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1757 W Carson St, Torrance, CA 90501-2837
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5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner

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Good Izakaya

Good "authentic" Japanese food here, but usually crowded. Be ready to wait for a table, especially Thurs-Sat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Mark M
Torrance, California
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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Good "authentic" Japanese food here, but usually crowded. Be ready to wait for a table, especially Thurs-Sat.

Thank Mark M
Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

It was well worth the hassle of a 1hr. Drive from Santa Monica down to Torrance. Torihei is as authentic an Izakaya restaurant you can find outside of Japan. 6 of us ate about 30% of the menu and we were pleased with every dish. We had skewers of liver and chicken and meatballs and bacon wrapped asparagus and washed... More 

1 Thank BXzilla
San Diego, CA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I agree with Raymond. This place could quite easily pass for any of the little yakitoris in Tokyo. Its a cool little party place frequented by the Asian pilots who stay at the Miyako. It has tables or you can sit at the bar. Its basically an a la carte menu served with plenty of pitchers of beer! Its in... More 

1 Thank Jonathan W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Great service along with good food. It did feel like if I was at a yakitori place in Japan, but with more room and personal space. Would return if I was in the neighborhood again

2 Thank Raymond L
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Dining as a big group is a long wait but you can leave and come back at an assigned time. Staff is polite and friendly, service is great despite being busy. Their Yakitoris are one of the best ever - chicken skin, liver, heart, gizzard, and others. Really really good!

1 Thank Ina A
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

one of a kinds~! Cannot get better yakitori than this in US. Best for a bunch of friends want to dine out and have a nice conversation!

Thank Bobby C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1757 W Carson St, Torrance, CA 90501-2837
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Torrance
  • Phone Number: 310-781-9407

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  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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