Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. Los Angeles
  4. Westside
  5. Santa Monica
Savida, Santa Monica, CA

Savida

4.5
4.5
29 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
We are Savida! We source the freshest seafood that we can lay our hands on and get the grooviest fruits & veggies from our beloved local farmers.

Our goal is not to interfere with the authenticity of our cooking style but to let our ingredients shine.

We strongly believe that when you eat with a smile on your face, life just gets better.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, International

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 310-3772

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Women

  • Executive chef

    Dan Smulovitz

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access

Popular dishes

What 29 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Seafood

Sort by

Filters

  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious and unique food. Intimate setting. Friendly staff. Overall great experience that I have been recommending to friends.
  2. SM

    SharonM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    The food was excellent but portions are minuscule. What we thought were entrees (and priced as such) had small appetizer portions. We had 3 skinny, light eating women in our group looking for a light meal and we had to get more food elsewhere after our meal.
  3. SW

    SandraW

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic dinner! The Ceviche and Lobster Roll (on Taro Chips) were amazing, actually the entire Savida Platter couldn't have been better. We will most def be back and can't recommend this fresh raw fish spot. It's refined yet in a casual setting. The oysters were some of the best I've ever had!
  4. LF

    LexiF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was such a delicious meal. We ordered everything on the menu to share and loved it all.
  5. s

    susanp

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super fresh crudo, exquisitely prepared and present. Can’t wait to return!
  6. w

    wfredmo

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Let people know clearly on your website or through OpenTable that liquor is not available so that one can choose to bring a bottle of wine. The seafood dishes were excellent. However the gazpacho was disgusting, completely pureed and watered down and served with a straw! It was served as a drink not as a starter.
  7. VE

    VegasEats

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The staff was amiable as
  8. AM

    AmitM

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    The chef makes great food with fresh ingredients - all seafood. They don't have a full kitchen, so most of the plates are cold and not cooked. Not a large menu - we had salmon, hamachi, lobster rolls, and tuna tacos; all were amazingly fresh and will melt in your mouth. Be patient as service is a bit spotty - people were new and seemed to be in training, but the food makes up for any issues. The restaurant is small with a couple of high tops inside with counter seating as well. The patio outside is large and is all table seating. No alcohol, but you can BYOB and glasses (they're waiting for the license, so no corkage for now) ....just don't ask them about it and they won't care. I will definitely go back.
  9. d

    diningdiva

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Can't figure out why all the great reviews. The tables outside were close together and the service was horrrible...the staff was not well trained even though they were very nice people, and most importantly, the food was mediocre at best. But the prices were high! For those kind of prices, I would expect top service and great food....which neither were in sight.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Freshest fish I’ve tasted in Santa Monica! This is my new favorite spot. Each bite was delicious and I appreciate the depth of taste on each dish. I’ll be back for sure!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food was very good, a little pricy bc the portions are
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Good food but very expensive
  13. PF

    PalisadesFoodie

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Believe those great reviews. This is an innovative and delicious experience. A remarkable example of fusion done well. An Israeli tostada with octopus? YES. The ceviche and lobster rolls were equally wonderful. Go now, before the wait to get a reservation gets long. It will be even better soon when they can serve wine.
  14. m

    musicman

    Los Angeles

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The raw fish and salad were delicious but quantities are small and pricey. At lunch, two plates of fish were clearly not enough for two people and we added a salad. Service was excellent and gracious. I would say a nice place for lunch if you are not large eaters.
  15. ND

    NancyD

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Wow!!! Everything we ordered was outstanding. The chef does some fun takes on classic dishes. The gazpacho and lobster rolls were our favorites but everything we ordered was perfection.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Amazing Lobster Roll 10/10, Really good Bread w/ seaweed butter 10/10, Salmon was a disappointment and the tuna tacos were OK. Really wish they sold alcohol as well. Oysters were also pretty good. I would come back for the lobster roll!
  17. DD

    DonnaD

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food. The portions were tiny. I felt hungry After eating there.
  18. K

    Kylie

    Sydney

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super fresh and delicious seafood. The best we've had in LA. Great service and a cool little local spot. It'll be great when they get a liquor license. A bit pricey but worth it every now and then.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great addition to the Santa Monica dining scene. Very fresh fish and oysters prepared artistically and tasty. Owner/chef is right out front and the staff is wonderful. Great experience.
  20. JG

    JoGH

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience1
    The food at Saved was excellent. Clean, inspired flavors. Presentation of the platter was iffy -- we had to pick up our Gazpacho shot glasses out of a pool of sauce from the neighboring tuna. The main waiter was good, though none of the service people were particularly specific about describing the food offerings. The online reservation offers a few different options for seating, but I arrived only to find out that the place was little more than a storefront with outdoor seating consisting of sidewalk tables next to a bus stop. What is going for this place? The chef knows his way around food. If I lived close by I'd opt for takeout.
  21. DV

    DeniseV

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food and highly recommend this place. Great crudo plate and everything was really fresh. Only ding was with the servers removing my tea and plate before I was completely finished-but only a small ding. Everything else was fantastic!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved this spot. Incredibly fresh, unique flavors and combinations, extremely satisfying. We ordered the mixed crudo platter, allowing us to taste a nice variety of dishes. They were all fantastic, with standouts being the salmon with avocado; hamachi; and scallops on the half shell. We also had lovely oysters, ceviche, tuna tacos, lobster roll sliders, gazpacho and bread with seaweed butter. Make sure to ask for the excellent hummus, which isn't on the official menu but a definite treat. A relatively new spot that's already hitting it out of the park, with a friendly vibe and great service.
  23. m

    marcias

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food, both delicious and creative. We tried many dishes and enjoyed them all.
  24. DB

    DBinLA

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great new place on Montana. Chef dan cares about food quality and creativity. Best to let him decide what to try based on what he has that day
  25. H

    pH123

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent small plates to share of seafood (some raw, some not) and salads. outside tables good for watching passersby in hip neighborhood. No wine, no liquor. Daytime hours.
  26. j

    jimsm

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Outdoor patio fronts sidewalk so get traffic noise. Quality of food very good. Prices somewhat high. Had the lobster roll-was very good and priced typically. My wife had the salmon on avocado which was very good quality but she couldn't eat because of the citrus sauce wasn't on her diet. Plus a very limited menu. The menu is fine if that is what you're looking for.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious, and beautiful presentation too. A welcome newcomer to Montana!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This has become my new favorite place in the Neighbourhood!!!! The food is amazing and the chef keeps surprising me every time ( this is my third time here) would some new tastes and combinations. Everything is always super fresh and full of taste and collar… Presentation is some thing they take pride in darts This has become my go to place every time I eat out during the day and I can’t wait for them to start opening in the evening time as well. Staff is very knowledgeable about the menu everything is being made their order so they are very accommodating with any restrictions/dietary situation not I’ll be back again and again and again… :-)
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome new gem! Loved everything about this new place. Incredible high quality food with chefs twist on classic dishes, great atmosphere and location. Loved the ambience and the welcoming knowledgeable servers. Can’t wait to try more items from the varied menu. Comfortable seating and fast service. Definitely our new go to place. Must go if you love quality seafood and innovative foods.

FAQs

Savida offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 310-3772.

Savida is rated 4.5 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Savida

1303 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1709

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Women

  • Executive chef

    Dan Smulovitz

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo