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Guidebook for Torrance

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Guidebook for Torrance

Food Scene
Nearest Starbucks, walking distance
Starbucks
3931 Artesia Boulevard
Nearest Starbucks, walking distance
Excellent traditional Japanese sweets shop!
Sakuraya
16134 Western Ave
Excellent traditional Japanese sweets shop!
Nearest 24 hour diner, Norm's is a well-known LA diner with multiple locations
NORMS Restaurant
18705 Hawthorne Boulevard
Nearest 24 hour diner, Norm's is a well-known LA diner with multiple locations
Hole-in-the-wall Mexican food at it's finest. Parking is in rear and approached from side street/alley behind the strip mall. Good food for a very fair price.
Al Chile Pelon Mexican Food
4565 Artesia Blvd
Hole-in-the-wall Mexican food at it's finest. Parking is in rear and approached from side street/alley behind the strip mall. Good food for a very fair price.
Next closest coffee shop
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
18201 Crenshaw Blvd
Next closest coffee shop
Quick Hawaiian food with a good bakery selection and dole whip!
King's Hawaiian The Local Place Bakery & Cafe
18605 Western Ave
Quick Hawaiian food with a good bakery selection and dole whip!
Excellent Taiwanese bakery and cafe. Has a great assortment of cakes, pastries, and teas (with & without boba).
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85C Bakery Cafe - Torrance
1735 West Carson Street
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Excellent Taiwanese bakery and cafe. Has a great assortment of cakes, pastries, and teas (with & without boba).
Affordable revolving sushi bar
Kura Revolving Sushi Bar
1840 W 182nd St
Affordable revolving sushi bar
Excellent gourmet Japanese style ice cream
Kansha Creamery
18515 Western Ave
Excellent gourmet Japanese style ice cream
Great all around American food. Fast food style burgers, breakfast, and other popular American dishes.
Steve's
18202 Prairie Ave
Great all around American food. Fast food style burgers, breakfast, and other popular American dishes.
The original Ramen Yamadaya location featuring a great tonkotsu style pork ramen. One of the most popular Ramen locations in LA.
Ramen Yamadaya
3118 W 182nd St
The original Ramen Yamadaya location featuring a great tonkotsu style pork ramen. One of the most popular Ramen locations in LA.
It's a great fast food option if you like Chicken! They do excellent chicken biscuit breakfast and chicken burgers/sandwiches all day! They are CLOSED on SUNDAY!
Chick-fil-A
18200 Hawthorne Boulevard
It's a great fast food option if you like Chicken! They do excellent chicken biscuit breakfast and chicken burgers/sandwiches all day! They are CLOSED on SUNDAY!
Wonderful Thai restaurant! Great food at reasonable prices! They deliver free to our house.
Bangkok Sapphires | Thai Cusine
3596 Redondo Beach Blvd
Wonderful Thai restaurant! Great food at reasonable prices! They deliver free to our house.
Very popular burger chain. Excellent burgers! It's fast food.
Five Guys
23240 Hawthorne Blvd
Very popular burger chain. Excellent burgers! It's fast food.
This is a whole in a wall tiny walk-up (take out only) sushi place. Their sushi is so simple and so yummy! Very well known for locals only.
Sakae Sushi
1601 W Redondo Beach Blvd
This is a whole in a wall tiny walk-up (take out only) sushi place. Their sushi is so simple and so yummy! Very well known for locals only.
Excellent Pho place (Vietnamese noodle soup) if you want to try it. They are always busy during lunch time.
Pho Hong Long
15709 Crenshaw Boulevard
Excellent Pho place (Vietnamese noodle soup) if you want to try it. They are always busy during lunch time.
Revolving sushi bar. They offer variety of high quality sushi. Good service, quick meal.
Gatten Sushi
1530 Artesia Blvd
Revolving sushi bar. They offer variety of high quality sushi. Good service, quick meal.
Very popular boba drink chain, excellent coffee & tea. Be prepared to wait in line before you order because they are always busy!
Honey Boba
1550 Artesia Blvd
Very popular boba drink chain, excellent coffee & tea. Be prepared to wait in line before you order because they are always busy!
Japanese family style restaurant, very kids friendly.
Curry House Japanese Curry & Spaghetti
1425 W Artesia Blvd
Japanese family style restaurant, very kids friendly.
Great sandwiches and baked goods! Good choice for lunch and/or breakfast :)
Panera Bread
1511 Hawthorne Boulevard
Great sandwiches and baked goods! Good choice for lunch and/or breakfast :)
Italian Cafe (sandwiches and pasta dishes). The food is very rustic and high quality. Great option for quick lunch!
Mama Says
2621 Pacific Coast Hwy
Italian Cafe (sandwiches and pasta dishes). The food is very rustic and high quality. Great option for quick lunch!
Very good Peruvian restaurant, reasonably priced and good service!
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El Pollo Inka
15400 Hawthorne Boulevard
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Very good Peruvian restaurant, reasonably priced and good service!
Gourmet Italian restaurant. The food is so fresh & so good this place is always packed! There are plenty of gelato flavors and bakery items, all very tasty :)
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Eatalian Cafe Italian Restaurant
15500 South Broadway
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Gourmet Italian restaurant. The food is so fresh & so good this place is always packed! There are plenty of gelato flavors and bakery items, all very tasty :)
Excellent fast food option. Mediterranean food.
Chicken Dijon
3556 Torrance Blvd
Excellent fast food option. Mediterranean food.
Great fish!! Reasonable pricing but fine dining grade food!!
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Blue Salt Fish Grill
2515 Artesia Boulevard
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Great fish!! Reasonable pricing but fine dining grade food!!
The best dumpling ever!! We are so lucky this place just opened up in this area last year. We had to drive 45 minutes to the closest location then still waited one hour to get a table before. This place is famous for Juicy pork dumplings; must try!!
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Din Tai Fung
21540 Hawthorne Blvd
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The best dumpling ever!! We are so lucky this place just opened up in this area last year. We had to drive 45 minutes to the closest location then still waited one hour to get a table before. This place is famous for Juicy pork dumplings; must try!!
Excellent Mediterranean food! Quick and reasonable, yet high quality :)
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King Mediterrano
4354 Redondo Beach Blvd
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Excellent Mediterranean food! Quick and reasonable, yet high quality :)
Secret spot for locals, quiet bar and karaoke :)
Astro Karaoke
2212 Artesia Blvd
Secret spot for locals, quiet bar and karaoke :)
High quality Japanese food. Lunch is reasonable. Very quiet and traditional.
Kagura
1652 Cabrillo Ave
High quality Japanese food. Lunch is reasonable. Very quiet and traditional.
Fast food, excellent burgers!! We are so lucky to have this excellent burger place so close. The best quality burger on the budget.
Burger City Grill
3605 Artesia Blvd
Fast food, excellent burgers!! We are so lucky to have this excellent burger place so close. The best quality burger on the budget.
Arts & Culture
Various events are held here such as live orchestral performances, plays, choirs, opera, & more. This is also home to the Pine Wind Garden (Sho Fu En); Authentic Japanese landscaping and architecture.
Torrance Cultural Arts Center
3330 Civic Center Dr
Various events are held here such as live orchestral performances, plays, choirs, opera, & more. This is also home to the Pine Wind Garden (Sho Fu En); Authentic Japanese landscaping and architecture.
Need we say more?
Hustler Casino
1000 West Redondo Beach Boulevard
Need we say more?
Everything Else
Closest Target
Target
1601 Kingsdale Avenue
Closest Target
Only a 15-30 minute (8 miles) drive from our location.
1 World Way
1 World Way
Only a 15-30 minute (8 miles) drive from our location.
Has 2 regulation 18 hole courses
Alondra Golf Course, Inc.
16400 Prairie Avenue
Has 2 regulation 18 hole courses
Consignment store specialized in children items such as clothes, toys, kids gears, and more. Very reasonable and variety of choices.
Children's Orchard Manhattan Beach
2701 N Sepulveda Blvd
Consignment store specialized in children items such as clothes, toys, kids gears, and more. Very reasonable and variety of choices.
Sightseeing
Great beach, has a dog area and lots of good surf. Great restaurants in the plaza here.
180 Coral Way
180 Coral Way
Great beach, has a dog area and lots of good surf. Great restaurants in the plaza here.
Lots of restaurants, bars, and shopping
517 Pier Ave
517 Pier Ave
Lots of restaurants, bars, and shopping
Pier and beach are very nice and close
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Pier Avenue
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Pier and beach are very nice and close
A great beach and pier nearby.
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Manhattan Beach Pier
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A great beach and pier nearby.
Very well known, popular spot for a nice visit & pictures! The chapel is gorgeous and used for many films. a must see in person if you are visiting LA :)
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Wayfarers Chapel
5755 Palos Verdes Drive South
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Very well known, popular spot for a nice visit & pictures! The chapel is gorgeous and used for many films. a must see in person if you are visiting LA :)
Famous Queen Mary, huge ship! You can view from outside or get inside for a tour and/or meal. This is a great sightseeing spot very different from Hollywood/Downtown/Santa Monica areas!
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Υ/Κ Βασίλισσα Μαίρη
1126 Queens Highway
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Famous Queen Mary, huge ship! You can view from outside or get inside for a tour and/or meal. This is a great sightseeing spot very different from Hollywood/Downtown/Santa Monica areas!
Essentials
Excellent selection of wholesome foods for fair prices (at least in LA)
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Sprouts Farmers Market
1515 Hawthorne Boulevard
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Excellent selection of wholesome foods for fair prices (at least in LA)
Closest chain grocery store
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Ralphs
1413 Hawthorne Boulevard
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Closest chain grocery store
Great Japanese grocery. Has a food court with a good selection of different Japanese dishes as well as prepared bentos.
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Mitsuwa Marketplace - Torrance
21515 South Western Avenue
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Great Japanese grocery. Has a food court with a good selection of different Japanese dishes as well as prepared bentos.
Great Japanese grocery selection. Also has lots of prepared lunch/dinner (bento boxes) ready to eat. 20% off bentos after 6:30pm.
Nijiya Market
2121 W 182nd St
Great Japanese grocery selection. Also has lots of prepared lunch/dinner (bento boxes) ready to eat. 20% off bentos after 6:30pm.
The only farmers' market in Torrance, open days/hours are Tuesday and Saturday 8am to 1pm. It has a great deal of vendors and is very big.
Torrance Certified Farmer's Market
2200 Crenshaw Boulevard
The only farmers' market in Torrance, open days/hours are Tuesday and Saturday 8am to 1pm. It has a great deal of vendors and is very big.
Korean grocery store.
S-Mart
2515 Torrance Blvd
Korean grocery store.
Entertainment & Activities
Large park, has playground, treehouse, batting cages, free train rides (1st Sunday each month), roller hockey, a walk path, tennis, base/basketball, skate park, a pond, horseshoes, & BBQ grills.
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Charles H. Wilson Park
2200 Crenshaw Boulevard
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Large park, has playground, treehouse, batting cages, free train rides (1st Sunday each month), roller hockey, a walk path, tennis, base/basketball, skate park, a pond, horseshoes, & BBQ grills.
Has a large playground, skate park, pool and water playground
Alondra Park
3850 W Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Has a large playground, skate park, pool and water playground
Open daily with free admission at Manhattan beach! They are dedicated to teaching students & visitors about the oceans, marine life, and environment. Fun and educational visit with the kids!
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Roundhouse Aquarium
Manhattan Beach Pier
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Open daily with free admission at Manhattan beach! They are dedicated to teaching students & visitors about the oceans, marine life, and environment. Fun and educational visit with the kids!
Fun place to take kids and spend all day!!! Very nice alternative to Disney and Universal Studio.
Go Kart World
21830 Recreation Road
Fun place to take kids and spend all day!!! Very nice alternative to Disney and Universal Studio.
Shopping
Closest shopping mall. Has plenty of departments stores and smaller shops.
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South Bay Galleria
1815 Hawthorne Blvd
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Closest shopping mall. Has plenty of departments stores and smaller shops.
Various shops and stores. This is a pretty popular strip mall in the area.
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Del Amo Fashion Center
3525 West Carson Street
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Various shops and stores. This is a pretty popular strip mall in the area.
Discount store, very clean & organized, very close to our home :)
TJ Maxx
1413 Hawthorne Boulevard
Discount store, very clean & organized, very close to our home :)
Another Target, located on the other side from our house. It 's convenient if you are going towards Gardena/I-110.
Target
2169 West Redondo Beach Boulevard
Another Target, located on the other side from our house. It 's convenient if you are going towards Gardena/I-110.