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Best restaurants in South Bay

Discover LA published its list of the best restaurants in South Bay and I think it’s a pretty good one (although with so many great restaurants in South Bay, I’m sure they missed some!):



Here are my posts of the ones I’ve been to:

Al-Watan      http://wanderfoodie.com/2012/01/28/al-watan-halal-restaurant/

Eatalian Cafe:  http://wanderfoodie.com/2011/07/27/eatalian-cafe/

Nozomi:  http://wanderfoodie.com/2011/07/10/nozomi-望/

The Standing Room:  http://wanderfoodie.com/2013/02/25/the-standing-room/


I’ve been meaning to try Fishing with Dynamite and Little Sister, both in Manhattan Beach.  Has anyone been?  I haven’t heard of Coni’s Seafood or Mar’sel… I guess they’ll go on the to-eat list now!

Nozomi 望

1757 W Carson St, Ste L
Torrance, CA 90501



There are a lot of sushi places in LA.  But what sets this place apart from the rest is their uni-don aka fresh sea urchin bowl.    The uni is from California, and not imported, so it is very fresh.  It’s a more delicate, refreshing and sweeter uni than the typical one you’d find at sushi restaurants.  The uni-don is a good deal during lunch time, at $15 a bowl (choose from sushi rice or reg rice – go with the sushi rice!) which comes with a salad a miso soup – perfect for light eaters.  For average eaters, you might want to order and split a lunch combination with the uni-don.  The fried oysters and teriyaki chicken are good choices.

You never want to go back to regular uni after this place!

Lunch menu


Salad and miso soup – the soup is loaded with shredded vegetables!

The main feature:  uni-don