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Ashley Randall

18 Splendid Seafood Restaurants to Try Around Los Angeles

Fried fish, spicy ceviche, raw oysters, and more

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Come into Crudo e Nudo in Santa Monica for seafood, sunsets, and wine with a sparkle.
| Ashley Randall

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 20 Essential Los Angeles Sushi Restaurants.

Removed: Little Dom’s Seafood, San Pedro Fish Market, Pasadena Fish Market, Oyabun

Added: Crudo e Nudo, Boujie Crab, Angler, Sea Harbour, Rich Crab

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1. 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 Wednesday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. for outdoor dining.

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

2. 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 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. Open from Thursday through Sunday with no reservations required.

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

3. Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant

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3939 N, Rosemead Blvd
Rosemead, CA 91770
(626) 288-3939
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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.

4. Angler

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8500 Beverly Blvd Suite 117
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(424) 332-4082
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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 California fully open, Angler is serving all the hits, including the bleeding radicchio, Parker House rolls, and banana pancakes with caviar, in its cabin-chic dining room.

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5. Rich Crab

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4253 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 277-1626
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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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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 once-nomadic raw bar setup known for Sunday sessions at Smorgasburg has since the start of the pandemic become 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.

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9. 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.

10. 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. The restaurant is closed on Mondays.

11. 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.

Ceviche from South Los Angeles restaurant Holbox
Ceviche at Holbox inside Mercado La Paloma.
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12. Crudo e Nudo

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2724 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 310-2120
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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 but 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.

13. 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 patio dining, takeout, and delivery daily.

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 decades, which means they’ve had plenty of practice turning out terrific seafood plates with fried catfish, shrimp, oyster, and a house-made tartar sauce.

15. 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.

16. Oh Manna Fish Market

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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.

17. 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.

18. The Boujie Crab

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1002 E South St
Long Beach, CA 90805
(562) 612-3311
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Head to the Boujie Crab for Creole-style seafood from Louisiana-native Nickey McKnight. He opened the restaurant in Long Beach at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and is still kicking with crawfish boils, seafood gumbos, and shrimp platters.

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1. 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. for outdoor dining.

2524 1/2 Hyperion Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

2. 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. Open from Thursday through Sunday with no reservations required.

4880 Fountain Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029

3. 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

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 California fully open, 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. 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

6. 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.

8450 Garvey Ave #103
Rosemead, CA 91770

7. 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

8. 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 has since the start of the pandemic become 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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 but 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

13. 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 patio dining, takeout, and delivery daily.

235 Main St
Venice, CA 90291

14. Fish Town

5351 Arlington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043

Fish Town’s been frying seafood in Hyde Park for decades, which means they’ve had plenty of practice turning out terrific seafood plates with fried catfish, shrimp, oyster, and a house-made tartar sauce.

5351 Arlington Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90043

15. 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

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16. 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

17. 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

18. The Boujie Crab

1002 E South St, Long Beach, CA 90805

Head to the Boujie Crab for Creole-style seafood from Louisiana-native Nickey McKnight. He opened the restaurant in Long Beach at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and is still kicking with crawfish boils, seafood gumbos, and shrimp platters.

1002 E South St
Long Beach, CA 90805

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