Chef Min came out to talk to us about his food. His salmon dish was incredible!
We will definitely be back. Wonderful staff. It was nice to have an early Saturday brunch seating.
Small table. Very intimate.
Great food and service. Good balance
For raw food eaters and cooked food eaters. The server was fantastic and took lots of time to explain the dishes. I highly recommend this place!
Great place for seafood. The drinks (beer and cocktails) are expensive. Really nice service with a smile. The parking in that area of Manhattan can be a bit of a problem. Menu items range from very expensive to reasonable depending on what you order. The food is high quality.
Awesome service and food.
This is a cozy place with an imaginative seafood menu. The mixed drinks are creative. Our waitress was attentive to a fault. They clean the table and give you fresh dishes between courses. The seating is a little tight--you're very close to the people at the next table, and I wish they'd turn off the music. We had a good variety of dishes that we all shared, mixed drinks and a bottle of wine. We shared a single desert (the Pretzel and Chocolate Bread pudding) and it was both ample and delicious. It all came to $100 a person including tip (party of four).
Get the raw scallops
Oysters on the half shell, crab cakes, and battered cod, all made the perfect lunch. Good luck trying to limit yourself to just one order of the squash rolls. Service was well paced, polished, and professional.
FWD is a fantastic restaurant. Food is awesome and staff is friendly!
This place is phenomonal! It never let's us down and we highly recommend to all.
Found on the food network website. Went with my college son and we loved it!!!!!!
Service and food/ambiance was spot on! Perfect!
Fishing with Dynamite never disappoints. It's one of our favorites for healthy and well prepared food.
Favorite restaurant in Manhattan beach!
Very unusual menu and unusual food. A few of the options were terrific, but several missed the mark, and were unusually expensive. The codfish was one of those misses, the japanese rice dish was another.
Wanted to love it more, but left a bit disappointed.
I make it to LA a few times a year and every time I make it a point to grab a meal here. The seafood, esp the raw bar, is top notch!!
Great food, Great service just a great place. If you dine early ask to be seated along the was so you can enjoy the sunset.
Overall a great experience! I will be definitely be coming back!
Overall great experience! The food was outstanding, we shared a few different plates and had no complaints. Tables next to us had massive raw platters that looked incredible- will definitely go back to try. Definitely a more beach casual vibe - I felt overdressed in a dress.
Excellent meal, delicious drinks, good service, amazing (And personable) chef. Enjoy the raw bar, get the key lime pie.
Great food & ambience. GrilledSanta Barbara spot prawns made the meal. Snapper suffered from being drowned in clarified butter—unfortunate for a nice piece of fish & a tired culinary shortcut. Good wine list and excellent cocktails.
Absolutely fantastic! I took my girlfriend for a Valentine’s Day meal on the 13th and everything was amazing. We had been once before and been blown away, so we came back and were definitely not disappointed. The ambiance, music, service, and most importantly the food were all incredible. Highly recommend the octopus, oysters, ceviche, squash rolls, clam chowder. The banana toffee cream pie was out of this world - one of the best desserts I’ve ever had! Will definitely be back again.
