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Fishing with Dynamite
Fishing with Dynamite

Fishing with Dynamite

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Seafood, Bar, Live & Raw
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1148 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 893-6299
http://eatfwd.com/
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We scored Open Table reservations (which is a trick as you may have read), and finally went. Yes, it is small, intimate, etc. But definitely a great place in MB! We had SS Minnow ... Read more
(4 oysters, 2 clams, 4 shrimp, 6 mussels, and 1/2 lobster) - Was all excellent, and great sauces to go with them. Farro and Beet Salad - I normally don't like beets, but this was fantastic!! Diver Scallops - Perfectly cooked and excellent! Pretzel and Chocolate Bread Pudding - amazing! We heard the wine prices were pretty high, and opted to bring a bottle from home. $15 for corkage, so that helped.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

I really enjoyed the Peruvian Scallops and Oysters as well as some other items on the menu! The service was top notch and made our dinner that much more enjoyable!

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Local from Hermosa Beach, California

Loved Fishing with Dynamite. It is a small restaurant with huge personality. We loved their oysters and scallops. Everything we had was great and our server was friendly. We will be returning for sure.

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Local from Hermosa Beach, California, USA

FwD is a win. Exceptional seafood and service that leaves nothing to be desired. Small setting and reservations are way out so plan ahead or go off peak hours.

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Burns, Kansas

Fantastic little seafood restaurant. They're Oysters are amazing... Fun atmosphere and great music.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

went here last night with some friends. its a super small restaurant so i was only able to get a 9pm reservation. worth the wait!! their cocktails are legit. wonderfulll selection of oysters. seafood platter is a must. i loveddd the snapper and the koshihikari rice. you gotta get those 2 dishes and also end your meal with the pretzel bread pudding with ice cream!!

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA
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Without reservations, we came in a party of 5 at noon-ish and was sat immediately. The restaurant is small with only several tables of 4 but we made it work for us. There's also a few seats at the bar.

I didn't try the oysters but did have a few peruvian scallops. Those were so fresh and sweet. I could easily eat a dozen or two. The mahi mahi fish tacos were good but not the best I've had, same with the grilled swordfish.

I would definitely come back for just the raw stuff.

parking: plenty of metered spots available during the lunch hours.

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Local from Manhattan Beach

We scored Open Table reservations (which is a trick as you may have read), and finally went. Yes, it is small, intimate, etc. But definitely a great place in MB!

We had
SS Minnow (4 oysters, 2 clams, 4 shrimp, 6 mussels, and 1/2 lobster) - Was all excellent, and great sauces to go with them.
Farro and Beet Salad - I normally don't like beets, but this was fantastic!!
Diver Scallops - Perfectly cooked and excellent!
Pretzel and Chocolate Bread Pudding - amazing!

We heard the wine prices were pretty high, and opted to bring a bottle from home. $15 for corkage, so that helped.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Tapas Style seafood restaurant with fresh fish and great flavors! Hidden on a small corner on Manhattan beach Blvd it is easily missed yet extremely busy for a Friday Afternoon. Everything we ordered here was delicious... try the crab cakes, peruvian scallops and the fish tacos

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Excellent seafood. Kind of pricey and tough to get reservations, but really fun.

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