Fishing With Dynamite
What Insiders Are Saying
We don't use the term "destination restaurant" lightly. But the seafood at Manhattan Beach's Fishing With Dynamite more than fits the bill.
Fresh and Delicious Seafood! Lovely And Friendly Staff.
Hamachi dish was awesome! The grilled octopus was also great!
Really great - the view was fabulous, great service, but the tables are a taaaaaad close together and the music is very loud to drown out the other conversations - and I wonder if it doesn’t simply cause more issues because you really have to speak loudly to converse yourself. Other than that, the view, the decor and the food are wonderful!
By far the best seafood restaurant to eat at in Manhattan Beach!
I've been there several times but the last time I was there I thought the music was too loud and the service was indifferent. The food is good but the portions are small for the price. The tables are too crowded in for my taste. I think I'll try someplace else next time.
very special food you cannot find anywhere else, one word..wow!...but most important are the staff....professional, friendly and the epitome of what we look for in a wonderful restaurant experience
Best seafood I’ve ever had in my life. Again and again the chef fails to disappoint!
Food was amazing! Service was impeccable! From the host, to the servers, as well as the management, clearly amazing! One of the best experiences ever! Thank you to all!
From the warm welcome to the spectacular food, FWD made our date night one to remember. The Peruvian scallops and grilled octopus we simply amazing. Thank you Caroline for taking time to chat with us and to our amazing server whose recommendations were spot on. Loved loved loved FWD!!
It was our 10 year anniversary. Couple next to us was great. Try the pretzel bread dessert! It will not disappoint. Very small place! Glad we made a reservation!!
Even when it is pouring with rain outside, FWD puts a small on your face. A dozen, super fresh, assorted oysters, a glass of citrusy, dry Picpoul followed by a huge plate of Fish and Chips - the perfect combination to chase away the rainy day blues.
Such great hospitality!
Try the yellow tail! (And the shellfish tower!)
My favourite place. Food and service always top notch!
Had a lovely dinner celebrating a birthday. The raw bar selections were excellent and fresh. I’d recommend getting the sampler and the Peruvian scallops. We also loved the steamer clams - very tasty! The yellowtail collar had a nice Thai twist to it with fish sauce & peanuts (not traditional Japanese style). I only wish that the dessert selection was larger. Overall this was a delicious meal!
Food was excellent, their scallops are out of this world. They have amazing service. Went there to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and they greeted us with 2 champagne glasses!
it is not easy to run a tiny square foot restaurant with lots o staff and a small kitchen. everyone has to be on Q and work like a smooth sailing ship. this restaurant has it all! great staff who really care about what they are doing and are happy you are there. the food is lively, fresh, wholesome and refreshing. we all know what high quality fish cost so don't even think about the bargain in their menu. we saw a box of fresh oysters arrive in an iced box from the airport to our table. lucky us, and lucky you, to be able to dine there.
Took my sister here to celebrate her birthday and it could not have turned out better. The clams, the fish tacos and the key lime pie were the best. Just a little noisy that’s all or you could say high energy. 👍
Staff was great to work with. Food was DELICIOUS! Especially the rice!!
Great as usual!
Great food and service. Music is way too loud.
The food was good. service excellent, but the noise was an issue.
Fantastic food and THE BEST service ever!!! Loved every minute of this experience!!!
It was great as usual and the dine LA menu was awesome.
Watched a beautiful sunset from the corner table while sipping on an incredible cocktail
Fishing with Dynamite was great! I are the DineLA menu which was definitely great value but also the quality of their food was very good. I had the raw bar which included oysters, scallops and shrimp. All fresh and delicious. Entree was the crab cake. It is only once crab cake, but delicious. And lastly the key lime dessert was OUT OF THIS WORLD. I have never liked key lime pie anything, but they put toasted marshmallows on top and graham cracker bottom. Sooooo good.
FWD is a must whenever we're in Manhattan Beach. Love everything about this cozy neighborhood spot - always excellent food and service. They have the best playlist as well adding to the cool ambiance.
good fun restaurant but definitely for the young - the music is very loud
The staff was so welcoming, friendly, and provided great service. The food was pretty good but not amazing.
I went for the Dine LA lunch and it was so delicious! The staff is always super nice too. Love this place!
We love FWD. The food and service has always been top notch. Our favorite is the koshikari rice!!!!! It’s so tasty.
Delicious as always. So glad they are a part of restaurant week. Thank you.
Great and inventive food. The restaurant is exceedingly small, with tables close together. When the restaurant is full, it's very noisy. We were there for lunch at 11:30 when it opened and by 12 noon it was almost totally full. That being said, the food is truly excellent, the service outstanding and the choices very varied. I would definitely recommend it to foodies.
Quality Seafood in a quaint upscale restaurant. Can be a little loud and tight, but the food is worth it.
The service is always absolutely amazing. The food is the highest quality and is always consistent
Food was phenomenal, service was excellent and we loved the vibe. It was in the heart of downtown and near the beach. Great location!
We took advantage of their DineLA menu and loved each course. Very small dining area, tables were tight, but the atmosphere is bright and fun.