New Zealand Thai Snapper
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Jonathan Gold restaurant review: Fishing With Dynamite

New Zealand Thai Snapper
On the “Old School” menu at Fishing with Dynamite in Manhattan Beach: A whole New Zealand Thai snapper for two, with ginger, garlic, kaffir lime and bok choy, for $48. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
The Queen Mary
On the “Platters” menu: The Queen Mary, with nine oysters, four clams, eight shrimp, 10 mussels, 1/2 lobster and 1/2 Dungeness crab, serving 3-4, for $75. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Maryland Blue Crab Cake
On the “Old School” menu: Maryland blue crab cake, with in-house dill pickles, whole-grain mustard remoulade, for $16. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Inside Fishing With Dynamite
There are only 33 seats inside Fishing With Dynamite, making it suitable for small parties and welcoming to reservations.  (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Original Gangster
On the “Cocktails” menu; Original Gangster, with boulevardier, white dog, Aperol, Vya sweet vermouth and grapefruit, for $12 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Hamachi
On the “New School” menu: Hamachi, with ponzu, avocado, red radish, serrano and shiso, for $16. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Outside Fish With Dynamite
Fishing With Dynamite is located a few blocks from the beach. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Pretzel and chocolate bread pudding
On the “After School” menu: pretzel and chocolate bread pudding, with salted caramel sauce and house-made ice cream, for $8. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Key lime pie
On the “After School” menu: Key lime pie, with graham-cracker crust and kaffir lime meringue, for $7 (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Restaurant spirit
A company hat worn by a member of the staff. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
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