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Best Oysters In Los Angeles

August 5, 2014 2:10 PM

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(credit: Rick Poon)

(credit: Rick Poon)

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(credit: Scott’s Seafood)


Restaurants around the city offer these delicious and tasty seafood treats throughout the year. With August 5th comes National Oyster Day, so, we’ve scoured this great city to find the best oysters in LA. Whether you like oyster happy hours or top-notch restaurants, we’ve got you covered.

(credit: Blue Plate Oysterette)

(credit: Blue Plate Oysterette)


Blue Plate Oysterette
1355 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 576-3474
www.blueplatesantamonica.com

With locations in Santa Monica and West Hollywood, Blue Plate Oysterette offers oysters on half with homemade cocktail sauce as well as a pickled shallot mignonette. In addition, try their oysters ceviche style with red onions, chilies, lime and cilantro to a twist on the classic seafood treat. With a fresh and delicious variety of areas of which these oysters come from, you can’t go wrong.

(credit: Rick Poon)

(credit: Rick Poon)


Littlefork
1600 Wilcox Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 465-3675
www.littleforkla.com

Featuring an ‘Oyster Hour’ daily from 5-7pm and Friday & Saturday from 10pm to close, Little Fork offers up oysters from around the world for just $1.50. Fresh and appetizing, oysters come with a special mignonette featuring a sweet and light taste. Patrons continually rave about the deliciousness of these oysters so you can be assured its a sure bet.

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(credit: AP)


Connie & Teds
8171 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 848-2722
www.connieandteds.com

If Connie & Teds knows anything, it’s certainly how to cook and deliver the best seafood around. Dine on delicious fresh raw oysters served with horseradish and mignonette sauce at this eatery, where you’ll also enjoy top dishes ranging from scallops, fish & chips and fried clams to lobster, and fish stew. Want a twist on your typical oyster fare? Try the Fried Pacific Oyster sandwich with cole slaw and spicy mayo.

(credit: Faith & Flower)

(credit: Faith & Flower)


Faith & Flower
705 W 9th St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 239-0642
www.faithandflowerla.com

Located in Downtown LA, Faith & Flower offers a daily selection of CF & DZ oysters with a pink peppercorn mignonette. Serving up $1 oysters during social hour (Sunday – Thursday from 5pm – 6:30pm), Faith & Flower mixes up a scenic Roaring 20′s scene with delicious specialty cocktails by mixologist Michael Lay and tasty food from Executive Chef Michael Hung (formerly of San Francisco’s Michelin-starred La Folie).

(credit: Sidney Bensimon)

(credit: Sidney Bensimon)


L&E Oyster Bar
1637 Silver Lake Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 660-2255
www.leoysterbar.com

This hip Silverlake outpost might not be close to the ocean, but it sure delivers in terms of fresh tasty oysters as well as other fish daily from both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. With a huge and extensive oyster menu, guests are treated to oysters from all over the world (literally). Harvested daily and sent directly to L&E Oyster Bar from such places as Casco Bay / Penobscot Bay, Martha’s Vineyard, The Chesapeake Bay, Rhode Island, Long Island as well as on the Pacific coast, L&E certainly delivers.

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The Hungry Cat
100 W Channel Rd
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 459-3337
www.thehungrycat.com

Known for its high quality seafood, The Hungry Cat offers some of LA’s top fish, and oysters. With a raw bar featuring all-day half price oysters during happy hour on Monday’s at both the Santa Monica and Hollywood locations, chef and owner David Lentz surely does not disappoint. Born in Maryland, Lentz brings his seafood experience to LA and offers a delicious raw bar including, of course, oysters, clams, mussels, lobster, crab and more.

(credit: Messhall Kitchen)

(credit: Messhall Kitchen)


Messhall
4500 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 660-6377
www.messhallkitchen.com

This Los Feliz eatery offers a oyster bar and raw food featuring a daily selection of osysters from around the world. Featuring ultra-fresh oysters, you can also count on Messhall Kitchen for tasty cocktails, sandwiches, burgers and more. On Tuesday though, Chef Lauren Cartmel and the Messhall staff offer oyster night for $1.50 James River (Washington) oysters and beers for just $5.

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(credit: Fishing with Dynamite)


Fishing With Dynamite
1148 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 893-6299
www.eatfwd.com

Explore this Manhattan Beach outpost to find some of the best oysters in the area. Offering up oysters served chilled and on the half shell from New Zealand, Morroe Bay (CA) as well as Long Island (NY) and other areas around the world, enjoy with horseradish, lemon and your choice of other sauces including mignoette, cocktail, ponzu and pico de gallo.

(credit: EMC Raw Seafood Bar)

(credit: EMC Raw Seafood Bar)


EMC Seafood & Raw Bar
3500 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 351-9988
www.emcseafood.com

Opened in 2003, EMC quickly became a popular eatery for fresh seafood for Los Angelenos offering a tasty raw bar. With Raw Bar in its name, you can be assured that EMC Seafood & Raw Bar knows what they’re doing. Delivering Eastern oysters with a spicy mignonette and cocktail sauce with wasabi, this Koreatown seafood spot offers a late night happy hour (10pm to close) with $1.25 oysters, $5 draft beers and $5 house wine. Don’t want to be out that late? Try their regular happy hour from 4pm to 7pm daily offering oysters for just $1 along with $5 draft beers and $5 house wine.

What are your favorite oysters in LA? Share in the comments below!
Article by Jordan Winston, editor for CBSLA’s “Best Of” sections.
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