Before you check into your Japanese hotel in Torrance, did you know that the city has the second largest population of Japanese people in the US? That’s why Torrance is home to some of the finest Japanese restaurants in the nation!
Here are the restaurants you simply must eat at whilst in Torrance this year, Japanese cuisine and beyond.
1) Ise-Shima Restaurant & Bar
Miyako Hybrid Hotel, 21381 S Western Ave, Torrance, CA 90501
For the best sushi in town, look no further than the restaurant of yourTorrance Japanese Hotel! The Miyako’s signature restaurant, Ise-Shima, serves a blend of traditional and contemporary Japanese dishes. Choose between freshly prepared sushi and sashimi, melt-in-your mouth wagyu, teriyaki and light tempura dishes. If you feel like splashing out, you can take advantage of one of the special course dinners.
2) Madre! Oaxacan Restaurant and Mezcaleria
1261 Cabrillo Ave #100, Torrance, CA 90501
Mexican, but with a twist! This family restaurant serves dishes made with recipes exclusively from the city of Oaxaca. Expect a variety of Oaxacan ‘moles’ to try, distinct spices and homemade tortillas. Madre! also have a soaring menu of mezcal in addition to tequila. You might want to book into one of the best spas in California to combat the inevitable headache!
3) Din Tai Fung
Del Amo Fashion Center, 21540 Hawthorne Blvd #519, Torrance, CA 90503
Din Tai Fung is a high-quality Taiwanese restaurant with headquarters in Taiwan and franchises around the globe. They are known for their soup and steamed dumplings, prepared authentically and with precision. They also offer delightful noodle dishes and succulent vegetable starters, perfectly sautéed with garlic, ginger and soy sauce.
4) Lazy Dog 3525
W Carson St, Torrance, CA 90503
If you want quality comfort food in a casual setting, Lazy Dog dishes up a bit of everything. Choose from grilled meats, tasty fish, towering burgers or light and refreshing salads, soups and veggie dishes. They have a modified menu to cater for gluten-free diets. Save some space for one of their tempting puddings!
5) Torrance Bakery
1341 El Prado Ave, Torrance, CA 90501
This family-owned bakery has been on the scene since 1984. Everything is prepared fresh on the day so it’s best to arrive early, perfect if you’re seeking delicious breakfast places in Torrance! They bake everything from scones, brownie, muffins and cupcakes. Flavors vary depending on the season and they are known to get very creative. Their sandwich shop stocks grilled panini and ciabatta options.
6) Turquoise Restaurant
1735 S Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Located next to Torrance Beach, this charming restaurant serves the exotic flavors of the Mediterranean and Middle East, which are ideal in the summer after a surf! The menu varies from Greek salads to sirloin and tofu kebabs, fresh fish to homemade hummus. It’s recommend to grab a couple of tapas plates and share. They have a stellar menu of loose leaf teas and organic coffees to accompany your meal.