Dinner in Torrance

Oh yeah definitely Painter’s Tape, as I wrote about on Eater.

I like Miyabi in concept but it’s pretty darn expensive. It’s a splurge place for me.

Made reservation for Inaba with friends at the end of the month. But dropped by Sanuki no Sato on my way home from work this afternoon. Tiny bit of a wait and super warm service throughout.

Ordered this lunch set. The soba and udon were both quite nice. Tempura was good, but could have used a pinch of salt, and the eggplant piece was basically a grease sponge. But that’s just trifling compared to the overall experience. I will most certainly go back. Such an easy jump off of the 405.


Recently went to Sanuki No Sato with some family. I had gone there before for their udon and greatly enjoyed it, though I do prefer Marugame Monzo for udon. I had their tonkatsu and thought it was really good, succulent and nicely fried. A solid crispy piece. My wife’s tempura, on the other hand, lacked that crispness. Nevertheless, a solid choice and everyone enjoyed their meals. My go-to is also Inaba, but Sanuki works as well.
We did get to sit in the tatami room. You take your shoes off, but there is a place for you feet under the table, so you’re not sitting on your legs, but it’s like in a chair except on the ground.


Kagura question for everyone. Having a bday dinner there this week and have never had dessert there (always too full!). Their desserts look okay especially the black sesame chiffon cake. Anyone had the desserts at Kagura? Did you like them?

Wondering if I should bring a cake instead.:cake: