Restaurants, Seafood Manhattan Beach
4 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
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Photograph: Joshua ThaisenFishbar
 (Photograph: Joshua Thaisen)
Photograph: Joshua ThaisenFishbar
 (Photograph: Joshua Thaisen)
Photograph: Joshua ThaisenFishbar
 (Photograph: Joshua Thaisen)
Photograph: Joshua ThaisenFishbar
 (Photograph: Joshua Thaisen)
Photograph: Joshua ThaisenFishbar
 (Photograph: Joshua Thaisen)
Photograph: Joshua ThaisenFish and chips at Fishbar

Should you find yourself saddled with picking someone up from LAX, consider arriving early, skipping the terminal loop, and heading to Fishbar in Manhattan Beach. The decor is maritime kitsch in the best possible way, with buoys and surfboards hanging overhead and TVs in every corner for the sports fanatic. Don’t be fooled by the Long John Silver’s facade, though: When it comes to fish and chips, this place means business. Available with either cod or salmon, the fish is fresh and flaky, and packaged in a light golden crust that defies the deep-fried, oily taste that is so often this dish’s demise. The chips, though closer to American-style fries, are uniformly crisp and well-seasoned. Wash it all down with a Fishbar Brew—the house honey blonde—and pray that your poor friend’s flight is delayed.

By: Merin McDonald


Venue name: Fishbar
Address: 3801 Highland Ave
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 11am-11pm; Fri 11-1am; Sat 9-1am; Sun 9am-11pm
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The lobster tacos are to die for, but really you can't go wrong here. The ceviche and oysters are also good starters. Definitely come with an appetite but also your patience as this is a popular restaurant and usually has a bit of a wait.