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“Excellent Japanese grill”
Review of Shinsen Gumi

Shinsen Gumi
Ranked #126 of 537 Restaurants in Torrance
Dining options: Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Waitstaff
Singapore, Singapore
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent Japanese grill”
Reviewed 28 December 2012

For years, I have always wanted to try this place and it was always crowded. The kobe beef was excellent. The not so good thing was that there was hardly any seafood.

Visited November 2012
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English first
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good yakitori even though it's a bit pricey for this kind of food”
Reviewed 23 July 2012 via mobile

Was here for mainly yakitori. They has hot pots but we ordered only appetizers and yakitori. The place is very small so be prepare for a wait on weekend. We were seated in the side dining room who was less smokey and quieter. The service is excellent but they did forget a few of the yakitori we ordered. Very close to the 405 which is a bonus.

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Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Unique Yakitori in South Bay serves best grilled meats and vegetables, bar none.”
Reviewed 7 July 2012

My husband and I have been coming to this place for 15+ years. We have taken countless friends and family members as well - in fact, every time we make new friends, we bring them here. Shinsen Gumi has great food - grilled to perfection and served on skewers. Some of our favorites are flap meat, chicken meatballs, colossal shrimp, chicken thigh with green onion, and pork belly-wrapped shiso basil. They also have very good sushi, and other cold small plates (gomae, or spinach w/ black sesame sauce served cold - delish!). It's pricey, but absolutely worth it. They now have happy hour on Tuesday and Wednesday, which lets you have Sapporo in a glass for $2 and a pitcher for $6-7 (if I recall correctly). Regularly, their beer is always reasonably priced compared to other restaurants ($6 for a large asahi). They also have a nice selection of sakes.

So go to Shinsen Gumi, bring your friends, sample the menu, enjoy the beer (or and/or sake), and kanpi!

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Thank mh_traveler
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
“Good! Japanese food served with japanese style.”
Reviewed 25 March 2012

All servers were men not only good looking, also are well-mannered! They serve food Japanese style with a manner, that's what I liked about, of course their food is delic.

Visited March 2012
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“Yummy yakitori, I think...”
Reviewed 22 January 2009

Yummy yakitori, I think it is better than the little tokyo one. They know how to make their chicken liver! Only problem is the waiting staff yells the whole time, gets so loud that it is hard to carry a conversation.

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