Los Angeles Restaurants

Catch

Minimalist Catch’s centerpiece is a beautiful, mother-of-pearl sushi bar, but raw fish is just the beginning. Try exquisite cooked preparations such as skate wing and braised pork cheeks with an…

Chart House

These restaurants offer seafood and chophouse fare in seaside settings. In addition to newer menu items—such as a crab, avocado and mango stack—are old favorites including slow-roasted prime rib and…

Chaya

The original Chaya in Japan remains open after 385 years, and Chaya’s popularity endures in Los Angeles, too. The Japanese-accented French/Italian menus are accomplished and innovative. L (M–F), D (nightly).

Duke’s Malibu

Named after the father of international surfing, Duke Kahanamoku, this oceanfront restaurant captures the spirit of aloha. Not to be outshone by the spectacular views is the cuisine, which features…

Enterprise Fish Co.

Established in 1979, this restaurant is a local favorite when it comes to seafood. Wild-caught fish, fresh seafood and steaks are cooked over a mesquite charcoal grill in an exhibition…

Providence

Chef-owner Michael Cimarusti transforms seafood from the world’s most pristine waters into inventive dishes such as kampachi with miso, buttermilk and green grapes, and striped bass with bacon and Bordelaise…

Son of a Gun

Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, the meat-loving chefs at Animal, turn to the sea for new inspiration. They cook up small shareable plates such as salmon collar, miniature lobster rolls…

The Hungry Cat

East Coast fare—Dungeness crab benedict, a lobster roll, you-peel or they-peel shrimp—is offered in hip little spots. The Santa Monica restaurant has an ocean view. Cocktails are among the best…

The Lobster

Enjoy a view of the Pacific while indulging in superlative seafood from this Santa Monica Pier-adjacent restaurant. The outdoor patio is most coveted for sampling the eponymous crustacean in various…

Water Grill

L.A.’s premier seafood restaurant, newly remodeled and hipper than ever, is famed for its huge platters of fruits de mer from the oyster bar. Low-temperature cooking methods are used in…