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1250 Cabrillo Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
310-787-7501
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Restaurant

We've been at this restaurant several times. Chef Shafer is always trying something new but without setting aside his main dishes. He is an entertaining persona, dedicated to his job and clientele. You will never go hungry and he truly strives to give out his best with every dish he presents. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We've been at this restaurant several times. Chef Shafer is always trying something new but without setting aside his main dishes. He is an entertaining persona, dedicated to his job and clientele. You will never go hungry and he truly strives to give out his best with every dish he presents. The servers and buzz boys are incredibly diligent. It's... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Grabbed lunch with a client here. It was his recommendation actually. Started the meal with bread basket and some other items. The bread basket was delicious. Lunch was very good. Everyone got some form of salad with a protein. And all of them were unbelievably good. A definite go to spot if you are taking any of the auto guys... More 

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Torrance, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

He always has a great menu, with good variety. It is more upscale than his BFD (Buffalo Fire Department) high end burger place, located across the street. I have an bad allergy to dairy, and Chef always makes yummy accommodations. I never leave disappointed.

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Torrance, California
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123 reviews 123 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Depot is a marvelous restaurant. One can go there anytime, but we go on special occasions. The food is always so delicious. Desserts are lucious. Staff is marvelous.

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Torrance, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Always great food, I have never been disappointed! The menu has a large selection to please everyone.

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Redondo Beach, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I hadn't been to Depot in two years but did not get disappointed when my friend and I went there for lunch the other day. The bread basket was excellent and the pesto is perfect for the crisp bread. I had one of my favorites - the Thai chicken and shrimp salad and my friend tried the Club Med salad.... More 

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We have eaten her previously for a church christmas party. It was my wife's birthday and we decided to try it out. The ambiance is nice and the table settings elegant. The bread variety was excellent. And comes with a pesto butter. We ordered an appetizer (Brussels sprouts). Although tasty, portion was small for 12 dollars. The main course had... More 

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Beverly Hills, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My office is located in Torrance and I eat here regularly when I am entertaining business clients. The menu is quite imaginative and very consistently dependable. Since Toyota and Honda HQ are located nearby, there are a number of Japanese style dishes on the menu, but there are plenty of "California cuisine" items as well. My favorite is the Ahi... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Whether you are there for a short "trip" (quick lunch then back to work) or one of longer duration, the menu at the Depot has something special to offer. Every taste is accommodated but in a way that shows Chef Michael Shafer's creativity and demonstrates his multinational culinary talents. The service is always good and the atmosphere lively in this... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Our family loves this restaurant. We come here for special occasions and it's always nice. Today we went for a birthday dinner and although they didn't have us down for a reservation, they were able to find us a table and even decorate it with fun things. A reminder, don't be afraid to send something back if you don't like... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1250 Cabrillo Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Torrance
  • Phone Number: 310-787-7501

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?