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Santa Monica Seafood

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Santa Monica
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1000 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1907
+1 310-393-5244
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Santa Monica, California
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

SM Seafood is a west side gem. They have a fantastic selection of the freshest fish, seafood and sides. I'm a sucker for the marinated tomatoes (though very pricy, worth every penny) and the white anchovies. The mussels are great to take home and cook with some white wine, garlic and parsley. I'm a huge fan of the staff there.... More 

Thank kate m
Singapore, Singapore
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138 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are about 10 small tables and an oyster bar for about 6-8 pax with a fresh seafood market. Rear parking avail and free. We came around 3 and we didn't have to wait. Moments later it's all full house with a standing order for diners to finish in an hour and half. Coming from Singapore I noticed a very... More 

Thank Ctan1965
Calabasas, California, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I decided last minute to cook on New Year's Eve. So I rushed down to Santa Monica Seafood to buy lobster. In and out in 20 minutes even though it was mobbed. Lobster was heavenly of course. Picked up some salmon too, equally fabulous.

Thank TheOneandMore
London, United Kingdom
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224 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I love this place and as soon as we touch down from London drive staright over there for a gumbo or champagne and salmon snack. The array and diversity of the fish is tremendoous. Just look at the pics of famous chefs who use the produce daily. I always get the Ahi Tuna, Monkfish, Scallops, Salmon, Squid and whatever exotic... More 

1 Thank KEVIN R
West Hills, California
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143 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Sorry to say this restaurant was a great disappointment. We thought being a seafood store all would be fresh and delicious but found different. The two dishes we had, Seafood Pasta and the Scallops were both tasteless and seem to lack freshness. The white wine sauce was bland and the scallops in a blueberry sauce was equally without distinctive taste.... More 

Thank Nigel F
Gardena, California
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113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The finest seafood, both fresh for cooking at home and in-house dining, frankly in a world of oceans. Family owned for almost 80 years, purveyor of seafood to the stars, and fish-loving folks and top chefs alike, come in for a bite or a feast.

Thank Mark L
Espoo, Finland
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Ordered half a dozen oysters, calamari fritty as starters and the seafood pasta as main. Getting service took a while. The waiter advized well on oysters and made a nice combo from three different regions. He forgot my starter, but delivered it later and was sincerally appologizing even in between after the event. The calamari not seem to get special... More 

Thank Rami S
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We had dinner here last night. The food was good. The restaurant is also a retail seafood shop. Prices are on the high side.

Thank John J
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We have visited this wonderful gem 3 times now. Always fabulous! Today having Fusilli Seafood Pasta and Lobster Linguini (after oysters on the half shell). A "must visit".

1 Thank Cathy G
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Had a seafood pasta and a beer at $40 including tip. The food was tasty; service was good. The place is also a seafood market where you can buy fish and shellfish

Thank Jianzhuan L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1907
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-393-5244

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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