Torrance lunch options?
I just started a new job in Torrance. I'm looking for non-chain lunch options. I'm open to all types of cuisines, no dietary restrictions. I found a nice little pho place off the freeway, but so far that's it.
Are there even any decent chains nearby like In N Out, Baja Fresh, La Salsa. So far, all I've seen is a fast food nation nightmare.
I'm on the Toyota campus, but willing to drive a reasonable distance.
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You can start with Mitsuwa and its ramen and other items, which you can find by going south on Western. (which I'm actually gonna go get in an hour! hurrah!) There's also Sanuki no Sato and Asa Ramen which is in a plaza north on Western and past the 405 (I forget my streets). Then there's also a King's Hawaiian with a semi-decent selection, but I like their bakery way more than their restaurant.
In N Out is a bit far. You'd go south on Western and make a left on Carson and you go down quite a bit. Speaking of which, on that intersection, there's a cool Mexican place called Taco Sinaloa.
King's Hawaiin place is called "Local Place," its on Western Ave. (on the edge of Gardena) just north of the 405 freeway on the west side of the street. Limited Hawaiin stuff like teriyaki rice bowls, salads, soups, Hawaiian style (mochi flour) fried chicken, spam musubi, and good pastries.
The Local Place
18605 S Western Ave, Gardena, CA 90248
Great start Artesia and Western and East to the FWY has many places. There is a good Korean place that does bento type lunch plates its across the street from the sasuage company that I had read here that is going out of business ( some one help on the name please ) Many asian places in general and the Burnt Tortilla is not bad too..