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21605 S Western Ave Ste C, Torrance, CA 90501-3051
+1 310-782-9222
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05:00 - 11:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 05:00 - 11:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Found this by accident and keep coming back to it , 3 nights in one week (traveling on business). 2 nights out or 3 the next week. LOVE IT Atmosphere matches the food...both warm and comfortable and inviting. I'm trying to try everything on the menu, but favorites do happen and besides all the awesome yakatori, they have the BEST... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Dining here is a unique experience. The wait staff and chef boisterously greet every customer who enters and say goodbye to everyone who leaves. They also tell each customer to "enjoy" every time a beer is served. All of the greetings are spoken in Japanese! This is quite entertaining. I am amazed how they are able to keep up the... More 

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Gates Of The Arctic National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

Very short wait, we sat at the counter and enjoyed the theatrics from the staff. Ordered 'regular ramen set' which consisted of draft beer + kara-age (fried chicken) + ramen with spicy miso. Enjoyed it very much and highly recommended. Soup stock was excellent.

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Lincolnwood, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

A great yakitori restaurant, loud, noisy and fun like it should be. They serve all forms of yakitori and the taste is similar to Japan. Service is friendly, atmosphere is fun. This is one of the places I go to whenever I am in the area

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

The best yakitori restaurant we've been to! Although the servers can be a little loud at times, service is great and food is really delicious! We ordered a bunch of yakitoris, tuna and salmon sashimi appetizers, and a bunch of other apps. Everything tasted wonderful. We went at about 8:30PM on a Saturday night and waited for about 15-20 minutes.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2012

For years, I have always wanted to try this place and it was always crowded. The kobe beef was excellent. The not so good thing was that there was hardly any seafood.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2012 via mobile

Was here for mainly yakitori. They has hot pots but we ordered only appetizers and yakitori. The place is very small so be prepare for a wait on weekend. We were seated in the side dining room who was less smokey and quieter. The service is excellent but they did forget a few of the yakitori we ordered. Very close... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2012

My husband and I have been coming to this place for 15+ years. We have taken countless friends and family members as well - in fact, every time we make new friends, we bring them here. Shinsen Gumi has great food - grilled to perfection and served on skewers. Some of our favorites are flap meat, chicken meatballs, colossal shrimp,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

All servers were men not only good looking, also are well-mannered! They serve food Japanese style with a manner, that's what I liked about, of course their food is delic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2009

Yummy yakitori, I think it is better than the little tokyo one. They know how to make their chicken liver! Only problem is the waiting staff yells the whole time, gets so loud that it is hard to carry a conversation.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
Sunday
05:00 - 11:00
Monday
06:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
06:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
06:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
05:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21605 S Western Ave Ste C, Torrance, CA 90501-3051
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Torrance
  • Phone Number: +1 310-782-9222

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