Where to Eat in Torrance?
Any good restuarants? All I can seem to find are chains and that weird "Hawaiian" place.
The Depot, off Torrance Blvd. at Cabrillo. Aioli, directly across the street from the Depot, is okay for lunch. At Carson & Western is the Mikawa Japanese market, with a food court offering just about every type of Japanese cuisine. There are also Japanese restaurants on the Carson Blvd. side of that center, including Musha. The Torrance Bakery in Old Town Torrance has a sandwich counter that's good for a quick lunch (about $6 for sandwich, chips, and a cookie), but I can't recommend their other baked goods. Sonya's, another tiny sandwich shop, is on Torrance Blvd. near Cabrillo. Consistently good, if uninspired, sandwiches and salads.
Hope this helps you out.
aioli is good for tapas
christine's is more for fine dining (california cuisine)
i-naba on hawthorne has fantastic japanese-more noted for the tempura
if you want to venture out to manhattan beach, michi and avenue are great restaurant options as well...
although it's a chain, elephant bar on the corner of hawthorne and torrance has great food and drinks.
el pollo inka has good peruvian chicken dishes
pizza at samy's woodfire pizza on crenshaw and pch
there used to be cafe luna on carson for italian, but i'm not sure if it's still there...
Sammy's Woodfired Pizza is a great pick. Friendly service, great salads, desserts. Something for everyone. When I'm in that area, Sammy's is where I eat. Beautiful patio day or night w/pit fireplace.