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Inaba Restaurant

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20920 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503-4612
+1 310-371-6675
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 18:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 17:30 - 22:00
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Santa Monica, California
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to lunch with my mother and was pleasantly surprised. It happens to be in a strip mall but don't let that fool you. The restaurant is not fancy, but very clean and pleasant. The service was very attentive and and efficient. There were many offerings to choose from for lunch menu. It appears that it is a very popular... More 

1 Thank Garry S
Torrance, California
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The food is very fresh and good quality, what you need to have for sushi. The tempura is fresh and wonderful. The menu is quite extensive and diverse, but I always end up with the sushi and some tempura.

Thank Bill W
Los Angeles
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118 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I wasn't a fan of Japanese cuisine until I went to Japan. I tried to find food with similar tastes and quality Stateside with little luck, until a friend recommended that I try Inaba. Still not quite like being in Japan, but it's the most enjoyable Japanese food that I've had to date in the US. It's a small place,... More 

1 Thank Livetowander
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Inaba has a very authentic Japanese Tempura bar with complete Tempura centric menus which include sashimi, udon or soba soup and a serving of 20 fish, shellfish and vegetable Tempura pieces prepared in front of you. The restaurant also has a sushi bar and regular table service. You cannot go wrong here. The dishes are prepared from fresh ingredients are... More 

1 Thank A A W
Southern California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

If you are looking for authentic food gourmet you should try this restaurant. I really did enjoy their food. From appetizer to main dish. Very tasty and well presented. The only thing I had trouble with was they didn't have AC. It was a little uncomfortable but manageable. I went their for the food. Pricy but worthy it.

1 Thank tinee820
Los Angeles
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91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

You know you are in a good Japanese restaurant when the majority of their clientele speak Japanese. For me, that was a very good beginning. My wife and I ordered a bunch of small plates and shared them. The tempura is top notch - the batter is both light and crisp. While they offer sushi and sashimi, this is not... More 

1 Thank Abazaba
Hawthorne, California
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Hidden in a shopping center, from the outside it doesn't look like much. But inside, it's quaint and cozy. This is a nice way of saying, it's SMALL. Unlike other restaurants, this is only open for a few hours in the late morning to early afternoon, then they close until they reopen for dinner service. Call or check out the... More 

1 Thank Helena C
Torrance, California
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

This Japanese restaurant has an excellent menu. We had sushi and tempura, both top quality. The service was very good, and I look forward to going back.

2 Thank Bill W
Singapore, Singapore
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171 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

I was staying at a hotel around the corner and a Japanese friend recommended that since I was staying so close by we should check it out. Located in a nondescript strip mall and the surrounding left much to be desired - from an asthetic perspective but it more than made up for it with excellent food and good service.... More 

Thank Raymon K
Vancouver, Canada
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134 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Got there right at 1800 when it opened. Only 2 other parties at that time. Sat at the tempura station and ordered the Large Ten Zaru Soba for 3 dollars more. I thought it was a great experience. A little pricey, but I thought it was reasonable for the quality of food and service I received. Would go back for... More 

Thank iyeh

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20920 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503-4612
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Torrance
  • Phone Number: +1 310-371-6675

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