Archive for the ‘17: South Bay’ Category

July 15, 2013 2

Maruhide Uni Club (Torrance)

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As a big Uni fan I just found out about this restaurant in Torrance recently. Just as its name suggests, Maruhide Uni Club specialize in uni (Sea urchin) and every item on the menu features Uni one way or another. According to their menu, their fresh uni is from Santa Barbara. Technically I’m not suppose […]

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February 25, 2010 0

Ichimiann Bamboo Garden (Torrance)

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One time the topic of “best soba in LA” came up, other than Otafuku , someone recommended Ichimiann Bamboo Garden. Also hidden away in the Torrance/Gardena area, Ichimiann locates on a quiet small empty street that’s easy to miss. The interior is hole-in-the-wall and very small. The place was quite packed when we were there, […]

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April 1, 2009 0

Torimatsu Inc (Gardena)

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We went to this small, local yakitori joint at Torrance after a recommendation from a sushi chef. Compare to mega festive place like Shinsengumi, I prefer the homey, authentic vibe here. There’s only one chef with one charcoal grill, who’s attentive and fast. As the place is small, they have a limited menu that’s more […]

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March 12, 2009 6

Mama ramen (Lomita)

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Boy was this place far and hard to find. I saw an ad of this ramen place in Japanese free paper and it says they are “female-by-herself-friendly.” I was by myself one day and thought I could check it out. It’s located in a giant strip mall all the way out at Lomita; you can’t […]

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March 3, 2009 4

Tsukiji Restaurant (Gardena)

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Tsukiji Restaurant borrowed its name from the famous fish market in Tokyo. While this small hole-in-the-wall sushi joint at Gardena was known for their cheap and big portion sushi lunch set, we came here for their dinner Uni set. The sushi chef is very talkative, eager to recommend and very friendly. Our neighbors at the […]

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