The other topic of where to eat around Norwalk/Bellflower/Santa Fe Spring will be useful.
What type of cuisine are you looking for? Because there are so many type of places in Gardena, Torrance, Long Beach, Cerritos, and even some in Hawthorne/Inglewood area that contain some wonderful choices. Downey also can in to play. It's a big area, what type of food would fancy you and your friend?
Nail it down and there would be some wonderful suggestions.