One of my favorite restaurants of all time! Been to FwD quite a few times now, and it is always a wonderful experience. From the kind staff to the amazing food, you will leave with both your palate and your soul satisfied. I love to cook and have tried combining different flavors, but their choices are so unique and blend together so wonderfully that I am always pleasantly surprised. The unique flavors come to life from fruits and vegetables (not butter and salt like a lot of restaurants use to enhance flavors). I’ve tried almost their entire menu, but my favorites are: Yellowfin Tuna Crudo (pictured), Hamachi (pictured), Grilled Octopus, Fried Soft Shell Crab (seasonal), Koshihikari Rice, Seared Diver Scallops, New England Clam Chowdah’, and their raw Peruvian Scallops. I also always order something from their specials. Your taste buds haven’t lived until you’ve tried Fishing with Dynamite! Now for a little bit about their wonderful staff… They found out it was my birthday and sent over a complementary dish that was delicious. Then, they overheard that we were planning to pick up some ice cream for our kids (we live about 40 minutes away… yes, we make the trip out to MB just to eat here!) and offered to pack the ice cream in ice so it doesn’t melt. So we go to the Manahattan Beach Creamery and buy a few pints of ice cream, then come back to FwD to pick up the ice. They have it nicely packed in a Ziploc bag, and have thrown in their epic Key Lime Pie (pictured) as a surprise! This pie is so delicious that when I’ve had friends who don’t even like key lime pie try it, they end up loving it. I have been making fresh key lime pie from scratch for years, and I will admit, this one is the only one I’ve tasted that is better. And their Banana Toffee Cream Pie is so delicious you might find yourself dreaming about it. You really need to try this place!
I have been coming to FwD since it opened...and it just gets better and better. Wonderful food; warm, friendly, and efficient service; great ambiance...and the best key lime pie in the world.
Small restaurant and all of the tables and seating is up against your neighbor so get used to being friendly and overhearing conversations. Raw bar was amazing and shrimp with a little dill and lemon were great, no cocktail sauce needed. Squash rolls were fine but not outstanding as was the grilled octopus. Both items I would be fine ordering again as they were not bad, just didn't standout to me. Crab cake in the remoulade was good and not full of filler which I enjoyed. Only issue with this restaurant is the price of the food which is all very overpriced for what you get and wouldn't exactly compare to fine dining.
Food was excellent. Perfect jumbo shrimp to start. The scallops with yams, pomegranate and brussel sprout leaves were melt-in-your-mouth. Terrific desserts of key lime pie and bread pudding with sea salt caramel and pretzels-- both had lovely sweet/sour combinations. My only beef is that the noise level was very high, which keeps it from being a 5 overall. It was deafening at 12:45 pm on a Saturday but was better by 2:00.
As the night went on the noise level increased. Small quaint place with excellent food.
Outstanding service and excellent food.
As always never disappointed dining at this restaurant! My favourite restaurant! Creative cuisine! Delicious and super fresh!
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The only reason to travel from Brentwood to Manhattan Beach is Fishing With Dynamite.
This is a seafood lover's paradise.
I’m originally from Boston, MA and so excited to find a real Cape Cod style restaurant. The people who work here are amazing-kind and accommodating-rare to find nowadays. The food was my comfort food: great shellfish and chowder. You won’t be disappointed.
Fishing with Dynamite never disappoints! We go there for all special occasions and sometimes just for the heck of it. The food and service is amazing and I always enjoy the wine recommendations. It is absolutely the best and most consistent restaurant in the South Bay.
Excellent fresh fish and awesome chowder, dessert was also excellent. not for vegetarians
Never ever disappointed
Place rocks. Consistently awesome
This is an almost perfect resto. Great food and wine. Great servers. Easy to walk to. If only, it weren’t so loud! Hard to talk to anyone unless you sit at the bar.
Amazing!! The absolute best oysters ever!! Thank you for an incredibly fun evening!
Excellent food, ambiance, service.
Primarily fish, very local, very fresh. Much of it is raw but I had the Cod which was cooked and fantastic with a farro, pomegranate base. My husband loved his raw fish (hamachi I think). Octopus was tender and flavorful.
Highlight was the Bread Pudding Dessert. Probably best dessert of the year!
Will be back! Small place so make reservations. We heard about this place while in Hawaii. Made sure to catch it while visiting LA. Heard their sister restaurants, MB Post and Arthur J's are also great
Service was OUTSTANDING. My only complaint was that the music was a little loud. We were also sitting directly under the speaker. Oysters were far and away the best I’ve had in the city.
Don’t know my waitress’s name but she could not have done a better job. Will definitely return next time I’m in town. no question
Yum!!!!! This place is fantastic. It’s tiny though so be prepared.