Lunch between Torrance and the Airport
Havana Mania - on Inglewood Ave. at Manhattan Beach Bl, just south of the I405 - great Cuban food.
Incredible Cafe - same corner as above. Downscale and clean joint with plenty of breakfast, Mexican, burger options and specials.
Ohana Hawaiian BBQ - chain outlet on Redondo Beach Bl. at Hawthorne Bl. Convenient Hawaiian unless you want to visit downtown Gardena.
Dijon Chicken - on Artesia Bl. about one block west of Inglewood Ave. Middle east style roasted chicken a la Zankou.
Amigo Taco - same lot as D.C. Good basic Mexican (not old school Cal-Mex).
Uhm... incredible cafe is not incredible. Nothing special.
I think the clear winner is Al Noor in Lawndale. It's Pakistani/Indian and absoulutly amazing. Not to mention is is right off the 405.
Get a rice, chicken or paneer tikka massala, and some plain naan, and feast away! if you have room, try a sweet lassi.
This is my favorite restaurant. I think you'll enjoy it!
YC, thanks for reminding me of Al Watan, (Pakistani) on Inglewood between Rosecrans and El Segundo.
Shafaa on Hawthorne Bl. serves Turkish/middle east type food, so it might qualify as 'interesting'.
In the same stretch of Hawthorne Bl. there are Salvadorean and Ecuadorian restaurants.