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Best Los Angeles Seafood Restaurants


Nothing is more disappointing than going to an oceanfront restaurant, only to discover that the bland fish you're eating was frozen between being caught and being served to you. The best seafood is fresh, and prepared in such a way as to accent the natural flavors of the sea without overwhelming them. Presented in alphabetical order, here are the 2014 top seafood restaurants in Los Angeles.

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Santa Monica/Marina Del Rey/Malibu
South Bay/LAX
Westside/West LA
San Gabriel Valley/Pasadena
Inland Empire
San Fernando Valley

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DOWNTOWN

L&E Oyster Bar Seafood
13/20
1637 Silver Lake Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
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This Silver Lake oyster bar offers a selection of oysters on the half-shell, some retro favorites and a little taste of the South. More...

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood
12/20
633 W. Fifth St., 4th Fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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Fresh seafood dominates the lengthy menu at this downtown branch of the upscale chain. More...

ROCK'N FISH Seafood
12/20
Dining Room at ROCK L.A. Live
800 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. A-160
Los Angeles, CA 90015
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A downtown find at L.A. LIVE for oak-grilled steaks, seafood and Navy grog. More...

Water Grill Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Water Grill, Los Angeles, CA 544 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
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A downtown seafood tradition continues with a more fun, democratic approach. More...

BEVERLY HILLS/HOLLYWOOD/MIDTOWN

EMC Raw Bar & Seafood Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at EMC Raw Bar & Seafood, Los Angeles, CA 3500 W. 6th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90020

Eastside seafood and raw bar offers quality Cal-Asian fare at moderate prices in a chic setting. More...

Fish Grill Seafood
Quick Bite
7226 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
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Bustling fish house where salmon, trout, sea bass, red snapper and ahi are grilled over mesquite. More...

The Hungry Cat Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at The Hungry Cat, Hollywood, CA Sunset + Vine
1535 N. Vine St.
Hollywood, CA 90028
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Expertly prepared fresh seafood offerings in a casual industrial-chic setting, including a raw bar, plus good wines by the glass and hard-to-resist desserts. More...

littlefork Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at littlefork, Los Angeles, CA 1600 Wilcox Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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Fresh shellfish and Northern Atlantic seafood in Hollywood. More...

Providence Seafood
17/20
Dining Room at Providence, Los Angeles, CA 5955 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
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An interior redesign has injected more luxury and comfort into this fine dining destination for seafood. More...

Son of a Gun Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Son of a Gun, Los Angeles, CA 8370 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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A seafood-focused restaurant from Animal chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo. More...

SANTA MONICA/MARINA DEL REY/MALIBU

Blue Plate Oysterette Seafood
14/20
1355 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Breezy views and a variety of New England seafood dishes. More...

Catch Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Catch, Santa Monica, CA Casa Del Mar
1910 Ocean Way
Santa Monica, CA 90405
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Sweeping views of the Pacific accompany seasonally-driven cuisine. More...

Joe's Contemporary
15/20
Dining Room at Joe 1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
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Not your average Joe. Joe Miller wins with his contemporary American menu and reasonable prices. More...

The Lobster Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at The Lobster, Santa Monica, CA 1602 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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A dramatic wood, glass and concrete oceanside setting for seafood or to enjoy the sunset over a drink. More...

Malibu Seafood Seafood
Quick Bite
25653 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Malibu, CA 90265
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This funky little place is a genuine slice of California beach culture. More...

Moonshadows California
13/20
Dining Room at Moonshadows, Malibu, CA 20356 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Malibu, CA 90265
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Moonshadows is a popular choice for lunch on the patio or drinks and dinner. More...

Paiche Peruvian
14/20
Dining Room at Paiche, Marina del Rey, CA 13488 Maxella Ave.
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
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Paiche is another success from Ricardo Zarate: Peruvian cuisine with Japanese flavors. More...

The Reel Inn Seafood
12/20
18661 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Malibu, CA 90265
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Malibu’s casual seafood spot boasts views of the Pacific. More...

Salt Air Seafood
14/20
1616 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291

This casual hot-spot focuses on affordable, unfussy seafood. More...

Water Grill Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Water Grill, Santa Monica, CA 1401 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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A Santa Monica branch of downtown L.A.'s iconic seafood restaurant, now with a more democratic approach to the menu. More...

SOUTH BAY

The Admiral Risty Seafood
13/20
31250 Palos Verdes Dr.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
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Competent seafood restaurant with spectacular ocean views. More...

Bluewater Grill Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Bluewater Grill, Redondo Beach, CA 665 N. Harbor Dr.
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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A reliable seafood grill with simple but effective entrées and a great harbor view. More...

Fishbar Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Fishbar, Manhattan Beach, CA 3801 Highland Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

A New England seafood house with a sports bar scene in Manhattan Beach. More...

Fishing With Dynamite Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at Fishing With Dynamite, Manhattan Beach, CA 1148 Manhattan Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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Chef David LeFevre (M.B. Post) revisits the East Coast fishing nostalgia of his childhood. More...

King's Fish House Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at King 100 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
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Flagship of a chain specializing in seasonal seafood and a lively atmosphere. More...

San Pedro Fish Market & Restaurant Mexican
Quick Bite
Ports O’ Call Village
1190 Nagoya Way
San Pedro, CA 90731
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A wide selection of you-pick-’em, they-cook-’em seafood in the bustling Ports O’ Call Village, plus lobsters to-go. More...

WESTSIDE/WEST LA

Gulfstream Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Gulfstream, Los Angeles, CA Westfield Century City
10250 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067
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A bustling, contemporary setting in which to enjoy a diverse seafood menu. More...

Il Grano Italian
16/20
Dining Room at Il Grano, Los Angeles, CA 11359 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Sal Marino, chef-owner of Il Grano, uses only top-quality, seasonal products for his fine Italian menu. More...

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY/PASADENA

Fanta-Sea Grill Japanese
Quick Bite
Rite-Aid Center
912 Fair Oaks Ave.
South Pasadena, CA 91030

Expect Japanese-style seafood with a healthful fusion flair. More...

NBC Seafood Cantonese
13/20
404 S. Atlantic Blvd.
Monterey Park, CA 91754
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A wide selection of fresh seafood is plucked right from the tanks in this gilt-walled dining room of dim sum. More...

Newport Seafood Chinese
14/20
18441 E. Colima Rd.
Rowland Heights, CA 91748
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Family-operated Chaozhou Chinese seafood restaurant. More...

Ocean Star Seafood Restaurant Cantonese
13/20
145 N. Atlantic Blvd., #201-203
Monterey Park, CA 91754
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Stellar line-up of seafood in a restaurant that seats 800 people. More...

Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant Chinese
14/20
3939 N. Rosemead Blvd.
Rosemead, CA 91770

Abalone dishes to fit any budget and dim sum that attracts a line of customers. More...

INLAND EMPIRE

Duane's Prime Steaks and Seafood Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Duane The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa
3649 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501
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Steaks and seafood in a darkly romantic restaurant. More...

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

Delmonico's Lobster House Seafood
13/20
16358 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, CA 91436
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Lobster and steak dominate the menu, but there’s plenty of diversity. More...


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