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Kotohira Restaurant

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1747 W Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247-3247
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:45 pm
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District of Columbia
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

Nice restaurant, very pleasant staff, free ice tea and ice cream for dessert and excellent udon noodles-- what more?! Tripadvisor says I need more characters. How annoying. Repeat as necessary.

Thank David St. Hubbins
Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

Ok, I love Japanese food and one of my favorite dishes in the world is Udon. I use to live in Japan for many years and my wife is Japanese so Im well versed in Japan cuisine. I must say that this is one of our favorite restaurants in America. Outside of Japan this is our favorite Udon spot and... More 

Thank Duane N
Santa Paula, CA
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95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Noodle bowl, fried oysters, and Sake all for under $20.00: served by your favorite type of wait staff, an elder lady with great grace. Love the decor! Better get to this complex of food early or you will not park! use the back drive out past Marie Callenders to avoid the Boulevard traffic.

Thank bugnurse56
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

If udon, soba, okinawa soba and tempura is what you're looking for, well, look no more because here you'll find those at very reasonable prices. This is a mom and pop japanese own kinda of place so the menu is about the same for as long as I can remember, believe it or not, that's what makes it attractive to... More 

Thank TheFoodTraveler
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245 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

With many eating establishments in Tozai Plaza, it's difficult to choose, but no hesitation here. Kotohira continues to offer freshly made udon daily and for us, it's hard to settle for less. Over 15 years in the same corner is a rare find, but not surprising for this place. Sanuki-style udon is their specialty, but they also offer a number... More 

Thank Shimadog
Southern Cal
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Trying the udon is a must! Luckily there are many combination meals to choose from, so I can have the udon with whatever else I'm in the mood for. My favorites are the udon with tempura, udon with grilled fish, or udon with Inari sushi. I turned my parents onto this place, we ate here every time they came to... More 

Thank calhoneybear01
Vancouver, Washington
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Used to eat here all the time while living in so. cal.. Place never disappoints. Noodles are super fresh, and the broth is flavorful. Now I travel with my family and they all love the food as well. It is usually our last meal in L.A. on our way to LAX from Anaheim. Here or TamPoPo. Both good.

Thank daddy808
Monterey Park, California
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Unique menu, and you actually get full. I got a curry chicken bowl with udon noodles. It was huge. I couldn't finish it all I had to take some home.The free potato salad and pickled cucumber is good. Also you get unlimited hot tea.

Thank douglas h
Gardena, California
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

The udon is very good. I usually order it "dry" and use the house sauce for flavoring. I like the combinations and all the food is good. I have been many times over the past 15 years. The service is sometimes slow because there is usually one waitress for the whole place. Food is excellent

Thank G K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2010

On rare occasions, you might find yourself chilled to the bone here in California. Perhaps you just want a tasty, hot bowl of udon or really hungry for solid good food. This place is a must. It is a little obscure but quite a gem. Decorated like a steamy, hole in the wall somewhere in Okinawa, you really feel you... More 

Thank foodfanaticLa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
10:00 am - 10:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1747 W Redondo Beach Blvd, Gardena, CA 90247-3247
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gardena
  • Phone Number: 310-323-3966

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