clock menu more-arrow no yes
A dazzling seafood spread at Fishing with Dynamite in Manhattan Beach.
A dazzling seafood spread at Fishing with Dynamite in Manhattan Beach.
Fishing with Dynamite

18 Splendid Seafood Restaurants to Try Around Los Angeles

Fried fish, spicy ceviche, raw oysters, and more

View as Map
A dazzling seafood spread at Fishing with Dynamite in Manhattan Beach.
| Fishing with Dynamite

The beauty of Los Angeles’s seafood scene lies in its abundance and diversity. Every corner of the city boasts pristine seafood prepared in a plethora of delightful ways. From fancy raw bars that cost a pretty penny to longstanding neighborhood you-buy-we-fry stands, here now are 18 splendid seafood restaurants to try in Los Angeles.

For restaurants specializing in sushi, check out Eater’s Essential Los Angeles Sushi Restaurants map.

Added: Connie and Ted’s, Fishing With Dynamite, Ceviche Stop

Removed: the Anchor, Fish Town, the Boujie Crab

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.

Read More
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Broad Street Oyster Company

Copy Link
23359 CA-1 #3874A
Malibu, CA 90265
(424) 644-0131
Visit Website

Broad Street Oyster Company, the once-nomadic raw bar setup known for Sunday sessions at Smorgasburg, is the busiest restaurant in Malibu. The lobster rolls are a thing of beauty, but don’t skip on the razor clams and fresh uni either.

Broad Street Oyster Company Farley Elliott

2. Crudo e Nudo

Copy Link
2724 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 310-2120
Visit Website

This tiny restaurant, almost entirely outdoors and born from the pandemic-age parklets that dot Santa Monica’s Main Street, is not only a fantastic place to down plates of namesake crudo, it’s also the kind of restaurant that reminds LA what resiliency, happiness, and a sense of place can look like. Order the caviar nachos, which are really just heaped-on potato chips with creme fraiche, ikura, masago, and a hint of Calabrian chile spice.

3. Fishing With Dynamite

Copy Link
1148 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 893-6299
Visit Website

For nearly a decade, chef David Lefevre’s Fishing With Dynamite has been steadily serving its Manhattan Beach community all that’s good and fresh: Peruvian scallops served on the half shell, Maryland-style crab cakes, and grilled wild swordfish. The squash rolls with rosemary butter and Key lime pie are as essential as the seafood headliners.

4. Angler

Copy Link
8500 Beverly Blvd Suite 117
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(424) 332-4082
Visit Website

Though chef Joshua Skenes’s Angler was open some during the pandemic, its parking structure dining room and limited menu left something to be desired. But now with the pandemic waning some, Angler is serving all the hits, including the bleeding radicchio, Parker House rolls, and banana pancakes with caviar, in its cabin-chic dining room.

Angler Los Angeles
Angler

5. Ceviche Stop

Copy Link
2901 S La Cienega Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(424) 298-8882
Visit Website

Step inside Culver City’s Ceviche Stop for a taste of chef Walther Adrianzen’s Peruvian fare, with a strong emphasis on seafood. Try the chef’s signature ceviche called the Hangover, which includes the catch of the day, fried calamari, fried seaweed, charred sweet potatoes, Peruvian corn and kernels, and more.

6. Connie and Ted's

Copy Link
8171 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 848-2722
Visit Website

Consider Connie and Ted’s a West Coast take on the quintessential New England seafood shack. Chef Michael Cimarusti knows his way around fruits of the sea, which is evident from the pitch-perfect lobster rolls, clam chowder, stuffed clams, and fish stew.

7. Mel's Fish Shack

Copy Link
4524 W Jefferson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 732-6357
Visit Website

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. The restaurant is closed on Mondays.

8. Coni'Seafood

Copy Link
3544 W Imperial Hwy
Inglewood, CA 90303
(310) 672-2339
Visit Website

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.

9. La Cevicheria

Copy Link
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.

10. Rich Crab

Copy Link
4253 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 277-1626
Visit Website

Rich Crab specializes in ganjang gejang (soy-marinated crab) inside a popular 3rd Street strip mall. The set menu includes spicy braised salmon head, a kimchi pancake, and two types of crab — the spicy version is caked with a chile sauce, while the ganjang version boasts a sweet and rich marinade. The meal finishes with sliced crabs served in a spicy stew.

11. Found Oyster

Copy Link
4880 Fountain Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 486-7920
Visit Website

Found Oyster, a tiny shoebox of a clam and oyster bar in East Hollywood, has a superbly satisfying seafood menu that includes sky-high seafood towers, New England-style clam chowder, and an ode to Swan Oyster Depot’s iconic crudo.

Oysters and clams on ice at Found Oyster in LA.
Found Oyster
Wonho Frank Lee

12. Holbox

Copy Link
3655 South Grand Avenue #C9
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 986-9972
Visit Website

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.

Ceviche from South Los Angeles restaurant Holbox
Ceviche at Holbox inside Mercado La Paloma.
Farley Elliott

13. Ceviche Project

Copy Link
2524 1/2 Hyperion Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 522-6744
Visit Website

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 Wednesday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the tiny Silver Lake space.

Razor clam ceviche, on ice in a bowl, from Ceviche Project.
Ceviche Project
Jakob N. Layman

14. Oh Manna Fish Market

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

Oh Manna Fish Market serves up stellar deep-fried seafood in a former Wienerschnitzel (complete with the classic A-frame building). Nearly everyone orders the catfish and hush puppies, which should be eaten immediately to savor the batter’s hot, crisp crunch.

