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“Go for the pastries.”

King's Hawaiian The Local Place Bakery & Cafe
Ranked #1 of 6 Dessert in Gardena
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

This is a full serve restaurant and bakery. The food is decent, but not my favorite. But if you like sweets this is a great place. They have a huge variety and baked goods if you have a sweet tooth.

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Reviewed June 4, 2012

Food is reasonably priced and delicious; local Hawaiian and American entrees as well as a full service bakery. Smaller restaurant than the King's Hawaiian on Sepulveda but equally hearty and delicious!!

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Reviewed September 19, 2011

We were three adults and two children and we hungered for something we remembered from our Honolulu vacation, so we thought we would give The Local Place a try. Although this listing here says it is in Gardena, the little free menu lists their address (same street address) is actually in Torrance. No big deal, of course. We three adults each got a different entree with three selections and we shared with the kids. My wife had the LauLau and that had pork in it. In the combination dinner that she ordered was pork, as well, so we were able to try in both ways. Greasy, but flavorful. My fried chicken (Hawaii style) was a complete disappointment. The sauce on the Teriyaki chicken tasted as if it far too much sugar in it . . .calling it "sugar chicken" would be a better description. All in all, I cannot say we loved the dinner. Now, the desserts are another thing. They looked wonderful in the glass case, and my wife loved the coconut "stick". This is a casual place, and maybe we just ordered the wrong things.

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Reviewed April 27, 2009

The selection is not as extensive as King's Hawaiian Restaurant.

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Reviewed July 12, 2008

good for breakfast on the go... no drive-thru though.

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