Best Seafood Restaurants In West Hollywood

September 20, 2016 7:40 PM

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Residents and visitors of West Hollywood are afforded the luxury of a vast variety of restaurants from nearly every type of cuisine. Just a short drive from the Pacific Ocean, We-Ho offers an abundance of restaurants that focus on seafood and allows diners to dive into unique dishes fresh from the sea. Whether you’re craving lobster, fish, shrimp, octopus, or all of the above, the following restaurants in West Hollywood have seafood lovers in heaven.

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Connie and Ted’s
8171 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 848-2722
www.connieandteds.com

Chef Michael Cimarusti’s New England-inspired seafood restaurant features a ton of terrific East Coast-style dishes inspired by the classic clam shacks, oyster bars, and fish houses that dot the New England Seaboard and the Western Coast. From the beautiful exterior that resembles an ocean wave, to their wood-accented tables with an open kitchen, one of their signature items is their Lobster Roll, served either cold with mayonnaise or hot with drawn butter, both on a house made bun. But, really everything from their fish and chips to their New England clam chowder, a terrific raw bar and lobster by the pound, is worth a try. The market flat fish, either breaded or boiled is pretty popular, too.

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(credit: Young-In-L./Yelp)


Blue Plate Oysterette
8048 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 656-5474
www.blueplatesantamonica.com

What started in Santa Monica has spread east and has become one of West Hollywood’s top seafood hot spots. The West 3rd Street installation seafood spot offers an east coast vibe with a west coast twist, and offers items ranging from seafood towers, oysters, a raw bar, just hooked fish, lobster rolls, and so much more. Their bouillabaisse is a hit, as is their lobster tacos. It’s a fun and inviting spot with plenty to choose from!

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(credit: Alicia W./Yelp)


Son Of A Gun
8370 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 782-9033
www.sonofagunrestaurant.com

From the people that brought you Animal, Jon & Vinny’s, Trois Mec and other great restaurants across the city, Son Of A Gun offers seafood specialties like a popular lobster roll with celery, and lemon aioli, as well as an octopus salad, linguine with clams, a lobster BLT, as well as fish and chips, and the ever popular shrimp toast sandwich.

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ROKU
9201 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 278-2060
www.innovativedining.com

ROKU is the newest flagship from Innovative Dining Group, featuring elevated Japanese and teppanyaki cuisine, as well as an inventive sushi and omakase bar. Offering three distinct dining opportunities, the Teppanyaki Room, an interactive Hibachi dining experience, patio dining in their indoor/outdoor space and their Sushi Bar where guests can watch Chef Jiro Kobayashi prepare fresh fish and modern sushi preparations. One of the signature dishes is the Toro Tartare, which is prepared tableside with lemon zest, wasabi truffle soy, pickled daikon, Maui onion, chives, wasabi root, rice cracker, caviar, and served in an edible rice net.

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The District by Hannah An
8722 W. Third Street
West Hollywood, CA 90048
310-278-2345
www.thedistrictbyha.com

The District by Hannah An is intricately handcrafted to transport guests into Vietnam’s sensational past. From their first step into the restaurant, guests are treated to a truly authentic Vietnamese experience from the welcoming glow reminiscent of the bustling “Lantern Town” to the manor home’s century-old doors to its painted mirrors. Hannah treats her guest like family and aspires to host the most elaborate dinner party for our family and friends every night. One of her seafood stand-outs is the Chilean Sea Bass (Cha Ca), which is Turmeric crusted with a dill rice vermicelli noodle. But, this Vietnamese spot offers many more hits from the sea including a roasted wild salmon, a black cod in a clay pot with carmelized black cod, five spice and fish sauce, as well as a Tamarin black cod. Other starts include clams, calamari, prawns and other flavorful seafood bites.

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BOA
9200 Sunset Blvd #650
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 278-2050
www.innovativedining.com

Although BOA is known as a premier steakhouse, it also offers a selection of pristine seafood, including an extravagant seafood tower. Choose between a medium size for $85 and a large size for $150. The tower includes: saffron poached jumbo prawns, PEI mussels, littleneck clams, Alaskan king crab legs, Maine lobster, jonah or stone crab claws, ceviche, escabeche baby scallops, and is accompanied by a lime cocktail sauce, tarragon aioli, black pepper and a red wine vinegar mignonette, lemon and tabasco sauce.

