Fishing With Dynamite

4.8
1899 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 1899 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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youknowme
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They were able to modify dishes for my vegetarianism. Much appreciated.

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vipskrelnick
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly attentive service, fresh fresh seafood.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside here w my mom and dog. They were so sweet to my dog and made sure we were comfortable w heat lamps. Service was lovely and all the food was great as well. Will definitely return

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vipLaurala
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Yummy raw food! It was wonderful.

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AN70
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I was not very impressed! Small portions for the price. Shrimp tacos were dry! Salad was bland and had to ask for more dressing.

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PatV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything (including our cocktails) was delicious. A little pricey, but we will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FWD is well, dynamite. Bustling, fresh and delicious. Be prepared to pay but the experience and food is worth the price. 2.5 hour meal & we were never rushed. Thank you for keeping high standards.

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vipDanielleA
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing lunch! Seafood was incredibly fresh and delicious. Our server was also super helpful and knowledgeable. Will definitely go back when down in SoCal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!

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vipCheetoHooks
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!
Great atmosphere especially w/outdoor dinning!
The dishes were sublime…

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SherryA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this restaurant! Can’t beat the oysters, chowder & key lime pie!
Overly pricey champagne but very tasty. Sunset is a great time to be there.

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vipkateinla
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All my family is from New England, and I was just there. This remains the best chowder of my life.

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BdayDinner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food and atmosphere were great as always but the birthday dessert wasn’t be served as I was mentioned it was on the house. I didn’t ask them at the check out but should be served at the end of the dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb in every way!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We shared our 3rd anniversary here this past week. The food was great and we left with a delicious key lime pie for dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Oysters were good. Octopus was very tender. Risotto was good. Sea urchin was incredibly small. The combination of sea urchin with the over toasted bread was bad. All I tasted was burnt bread. The key lime pie was way too sweet. We celebrated our first wedding anniversary and we got nothing. Not even a congrats from the waitress. We left hungry and dissatisfied.

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vipGaryM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my fav spots

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat for seafood! I always get the Queen Mary seafood tower.

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AndrewS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and friendly, but professional service. Great to be seated outside to enjoy a lovely lunch

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KDan
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Incredibly mediocre and uninventive seafood. The scallops were just so bad.

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vipJennyd93
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration of professional accomplishment

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vipMarionC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual. We love the wine list updates.

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vipMarkC
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always come for the crab legs and squash rolls, but there are so many wonderful options: oysters, crab roll, and pretzel bread pudding (YUM!) I am never disappointed!

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vipRudyT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Oysters in the world. The creative menu is like none other

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DennisL
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was great. But had reservation problems on Open Table. Reservation was supposed to be for three, but inadvertently made it for two. Tried multiple times, unsuccessfully, to modify the reservation on the app.

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CraigB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Great staff. Lovely space.
Can’t wait to go back.

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CarissaR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is just phenomenal, the service is terrific and attentive without being at all intrusive, the vibe is fun, the menu is interesting and unique. Can't reco this place highly enough!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday was awesome

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vipDinewithJB
Los Angeles
112 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best seafood in town.

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vipsuziq
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipAlegria
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about FWD only gets better with time, and we could not think of visiting Manhattan Beach without dining with you at least once. We loved sitting "outside" this time and hope you will maintain that area long after the Covid is gone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood was amazing!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was perfect. Great night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food2service2ambience3

Service was great. However the salad came and we immediately noticed a large black hair on top. They apologized, replaced and comped the salad. I just feel like a bit more (the fries or wine) could have been comped because it was really hard to regain our appetite after that.

Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting up with old aquatinted

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vipsuziq
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service as always! Highly recommend the Peruvian scallops and key lime pie. Outdoor dining has really expanded the seating

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vipChris
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Birthday Dinner! Thank you Sophie and Maddie for being so welcoming and kind as we celebrated this special night!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In the time of Covid, to be able to have a beautifully executed dinner is quite an amazing act. Every dish we ordered was wonderful from the oysters, blue crab cake, the seared ahi and scallops to the key lime pie. All winners.

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vipBragigirl
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick and crew helped us surprise a dear friend who LOVES FWD and we had a lovely, tasty time! Fresh Santa Barbara Uni was the surprise hit as a special as my friends had never had it before. We all really enjoyed the Soft Shell Crab special as well. Delish!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Fishing With Dynamite using the Order Online button. Fishing With Dynamite also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 893-6299.

Fishing With Dynamite is rated 4.8 stars by 1899 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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