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21605 S Western Ave, Torrance, CA 90501-3051
+1 310-320-2089
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is on the Plaza at the corner of Carson/Western. They have great tempura and their lunch special is amazing. It comes with sushi, noodle soup, tempura and a salad. Very friendly service as well.

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53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

For a great Japanese tempura dinner, try Matsui in Torrance. It's located in a shopping mall with several other Asian restaurants and stores with convenient parking. The restaurant is rather small, so try arriving before 6p or after 7:30p and on weekdays so the waits aren't too long. They have a "special" each day with various combinations of tempura, noodles... More 

Thank Kent S
Carson City, Nevada
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273 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Named after the famous baseball player, Matsui is the real deal! Amazing tempura dishes and specials! Try the Matsui Go Go Bowl (named after his jersey number 55) it's a bowl full of tempura fried shrimp, rice and vegetables.

Thank GeauxFrogs
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351 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Please see my previous review for further information. This visit, I had Katsu-don, egg over pork over rice and onions. My companion had a cold noodle-tempura set. Both of us loved our meal, prepared and served in traditional Japanese manner. The servers were pleasant and efficient. The restaurant was clean. Plenty of free parking can be found in the shopping... More 

Thank Modestotrekkerl
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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84 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2014

Don't miss the Go go Matsui tempura shrimp bowl. The shrimp were huge and there is more than enough for a big appetite. We had to share ours like an appetizer and ooh boy, was it tender and cooked just right. We had a group of nine and made a reservation for 5pm on a Sunday so it was quick... More 

Thank CHinSoCal
Rolling Hills Estates, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2014

It is pleasant to discover a Japanese restaurant close at hand that provides most of the things that one comes to expect of such places in Japan. The menu is extensive, the prices fair, the service is very good, the setting is tasteful and reasonably quiet even when they are busy.

Thank PVtalker
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351 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

I ordered the daily special, for $14.95. I received a plate of sushi, a plate of tempura, a salad, and a bowl of udon. I could barely eat all of it. If you like Japanese food, you will enjoy this restaurant. The service is prompt and professional and the restaurant is clean. Complimentary Barley Tea was served. At 5:30PM on... More 

Thank Modestotrekkerl
Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2012

Authentic Japanese food lots of great choices. Wonderful service and staff. Reasonably priced. I try and go there every time we are in the area.

Thank Aileen H
Chicago, Illinois
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

I'm not very adventurous, and so I was apprehensive when our friends from Japan wanted to take me for Japanese food. Well, I'm glad they did! It was so good! The staff was fantastic! The menu was very diverse, but then again, it's my first time with Japanese food. It was definitely worth the trip to Torrence. Everyone loved their... More 

Thank Laura K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Sushi, Japanese
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21605 S Western Ave, Torrance, CA 90501-3051
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Torrance
  • Phone Number: +1 310-320-2089

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