Torrance Lunch Today i-naba, I-guess but maybe there is something else I should check out
- Ciao Bob Jul 8, 2013 09:54 AM
I am covering for a colleague near Hawthorne and Torrance Blvd - so, of course, I am considering my chow-ish lunch options. Tempura and Soba or Udon @ i-naba seems the logical choice (I've been a few times and always left happy).
Any other ideas?
I've been eating at Da Maat quite a bit recently and enjoying it, if you're up for Korean. Good spicy beef soup with hand cut noodles, good dolsot bibimbap.
I like the soba place in the same shopping center as Gaja (and then you can get a cream puff at Chantilly!).
I had the uni and ikura bowl at Nozome for the first time last week for lunch and it was fabulous.
And there's always Kagura on Narbonne for tonkatsu. I have only been for dinner, so not sure how speedy their lunch service is, but a really lovely place to dine.
re: Fig Newton
We also like Kagura which is kbown for their tonkatsu. But their other dishes are very well done. Also like the side dishes that accompany the gozen. Chawanmushi has been good, and the miso soup is porked-based, giving it another layer complexity. You can ask for as many servings of this miso as well as the Japanese-style aalad as well.
re: Fig Newton
The soba place is Oumi Sasaya and is very good. It also serves excellent udon noodles.
Lunch service at Kagura has been very good, as is the food.
As Bulavinaka has noted, Japanese places are often closed Mondays. Iroha is open Mondays at the Marukai Market on Artesia for chicken stock ramen.
Not for the main course, but sesame cream puffs at Patisserie Chantilly might be fun. If you didn't have your heart set on Japanese and were willing to drive out a bit further, you could do La Espanola....