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

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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
Most recent review
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
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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75 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Comfortable interior and warm authentic foods. Feels like you are in a family restaurant in a quaint village in Japan. Love this place!

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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246 reviews 246 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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