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Jan 12, 2007 10:15 PM

Good cheap eats in the South Bay?

My husband and I just moved to Lomita and are looking for good, cheap eats in the South Bay area. Any suggestions? TIA!

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  1. Bamboo Garden Buffet on Hawthorne Blvd. near Emerald.
    Chinese/Asian buffet. Lunch $5.99/person.

    2 Replies
    1. re: monku

      oh man. it certainly is cheap (because my dad is willing to take us there when he wants to "treat) but it's kinda GROSS. just my humble opinion (stale buffet food)

      1. re: monku

        It certainly is cheap, but like the other poster said, I don't think it falls under the category of "good" at all. There's about 6 types of sushi: small, partially dried out. There's really no items that stand out that make you *want* to come back. In fact, the only reason that I return every so often is because I'm looking for a huge amount of food for a cheap price.

      2. Try the food stalls at Mitsuwas Market at Western & Carson. I was served a huge lunch (soup, char sui bai, entree, dessert and pickles) for about $8 at one of the stalls. The places serving udon and ramen don't skimp, either. The clam spaghetti at Italian Tomato is usually enough for two to share.

        1. Frito Misto for Italian (no/or very minimal corkage fee!)
          Ragin' Cajan
          Phucket Thai

          1. You should try Shin Shin Gemi Yakitori in Gardena. It's not cheap, but it's the best yakitori around. Go early or be prepared to wait.

            1. phuket thai isn't really what i would consider a good deal, not too cheap and the portions aren't great either...

              anyway though, for decent cheap eats in the lomita area:

              sue's kitchen for chinese beef noodle soup on crenshaw
              l&l bbq for hawaiian has a branch at crenshaw/lomita. though i do like some of the other branches better
              black olive on lomita blvd for italian, they have 1/2 price wine on wednesday i think?
              gaja for okonomiyaki and japanese bar food, can get pricy though if you want to try a bunch of different stuff or you hit the beer too much
              harry's bbq on narbonne- all bbq restaurants are kind of expensive but they have a happy hour deal where you can buy one sandwich, get one free...
              don't know if i should call this out, but in torrance on PCH there is a small family run coffee shop called jitters that has cheap breakfast, really good muffins too, cool 'cause it's not crazy crowded like a lot of breakfast places in the area
              there are a lot of restaurants around, i've been here only 6 months and haven't gotten around to trying everything, so if you find anything good please share!