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(credit: Christian Hynes)


Cousins Maine Lobster
8593 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(424) 204-9923
www.cousinsmainelobster.com

Cousins Maine Lobster was started by two native Mainers as a single Los Angeles food truck in 2012. Soon, they had catapulted their idea into a multimillion dollar franchise business following the founders’ appearance on ABC’s “Shark Tank” where they earned an investment from real estate mogul, Barbara Corcoran. Real-life cousins, Jim Tselikis and Sabin Lomac, parlayed their primetime TV visibility into a nationwide footprint of trucks in twelve top-market U.S. cities, with one brick and mortar location in West Hollywood. Known for their traditional Lobster Rolls, the cousins also serve a variety of unique lobster inspired dishes including the newest menu item and crowd-pleaser, Lobster Grilled Cheese.

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(credit: Marie Buck)


Ivory on Sunset
8440 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 848-6000
www.ivoryonsunset.com

Inspired by the restless creativity of Hollywood’s golden age and its eternal, timeless glamour, Ivory on Sunset takes full advantage of Mondrian LA’s classic setting, famed history, and legendary patio, offering a place for Angelenos and destination diners to drink and eat well in a beautifully appointed environment. Designed by ABC’s “The Taste” alum Chef Brian Malarkey, the menu draws on his passion for fresh, market-driven ingredients and California cuisine. Two of their popular seafood dishes include the Grilled Octopus with cannellini beans, braised tomato, preserved lemon, and capers and the Crispy Branzino with Chinese sausage, long beans, basil, cilantro soy and ginger glaze.

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(credit: Shannon Sturgis:StarChefs)


Catch
8715 Melrose
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 347-6060
www.catchrestaurants.com

Catch, with locations in New York, Dubai, and Playa Del Carmen, is now open in Los Angeles. Set atop a beautiful 12,000 square foot new construction building located in the heart of West Hollywood, Catch features an indoor/outdoor layout with a retractable rooftop so guests can enjoy the California sun as they dine on seafood staples including their truffle sashimi, lobster mac & cheese, miso black cod lettuce wraps, sushi rolls, and the Cantonese lobster cooked with sake, oyster sauce and garlic, along with signature cocktails in their rooftop bar.

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Koi
730 North La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 659-9449
www.koirestaurant.com

Koi Restaurants’ contemporary Japanese cuisine and sophisticated, Zen-inspired decor create an intimate yet sleek dining experience. The restaurant has been around for a long time in Los Angeles standards, but that just means it’s that good. The modern space which is coupled with elegant décor and a beautiful patio offers guests imaginative dishes that are inspired by traditional Japanese preparations. Two stand out seafood dishes include the Salmon Carpaccio with black truffles and a ponzu sauce and the Mizo Bronzed Black Cod with seasonal vegetables.

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Cavatina
1200 Alta Loma Rd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 358-3759
www.cavatinala.com

Located inside the legendary Sunset Marquis Hotel in West Hollywood, Cavatina is home to James Beard award-winning Chef Michael Schlow’s first West Coast endeavor. The cuisine showcases local California product throughout dishes of simple yet bold tastes with creative presentations and seasonal ingredients prepared by Executive Chef Chris Turano. The restaurant embodies Sunset Marquis’ casual, relaxed vibe and atmosphere, and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. One of their new popular seafood menu items is the shrimp carpaccio prepared with the lardo melted to perfection on crostini. Raw spot prawns are flash marinated with yuzu juice, togarashi and olive oil and then placed atop the crostini and garnished with toasted pine nuts, basil, sea salt and olive oil. 

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(credit: Greg Elkin)


Oliver’s Prime
8462 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 491-9003
www.aoliversprimedress.com

The award-winning and highly rated steakhouse features not only prime cuts of steak, but also a scrumptious specialty dishes such as a miso salmon, served with baby bok choy, chinese long beans, mushrooms, micro greens, along with tasty starters to compliment, like their wildly popular lobster caprese. All items have been created by their Executive Chef Greg Elkin, drawing on his experience with multitude of regional and international cuisine.

Article by Jarone Ashkenazi is a freelance writer who covers: restaurants, bars, dating, relationships, sports and other lifestyle topics. More of his work can be viewed at http://www.jaroneashkenazi.com. Connect with him on Twitter: @JaroneAsh.

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