Fishing With Dynamite

4.9
1689 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 1689 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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vipIrina
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best seafood place in Manhattan beach!!!!

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HeleneA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
335 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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IveteC
Miami
15 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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Aight
New York Area
2 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.

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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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vip1SOUTHBAY
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday!

GL
vipGabrielL
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, good was super tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!! Best seafood in LA

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service above par!

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vipBigMeatNoWhammy
Seattle
64 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had one of everything and nothing disappointed. Fish awesome. Oysters on the half shell the best and the key lime pie was to die for.

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SusanS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was fantastic as always! get outdoor seating. excellent staff. so fun!

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Golfman42
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fishing with Dynamite never disappoints! The cocktail shrimp are a must get. They have the perfect amount of dill

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vipKevin
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood. Unique dishes. A little pricey......but worth every penny!

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vipManhattanBchMama
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FWD is consistently outstanding and always surprises us with delicious seasonal items on their menu. This time it was grilled prawns which were simple and perfect. The oysters and Peruvian scallops are always top-notch and seem to be plucked straight from the ocean with their freshness. Service is still impeccable and the staff are always so friendly and on-point. It's our favorite neighborhood restaurant that we love to pop in for every occasion - a casual drink and oysters or a nice celebratory dinner.

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CPO66
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due to COVID sat outside but the area was laid out nicely. Service was good and the food was outstanding. The waiter had some good recommendations from the raw bar. We had the Little Hoodlums and the Peruvian scallops. Recommend this place if you like quality seafood.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

My first in-person restaurant meal in a year!
Thank you for a comfortable, safe space, delicious food, and COVID-safe service.

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viprobertL
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood gem
little place that packs a punch

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Fishing With Dynamite is rated 4.9 stars by 1689 OpenTable diners.

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