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Depot

1250 Cabrillo Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
310-787-7501
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Ranked #3 of 467 restaurants in Torrance
Cuisines: Contemporary
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Ojai, California
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I think this is one of the best restaurants the South Bay has to offer! Its atmosphere (a restored & updated train depot), its professional wait staff and of course its unique and tasteful creations, makes the Depot one of those places you often search for when you want to celebrate a special occasion. We used to live in the... More

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Santa Monica, California
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196 reviews 196 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Everything about this place is first rate without pretension. This is not standard American fare. I tasted the best fusion (combination of different cuisines) dishes ever. Credit Chef Shafer. All three of our meals were perfect. Ask for a booth under the arches. Serving staff is professional and attentive.

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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This gem rests in downtown Torrance Ca. The chef is also the owner and he fills the menu with a delectable variety of dishes. Warning: Depot is not inexpensive, however, a chef, not a cook, is preparing your dish and the servers are excellent. While pricey, this restaurant is far from stuffy...one of my local favorites.

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Torrance, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This place is outstanding, we love the banana bread, ceasar salad and always look forward to the special on the menu (which changes regularly) perfect for place for out of town guests or just an evening out with family and friends.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Chef Shafer is impressive. He's woven rich fabric of multiple cuisines & innovative preparation techniques with wonderful fresh fish & an-always changing list of great specials. He's always around the restaurant & always friendly to me & my guests. I've even shown up early for client lunches in the past & overheard him dealing with vendors who come in unannounced,... More

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Irvine, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We go here for work lunches a couple times a month. I always get the Club Med salad and my coworkers get another salad. They are big and awesome. A little pricey but it is worth it. Oh, the salad they get has grilled cheese croutons. Sound weird? Well it is.....weirdly awesome!

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Lomita, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We have eaten at this place many times. Often for special occasions. If you tell them you are celebrating something, they decorate your table. It's a nice touch. I've never had a bad meal or bad service here. It's fun just to take time and browse the menu. Nice atmosphere in a re-purposed old building. Give it a try!

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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205 reviews 205 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

This is a favorite in the Torrance area. Every meal here has been consistently good. Kitchen Debris is my lunchtime favourite. The service is always prompt, pleasant and drama free. You can always bring important, finicky clients here and never have a worry. If you have not eaten here, do so.

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Venice
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100 reviews 100 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I was in a group of 8 so we got a decent round table with privacy. The sea babs and creme brule were both excellent. Service ditto. Wonderful.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed our lunch very much. The food, the atmosphere and the service were excellent! Highly recommended!

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