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fishing with dynamite, manhattan beach.

fishing with dynamite, manhattan beach.

fishing with dynamite is the cutest seafood restaurant - everything from the name to the artwork on the walls to the tile on the floor is simple, graphic and a little tongue-in-cheek. we visited on a sunday evening with a former colleague, which allowed us to order so much more food than we are usually able. clearly, we should eat out with friends more!

peruvian scallops and all the oysters.

hamachi, ponzu, red radish, serrano, shiso.

rockfish and shrimp ceviche with persimmon, radish, serrano, cilantro, avocado, lime.

new england clam chowdah with neuske's bacon, weiser farm potatoes, house made oyster crackers.

after the raw section, the menu is split into old school (clam chowder, crab cake) and new school (grilled octopus, ceviche) seafood items. we ordered several items from both and everything was excellent: super fresh, beautifully prepared and really, damn tasty. 

maryland blue crab cake, in-house dill pickles, whole grain mustard remoulade.

koshihikari rice with chicken dashi, blue crab, shrimp, uni, egg, basil.

my favorite bites of the night were the oysters (obviously), the koshihikari rice, and the salmon rillete (OMG, those gougeres). but i also have to give a special mention to the ceviche, crab cake and mussels - every bite was so, so good.

hot smoked salmon rillette with dill, capers, creme fraiche and "everything" gougeres.

PEI mussels with "patatas bravas", spicy tomato, saffron aioli, white wine.

whole new zealand tai snapper with ginger, garlic, kaffir lime, bok choy.

key lime pie with graham cracker crust, italian lime meringue.

banana toffee cream pie with toffee, fresh bananas, vanilla whipped cream.

1148 Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

brunch at kismet, los feliz.

brunch at kismet, los feliz.

kettle black, silverlake.

kettle black, silverlake.