As an ocean-adjacent city with plenty of beach access, L.A. is full of restaurants with great seafood—and if you disagree, you’re frankly just not looking all that hard. In every neighborhood, whether you’re close to the Pacific or not, the city is rich in seafood options from all over the globe, from great sushi to a decent lobster roll. Some of the best seafood restaurants might be otherwise classified as Korean, Mexican, Chinese and soul food restaurants, but their flavorful dishes incorporating les fruits de mer beg to differ when it comes to serving the ocean’s freshest catch, so we’ve thought to include them here for the next time you’re craving freshly cooked, high-quality seafood. From special occasion fine dining to everyday takeout, here are the best seafood restaurants in L.A.
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