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Yakitori Shinsengumi

18517 S Western Ave, Gardena, CA 90248-3830
+1 310-715-1588
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
21 Jun 2016
“Unbelievable happiness in small bites.”
9 Jan 2015
“Favorite Yakitori in LA”
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18517 S Western Ave, Gardena, CA 90248-3830
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

Yakitori restaurant. Small bits of everything, cooked over a grill, and brought in courses to the table. Also specialties such as Takoyaki, Fried Soft shelled Crab, Abalone Sashimi, various appetizers, sides, and desserts such as Black Sesame Ice cream. (Which was delicious!!) Waitstaff are fantastic,...More

Thank Icewolf1
Reviewed 9 January 2015

I have tried quite a few Yakitori and Izakaya style restaurants in LA and this place is the most consistent flavor-wise. Torihei has not been as flavorful but is not a bad choice either in my opinion. Was not too happy with Torimatsu but all...More

1  Thank fonsoy
Reviewed 4 November 2014

"Yakitori" means skewered food. A friend invited me to eat here. Verdict? Awesome charcoal grilled meats! We ordered chicken meatballs,intestine (d best!) pork belly, cherry tomatoes and bacon wrapped quail eggs. Price seems to be expensive considering the small serving size..but in the end, after...More

Thank supermom5173
Reviewed 23 October 2014

Whenever I am in Torrance, I stop at Shin Sen Gumi for Yakitori. It is loud, energetic and crowded, very casual and fun. The Yakitori is delicous and reminds you of Japan. Prices are reasonable, not cheap, but good value for the dollar. I keep...More

Thank Bryan F
Reviewed 18 May 2014

I was brought here by business associates during a work trip in the area. We were seating at a bar alongside the cooking area and one of my associates ordered for our group. We were brought a series of delicious, fresh-cooked menu items, all unique...More

Thank polkadots_eve
Reviewed 21 April 2014

The whole staff greats with a loud and appreciative shout when you walk in the door, and you get a similar volume of Kampai with your first sip of Sapporo (or whatever you're drinking). For such a small place, the menu is large, with a...More

Thank Captain_Fun_4400
Reviewed 6 November 2013

came highly recommended by our friends and was a hit with the whole family. The skewered meats were excellent. Loved the chili paste on the side to spice up all the meats and to flavor the complimentary cabbage salad for all to share. the service...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 29 October 2013

It's bold to call anything the "best", but Shin Sen Gumi's Yakitori is nothing short of an amazing restaurant. Often there is an hour-long line outside (and no reservations), but it is well worth the wait as it's many regulars will tell you. The food...More

Thank Ethan G
Reviewed 20 October 2013

One of my favorite when I take any Japanese friend.It's just like Japan.They always give me energy with loud "Irashaimase"(Welcome).Food is nothing less than Japan and I just feel like I am in Japan.I don't know if this place is good for regular american people...More

Thank Jimmy S
Reviewed 15 September 2013 via mobile

Very good yakitori and more general izakaya fare, rivals many I went to in Japan for a decade. We had a 6 hour layover at LAX and got a $36 cab from the airport here on the recommendation of a friend who lives near. If...More

Thank mrswong78
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Average prices
US$100
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 11:00 AM
Monday
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
6:00 AM - 11:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 11:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18517 S Western Ave, Gardena, CA 90248-3830
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gardena
  • Phone Number: +1 310-715-1588
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