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About Fishing With Dynamite

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...

1148 Manhattan Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates, American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch

Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 2:00pm

Lunch

Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 5:00pm; Monday-Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm

Dinner

Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Bar Later

Cross Street:
Manhattan Beach Blvd and 12th St.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 893-6299

Website:
http://www.eatfwd.com/

Parking Details:
The city offers valet in front of the restaurant starting at 6:00pm Wednesday through Saturday.

Executive Chef:
David LeFevre

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Fishing With Dynamite Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (31)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Great for Lunch (24)
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Creative Cuisine (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Casual (20)
Good for a Date (17)
Fun (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Cozy (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Authentic (8)
Healthy (8)
Romantic (8)
Tapas (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Scenic View (7)
Business Meals (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Seasonal (5)
People Watching (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Waterfront (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing!! The absolute best oysters ever!! Thank you for an incredibly fun evening!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Yum!!!!! This place is fantastic. It’s tiny though so be prepared.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Fun
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·Dined 6 days ago

Food was amazing and service was good. It is a very small restaurant with little space between the tables. If you are looking to have a private conversation, this is not your place. The couple next to us jumped into our conversation (Not a bad thing) but a little weird. But the food was so good that we would definitely come back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Dine LA - great!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Had the DineLA 3-course lunch this week. Very tasty and fresh, especially the raw seafood platter. Smallish restaurant and popular at lunchtime - was a little noisy but we could hear each other just fine without resort to shouting. Staff are friendly and welcoming, and our server Natalie was outstanding! Would return again to try other menu items.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Food was fantastic and the dinela menu was a great deal! Staff was very friendly. Will definitely be back!
Highlights - fish tacos, rockfish and shrimp ceviche, pretzel and chocolate bread pudding.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This is the best seafood restaurant in the Los Angeles area and the best restaurant week value for lunch. The service is always excellent and the restaurant is as cute as can be, with a view of the ocean from some seats. No wonder they are always packed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Love the fresh seafood. You can see the beach from the restaurant. It's small and low key just the way I like it. Also close to shopping areas.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My family and I enjoyed a very lovely lunch at Fushing with Dynamite. We took advantage of Dine LA. The food was excellent and the seafood was very fresh. We brought are own bottle of champagne and the corkage fee was only $15. Definitely will be returning.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Always an awesome meal at this place!

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·Dined on January 12, 2018

A seafood lover’s diner. Creative fresh delicious seafood dishes. Very small place, music was too loud probably to drown out closeness of table conversations or to make it a lively experience. Ordered SS Minnow (standard fresh raw platter) and Whole New Zealand Snapper(for two, actually for one:lol) dessert key lime pie. Need to go back to try Koshihikari Rice dish and Cioppino.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, People Watching, Healthy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Such a great local place. Love all of Chef LeFevre’s restaurants!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant in the South Bay! Always delicious!

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Every dish was so delicious and looked like a work of art. The service was amazing, as our waiter was very knowledgeable and very friendly. Perhaps my fav part of the evening was the music they were playing. All in all I can’t wait to go back and try more of what they create!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Every dish was amazing! Fish and chips were out of this world. Extraordinarily talented chefs and ambience and service all pleasant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was an oyster and martini type of afternoon. From the best oyster shooter ever to endless oysters and raw scallops, it was perfect.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Went for a birthday lunch. Food was yummy but portions small.
Tables very close together. Server was energetic and very helpful.
Enjoyable lunch

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Many trips here, because the raw bar is outstanding. The new octopus preparation is the best ever. However, for the first time at this restaurant I had something that I didn’t really love. We ordered the whole fried snapper, done Thai style. It was 50 bucks for two people. It just wasn’t good. It was overcooked which made the fish mushy as opposed to flaky. The braised vegetables were clunky and hard to combine with the broth and food the way it was served. A rare miss for such a good and consistent place.

Comically I had a very similar dish at the new Pappy’s in San Pedro. It was way better for less than half the price. Who’d a thunk? Also the wine list has gotten a little pricey with too many choices at the top end, not leaving enough reasonable options for variety.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Cozy
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Have heard friends rave about FWD for years. Completely lived up to the hype!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Delicious food. Look forward to returning soon

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Went past this restaurant several times-saw a small lively place with people enjoying what looked like good food. Finally popped in and a great surprise.

The clam chowder was fantastic. The Po’Boy was excellent. Grilled tacos hit the spot. The service by Levi was outstanding. Going to be one of my go-to spots in Manhattan Beach.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great as always! Going there once a month for fresh sea food and amazing banana cake! Also black tea is one of the best in the city!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Love this spot. Hamachi is a must. Oysters and raw bar (especially Peruvian scallops) are always top notch.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Actually perfect. Superb fresh seafood: recommend raw scallops, freshly shucked oysters, fresh lobster, calamari. Terrific, friendly service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food fresh and delicious consistently. My server Natalie was outstanding. She made my experience well worth it. Great smile, great service, and conversational. She helped make the whole dining experience well worth it.

Tags: Scenic View, Fun
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Used to be our favorite! We’re so sad. Most of the dishes we’re marginal at best and nothing was great. Not sure what happened

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

great little place. good vibe, good friendly service with some valuable recommendations. Nice wine list.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Super small restaurant but excellent service and delicious food.
Perfect meal:
Oysters
Maryland crab cake
Black kale
French fries

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Food was over priced for what was served. Very limited menu. Items advertised on the internet menu were not available. Claim chowder in particular was very disappointing. It was difficult to visit with friends because of volume of "background" music, which added to the noise level of a very small crowded room.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The service is exceptional, the wine selection perfect and the seafood was over the top... the New England clam chowder is not what I was expecting. New England clam chowder needs to be thick with lots of seafood - your spoon should stand up free in the soup. Just saying but everything else was to die food. Highly recommend but expensive.

Tags: Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had a service issue and the management jumped on it. They were exceedingly attentive and wanted to rectify the problem. The manager insisted on sending us dessert and then compted our entire meal!! They really care and turned it into a positive experience that we will all share with friends.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This is a fish based menu restaurant. Be prepared for small plates and priced higher than you would expect. But the flavors are awesome.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Frequesbt viaitors. We love the creative menu and casual vibe. A wonderful Saturday afternoon lunch spot.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Fishing with Dynamite is a wonderful restaurant. The food is excellent. It is done of my favorite restaurants.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was great - perfectly cooked and fresh. We got the diver scallops and the snapper, both specials. But, we couldn’t relax because it was freezing cold in there! They kept the door open all the time and there was a breeze going through the place. My father was using a napkin as a scarf, so I know they could see we were uncomfortable...

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We have been trying to go to this restaurant for a long time. It was worth the wait. We truly enjoyed the food and the service was wonderful. We cannot wait to go again and try other menu items.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We really enjoyed our lunch.

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