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Kotohira Restaurant

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1747 W Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247-3247
310-323-3966
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10:00 am - 10:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
like being in japan

the decor and even the server seemed like old japan, without looking "tired". and although the menu offerings seemed a bit limited, it was fairly easy for each of our party of 4 to find something that they wanted to try. normally, i'm not an udon guy as i just don't like those fat noodles... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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hilo, hi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

the decor and even the server seemed like old japan, without looking "tired". and although the menu offerings seemed a bit limited, it was fairly easy for each of our party of 4 to find something that they wanted to try. normally, i'm not an udon guy as i just don't like those fat noodles. however, as my dish of... More 

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Santa Paula, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Noodle bowl, fried oysters, and Sake all for under $20.00: served by your favorite type of wait staff, an elder lady with great grace. Love the decor! Better get to this complex of food early or you will not park! use the back drive out past Marie Callenders to avoid the Boulevard traffic.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

If udon, soba, okinawa soba and tempura is what you're looking for, well, look no more because here you'll find those at very reasonable prices. This is a mom and pop japanese own kinda of place so the menu is about the same for as long as I can remember, believe it or not, that's what makes it attractive to... More 

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Cerritos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

With many eating establishments in Tozai Plaza, it's difficult to choose, but no hesitation here. Kotohira continues to offer freshly made udon daily and for us, it's hard to settle for less. Over 15 years in the same corner is a rare find, but not surprising for this place. Sanuki-style udon is their specialty, but they also offer a number... More 

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Southern Cal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Trying the udon is a must! Luckily there are many combination meals to choose from, so I can have the udon with whatever else I'm in the mood for. My favorites are the udon with tempura, udon with grilled fish, or udon with Inari sushi. I turned my parents onto this place, we ate here every time they came to... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Used to eat here all the time while living in so. cal.. Place never disappoints. Noodles are super fresh, and the broth is flavorful. Now I travel with my family and they all love the food as well. It is usually our last meal in L.A. on our way to LAX from Anaheim. Here or TamPoPo. Both good.

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Monterey Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Unique menu, and you actually get full. I got a curry chicken bowl with udon noodles. It was huge. I couldn't finish it all I had to take some home.The free potato salad and pickled cucumber is good. Also you get unlimited hot tea.

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Gardena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

The udon is very good. I usually order it "dry" and use the house sauce for flavoring. I like the combinations and all the food is good. I have been many times over the past 15 years. The service is sometimes slow because there is usually one waitress for the whole place. Food is excellent

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2010

On rare occasions, you might find yourself chilled to the bone here in California. Perhaps you just want a tasty, hot bowl of udon or really hungry for solid good food. This place is a must. It is a little obscure but quite a gem. Decorated like a steamy, hole in the wall somewhere in Okinawa, you really feel you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1747 W Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247-3247
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gardena
  • Phone Number: 310-323-3966

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:45 pm

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