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Beard Papa's
1620 W Redondo Beach Blvd
b/w La Salle & S Denker Ave.

$$$$$

3.8

8

It's impossible to not notice Beard Papa's Sawtelle location at night. Its bright lights, colorful walls, and constant customers draw you in. In mid-July, this cream puff craze mov.. >

Gaja
2383 Lomita Blvd. #102
at Pennsylvania Ave.

$$$$$

5

A few entries back we went to this Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancakes) called Gaja Moc . I saw a sign posted on the wall that saids "we're a different restaurant during day time." At n.. >

Pollo A La Brasa
16527 S Vermont Ave.
at Gardena Blvd.

$$$$$

3.1

5

IF I WAS A CHICKEN, this is how i would go out. First, I'll take the LA bus to Koreatown (because i'm too small to operate a vehicle) and walk to Pollo A La Brasa on Western/8th. .. >

Patisserie Chantilly
2383 Lomita Blvd., Suite 10

$$$$$

4

(image courtesy of richard s. http://rrrichard.yelp.com) chantilly is to beard papa's as filet mignon is to a good restaurant burger. when i have that meat craving, i can defini.. >

Il Chianti
24503 Narbonne Ave

$$$$$

1

4

I'd heard a lot of good things about the Japanese-run Italian restaurant called Il Chianti. So maybe my expectations were running high when my girlfriends and I decided to check it.. >

California Fish Grill
1425 W Artesia Blvd. #9
at Nomandie Ave.

$$$$$

3

3

California Fish Grill is one of my pops favorite lunch spots. This place is located at the west end of the 91 fwy which turns into Artesia Blvd. We have been here many times and th.. >

King's Hawaiian
2808 W Sepulveda Blvd.
at Hickory

$$$$$

3

This is what you get when some of my family comes together for a 1st birthday party: Homemade sugar cookies, Hawaiian-Island Creation style. They were so cute, I gobbled a handful .. >

Sanuki No Sato
18206 S Western Ave.
at W 182nd St.

$$$$$

5

3

Who would have thought that I would be having a double-date with my mom? MS and I met my mom and step-dad at their favorite udon restaurant, Sanuki no Sato, for an eary dinner las.. >

Shinsen Gumi
18517 S Western Ave.
b/w W 185th & W 186th St.

$$$$$

3

A trip to the Shin Sen Gumi Yakitori in Gardena seemed simple enough. We'd all meet up, have some grilled items on skewers, imbibe some beer and sake, and laugh the night away. A.. >

Spoon House
1601 W.Redondo Beach Blvd.
at S Denker Ave.

$$$$$

5

3

With only noodles to cook and sauces to heat up, I believe Spoon House in Gardena has found the most deliciously affordable business model for restaurant food. Case in point: the .. >

Yuzu
1231 Cabrillo Ave
Plaza del Prado

$$$$$

3

3

In the end, it always comes down to ingredients. Last week, after a drink with R., we met up with the boys for sushi at newly opened Yuzu. We stopped in by happenstance -- our firs.. >

Akane Chaya
1610 W Redondo Beach Blvd.
at La Salle Ave.

$$$$$

2

I was introduced to this great find in Gardena's Pacific Square years before I moved to Michigan. And I was so happy that the same cheesy black lacquered chairs with fake wooden ta.. >

Inaba-Tei
2937 Rolling Hills Rd.
b/w Fallen Leaf Dr. & Crenshaw Blvd.

$$$$$

3.5

2

premium sake sampler My mother must have sown the seeds of a baby foodblogger by taking me on the orange RTD bus all the way from Santa Monica, down Wilshire Blvd. to Little Tokyo,.. >

Louisiana Famous Fried Chicken
17531 Central Ave.
b/w E Albertoni St. & E Radbard St.

$$$$$

2.4

2

We've been eyeing Louisiana Fried Chicken every time we go to Tu Lan, as it's located on 6th street, just a few doors down. For some reason, we woke up craving fried chicken, so w.. >

Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ
21420 Hawthorne Blvd.
b/w Del Amo Circle Blvd. & W Carson St.

$$$$$

2.7

2

In what seemed like a blink of an eye, a new shopping center materialized at the corner of Barranca and Jamboree. This, of course, is The District Ė a puzzling assortment of retai.. >

Costco
14501 Hindry Ave

$$$$$

2

There are a lot of reasons why I canít set foot in a Costco: 1) I donít have a membership 2) I become a nuisance to the serious shoppers by standing with my jaw on the cement floo.. >

Hakata Ramen Shinsengumi
2015 W Redondo Beach Blvd

$$$$$

2

A few months ago I wrote about how I was having issues with an old boyfriend. Well we've made up and have had a pretty good relationship ever since. But I never said this was a mon.. >

Bistro Beaux
21605 S. Western Ave., Suite A

$$$$$

1

2

Take a little break from NY. ^_^ Back to Bistro Beaux, the western style Izakaya. Again wish there were more people so we could order more! Same as last time, we got the Baked Oyst.. >

Al Noor
15112 Inglewood Ave.
at Marine Ave.

$$$$$

4

1

Here's what I remember about Al Noor: (You see, I actually went there back in March (just 2 months and I've already forgotten it all. as if the growing number of grey hairs on my .. >

Alpine Village Bakery
833 Torrance Blvd. #1
b/w Conradi & S Vermont Ave.

$$$$$

3.1

1

German mugs! Went to Alpine Villege today, a little-German+Swiss+Austria area with market, shops, restaurant and cultural events at Torrance. Turns out it's Oktoberfest right now! .. >

Baja Fish
611 S Gaffey St.
at W 6th St.

$$$$$

1

1

San Pedro is one of the last truly working-class port towns left in California. Unlike its fancy-pants neighbors Palos Verdes and Long Beach (well, at least the parts of Long Beach.. >

Bayou Grille
675 E University Dr.
b/w Avalon Blvd. & Pepperdine Dr.

$$$$$

1

I needed a N'awlins fix on Friday so I headed over to Bayou Grille in Inglewood. I haven't been to Bayou Grille for two years too long. The first time I went to Bayou Grille was wh.. >

Billy's
5160 W 190th St.
at Anza Ave.

$$$$$

2

1

As much as we love Langer's, we can't just quickly make it over to MacArthur Park anytime we're suddenly jonesing for pastrami (particularly given Langer's limited hours of operati.. >

Bob's Big Boy
24021 Hawthorne Blvd.
at W 240th St.

$$$$$

1

As a kid I went to Bob's quite often. It offered good meals at good prices. Bob's has changed over the years but overall it still offers good meals at good prices. But service has .. >

Chow King
131 W Carson St., #D
at Main St.

$$$$$

1

On our way to visit a friend last Saturday, we stopped by Chowking to grab a quick bite to eat. Since it was shaping up to be a scorcher of a day, I was also craving something cold.. >

Cozymel's
2171 Rosecrans Ave.
b/w Apollo St. & Continental Way

$$$$$

2.7

1

Happy Hour. What a lovely concept. After a long day of work, you meet up with a couple of friends over happy hour for some cheap drinks and eats. I wonder when, where, and who star.. >

El Huarache
1415 N Avalon Blvd.
b/w W Pacific Coast Hwy & W Sandison St.

$$$$$

3.5

1

You know the famous Beach Boys song "Surfin' USA"? The line: ''We'll all be wearin' our baggies, huarache sandals too..." Well huarache sandals sandals are called that because .. >

El Rocoto
1356 W Artesia Blvd.
b/w S Normandie Ave. & S Vermont Ave.

$$$$$

1

1

What a disappointment! I expected a lot from this place given that Jonathan Gold gave it a rave review in LA Weekly a few weeks back. But then, I didn't try the jalea he suggested... >

Flossie's
3566 Redondo Beach Blvd.
at Yukon Ave.

$$$$$

1

I'm not a very big fan of field trips. For a teacher, field trips are a lot of work. It's just stressful making sure that every kid is in count, that they don't do anything embarra.. >

Jaybee's Bar-B-Q
15915 S Avalon Blvd.
b/w E Alondra Blvd. & S San Pedro St.

$$$$$

1

I went to Jaybees back in April and again on Fri, Aug. 5th. As always I had the large order of pork ribs with double potatoe salad. I was little disappointed this time. The first t.. >

L & L Hawaiian Barbecue
1258-C W Redondo Beach Blvd.
b/w S Budlong Ave. & Normandie Way

$$$$$

5

1

I've been finding myself in San Diego a lot lately, and decided that I needed to start staking out places to eat in the Sorrento Valley. After a bit of driving around and searchin.. >

Marmalade Cafe
550 Deep Valley Dr.
b/w Drybank Dr. & Crossfield Dr.

$$$$$

1

Marmalade is a small Los Angeles area chain serving breakfast, coffee, baked goods, and a multitude of sandwiches and salads. The menu has so many options that it's friendly to bot.. >

National Sports Grill & Bar
3210 Sepulveda Blvd.
at Maple Ave.

$$$$$

1

National Sports Grill has three location, Buena Park, Torrance, and Orange. The Orange location is within walking distance of Anaheim Stadium. So before an Angels game it can get.. >

Sea Empress Seafood
1636 W Redondo Beach Blvd.
b/w La Salle Ave. & S Denker Ave.

$$$$$

1

It's been a long time since I read The Joy Luck Club, but every time we mobilize the entire Delicious Family for seafood-emphasized Chinese food, I can't help but think about the b.. >

Seafood Port
21180 Hawthorne Blvd.
at Torrance Blvd.

$$$$$

1

The family ate dinner at Seafood Port in Torrance in celebration of Chinese New Years. My dad used to love going down to Chinatown for dinner, but ever since we found this place..... >

Taxco
29050 S Western Ave., #154
at W Capitol Dr.

$$$$$

1

Mikey has never been a big fan of food south of the border, but for most things in life there's exceptions; that being The Gardens of Taxco. So last night I decided to unchain him .. >

Tony Roma's
20720 Avalon Blvd.
b/w E Carson Plaza Dr. & E Dominguez St.

$$$$$

5

1

I had been to E Mei Shan once before and wasn't too impressed with the food. But I wanted to get some lunch and figured why not give them another chance. I ordered the shrimp with .. >

Torimatsu
1425 W Artesia Blvd. #28
b/w Normandie & S Dalton Ave.

$$$$$

1

1

During one of those heated discussions about all-time favorite restaurants, I was shocked to find out two of my Japanese coworkers weren't as thrilled about Shinsengumi (yakitori) .. >

Wing Stop
212 E Sepulveda Blvd.
b/w Main St. & Marbella Ave.

$$$$$

1

This place is simply one of the most overpriced places around. While they give you 10 pieces for $6.16 the chicken wings are so small, you need a microscope to find them. I would d.. >

Jang Soo Restaurant
1404 W Redondo Beach Blvd

$$$$$

1

So I have been in the mood for Korean BBQ for about a two weeks now and I finally decided to satisfy my craving. I ended up at Jang Soo restaurant in Gardena because I knew they ha.. >

The Cravery
1441 West Knox St

$$$$$

1

If I told you that I had an idea for a restaurant that specialized in meat pies, would you tell me it sounded as gimmicky as joints who do low-carb wraps or food served in Crispy C.. >

Kantaro Sushi
1542 W Carson St

$$$$$

1

After class on today I was in the mood to get something to eat . I first wanted tacos from Tacos Sinaloa on Carson St, but I instead made a left into a parking lonely liquor store .. >

[YOU!]
15915 S Western Ave, #A

$$$$$

1

I love Sasabune and have been lucky enough to eat there many more times in the past few months than I've ever had in the last 10 years. BUT I don't love that they don't give me the.. >

Otafuku
16525 S. Western Ave.

$$$$$

1

Handmade noodles! Presumably a staple of many peasant diets, in our mod-ren fast-paced society they have become the province of food fanatics with access to the deepest ethnic conc.. >

Super Udon
16601 S Western Avenue

$$$$$

1

I don't know why, but most old people I know have a perpetual craving for udon. Probably because it's a light meal and it reminds them of the good 'ol pre-war days, whereas ramen h.. >

Shilla Korean Restaurant
16944 S Western Ave

$$$$$

3.1

1

Check this out. A good friend of mine was lucky enough to get a six week PAID sabbatical from her company. "What did she do with her spare time?" you ask. Take a couple guesses. Di.. >

Kappo Seafood
1757 W Carson St., Suite S

$$$$$

4

1

I always crave experiences like this or this once awhile, the Kaiseki cuisine -- Japanese full-courses cuisine consists of small delicate dishes and appertizers in fine aesthetic p.. >

Yellow Cow Korean BBQ
1835 W Redondo Beach Blvd

$$$$$

1

Let's get this out of the way, their website is amazing, so make sure you check it out(click link underneath the address). That said let me start working this review... >

Sushi Bei
2021 W.Redondo Beach Blvd

$$$$$

3

1

My cousin and I ended up at Sushi Bei, in Gardena, after waiting for a friend that never showed up(Yes, that's you Mr. Domo Arrigato Mr. Birthday Bato). Well it is his birthday and.. >

Soho Thai Fusion Restaurant
2104 Pacific Coast Hwy., Suite #3

$$$$$

3.3

1

I don't know why, but I completely forgot about that little bit of trivia when I offered JT to drive to Il Chianti on a not so manic Monday - only to find it closed... >

Le Chef
23810 Western Ave

$$$$$

1

My friends and I tried yet again to have dinner at L.A. Bistro Cafe in Downey. The last time we tried to come here on a Friday night, around 7:30 pm, the restaurant was closed even.. >

Chantilly
2383 Lomita Blvd., Suite 10

$$$$$

1

Until I'm proven otherwise, Chantilly in Lomita the best dessert shop in town. I happened upon the place after eating at Gaja (okonomiyaki) this weekend. Chantilly looked like a ty.. >

The San Franciscan
2520 Sepulveda Blvd

$$$$$

5

1

I've went to Lawry's many years back and expected it to blow my mind. In fact, Lawry's did blow my mind, too bad it was in a bad way! That was maybe the worst prime rib spot that I.. >

22nd Street Landing
141 W 22nd St., #A
at Harbor Blvd.

$$$$$

4

A & W Family Restaurant
5050 W Rosecrans Ave.
b/w Studebaker Rd. & Dumont Ave.

$$$$$

1.2

ABC Express
20220 S Avalon Blvd.
b/w E Del Amo Blvd. & E Turmont St.

$$$$$

Acapulco Mexican Restaurant
3530 W Carson St.
at Del Amo Cir E

$$$$$

5

Acapulco Mexican Restaurant
750 Sampson Way #83
at W 6th St.

$$$$$

3.1

Admiral Risty
31250 Palos Verdes Dr. West
at Hawthorne Blvd.

$$$$$

2.7

Aioli
1261 Cabrillo Ave. #100
at W 213th St.

$$$$$

Alaska Seafood & Sushi
1112 Nagoya Way
at Nagoya Way

$$$$$

2.6

Alberta's
1304 W Pacific Coast Hwy
b/w Frigate Ave. & Figueroa St.

$$$$$

Alfredo's Restaurant
100 W Carson St.
at Main St.

$$$$$

Aliotta's Via Firenze
4485 Torrance Blvd.
b/w Ladeene & Anza Ave.

$$$$$

Aloha Teriyaki
12819 Crenshaw Blvd.
at El Segundo Blvd.

$$$$$

Aloha Teriyaki No 3
21162 S Western Ave.
at Torrance Blvd.

$$$$$

Al-Watan
13619 Inglewood Ave.
b/w W 136th & W 137th St.

$$$$$

3

Andre's
21333 Hawthorne Blvd.
at Village Ln

$$$$$

Ante's
729 Ante Perkov Way
b/w W 7th St. & W 8th St.

$$$$$

Anthony's
2081 Torrance Blvd.
at Engracia Ave.

$$$$$

Antonio's
230 Crescent Ave.
at Whittley Ave.

$$$$$

Appetizer
700 Deep Valley Dr.
b/w Drybank Dr. & Roxcove Dr.

$$$$$

3

Aristo Cafe
3768 W 242nd St.
b/w Hawthorne Blvd. & Neece Ave.

$$$$$

2.5

Armstrong's Fish Market
306 Crescent Ave. #A
at Metropole Ave.

$$$$$

Asia Kitchen
3523 Artesia Blvd.
b/w Yukon Ave. & Faysmith Ave.

$$$$$

5

Aunt Jenny's
12807 Crenshaw Blvd.
at W El Segundo Blvd.

$$$$$

3

Azteca
28603 S. Western Ave.
at W Toscanini Dr.

$$$$$

Baba Pizzeria
24631 Crenshaw Blvd.
at Skypark Dr.

$$$$$

Babouch Moroccan Restaurant
810 S Gaffey St.
at W 8th St.

$$$$$

4

Back Home in Lahaina
519 E Carson St.
at Grace Ave.

$$$$$

5

Baja Cabana
1622 S Gaffey St.
at 16th St.

$$$$$

1

Baja Fresh
21235 Hawthorne Blvd.
at Torrance Blvd.

$$$$$

5

Bakers Square
819 W Carson St.
b/w S Vermont Ave. & Menlo Ave.

$$$$$

Bally Restaurant & Bar
450 E Sepulveda Blvd.
b/w Marbella Ave. & Fries Ave.

$$$$$

1

Bambino's Pizza
246 W Carson St.
b/w Moneta Ave. & Main St.

$$$$$

3.1

Bamboo Garden
1618 Cravens Ave.
b/w Gramercy Ave. & Marcelina Ave.

$$$$$

Bamboo Song
602 Deep Valley Dr.
at Drybank Dr.

$$$$$

3.5

Bay Buffet
15000 Hawthorne Blvd.
b/w Marine Ave. & W 149th St.

$$$$$

Bayside
2161 W 182nd St.
b/w Van Ness Ave. & Wilton Pl

$$$$$

2.6

BCD Tofu House
1607 Sepulveda Blvd.
b/w Lockness Ave. & S Western Blvd.

$$$$$

Beaux
21605 S Western Ave. #A
at W 216th St.

$$$$$

Benihana
21327 Hawthorne Blvd.
at Fashion Way

$$$$$

Big Bite Tacos
1124 W Redondo Beach Blvd.
at S Catalina Ave.

$$$$$

Big Mike
655 W 7th St.
b/w S Gaffey St. & S Grand Ave.

$$$$$

5

Big Mike's Philly Steaks
507 Main St.
at E Pine Ave.

$$$$$

Big Nick's Pizza
1110 N Gaffey St.
at W Channel St.

$$$$$

Bistro 767
767 Deep Valley Dr.
b/w Roxcove & Drybank Dr.

$$$$$

4.3

Bistro Laramie
18202 S Western Ave.
at W 182nd St.

$$$$$

4

Black Angus
3405 Carson St.
at Madrona Ave.

$$$$$

Black Olive
2418 Lomita Blvd.
at Pennsylvania Ave.

$$$$$

3