Originally Posted by DocHunter
Anyone have suggestions on places in the south bay? I live in Riviera Village (Torrance Beach) and would like to venture out and try new places, but it seems like mostly chain-type joints around. Any suggestions are very helpful!
note: some of these are on the outer edges of the south bay. redondo beach chez melange/bouzy - gastropub, sunday brunch/mexican breakfast. delicieuse - gelato. avoid the cafe. handel's - ice cream. get a hurricane or the turtle sundae without whipped cream or a cherry. pacific fish center - korean seafood. soup is good food. on the redondo beach pier over by the fishermen. torrance santouka - tonkotsu ramen. in the food court at mitsuwa, only open for lunch. torihei - yakitori and oden. chill atmosphere. right across from musha, which is louder. horon - kushiage (fried stuff on sticks). ichimian - soba. the location on cravens ave. is more fun. ikko - izakaya with a french edge. weird/awesome. manhattan beach petros - greek. mezes are better than mains. north end caffe - breakfast. eggs. hawthorne al watan - pakistani. lawndale al noor - pakistani. inglewood soul burgers - no beef, still awesome. mariscos chentes - sinaloan seafood. tell them to go easy on the salt. los angeles (technically. it's in that little strip that runs down to the harbor.) jim dandy - fried chicken and fritters. gardena kanpachi - sushi. completely decent $35 omakase, but the south bay is not a sushi town. sakae - takeout sushi. mottainai - miso ramen. in the corner of marukai pacific square. ditto on shin sen gumi yakitori and azuma. lomita kotosh - peruvian-japanese. il chianti - italian-japanese. miura - sushi. $40 or $60 omakase. solid. gaja - not bad, but there's still no great okonomiyaki in la. don't forget to grab dessert next door at patisserie chantilly. best cream puffs in town.
made a google map: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en...bbd3df6f674ac0