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Torihei Yakitori Robata Dining

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1757 W Carson St, Ste. A, Torrance, CA 90501
+1 310-781-9407
17:30 - 22:45
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San Diego, CA
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272 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are many good japanese restaurants in the area but this one is very authentic, fresh and many, many japanese customers (always a good sign when you want traditional food). Excellent quality and great sake selection, too.

Thank jennifer s
Management response:

Thank you for coming out and dining with us, Jennifer. We hope you'll stop back in to explore even more of our menu soon. Take care, Masa H. & Taigo S., Owners More 

El Segundo, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

From Sashimi to small nabeyaki, yakitori, many kinds of appetizer. The price is very reasonable and taste is very similar to the ones you can have in Japan. The restaurant is always crowded and there is a waiting line. It is better to make a reservation. The restaurant is small so if you want to have an intimate night, then... More 

Thank Kyoko0106
Management response:

This was so nice to see, and we really appreciate your input. A good night with great food is something we always want to offer our guests, and we're happy this is what you found on your last visit. Until next time, Masa Hirai & Taigo Sato, Owners More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Awesome, authentic Japanese food and atmosphere. Food comes out fast and perfectly cooked. Great variety of beverages. Highly recommend

Thank Jerome D
Management response:

So happy to give you a true taste of Japan, Jerome. Sounds like you had a great visit, and we're thrilled to hear it. Until next time, Masa Hirai & Taigo Sato, Owners More 

Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Make a reservation! It's almost always very crowded, but the table turnover is not too bad. It's one of my favorite yakitori place. My favorite is their cucumber salad and their beef tongue skewer. So good! Great service. Pair of your meal with a apple soju!

Thank BiBi T
Management response:

Good tip about reservations, BiBi. We do tend to get a little busy, but folks get their fill quick. Thanks for your great feedback, and I hope we'll see you come back again soon. Take care, Masa Hirai & Taigo Sato, Owners More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

Good food / service / atmosphere! What you would find in Japan. Can't go wrong. Make sure to book reservation. Gets busy!

Thank K-show42
Management response:

Always happy to have you join us. So glad you've found everything to your liking. Come back and see us again soon. Take care, Masa Hirai & Taigo Sato, Owners More 

Torrance, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

Good "authentic" Japanese food here, but usually crowded. Be ready to wait for a table, especially Thurs-Sat.

Thank Mark M
Management response:

It's great that you've enjoyed your meals with us, Mark, and you're right about some of our busy times. You can always call ahead to make a reservation, so you can get to those dishes that much quicker. Thanks for the feedback, Masa Hirai & Taigo Sato, Owners More 

Santa Monica, California
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96 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015 via mobile

It was well worth the hassle of a 1hr. Drive from Santa Monica down to Torrance. Torihei is as authentic an Izakaya restaurant you can find outside of Japan. 6 of us ate about 30% of the menu and we were pleased with every dish. We had skewers of liver and chicken and meatballs and bacon wrapped asparagus and washed... More 

1 Thank BXzilla
Management response:

It sounds like you were able to get a real feel for our menu on your first trip to see us. Thank you for traveling such a long way to sample our dishes. Authentic and delicious food is something we strive to provide daily, so this feedback is great to hear. Thank you, Masa Hirai & Taigo Sato, Owners More 

San Diego, CA, United States
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247 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015

I agree with Raymond. This place could quite easily pass for any of the little yakitoris in Tokyo. Its a cool little party place frequented by the Asian pilots who stay at the Miyako. It has tables or you can sit at the bar. Its basically an a la carte menu served with plenty of pitchers of beer! Its in... More 

1 Thank Jonathan W
Management response:

This is very insightful feedback, Jonathan. Thanks for stopping in to see us and enjoy a bit to eat. You're welcome back anytime. Take care until then, Masa Hirai & Taigo Sato, Owners More 

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78 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2014 via mobile

Great service along with good food. It did feel like if I was at a yakitori place in Japan, but with more room and personal space. Would return if I was in the neighborhood again

2 Thank Raymond L
Saint Louis, Missouri
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150 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014 via mobile

Dining as a big group is a long wait but you can leave and come back at an assigned time. Staff is polite and friendly, service is great despite being busy. Their Yakitoris are one of the best ever - chicken skin, liver, heart, gizzard, and others. Really really good!

1 Thank Ina A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Soups
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:45
17:30 - 22:45
17:30 - 22:45
17:30 - 22:45
17:30 - 22:45
17:30 - 22:45
17:30 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1757 W Carson St, Ste. A, Torrance, CA 90501
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Torrance
  • Phone Number: +1 310-781-9407
Take your tastebuds on a journey to Japan at Torihei Yakitori Robata Dining, an authentic Japanese eatery in the heart of Torrance, CA. We offer an impressive selection of fresh and flavorful Izakaya, Oden, and Yakitori items, coupled with unbeatable service and an intimate atmosphere for a full robata dining experience. Robata dining refers to a very specific way of preparing dishes by cooking the food on skewers over a bed of hot coals. This traditional method of cooking is just one of the many ways in which we set ourselves apart from the competition. Torihei also offers a huge selection of premium sake to enjoy with one of our appetizing meals. If you're in the mood for an authentic meal and dining experience, make your way to Torihei Yakitori Robata Dining. We're looking forward to serving you.

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