Killer Shrimp - Hermosa Beach
Killer Shrimp - Hermosa Beach

Killer Shrimp - Hermosa Beach

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.killershrimp.cpm/
  • Phone: 3103727071
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Lorenzo Roman
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Call Megan Peery at Killer Shrimp Marina Del Rey for any special event needs.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: The Strand
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Limited Spaces at our Parking lot on the corner of Pier and Strand ave. Valet offered during peak times (free 2 hours with validation)
A word from Killer Shrimp - Hermosa Beach
Killer Shrimp is an upscale / casual seafood restaurant known in Southern California for over 25 years serving our world famous "Killer Shrimp" dish. Our expanded menu includes fresh seafood selections, steaks, and amazing appetizers. Our bar features a beverage program that uses fresh squeezed juices and house made syrups to make some of the most delicious drinks in town.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Killer Shrimp - Hermosa Beach reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.7
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.2
    Noise LevelModerate
64% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (13)scenic view (11)late-night find (9)good for groups (9)hot spot (7)great for lunch (6)neighborhood gem (5)fit for foodies (4)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (2)romantic (1)great for brunch (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Just ok
    KickballDan
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Maybe I'm not a huge fan of shrimp but the salad and shrimp bowl we got was far from deserving of the price. Shelled and cooked shrimp from a grocery store thrown in spicy and watery sauce would have about the same effect. Order the salad with dressing on the side unless you like tons of spicy thousand island. There are far better places in the South Bay. The waitress was friendly and energetic but that didn't help the food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Killer Mac 'n Cheese
    HermosaFoodie
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This is my second time here since it opened in Hermosa Beach. While the peel & eat "Killer Shrimp" is their featured item, I love their mac and cheese. Tried the lobster version this time and the "Killer Shrimp" version the first time. Both are great but I do like the more spice flavor of the "Killer Shrimp" version. I would also recommend the Killer Seafood Salad to share as appetizer for 3-4 people. I will definitely be back so that I can make it to the entrees.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great scene!
    RaulVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Killer Shrimp in Hermosa is great! Same delicious sauce for Shrimp with rolls, pasta, etc. service was excellent. Love the Pier Av street scene. Only concern is it can get too warm inside. We have sat outside both times because of the inside heat! Hopefully, it's worked out before the winter! Meantime, great food and service!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hope it gets better...
    weluv2eat
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    When we went there was a customer who unfortunately, was highly disappointed with the silverware being unclean every time he comes. He was very upset & left. He was highly disgusted. My experience at Hermosa Killer Shrimp was fair at best. In my opinion, I am not sure if it was the shrimp that didn't taste right. I am Not saying that they were bad or spoiled, it just tasted different. I ALWAYS order the Original every time we go to the Marina Killer Shrimp! Also, my husband had to have a second Long Island Iced Tea made because again, in his opinion, Marina's Long Island Iced Tea has been THE BEST every time we go. The waitress or our server was good. Please know that this is my FAVORITE restaurant and we frequent at least 2-3x a month.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beachy View ...
    FrontofHouse
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Great service, decent food, and great to people watch. Please put on the air conditioner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun and casual
    Kate
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I made a reservation for 10 and we sat outside. It was the perfect spot for out of town business colleagues .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy in Hermosa
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Killer Shrimp has been a favorite for years and we are ecstatic to have a new location in our 'hood!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed Reviews
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The service from our waitress was very good. She was attentive, polite, and checked on our table several times. We asked one of the bus boys for a to go box and he said sure no problem, but he never came back. We actually saw him texting on his phone a minute later and never came back, but overall the service was very good. After a different person kindly packed up our food for us, when we got home we realized they hadn't packed one of the dishes. As for the food, the oysters were delicious. I wasn't too impressed by the steamed clams or original Killer Bowl. It was bland. There were flies we were constantly swatting away from the food. Not sure if it was because we were near the window.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shrimplicious
    BeniVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    It was my first time eating at Kilier Shrimp. The original shrimp dish and grilled Cesar salad were delicious! The staff was very friendly and the service was great! Prime location too at Hermosa Bch pier, took a stroll on the strand after dinner. :-)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Variety
    siuolVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    They should offer a less spicy version of their Killer Shrimp.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • "OK", but not that great ....
    FrankMVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We asked for a table outside, she said there was not one available, we sat inside, it was hot and really kind of gross and not clean feeling ... then we noted there was a table outside, we asked someone else, she happily resat us. Nice waiter took our order, cold seafood plate app, salad, killer shrimp. Well, just barely a few minutes later, everything came at once, nothing fit on our "2-top" table, they took some things back ... oysters just "ok", crab legs, flavorless, shrimp were good ... cocktail sauce good. Mango "wedge" very good! We asked for extra lemons, forks, plates, water, OMG, it took forever! Killer Shrimp came, cold, sent it back, took forever to have them return. The table wobbled really annoyingly. So, not the best night ..
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Same ole Killer Shrimp traditional receipe! The Orignal is consistently good. Service was a little slow for a Thursday early evening. Still highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place for Seafood
    RCali
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was a nice addition to the Pier, which is slowly adding more than just Bar food joints. Considering it replaced an awful tourist trap Cantina Real, I'm pretty happy to have it. We had the scallops and crabcakes. Both were pretty good. Like the custom drink menu. Managers are out and about making sure things are running well.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Location, Average Food
    SoBayFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The location of Killer Shrimp is great, in Pier Plaza, Hermosa Beach, during the day. Evening is another story, there is no ambience whatsoever. I think it may be the intention to turn the tables quickly and not to provide any type of nice dining experience. The outdoor patio is bare. A few heaters would be nice. The service we had was friendly, helpful and efficient. The check average for our table of four was $45/pp, including one cocktail, tax & tip. We asked our server for recommendations and had the Lobster Mac & Cheese and the Popcorn Shrimp as apps, very tasty. The Killer Shrimp was ok and the Scallops were very average. The "beurre blanc" sauce reminded me of Cream of Mushroom Soup. I won't be rushing back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was GREAT, but...
    CB29
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    It's was clear they are new. Service was slow, drinks were very weak, and once the sun went down (we ate on the outside patio) it was so dark we could barely see our food! There were candles on the table but it was hardly enough. The food was excellent however. If they can fix the light issue on the patio, improve the speed of their service and pour a real cocktail, this place would be 5 star!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE Killer Shrimp!
    BirthdayGirlVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    So happy this restaurant has come to the South Bay! "The Original" has me hooked. Nothing like dipping the bread in that amazing and spicy sauce. Yum! Oh, and of course the shrimp is killer! ;) This is literally one of my top favorite restaurants. So good!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Awesome!
    RaulVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I love Killer Shrimp! Glad they have returned to the South Bay!!! We remember when they had a location on PCH in Redondo Beach! This location should be perfect. On the Pier Avenue walk, near all the action. Plenty of outdoor patio seating, great bar. Only concern was the heat inside with the crowded room. Shrimp was the same spicy, flavorful taste I remember!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Enjoyed lunch at the new opening of Killer Shrimp in Hermosa. Seating inside was just fair… not as upscale than other KS locations. I give a good rating in their food and service. My only concern and did not like, I noticed few nagging flies around the tables and as we were eating - definitely not pleasant and healthy to see, especially indoors. Enjoy the patio seating… at least you will know what to expect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • More Than Just Killer Shrimp
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was my first time to the restaurant, but I will say that it will not be my last. Love the food, the decor, the location and the staff. A great experience in every aspect.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.4
    • Food3.4
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
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