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1250 Cabrillo Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
310-787-7501
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11:00 am - 10:00 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
Good for:
Romance
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
Is this the best restaurant in the South Bay?

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 8, 2014
Gertrud P
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Redondo Beach, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Reservations
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Redondo Beach, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 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
62 reviews 62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Torrance, California
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The food is very good and the service excellent! A great place for dinner. The potato encrusted salmon is one of my favorites!

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Torrance, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The atmosphere of the Dept is great like going back in time & it's very elegant. Great rooms & great bar area. I love the building & how he renovated it ~ Great job!!!

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Livingston, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Been several times for business. Good food. Friendly and attentive service. Very accommodating restaurant.

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Ojai, California
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 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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224 reviews 224 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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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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: Romance
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?