Try These Amazing Seafood Restaurants in Los Angeles

Los Angeles boasts restaurants serving fresh seafood in almost every neighborhood, partly because of its proximity to the ocean and the abundance of fish markets that supply the Southland. This benefit allows both residents and tourists to sample a single catch prepared in twenty different ways at posh raw bars, we-buy-you-fry stands, or casual, venerable seaside eateries. These are a few of the best seafood restaurants in Los Angeles that you should check out. See Eater’s Essential Los Angeles Sushi Restaurants map to find sushi-focused eateries.

Broad Street Oyster Company

Broad Street Oyster Company, the once-nomadic raw bar setup known for Sunday sessions at Smorgasburg, is the busiest restaurant in Malibu, with long lines stretching on the weekends. The lobster rolls are a thing of beauty (smart orderers go for extra drawn butter), but don’t skip on the razor clams and fresh uni. Head to the OG location or the ones now in Santa Barbara, Grand Central Market, and Huntington Beach Pier.

23359 CA-1 #3874A, Malibu, CA 90265

Lobster roll at Broad Street Oyster Company
Broad Street Oyster Company.

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Si! Mon

One of Los Angeles’s most exciting restaurants right now may be Si! Mon, a Panamanian restaurant by chef José Olmedo Carles Rojas located mere steps away from the Venice Beach Boardwalk. The tight menu heavily features seafood throughout, with standouts that include a buttery uni and littleneck clam shooter and baked oysters. For something from the raw bar, try the kanpachi ceviche or the curry spiced sashimi, which comes with hamachi.

60 North Venice Boulevard, Venice, California 90291

Yuca tostada with tuna at Si! Mon.
Tostada at Si! Mon.

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The Joint

Best known as a market for owner Liwei Liao’s coveted dry-aged fish, the Joint also serves hand roll bento boxes, chirashi, and more for fairly reasonable prices. (The market side includes options for fresh and smoked fish, if dry-aged fish isn’t on the agenda.) While there, make sure to check out the cafe as well for an espresso or some tea.

13718 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Fishing With Dynamite

Chef David Lefevre’s Fishing With Dynamite has been steadily serving its Manhattan Beach community for a decade with Peruvian scallops served on the half-shell, Maryland-style crab cakes, and grilled wild swordfish. The squash rolls with rosemary butter and Key lime pie is as essential as the seafood headliners. Don’t miss out on the cocktail menu, which approaches classic drinks with modern, unexpected ingredient adds.

1148 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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Quality Seafood Inc

One of Los Angeles’s oldest restaurants happens to serve some of the freshest seafood on the Redondo Beach boardwalk. Quality Seafood’s offerings provide something for all — think New England-style clam chowder, ceviches, salmon poke, fried and grilled fish tacos, fresh oysters, and a lobster clam bake for two. Beers are also served from tap.

130 International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Saltie Girl

Sometimes bringing a restaurant to Los Angeles from across the country doesn’t quite work, but that’s not the case with Saltie Girl, a 2022 import from Boston. The New England-style seafood restaurant fits seamlessly into its new West Hollywood home with impressive seafood towers, a lobster roll, and clam chowder. For lunch, try the fried lobster and waffle, which comes out tender and golden brown.

8615 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Fried lobster and waffle at Saltie Girl on a white plate
Fried lobster and waffle at Saltie Girl.

Ceviche Stop

It’s all about the seafood at this Culver City Peruvian restaurant from chef Walther Adrianzen. Start with a lobster taco and parmesan scallops before digging into a choice of ceviches or a deep-fried whole fish. For a dish to share, try the seafood rice with squid, mussels, shrimp, scallops, and more.

2901 La Cienega Blvd (Washington), Culver City, CA 90232

Overhead shot of ceviche mixto from Ceviche Stop in Culver City.
Ceviche mixto from Ceviche Stop in Culver City.

Mel’s Fish Shack

Open in 2008 on the corner of West Jefferson and Farmdale, Mel’s Fish Shack is a longstanding neighborhood favorite for fried seafood and soulful sides like hush puppies, mac and cheese, and collard greens. It’s no-frills seafood at its best.

4524 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016


Coni’Seafood is an easy Angeleno favorite, where Nayarit-style grilled seafood keeps Los Angeles residents and travelers coming back to try the wonder that is the whole grilled snook smothered in chile paste. The impeccably fresh aguachile, doused in fiery green sauce and served with cucumber and red onion, is also a must-order.

3544 W Imperial Hwy, Inglewood, CA 90303

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Chef Michael Cimarusti’s tasting menu restaurant is one of the most sought-after reservations in town. He and his team source pristine seafood to create elegant courses that rotate seasonally. One thing is certain: Every dish is prepared with a laser-focused attention to detail and presented with a caliber of service rare among even the finest restaurants in Los Angeles.

5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

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