Where to Eat in Torrance: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Leonarda Pillsbury

Torrance is a U.S. city in the South Bay (southwestern) region of Los Angeles County, California. Torrance has 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of beaches on the Pacific Ocean. Torrance has a moderate year-round climate with warm temperatures, sea breezes, low humidity and an average rainfall of 12.55 inches per year.
Things to do in Torrance

1. Good Stuff Restaurant

1286 The Strand, Oceanfront, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254-3547 Parking Available, Television, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 9 - SGD 20 +1 310-374-2334
Excellent
57%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 388 reviews

Good Stuff Restaurant

Reviewed By Nancy D

Good Stuff continues to offer great food and with outdoor seating and a great view to boot. The breakfast was excellent with the freshest ingredients. I had an omelet and my husband had the chicken wrap. Great service and so Pet Friendly, they offer a pet menu. Great food with a fun environment.

2. Mitsuwa Market Place Torrance Branch

21515 S Western Ave, Torrance, CA 90501-3048 Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Japanese, Fast Food, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 310-782-0335
Excellent
52%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 154 reviews

Mitsuwa Market Place Torrance Branch

Reviewed By Robert L - North Hills

A friend of mine and I decided to meet and have lunch at Mitsuwa in Torrance. I introduced him to Okonomiyaki, which means "how or what you like." It sort of a pancake with a variety ingredients. He had the squid and shrimp version, I have the beef and pork. It was served on a sizzling cast iron plate and the portions are large. We agreed that both our lunches were delicious and we had enough to take home for another light meal or snack. Then we went shopping. Mitsuwa is a very large store and they carry tons of stuff you cannot find in most super markets. I never seem to leave without spending a goodly amount on Japanese inspired cuisine.

3. Dominique’s Kitchen

522 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277-4219 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner +1 424-247-9054
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 204 reviews

Dominique’s Kitchen

A casual neighborhood hangout serving affordable home style Euro-French cuisine

Reviewed By rqychen - Redondo Beach, California

We love this little gem tucked away in South Redondo Beach. Food is always great and service couldn’t be better. The only thing I would say is come early because the parking lot is pretty small.

4. The San Franciscan

2520 Sepulveda Blvd, Torrance, CA 90505-3014 Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Steakhouse Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 20 - SGD 66 +1 310-325-5231
Excellent
50%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 187 reviews

The San Franciscan

Established in 1963, Torrance restaurant and cocktail lounge serving prime rib, steak, and seafood.

Reviewed By zvezdan - Washington, DC

Can you go back in time? You can at the San Franciscan. I'm not sure if it was the surly waitstaff, the lipstick red booths, or the average age of the bar crowd, but neither the menu nor the decor have been updated since the late 80's.

The food is generally fine, especially if you consider quantity for the price an important measure. $20 in food will be more than enough...

5. Blue Salt Fish Grill

2515 Artesia Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278-3255 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 424-247-7414
Excellent
67%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 123 reviews

Blue Salt Fish Grill

Serves grilled fresh fish

Reviewed By ibaol - Los Angeles, California

This is my new go-to seafood restuarnat I had the grilled trout with cole slaw and grilled zuchinni. OMG, everything was absolutely delicious. they give you generous portions and the prices are much less than expected. Even though it's in a strip mall (with many other restaurants) it has a very cozy and comfortable ambiance with friendly and efficient employees. I will definitely return to try the fish and chips.

6. Polly's on the Pier

233 N Harbor Dr, Next to The Paddle House, Redondo Beach, CA 90277-2508 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 26 +1 310-318-3736
Excellent
56%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 349 reviews

Polly's on the Pier

Reviewed By Judpma012 - Hermosa Beach, California

Pollys on the Pier is moving to the Redondo Pier. Great breakfast, brunch spot. Great views... Good service and reasonable prices. Anxious to see the new set up

7. Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

3525 W Carson St, Torrance, CA 90503-5738 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +1 310-921-6080
Excellent
48%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 285 reviews

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed By Minstrel65 - Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

Great atmosphere very busy...good happy hour... Have promotional t shirts Menu did not appeal to us Dogs welcome...everwhere!!!

8. Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ

21540 Hawthorne Blvd Ste 401B, Torrance, CA 90503-5733 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 310-370-7427
Excellent
41%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 255 reviews

Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ

Reviewed By Deana S - Torrance, California

Our food was very good. Service was on point except for we got the wrong change back. Our server was apologetic and corrected her mistake.

Appetizer : Half order of fried pickles, very good and on point. Dipping mustard was amazing, as was the ranch.

Hurricane drink was very tasty

We ordered the Cajun Shrimp and avocado salad - pretty good and the Pulled pork sandwich with macaroni and cheese side. Port was tender and tasty. Table has three tasty barbecue sauces to choose from.

Great visit. We will return.

9. Eat At Joe's

400 N Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277-2806 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 310-376-9570
Excellent
49%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 134 reviews

Eat At Joe's

Eat At Joe's has been serving up great food made fresh and fast to the South Bay community since the 1960s! Our home-style cooking, big portions, and friendly service have made us America's favorite diner. The founder, Joe, worked all day every day to keep the little burger stand alive when he first took the reins in 1969. Since then, the Eat At Joe's team has been hard at work to continue his legacy of great food and great service for our incredible regulars and first-timers! Our dishes are made fresh from scratch, and fast too so you won't be hungry for long. We serve breakfast all day - including our famous John Wayne Special named for the Duke himself after he came to the counter one morning and asked Joe to cook up this now legendary plate! It features two eggs over medium with cheese, home fries, a tortilla, Spanish sauce, and sausage to start your day off right. We also have delicious burgers for lunch or dinner, crisp salads, and chef's specials like Fish 'N Chips and Grilled Pork Chops! Whatever you're in the mood for, come by Redondo Beach's legendary Eat At Joe's for great food, friendly service, and good times!

Reviewed By Don W

what a great place, always buzzing, but the staff is amazing, always friendly and inviting. The food is delicious....and I love a good breakfast....we went with friends that live in that area and they said this was the place to eat and they weren't kidding....MoreDon, I'm thrilled your friends in the area brought you here and that we lived up to your expectations. I agree -- nothin' beats a good breakfast! I hope to see you again in the near future. Till next time, Alex

10. Captain Kidds Fish Market & Restaurant

209 N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach, CA 90277-2508 Seating, Validated Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 26 +1 310-372-7703
Excellent
49%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 359 reviews

Captain Kidds Fish Market & Restaurant

Captain Kidd's is a unique restaurant located in beautiful King Harbor in Redondo Beach, CA. With it's breath taking views and wonderful menu its sure to provide you with a great dining experience. Weather you're ordering off of our kitchen menu or selecting your cut of fish from the fish case you're sure to have a delicious meal. We are proud to offer the finest fish from both local and international waters delivered daily to our market. Enjoy a sunset dinner from our 3 patios. And our dog friendly outdoor patio!

Reviewed By Phil W

I've been going to this fish market for decades and am always impressed by the quality and selection of their seafood. Lobsters (fresh and imported), Shrimp in many sizes cooked and raw, great selection of fish. I usually go there for holiday meals to pick up seafood. The restaurant is bench/family style and they will cook and platter your fish and sides for you. Nice selection of wine and beer. This place is down to earth fish market dining but the quality is very good and the value is great. It's always busy particularly around dinner and holiday time.

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