Moving to San Pedro/Rancho Palos Verdes - ISO....everything!
we're moving and want to know what is in San Pedro (besides ports o'call) and rancho palos verdes. I work in torrance but have not ventured out much, aside from fast food all we've seen is think prime. we move in 2 weeks.... would love any recs, italian, chinese, sushi, indian. anything!!!
The Depot in downtown Torrance might very well be the best restaurant in the entire South Bay area. http://www.depotrestaurant.com/home.html. The building is an old train depot that has been restored and updated quite nicely and the food is really quite good across the board including excellent desserts. I go there for business meals quite a bit, and this is one of the rare places with a large menu and pretty much everything's good.
How timely. I just got back from lunch at Pavich's Pizza. It's a Croatian owned place with specialties like cevapcici, Croatian sausages. But they're mainly known for their very thin crusted, brick oven pizzas.
There's two locations, but within a few months, the original location in PV is closing. He's consolidating equipment at the San Pedro location, which is busier for him anyway. It's on Western Ave at Summerland Ave. Having a hard time googling this location.
Here's some prior discussion of Pavich's
And here's an extensive thread about lunch spots near Torrance. Welcome to my work neighborhood.
Also, New York Deli, on Sepulveda between Crenshaw and Arlington, to my amazement and complete surprise, makes an excellent Matzo Ball soup and serves fantastic pastrami. It's in a mediocre strip mall and decor would not be considered one of it's strong points, but if you like this type of food, they're every bit as good as if not better than some of the Los Angeles delis.
New York Deli
2225 Sepulveda Blvd # 7, Torrance, CA
I think that is what I said, did I say restaurant! If you clicked on the LAT story you would have read about Paella on Saturdays as I stated. They also do a few sandwiches during the week, I believe. They have some amazing goodies in the meat, cheese and deli section along with lots of imported jared stuff.
I don't know restaurants in San Pedro and Rancho Palos Verdes, but I do know nearby Torrance and Lomita pretty well. Tons of great Japanese options in this area, many of which are mentioned in the thread Prof Salt posted. In Torrance, check out Musha for izakaya fare, Torihei for yakitori and oden, and Ramen California for a modern take on ramen. In Lomita, check out Patisserie Chantilly for Japanese-French pastries, Kotosh at Kamiyama for Japanese-Peruvian, and Miura for traditional sushi. I've heard good things about Il Chianti for Japanese-Italian but I haven't been yet.
2383 Lomita Blvd., #104, Lomita, CA 90717
24503 Narbonne Ave, Lomita, CA 90717
1725 W Carson St, Torrance, CA 90501
Kotosh at Kamiyama
2408 Lomita Blvd, Lomita, CA 90717
1757 W. Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90501
24231 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505