Fishing With Dynamite

4.9
1715 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Fishing with Dynamite, an oyster bar and seafood house where East meets West in the South Bay. Chef and co-owner David LeFevre brings an upbeat and lively approach to a tradition...

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1715 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCynyoga
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining was wonderful underneath tenting, plenty of spacing, pleasant atmosphere. Great service & food! Definitely going back!

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vipLoveToDine
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ne pandemic positive is that the volume level is way down.
Tracy and her crew made our special occasion spectacular. Food was outstanding as always and we had great fun with the staff. It was a super fun evening.

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KristenR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing and the outside patio is so nice! We had a great time on our double-date. Must-haves: oysters, shrimp cocktail, Peruvian scallops, fish sandwich and key lime pie!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience3

Hostess was, without doubt, the rudest and most aggressive hospitality employee I have met in many years.

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vipStephenN
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal and the service was spectacular! Chef Alice Mai was delightful. It is my favorite restaurant. I can’t wait to return for another fabulous experience. I can’t recommend them highly enough.

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vipAlejandraS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration
Cocktails and food are all amazing

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HB31
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Service was great. Will be dining here regularly.

KD
vipKarenD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, FWD exceeds all expectations. Chef Alice, Tracy, and Caroline always make us feel welcome and valued. We feel like family upon entering their wonderful establishment. The seafood presentations are amazingly fresh and delicious. And most importantly, during these COVID times, they are being meticulous about following all COVID safety protocols. We feel absolutely safe dining with them and are so grateful and happy that they are such an integral part of the community.

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vipJimP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great table perfect portions, best seafood in town.

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vipVeniceeats
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hamachi delicious. Service great. Tables spaced well apart.

JC
JC90266
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as always! Fishing with dynamite is a must for anyone visiting the MB area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing dinner. We will be back!

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vipIrina
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best seafood place in Manhattan beach!!!!

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HeleneA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, service was perfect, and many covid safe practices in effect. I can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drink are perfect. Thank you Justin K and the MOD for taking care of us. We will definitely visit you guys again soon.

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vipSamurai6
San Francisco
336 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter dinner at FWD!!! What a great treat by their staff. Chef Alice is always creating fantastic seafood delights and service by Michelle was totally outstanding. Two of us enjoyed a relaxing outdoor dining experience with my pooxh. Highlights were the Queen Mary Shellfish Platter plus half a dozen Peruvian Scallops with all the various dipping sauces and the grilled Santa Barbara Amaebi spot prawns with roe.......delicious & extravagant!! Fish tacos, Fries, Squash Rolls and Hamachi Sashimi completely filled and satisfied us but we both ended with my favorite dessert, Chef Alice’s Key Lime Pie. A truly wonderful evening by the beach and much thanks to FWD for being there!!

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vipDanielleA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service especially from MJ - thank you for the perfect Easter lunch! I could survive off the FWD menu! Thank you 🙏

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Had a hair in our meal. They felt very badly and gave us part of meal for free

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IveteC
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch here with my husband and we both loved it. Ordered the clam chowder and the squash rolls to start. Both were delish. The chowder is a full entree size, so keep that in mind when ordering it. Half portion is also available, even though it’s not noted on the menu. My husband had the grilled rock fish tacos as his entree and I had the crab cake and the market salad as mine. All were great! Our server, Sal, brought us the key lime pie (on the house because it was our first time there!) and it was the perfect sweet ending to our delicious lunch. Thank you, Sal! 😉. I very much recommend this restaurant for its great food and service.

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vipTisha
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect lunch. Kishikari rice and oysters were ridiculous. Patio was great, felt safe.

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vipccurrie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always a great experience!

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StephenS
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in the South Bay always look forward to returning. Great raw seafood choices, entrees are delicious and well designed, love the key lime pie, excellent cocktails and wine choices. Staff does a great job in making you feel welcome. Reserve in advance.

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vipAight
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best raw bar in LA

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vipVeronicaS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!!

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vipCoop
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place!

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vipCharlesR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable and pleasing outdoor setting

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only restaurant I will drive to the Southbay for from the Westside. Frankly, it’s the best restaurant in LA County for seafood lovers. WaterGrill used to have this spot a long time ago but while WaterGrill’s raw bar is still fresh and delicious, when it comes to the rest of the menu, Fishing with Dynamite has a much more innovative modern take on seafood and tastes much better. Highly recommend: raw bar items, tostada (best thin crispy shell I’ve ever tasted on a tostada), rice risotto dish, squash roll, key lime pie.

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AprilH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I dined here for our anniversary and we could not have had a more enjoyable experience. The waitstaff was so sweet and greeted us with delicious complimentary champagne. The food was absolutely exquisite with complex flavor compositions. My husband was so mindblown by the ceviche tostadas that he ordered a second and my Koshihikari Rice was out of this world good. The cocktails were also incredible and thoughtfully made. Highly recommend the Bangkok Dangerous. It's so refreshing!! To finish off the night, we had the key lime pie which I'm still salivating over 3 days later. We've definitely found our new favorite spot in town to treat ourselves and can't wait to repeat again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. The new trout dish was on point! Also love the new outdoor tent set up. Can’t wait to come back.

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vipKclaybor
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience. The food was amazing and so fresh. The staff could not have been nicer. Can’t wait to go back!

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DavidK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Its a perfect date night, and great for sharing plates.

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Laura
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! We ate outside which is why the low noise was chosen. The food is so fresh and flavors right on. We had the new fish sandwich and the fish was so good it was delish on its own. So tender and flavorful, with the perfect amount of delicate crispy. We also shared the blue crab roll. It was so fresh and sweet that it melts in your mouth with every bite. The bread on both items was also perfect. The service was also perfect as always. So welcoming as soon as you arrive. Attentive and friendly throughout the meal and, unlike so many restaurants, you are not left hanging after the meal. We settled the check as quickly as we were seated without feeling rushed. #1 in MB & LA for that matter, on our list!

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vipJudySchneid
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place to dine outdoors and celebrate my birthday in their fresh, clean, cool-vibes patio. Service, food, and atmosphere were terrific. Run, don’t walk to Fishing With Dynamite!

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vipBrian
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch. Service was excellent. Food was wonderful. Really enjoyable, long and lazy lunch.

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RMBV
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are outside in the makeshift eating area. It was well spaced and relatively warm. Food was fresh and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters were spectacular. Our server was funny but professional. We also had a combination of other fresh seafood and it was all excellent. One of my favorite restaurants in Manhattan Beach.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It’s always been a great experience here. Food is always great and fresh. I actually missed this place when they have to close for a bit due to COVID and when they were doing outdoor dining it was just so hard to get a reservation that I gave up for a bit. But so happy they are doing indoor dining again and can support more guests.

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vipsandrunner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining is well done. Service was great. The food is always phenomenal.

DT
vipDanT
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is outstanding! really like the outdoor seating and set up.

Dan

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Food was cold. Took too long. Very disappointing

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Fishing With Dynamite is rated 4.9 stars by 1715 OpenTable diners.

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