Fishing With Dynamite

4.9
1778 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
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1778 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and presentation. Friendly service. One of the best oyster and seafood restaurants I’ve been too. Only negative is that it’s a bit expensive.

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ScottD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go-to restaurant for a special occasion; the food is always great and so is the ambience and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my regulars as the food and staff are fantastic!

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HighStandards
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FWD is so good I don't want to write this review because it's already hard to get a ressie.

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JonS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, prepared and presented with care. Front of house and wait staff were gracious and professional. Would be a regular if we lived closer. Just beware that it's in the middle of a heavily-trafficked beach area so finding parking was a b-word that rhymes with "itch."

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viprobertm
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh seafood and an excellent wine selection. This restaurant has never disappointed us.

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Salham
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Experience was awesome! Tracy (sp?) was so funny. She seriously needs her own show. The staff was so welcoming and friendly. Food was amazing and delish. Worth every penny!

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vipNonny
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food and ambience. Love the outside pandemic patio - just the best food in MB!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch

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vipAight
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best raw bar in LA

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely enjoyed our meal and service! Must visit for seafood lovers when in Manhattan beach. Raw bar was my favorite - shrimp and scallops were the winners!!

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vipDonW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Freshest, best seafood i’m aware of. Friendly and attentive service.

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LexiW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a staple seafood restaurant in the South Bay. Everything on their menu is delicious, and they are known for their scallops and oysters. Every time I'm in the area, I make sure to eat here because it is SO great! Love it and can't rave about it enough!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Oysters, hamachi, everything was sooo tasty.

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TomS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dining experience was incredible. The oysters are amazing, the Peruvian Scallops are outrageous, and the Hamachi is melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Two of us had the seared Tuna which was terrific and the other guest had the Shrimp Roll which was perfection. The service was very friendly, informative and efficient. I can’t wait to go back!!

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vipPLEF
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful delicious food. Safe atmosphere. Great service.

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vipNewMama
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always so good here. I recently had a baby and I wanted my first meal with raw fish to be here at FWD. It did not disappoint! Everything we ordered was delicious. Always get various oysters (the house made sauces are so good) and don't skip the rolls with the rosemary butter! We thoroughly enjoyed our first date night as parents. Thank you FWD!!

Please keep the outdoor seating!! We loved it!

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vipLoveToEat
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FWD is the BEST seafood restaurant!!! The seafood is always fresh and tasty. I'm never disappointed, my very favorite restaurant. Thank you David for creating this fantastic restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Fishing with Dynamite has been one of our favorite restaurants for many years. The seafood is fresh and the cocktails are well balanced, but the service can be hit or miss. I thought it would be a nice spot for my friends birthday. We were sat 20 minutes after our reservation time on a Wednesday. It took another 30 minutes for us to get our cocktails. While waiting for our cocktails, the server brought over a birthday dessert - before we had even ordered food. The food was very good once it arrived. However, our seafood platter was missing the scallops we ordered and then our entrees came out separately, about 15 minutes apart. In between our appetizer and dinner they again tried to deliver the dessert with candle, and once more while we were eating our dinner. This prompted us to ask to cancel the second entree since they has already served one entree and now a dessert; they took the dessert back and still brought us the second entree. At the conclusion of the meal the server made it a point of telling us that he didn’t charge us for the key lime pie - we never even ordered it.

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Reeniero
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a fantastic birthday dinner here. Fabulous food and super friendly yet profesh service.

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TaraR
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing. I order oyster sampler and Peruvian scallops… fresh and delicious. Follow by Hamachi and shrimps ceviche, which are scrumptious. For dessert I go for pretzel bread pudding with mascarpone ice cream. I enjoy every bite of it! The server is Sal. He is great and attentive. I must say I truly enjoy the food and the service. What an experience! Can’t wait to go back again soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Food was great but overshadowed by an extremely rude hostess who demanded that I wear a mask while standing outside on the sidewalk waiting for our table. We’ve been vaccinated and the CDC is clear regarding no apparent risk, especially outdoors. Who appointed this young snotty nose little girl as the mask police? Shameful! We will never return.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect dining experience. Amazing fresh seafood with great service and a great location just a block from the ocean.

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vipKimberleaA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was really good - very attentive staff; food was delicious, and kitchen accommodating to my restrictive diet. Would highly recommend FwD

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kudos to everyone at FWD everything was perfect!!

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vipBritt
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food at Fishing With Dynamite is excellent. We started with oysters from the East coast, an uni appetizer special, the fried fish sandwich and a lobster roll. Everything was outstanding. The service was a bit slow at times and the outdoor set up felt a little like a greenhouse since it was a warm day, but we left content. We will definitely return.

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vipcoliai
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food5service4ambience1

Not worth it as of May 2021. Not an enjoyable atmosphere due to lack of thoughtful set up in the setting of covid restrictions. It was annoying to be here. Sat inside, which felt like I was having a $300 dinner for 2 inside a kitchen next to the dishwasher. The wait staff would hang out in the middle of the restaurant floor in front of my table doing things that are usually done in the kitchen, but instead directly in front of my table. I wouldn’t expect this at Applebee’s.

Otherwise, the service staff was very friendly and tried their best, the food & drinks are great, but the management of this place needs to step up.

I will not go here again. I’ll definitely choose MB Post next time.

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SarahK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Food was decent. Service was fantastic.

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vipSamurai6
San Francisco
348 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FwD is the spot for the best seafood in LA!! Chef Alice Mai and staff serve up some wonderful dishes. Last night, two of us did some serious damage on their sidewalk patio.....starting with the awesome Queen Mary seafood platter, Maryland Blue Crab Cake and Hamachi Crudo. For our mains, we shared the Coriander Crusted Ahi Tuna and Seared Maine Diver Scallops with a side of their fries. Both were absolutely perfectly cooked and seasoned. Finished it with awesome Key Lime Pie Ala Mode with Mascarpone Ice Cream. All served with great attention by Casey and my four Vodka Tonics expertly prepared by Bartender Justin. My only ding is the 90 minute time limit for couples.....we ordered a lot and ate it all kind of under the gun.......hopefully FwD will change this policy once the county reopens back to normal.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food!

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vipMBmph
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a late lunch, when the light is gorgeous, and DTMB is a bit quieter! If Santa Barbara Spot Prawns are available - get them!! So good. Chef Alice and the team always deliver. The outdoor seating area feels like a real restaurant! Yay!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

FWD raw bar items are outstanding. Unfortunately the fried fish sandwich was overpowered by a strong dill flavored tartar sauce that ruined the sandwich. The coleslaw was lackluster as well. I’d still go back. Love the place...but I’ll stick to the raw bar and seafood towers.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All time fave restaurant in MB. Food always outstanding. The trout was absolutely delicious. Excellent wine selection. We will come here again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That’s a so surprisingly fantastic dining experience. The platter is awesome! Everything from appetizers to entrees and dessert is perfect.

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Pinksheil
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I have every had. Service was absolutely wonderful. Can't wait to go back!

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vipCristinaK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great seafood 🦞

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food always exceptional!

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vipManofacertainage55ish
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fishing with Dynamite checks all the boxes, creative food, excellent service and tables with an ocean-glimpse. Expensive, but delivers...

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Cdf1972
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best!!!

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Fishing With Dynamite is rated 4.9 stars by 1778 OpenTable diners.

Fishing With Dynamite does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.simmsrestaurants.com/fishing-with-dynamite.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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