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1250 Cabrillo Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
+1 310-787-7501
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Torrance, California
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2015

Much better experience for lunch than dinner. Food was overpriced and not that great. Pretty disappointing. Service was actually not that great. The waitress was not very attentive to our table - and overly attentive to others.

3 Thank Renae T
Los Angeles, California
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351 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Depot in Torrance is my "goto" place for lunch meetings. The food is always perfect, the staff is always happy, and ready to get the job done. The ambience is just elegant enough, and just business enough, to make an impression. Dinner is even better, the owner Michael is a Bourbon master, so steaks, Manhattans, and a cool dessert... More 

1 Thank NickellFamilyTravel
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 

Thank Bea4trips
Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank Thomas S
Torrance, California
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Thank KFrasier
Torrance, California
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155 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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.

Thank CaliforniaViv
Torrance, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2015

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

Thank Louise F
Redondo Beach, California
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

Thank Gertrud P
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133 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

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 

2 Thank Brad A
Beverly Hills, CA
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank California77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1250 Cabrillo Ave., Torrance, CA 90501
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Torrance
  • Phone Number: +1 310-787-7501

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