Posted Jun 03, 2019 | By Brittney Hendricks
From a waterside spot for Japanese eats to a no-frills seafood shack, seafood foodies: you can net your freshly caught fishy fix in the oceanfront city of Oxnard, California.
Get your dose of "Vitamin Sea" from these seafood restaurants that make us feel all warm and chummy.
Enjoy flavorful Mexican cuisine and fresh seafood, sizzling platters, hand-made tortillas, award-winning salsa, guacamole prepared fresh table-side, margaritas and a full bar at Cabo Seafood Grill & Cantina. This colorful restaurant (frequented by performing mariachi bands) is a local favorite in Downtown Oxnard.
Experience fresh fish redefined at Fishermen's Catch, Oxnard. Purchase locally caught fish at the counter market, with live crab and lobster available for sale. Or, enjoy an affordably priced meal from the prepared menu, including items like clam chowder, fish 'n' chips, oysters, calamari, scallops, tacos, salads, sandwiches, kids' platters and more.
Go straight to the source at Kanaloa Seafood, a seafood market and kitchen with a sister market in Santa Barbara, proudly offering the freshest sustainable seafood to restaurants, retailers and home cooks alike. Find house made seasonings and sauces, sushi-making supplies and more from the market. Or, enjoy signature cuisine from Kanaloa's kitchen, including fun and innovative twists on seafood classics, including their signature fish tacos, fishwiches, tuna melts, salmon burgers, salads, clam chowder and more.
Support a five generation-operated family-owned business proudly serving Oxnard since 1908! Otani's Seafood is a casual, no-fuss seafood market and kitchen, serving up Japanese American-style dishes including everything from chow mein, tempura plates and teriyaki bowls to fish & fries and clam chowder. Plus, happy hour is all day! With a group? Otani's offers epic party planners for 10+ guests.
"One Bite and You're Hooked?" That's a complete understatement. One bite and you're addicted is more like it! Hook, Line & Sinker in Downtown Oxnard delivers the complete package: awesome food with incredible flavor, great atmosphere, and service that far exceeds the call of duty. Try the ceviche tostada or the shrimp & veggie stir fry. Or, select from a wide variety of fresh fish to take away from their fresh fish market.
Hungry? Order an appetizer of Cajun-fried octopus at this Louisiana-style location. For the main course, dive deep into a Ragin' Crawfish seafood boil or chow down on a lobster po-boy. Slurp up a bowl of gumbo, and enjoy a sweet ending with a plate of beignets.
Hang out like the locals at this rustic fish shack serving up fresh crab, lobster, seafood and combo plates in a low-key waterside setting at Fisherman’s Wharf, Oxnard – a no frills New England-style harbor village off Victoria Avenue. Our pick? The codfish filet platter: 3 pieces of pan-fried cod, coleslaw, fries and a cup of clam chowder for $13.95. Or, buy from the live seafood menu, which includes rock crab, spider crab, Dungeness crab, seasonal spot prawns, manila clams and lobster.
Located at the stunning Marine Emporium Landing, try the clam linguine, fried clams, oysters on the half shell and so much more at this order-from-the-counter seafood spot. With both a pet-friendly outside patio with heaters and indoor seating, there are plenty of options no matter the weather. Craving seafood from the time you wake up? Sea Fresh serves breakfast daily with eggs benedict with options for halibut, shrimp, crab cake, smoked salmon, blackened ahi and more.
Named one of the top 25 Brazilian restaurants in America by Business Insider/Foursquare, Moqueca Brazilian Cuisine serves up the traditional cuisine of the small Brazilian state.
Espirito Santo. “Moqueca” designates a unique way of cooking and serving, using a clay pot to cook seafood and vegetables with no addition of water. “Capixabas” is the term used for the people of Espirito Santo. “Moqueca Capixaba” is the signature dish served at this Oxnard seafood eatery, a meal we recommend you do not pass up!
Slide over to this casual-eating seaside sushi spot, serving up fusion rolls and amazingly priced toro (fatty tuna). From shrimp udon to chirashi bowls, curry rice and spicy tonkotsu ramen, choose from a wide variety of Japanese staples at this restaurant located in Channel Islands Harbor's Harbor Landing.
Try some of the best mariscos in Oxnard. Enjoy extravagant ceviche and seafood cocktails – shrimp, octopus and abalone – muy deliciosos; "The Tsunami" – mussels, freshwater prawns and shrimp cooked in rompe madre sauce; or "The Maremoto" – mussels, freshwater prawns and shrimp cooked with the skin on, in rompe madre sauce. Enjoy weekly specials on fleek from Taco Tuesdays to Sushi Roll Wednesdays and Thirsty Thursdays.
Trawl for award-winning fish tacos and sip on cervezas from this brightly painted adobe-style restaurant in Downtown Oxnard. Or, try the camarones diablados (devil shrimp), with sauce available to be prepared in three different ways to suit your palate. Micheladas? Of course! ¡Salud!
Southern California native Brittney Hendricks is a travel writer and marketing professional who lives locally with her husband, son and dog. A retired pro dancer and dance instructor, she enjoys staying active by jogging and bicycling the promenades of Oxnard’s beaches.send email