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Savida, Santa Monica, CA
Award-winning

Savida

4.5
4.5
63 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
We are Savida! We source the freshest seafood that we can lay our hands on and get the grooviest fruits & veggies from our beloved local farmers.

Our goal is not to interfere with the authenticity of our cooking style but to let our ingredients shine.

We strongly believe that when you eat with a smile on your face, life just gets better.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Oyster Bar, International
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (310) 310-3772
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Women
  • Executive chef
    Dan Smulovitz
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Monica
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access

What 63 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

63 Reviews
  1. JuliaR

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food very small portions- value/ price ratio is high: lobster roll $28 for a 2 bite roll a bit outrageous

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service really was outstanding. Vegetable dishes were pretty tasty, but the cooked fish dishes were much, much too oily for our taste. Good, intimate vibe tho’.

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  3. ScottR

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing sushi with personable staff and intimate setting. A very nice and enjoyable meal, just a bit on the expensive side, at least from the perspective of visitors from Chicago.

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  4. JeffH

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is a gem!!!! Epic food, great service, great wine!! Every bite was delicious and the atmosphere was so perfect!! Coming back again and again!!

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  5. RachelN

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a WONDERFUL find! The service was so lovely, and the food was exceptional. The tuna shwarma was particularly memorable. We will be back for sure!

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  6. SonalY

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was terrible. We stuck through it because the food was good, but our server forgot to put our order in 3 times and kept coming back to our table to ask if we’d like to put an order in. They were out of any drinks we were ordering so it was a bit comical but overall not a good experience and would not return.

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  7. Dara

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was quite delicious and had great presentation. Very kind people.

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  8. CarrieW

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exquisite food. The flavors and freshness was outstanding. Small intimate ambiance. Very attentive server.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredibly fresh and unique design to their dishes. Attentive and friendly service, even received a free appetizer and some sake from the staff free of charge! Would absolutely recommend trying them out if you get the change

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I loved this place. All the seafood was fresh and well prepared. We ordered oysters, hamachi, the crab salad, tacos and the tostada. The chef was kind of enough to make us a special dish. Anyone who loves seafood has to try this new place. The service was also amazing. Small place and the service from Omar and team made the dinner feel special. Definitely would recommend.

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  11. ChuckS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food. Very nice, helpful staff. Small, but inviting. Lovely out door dining/.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Nice setting on Montana. Good value.

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  13. ClausR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fresh delicious fish, small wine card, but interesting.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Met a friend here for dinner. The place is small but wasn’t overly crowded for a Wednesday night. Everything we ate was delicious. If you like seafood you have to try this place.

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  15. CristinaG

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic! The food is excellent, so special and different, already one of my favourites.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and atmosphere, highly recommended

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Was excited to try this new local seafood restaurant. All of the dishes we tried were very good - namely the Hamachi, Tuna Taco, Shrimp tostada, and great (and large) arugula salad. The sake was also quite good! Tolly (sp?) made the experience “special”. Look forward to going back.

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  18. M90272

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Never actually got to eat. We waited 30 min for our table. They had no place for us to wait. It was extremely awkward. Someone walked in and said at least get them a drink while they wait. It was that long. They apologized twice. Then they finally gave us a table. This table and at least 3 others were open the entire time we waited. Once we were seated. We sat there for at least 20 minutes and no one ever came to help us. Didn’t even bring us water. We finally just left.

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  19. SandraM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We very much enjoyed our meal at Savida, and meeting Dan and Harold.

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  20. BobN

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly a gem in Santa Monica! Meticulously curated seafood in an intimate atmosphere! We will definitely return!

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  21. JamieA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As a seafood lover I had to try this new crudo spot. The menu is small but we loved everything we ordered. Without question the quality of the seafood here is top notch, but we also dined for just under $100 and felt very satisfied leaving. The staff was so attentive and friendly. The outdoor patio has nice greenery around it and heaters, if you're going for ambiance it's really nice. We sat indoors and while it's a small space it's comfortable and cute. Larger parties would likely need to sit outside though. The Hamachi crudo was fabulous. I look forward to trying all the crudos soon. The crab salad was huge, full of tasty crab and lovely flavors. The lobster sliders were quite delicious and serving them on a Hawaiian roll was cute and clever. The Tuna taco was overflowing on tuna and the pistachio was really interesting and unique flavor. Fish melts in your mouth. Excited to go back, and that there's a delightful crudo spot in northern Santa Monica.

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  22. Aaronbo

    New York City

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good for a light dinner, nice overall. Fresh seafood with some creativity. Limited menu, I wish there were more options.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very high quality seafood, excellent raw preparations, wonderful neighborhood spot.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Passing by you might not think to stop. Chef chat with us at the table. Then presented great flavors. All 4 of agree we would be back.

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  25. Linquini

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food excellent. Service needs work. Music was turned down after 3rd request.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was tasty but portions were tiny. They were also out of several items on the menu making it hard to order a full meal. We had to stop by another restaurant for the second half of our dinner.

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  27. KseniyaS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went for the Israeli event there. Food was amazing. Shief Dan is amazing. Now is my favorite spot on Montana ave.

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  28. DanT

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed everting about Savida and happy it’s a new addition to the neighborhood. Save room for their dessert.

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  29. AnonymousOpenTableDiner1

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    1 dish was great, the other 2 were under seasoned. Wine pours were very small for $15-$20 a glass. Service was attentive and friendly, and they comped one of the under seasoned dishes. Sidewalk dining on Montana is cozy, and the interior is well designed. Ingredients are high quality they just need to crank up the flavor.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service

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  31. honestgrl

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, spotty service

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Three of the 5 items ordered were good- one of the crudo’s really is good. But the salad was not edible, completely overdressed and just tasted like vinegar. And they are charging $21 for a glass of wine from a $35 bottle, I get markups, but in this neighborhood the diners know good wine (and are willing to pay for it), and this wasn’t it. They are clearly struggling as the wait staff was pushing hard to add to our orders and to buy the most expensive things. They keep referencing “the chef” but based on the overall quality I’d guess the the people working the kitchen at 1pm on Saturday didn’t include “the chef”. Definitely felt like they were charging too much for what you get, and trying to hard to push bigger tickets. Sad, because this neighborhood needs a good, quality sushi or seafood option.

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  33. James

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great addition to Montana. We loved our dinner. The service was excellent and all the food was tasty, light and fresh. The lobster roll slider and tuna taco were my two favorites, but the tomato and nectarine salad was also very good.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious and unique food. Intimate setting. Friendly staff. Overall great experience that I have been recommending to friends.

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  35. SharonM

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was excellent but portions are minuscule. What we thought were entrees (and priced as such) had small appetizer portions. We had 3 skinny, light eating women in our group looking for a light meal and we had to get more food elsewhere after our meal.

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  36. SandraW

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fantastic dinner! The Ceviche and Lobster Roll (on Taro Chips) were amazing, actually the entire Savida Platter couldn't have been better. We will most def be back and can't recommend this fresh raw fish spot. It's refined yet in a casual setting. The oysters were some of the best I've ever had!

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  37. LexiF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was such a delicious meal. We ordered everything on the menu to share and loved it all.

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  38. susanp

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super fresh crudo, exquisitely prepared and present. Can’t wait to return!

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  39. wfredmo

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Let people know clearly on your website or through OpenTable that liquor is not available so that one can choose to bring a bottle of wine. The seafood dishes were excellent. However the gazpacho was disgusting, completely pureed and watered down and served with a straw! It was served as a drink not as a starter.

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  40. VegasEats

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The staff was amiable as

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FAQs

Savida offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 310-3772.

Savida is rated 4.5 stars by 63 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Savida

1303 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1709

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Monica
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Oyster Bar, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Women
  • Executive chef
    Dan Smulovitz
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access
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