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Jul 25, 2006 02:26 AM

Best Japanese Style Spaghetti in Town! (Gardena, CA)

Pretty much every dish at this place is delicious. I've had at least 6 different ones although I'm not a fan of that baked thing they have--don't order it, I forget what it's called, but it's the only baked pasta dish on there.

Anyways, I once went there 3x in a wk for lunch. Sick, I know. It’s just a great lunch place and close to work, OK? =P I had to avoid it for a month or so afterwards. Heh~

Anyways, if you like Japanese style spaghetti like Uni with Sea Urchin and Seaweed pasta, you’ll LOVE this place (they make the best I’ve had) OR if you’d like to find out what “Japanese style spaghetti” is all about, THIS is the place to go. FYI don’t go in expecting traditional Italian style pasta, though they do have their own delightful version of spaghetti with meat sauce which definetly isn’t half bad.

Spoon House
(310) 538-0376
1601 W Redondo Beach Blvd
Gardena, CA 90247

PS Great for lunch b/c their portions aren’t huge, but definetly in a good price range ($6-$11/dish). Don’t forget their $1.00 salad w/ ginger dressing on the side!

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  1. been meaning to try spoon house. heard great things about it! do they have a mentaiko/nori spaghetti?

    1. Spoon House, for me, is one of those comfort good places; reminds me of Mom. I really like their clam and spinach in cream sauce spaghetti. I *think* they bake their own bread; it's a bit too chewy for me. Rameniac...I believe they do have mentaiko there...but don't quote me on it...I know for sure I've had their tarako with nori spaghetti. I've not tried their red sauces as of of those dishes comes with sliced hot dog.

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      1. re: Dlish

        My mom never made any such thing, but I know this place is good. Their red sauce is pretty good--when I order it, I always get the marinara with egg/bacon "garnish" on top. I've also had the one with the sliced hot dog on top, but I prefer the bacon/egg on top instead.

      2. Been eating here for more than 20 years, it's the best. I usually have the mixed mushroom spaghetti with seaweed. Love the bread , too.

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        1. re: calabasas_trafalgar

          Mixed mushroom, eh? Sounds tasty--will try it out next time!

        2. What a wonderful recommendation! Stopped by Spoon House after some major shopping at the Marukai 98 cent store and picked up an order of the Japanese style clam sauce with the shiitake mushroom. Generous amount of shiitake, clams and nori! The clam sauce is very light and this dish goes very well with their fresh baked bread. Normally I would have taken a picture of this meal but I was in a rush to woof down my food. Im looking forward to my next visit there, think I'll try the carbonara.

          1. Thanks for the head's up! Is there any place like this on the Westside/Hollywood, etc.??

            I love spaghetti with uni, etc.

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            1. re: Liquid Sky

              Blue Marlin also serves Japanese/Italian food. I usually get the uni spaghetti there.

              Blue Marlin
              2121 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, 90025 - (310) 445-2522