Manhatten Beach Suggestions
First - go to the link below and put the word manhattan (it's spelled "a-n") in the city name and you'll get all the places that sell food in Manhattan Beach. If there's a specific place that catches your fancy, someone here might be able to help you.
Second, I like Manhattan Beach Brewing Company. They have great beers (they brew) and last time I was there, they had my fave bar snack - armadillo eggs: chiles stuffed with cheese, battered and then fried. When you bite in, the melted cheese flows like yolk.
Third, nearby in torrance- BEijing islamic - huimin chinese food.
Just looking it over, there's an indonesian place, a hawaiian place (back in lahaina), and some other places that might be interesting. Nearby towns are hermosa Beach, Torrance, redondo beach and lomita.
In Redondo, (a HEALTHY walk - drive) try Quality seafood. Will cook fish and shellfish to order, and on occasion have live sea urchin (eat raw).
MANHATTAN BEACH BREWING CO.
124 MANHATTAN BEACH BLVD
2001 N SEPULVEDA BLVD B
MANHATTAN BEACH (great muffins)
THE BANYAN INDONESIAN REST.
1140 HIGHLAND AVE A
1000 N SEPULVEDA BLVD
check if this is a branch of the popular cuban restaurant, famous for garlic chicken - I like the picadillo)
BACK HOME IN LAHAINA
916 N SEPULVEDA BLVD
Apparently, Beijing islamic is no longer listed, so it may be closed
Here's the contact info and see if it's open
Beijing Islamic, 3160 Pacific Coast Hwy., Torrance; (310) 784-0846.
The only places really close enough to walk to are Tony Maroni's pizza and Rubio's Fish Tacos as well as Manhattan Bakery and a bunch of local lunch places. Probably about a half mile away are Versailles and Back Home in Lahaina and all of the places in Manhattan Village shopping center (Reeds is a bit more upscale, but there is also a Chili's, CPK, Koo Koo Roo and an Olive Garden, as well as a few places in the mall itself). IMO the best food (upscale) in the South Bay is Avenue, which is on Manhattan Ave just north of Manhattan Beach Blvd--you would have to drive. Another interesting place also near the beach is Petros, which is an upscale Greek place. Further down in Hermosa are Blue Pacific which is a Cal-fusion place, New Orleans Cafe, which has nice gumbo, and La Sosta, which has great salamis and hte like.