15. Mariscos Jalisco

Copy Link
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.

16. El Coraloense

Copy Link
6600 Florence Ave
Bell Gardens, CA 90201
(562) 776-8800
Visit Website

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.

17. Sáu Can Tho Vietnamese Kitchen

Copy Link
8450 Garvey Ave #103
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 307-8868
Visit Website

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. Closed on Tuesdays.

18. Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant

Copy Link
3939 N, Rosemead Blvd
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 288-3939
Visit Website

Though Sea Harbour is best known for its daytime dim sum offerings, its high-end Cantonese dinner menu is equally excellent. The family-style format means that it’s best to dine here with a larger group and share everything, from wok-fired lobsters to steamed whole fish and geoduck sashimi.

Loading comments...

1. Broad Street Oyster Company

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

Broad Street Oyster Company, the once-nomadic raw bar setup known for Sunday sessions at Smorgasburg, is the busiest restaurant in Malibu. The lobster rolls are a thing of beauty, but don’t skip on the razor clams and fresh uni either.

23359 CA-1 #3874A
Malibu, CA 90265

2. Crudo e Nudo

2724 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405

This tiny restaurant, almost entirely outdoors and born from the pandemic-age parklets that dot Santa Monica’s Main Street, is not only a fantastic place to down plates of namesake crudo, it’s also the kind of restaurant that reminds LA what resiliency, happiness, and a sense of place can look like. Order the caviar nachos, which are really just heaped-on potato chips with creme fraiche, ikura, masago, and a hint of Calabrian chile spice.

2724 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405

3. Fishing With Dynamite

1148 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

For nearly a decade, chef David Lefevre’s Fishing With Dynamite has been steadily serving its Manhattan Beach community all that’s good and fresh: Peruvian scallops served on the half shell, Maryland-style crab cakes, and grilled wild swordfish. The squash rolls with rosemary butter and Key lime pie are as essential as the seafood headliners.

1148 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

4. Angler

8500 Beverly Blvd Suite 117, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Angler Los Angeles
Angler

Though chef Joshua Skenes’s Angler was open some during the pandemic, its parking structure dining room and limited menu left something to be desired. But now with the pandemic waning some, Angler is serving all the hits, including the bleeding radicchio, Parker House rolls, and banana pancakes with caviar, in its cabin-chic dining room.

8500 Beverly Blvd Suite 117
Los Angeles, CA 90048

5. Ceviche Stop

2901 S La Cienega Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Step inside Culver City’s Ceviche Stop for a taste of chef Walther Adrianzen’s Peruvian fare, with a strong emphasis on seafood. Try the chef’s signature ceviche called the Hangover, which includes the catch of the day, fried calamari, fried seaweed, charred sweet potatoes, Peruvian corn and kernels, and more.

2901 S La Cienega Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

6. Connie and Ted's

8171 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

Consider Connie and Ted’s a West Coast take on the quintessential New England seafood shack. Chef Michael Cimarusti knows his way around fruits of the sea, which is evident from the pitch-perfect lobster rolls, clam chowder, stuffed clams, and fish stew.

8171 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046

7. 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. The restaurant is closed on Mondays.

4524 W Jefferson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016

8. 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.

3544 W Imperial Hwy
Inglewood, CA 90303

9. 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.

3809 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90019

10. Rich Crab

4253 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90020

Rich Crab specializes in ganjang gejang (soy-marinated crab) inside a popular 3rd Street strip mall. The set menu includes spicy braised salmon head, a kimchi pancake, and two types of crab — the spicy version is caked with a chile sauce, while the ganjang version boasts a sweet and rich marinade. The meal finishes with sliced crabs served in a spicy stew.

4253 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90020

11. 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 superbly satisfying seafood menu that includes sky-high seafood towers, New England-style clam chowder, and an ode to Swan Oyster Depot’s iconic crudo.

4880 Fountain Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029

12. Holbox

3655 South Grand Avenue #C9, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Ceviche from South Los Angeles restaurant Holbox
Ceviche at Holbox inside Mercado La Paloma.
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.

3655 South Grand Avenue #C9
Los Angeles, CA 90007

13. 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 Wednesday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the tiny Silver Lake space.

2524 1/2 Hyperion Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

14. Oh Manna Fish Market

803 E Manchester Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90001

Oh Manna Fish Market serves up stellar deep-fried seafood in a former Wienerschnitzel (complete with the classic A-frame building). Nearly everyone orders the catfish and hush puppies, which should be eaten immediately to savor the batter’s hot, crisp crunch.

803 E Manchester Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90001

15. 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.

801 E 10th St
Los Angeles, CA 90021

Related Maps

16. 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.

6600 Florence Ave
Bell Gardens, CA 90201

17. 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. Closed on Tuesdays.

8450 Garvey Ave #103
Rosemead, CA 91770

18. Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant

3939 N, Rosemead Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770

Though Sea Harbour is best known for its daytime dim sum offerings, its high-end Cantonese dinner menu is equally excellent. The family-style format means that it’s best to dine here with a larger group and share everything, from wok-fired lobsters to steamed whole fish and geoduck sashimi.

3939 N, Rosemead Blvd
Rosemead, CA 91770

Related Maps