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Savida, Santa Monica, CA
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Savida

4.5
4.5
48 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

  • 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

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What 48 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Westside

    Romantic

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and atmosphere, highly recommended
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    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.
  3. M

    M90272

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    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.
  4. SM

    SandraM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We very much enjoyed our meal at Savida, and meeting Dan and Harold.
  5. BN

    BobN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly a gem in Santa Monica! Meticulously curated seafood in an intimate atmosphere! We will definitely return!
  6. JA

    JamieA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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.
  7. A

    Aaronbo

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good for a light dinner, nice overall. Fresh seafood with some creativity. Limited menu, I wish there were more options.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very high quality seafood, excellent raw preparations, wonderful neighborhood spot.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    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.
  10. L

    Linquini

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience3
    Food excellent. Service needs work. Music was turned down after 3rd request.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    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.
  12. KS

    KseniyaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went for the Israeli event there. Food was amazing. Shief Dan is amazing. Now is my favorite spot on Montana ave.
  13. DT

    DanT

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed everting about Savida and happy it’s a new addition to the neighborhood. Save room for their dessert.
  14. AO

    AnonymousOpenTableDiner1

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    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.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service
  16. h

    honestgrl

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Great food, spotty service
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    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.
  18. J

    James

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious and unique food. Intimate setting. Friendly staff. Overall great experience that I have been recommending to friends.
  20. SM

    SharonM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    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.
  21. SW

    SandraW

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  22. LF

    LexiF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was such a delicious meal. We ordered everything on the menu to share and loved it all.
  23. s

    susanp

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super fresh crudo, exquisitely prepared and present. Can’t wait to return!
  24. w

    wfredmo

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    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.
  25. VE

    VegasEats

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The staff was amiable as
  26. AM

    AmitM

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    The chef makes great food with fresh ingredients - all seafood. They don't have a full kitchen, so most of the plates are cold and not cooked. Not a large menu - we had salmon, hamachi, lobster rolls, and tuna tacos; all were amazingly fresh and will melt in your mouth. Be patient as service is a bit spotty - people were new and seemed to be in training, but the food makes up for any issues. The restaurant is small with a couple of high tops inside with counter seating as well. The patio outside is large and is all table seating. No alcohol, but you can BYOB and glasses (they're waiting for the license, so no corkage for now) ....just don't ask them about it and they won't care. I will definitely go back.
  27. d

    diningdiva

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Can't figure out why all the great reviews. The tables outside were close together and the service was horrrible...the staff was not well trained even though they were very nice people, and most importantly, the food was mediocre at best. But the prices were high! For those kind of prices, I would expect top service and great food....which neither were in sight.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Freshest fish I’ve tasted in Santa Monica! This is my new favorite spot. Each bite was delicious and I appreciate the depth of taste on each dish. I’ll be back for sure!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tuna tacos are a must order. We had a great experience sitting at the bar, the chef is a wonderful host. Looking forward to going back!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food was very good, a little pricy bc the portions are
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Good food but very expensive
  32. PF

    PalisadesFoodie

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Believe those great reviews. This is an innovative and delicious experience. A remarkable example of fusion done well. An Israeli tostada with octopus? YES. The ceviche and lobster rolls were equally wonderful. Go now, before the wait to get a reservation gets long. It will be even better soon when they can serve wine.
  33. m

    musicman

    Los Angeles

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The raw fish and salad were delicious but quantities are small and pricey. At lunch, two plates of fish were clearly not enough for two people and we added a salad. Service was excellent and gracious. I would say a nice place for lunch if you are not large eaters.
  34. ND

    NancyD

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Wow!!! Everything we ordered was outstanding. The chef does some fun takes on classic dishes. The gazpacho and lobster rolls were our favorites but everything we ordered was perfection.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Amazing Lobster Roll 10/10, Really good Bread w/ seaweed butter 10/10, Salmon was a disappointment and the tuna tacos were OK. Really wish they sold alcohol as well. Oysters were also pretty good. I would come back for the lobster roll!
  36. DD

    DonnaD

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food. The portions were tiny. I felt hungry After eating there.
  37. K

    Kylie

    Sydney

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super fresh and delicious seafood. The best we've had in LA. Great service and a cool little local spot. It'll be great when they get a liquor license. A bit pricey but worth it every now and then.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great addition to the Santa Monica dining scene. Very fresh fish and oysters prepared artistically and tasty. Owner/chef is right out front and the staff is wonderful. Great experience.
  39. JG

    JoGH

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience1
    The food at Saved was excellent. Clean, inspired flavors. Presentation of the platter was iffy -- we had to pick up our Gazpacho shot glasses out of a pool of sauce from the neighboring tuna. The main waiter was good, though none of the service people were particularly specific about describing the food offerings. The online reservation offers a few different options for seating, but I arrived only to find out that the place was little more than a storefront with outdoor seating consisting of sidewalk tables next to a bus stop. What is going for this place? The chef knows his way around food. If I lived close by I'd opt for takeout.
  40. DV

    DeniseV

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food and highly recommend this place. Great crudo plate and everything was really fresh. Only ding was with the servers removing my tea and plate before I was completely finished-but only a small ding. Everything else was fantastic!

FAQs

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

Savida is rated 4.5 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Savida

1303 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1709

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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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