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16525 S Western Ave, Gardena, CA 90247
(310) 532-9348
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 4
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Best true Tokyo style food in USA .

They have a best Japanese food in USA. True Japanese Tokyo style. Try seiro or try karaage or oden! Everything awesome ! I will go back again soon!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2013
chacopuff
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Redondo Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Visited here with work colleagues while in town on business. The food is definitely good and not at all Americanized so I would recommend to anybody seeking authentic Japanese food. The one thing that left a sour taste was the staff. We paid the check and left a 10 percent tip. On our way to the car park our waitress... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

They have a best Japanese food in USA. True Japanese Tokyo style. Try seiro or try karaage or oden! Everything awesome ! I will go back again soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

I came back to OTAFUKU for lunch with one of family members of KAWADA HOTEL(downtown L.A.) since it takes only 10 minutes via 110 freeway around 11:30am from downtown. I ordered great SOBA and he ordered KATSUDON(Breaded pork cutlet boiled in egg+soy source over rice). Taste great and huge portion! to satisfy American stomach. Price is vvvvvery reasonable, even too... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

We wanted to try something different than the regular menu at an "American" Japanese restaurant. This restaurant is a "Japanese" Japanese restaurnt. By that, I mean that there are dishes on this menu that are much more authentic to the actual country, and items that you won't find on a more Americanized place. Let me warn you, although the food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2010

The only one thing everybody have problem about OTAFUKU is, they have THE smallest signboard in the world(maybe). So unless you go there 3-4times/month, you always miss this place. AND can you believe, yet this place is ALWAYS full of local/visiting Japanese!? Our staffs said over OTAFUKU cooking 1) Yes, this is made by mother whichever, TOKYO or rural area!?!?... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2009

Pretty authentic Japanese food! They specialize in handmade soba and udon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2008

Delicious handmade soba and udon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2008

one of the better soba joints in the LA area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2008

it's good but honestly expected more from handmade noodles.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16525 S Western Ave, Gardena, CA 90247
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gardena
  • Phone Number: (310) 532-9348

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?