeout, as well as DIY meal kits, Tuesday to Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Taco de tikin xik at Holbox
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11. The Anchor

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235 Main St
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 664-9696
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There’s more to the Anchor in Venice than its famed lobster roll topped with black truffles. Go ahead and order some oysters, fried calamari, and grilled octopus, too. Open for limited patio dining, takeout, and delivery daily.

12. El Coraloense

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6600 Florence Ave
Bell Gardens, CA 90201
(562) 776-8800
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Since opening in 2007, El Coraloense continues to serve some of the best Mexican seafood in the Southland. Behind the stoves are brother and sister duo Leo and Natalie Curie who draw inspiration from their parents’ native Nayarit and Sinaloa. Ask them for a custom paella for takeout and delivery.

13. Coni'Seafood

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3544 W Imperial Hwy
Inglewood, CA 90303
(310) 672-2339
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Is there a more excellent fish in Los Angeles than the whole grilled snook from Coni’Seafood? Take apart the flakey, hefty river fish and taste the kiss of the grill’s fire, along with an even smothering of chile paste. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for takeout and delivery.

14. Fish Town

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5351 Arlington Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90043
(323) 298-1706
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Fish Town’s been frying seafood in Hyde Park for a decades. So they’ve had plenty of practice with seafood plates, fried catfish, shrimp, oyster, and a house made tartar sauce. Open for takeout only.

15. San Pedro Fish Market - Long Beach

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6550 E Marina Dr
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 606-0090
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The original San Pedro Fish Market opened in 1956, and is still prepping food along with second location in Long Beach. They’re known for their actual fish market, along with massive seafood trays with fried fish, shrimp, fries, corn, and kielbasa. Be sure to get the house made hot sauce. The outdoor patio is open for dining, as is takeout and delivery.

16. Oh Manna Fish Market

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803 E Manchester Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90001
(323) 581-2145

It’s an experience to try the catfish, hush puppies, or anything on Oh Manna Fish Market’s menu. Eat this food while it’s still hot, and savor the crunch.

17. Little Dom's Seafood

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686 Linden Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(805) 749-7400
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The team behind Little Dom’s opened slightly north in mid-2020. If up for a quick road trip to Carpinteria, head to Dom’s seaside outlet to order fish sandwiches, oysters, a house smoked salmon tartine, or live Santa Barbara uni.

Little Dom’s Seafood in Carpinteria, California
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1. Pasadena Fish Market

181 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91103

For a taste of all that’s delicious and deep-fried, order the 3x3 or 4x4 which includes oysters, shrimp, choice of fish, and scallops. It’s hard to go wrong with plantains and hush puppies on the side. Open for takeout and delivery daily.

181 E Orange Grove Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91103

2. Ceviche Project

2524 1/2 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Razor clam ceviche, on ice in a bowl, from Ceviche Project.
Ceviche Project
Jakob N. Layman

After years of popping up at hotels and food festivals, Ceviche Project chef and owner Octavio Olivas now has a home all his own. Open Saturdays and Sundays for pre-order takeout only.

2524 1/2 Hyperion Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

3. Found Oyster

4880 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029
Oysters and clams on ice at Found Oyster in LA.
Found Oyster
Wonho Frank Lee

Found Oyster, a tiny shoebox of a clam and oyster bar in East Hollywood has a satisfying seafood menu, including a DIY lobster roll kit with Maine lobster, mayo, and split-top potato rolls. They’re closed Monday and Tuesday.

4880 Fountain Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029

4. Sáu Can Tho Vietnamese Kitchen

8450 Garvey Ave #103, Rosemead, CA 91770

Head to this Vietnamese seafood specialist for its signature baked catfish — a crispy-skinned two to three pounder that’s served with herbs, lettuce, pickled carrots and daikon, cucumber spears, vermicelli rice noodles, rice papers, and best of all, a tangy-sweet tamarind dipping sauce. Open daily, except on Tuesdays. Call ahead for takeout or take advantage of free delivery for orders of $40 or more within a three-mile radius of the restaurant.

8450 Garvey Ave #103
Rosemead, CA 91770

5. Oyabun

3060 W Olympic Blvd #150, Los Angeles, CA 90006

Oyabun’s $79 Korean raw sliced fish bonanza boasts enough food to feed two to three folks. In addition to pristine cuts of tuna, salmon, and yellowtail, every order includes banchan, a baked mackerel, a pancake, and more. Open daily for delivery and takeout.

3060 W Olympic Blvd #150
Los Angeles, CA 90006

6. La Cevicheria

3809 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019

Head to Pico Boulevard to discover the joys of Guatemalan seafood at La Cevicheria. There’s a reason why every table orders the ceviche with blood clams dressed in citrus, tomato, avocado, and mint — it’s bloody delicious. Open for takeout and delivery.

3809 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019

7. Broad Street Oyster Company

23359 CA-1 #3874A, Malibu, CA 90265
Broad Street Oyster Company Farley Elliott

Broad Street Oyster Company, the nomadic raw bar setup known for Sunday sessions at Smorgasburg and evening oysters at Tabula Rasa Bar, now has a permanent spot in Malibu. The lobster rolls are a thing of beauty, but don’t skip on the razor clams and fresh uni either. Open for takeout daily from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

23359 CA-1 #3874A
Malibu, CA 90265

8. Mariscos Jalisco

801 E 10th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

The deep-fried shrimp tacos from Mariscos Jaliscos are as iconic as it gets, but don’t sleep on the rest of the menu from this legendary seafood truck. The cocteles are outstanding, as are the seafood tostadas. Open daily for takeout.

801 E 10th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

9. Mel's Fish Shack

4524 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

Opened in 2008 on the corner of West Jefferson and Farmdale, Mel’s Fish Shack is a neighborhood favorite for fried seafood and soulful sides like hush puppies, mac and cheese, and collard greens. Open daily for takeout and delivery.

4524 W Jefferson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016

10. Holbox

3655 South Grand Avenue #C9, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Taco de tikin xik at Holbox
Holbox
Farley Elliott

Gilberto Cetina of Chichen Itza serves up Mexican seafood specialties at Holbox inside the Mercado La Paloma. Look for ceviches and tostadas using ingredients sourced from Baja and the Yucatan, including hard-to-find blood clams. Open for takeout, as well as DIY meal kits, Tuesday to Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

3655 South Grand Avenue #C9
Los Angeles, CA 90007

11. The Anchor

235 Main St, Venice, CA 90291

There’s more to the Anchor in Venice than its famed lobster roll topped with black truffles. Go ahead and order some oysters, fried calamari, and grilled octopus, too. Open for limited patio dining, takeout, and delivery daily.

235 Main St
Venice, CA 90291

12. El Coraloense

6600 Florence Ave, Bell Gardens, CA 90201

Since opening in 2007, El Coraloense continues to serve some of the best Mexican seafood in the Southland. Behind the stoves are brother and sister duo Leo and Natalie Curie who draw inspiration from their parents’ native Nayarit and Sinaloa. Ask them for a custom paella for takeout and delivery.

6600 Florence Ave
Bell Gardens, CA 90201

13. Coni'Seafood

3544 W Imperial Hwy, Inglewood, CA 90303

Is there a more excellent fish in Los Angeles than the whole grilled snook from Coni’Seafood? Take apart the flakey, hefty river fish and taste the kiss of the grill’s fire, along with an even smothering of chile paste. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. for takeout and delivery.

3544 W Imperial Hwy
Inglewood, CA 90303

14. Fish Town

5351 Arlington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043

Fish Town’s been frying seafood in Hyde Park for a decades. So they’ve had plenty of practice with seafood plates, fried catfish, shrimp, oyster, and a house made tartar sauce. Open for takeout only.

5351 Arlington Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90043

15. San Pedro Fish Market - Long Beach

6550 E Marina Dr, Long Beach, CA 90803

The original San Pedro Fish Market opened in 1956, and is still prepping food along with second location in Long Beach. They’re known for their actual fish market, along with massive seafood trays with fried fish, shrimp, fries, corn, and kielbasa. Be sure to get the house made hot sauce. The outdoor patio is open for dining, as is takeout and delivery.

6550 E Marina Dr
Long Beach, CA 90803

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16. Oh Manna Fish Market

803 E Manchester Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90001

It’s an experience to try the catfish, hush puppies, or anything on Oh Manna Fish Market’s menu. Eat this food while it’s still hot, and savor the crunch.

803 E Manchester Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90001

17. Little Dom's Seafood

686 Linden Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013
Little Dom’s Seafood in Carpinteria, California
Little Dom’s Seafood
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The team behind Little Dom’s opened slightly north in mid-2020. If up for a quick road trip to Carpinteria, head to Dom’s seaside outlet to order fish sandwiches, oysters, a house smoked salmon tartine, or live Santa Barbara uni.

686 Linden Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013

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