The South Bay, an enormous region in LA County that includes cities like Torrance, Redondo Beach, Gardena, and Lomita, is home to some of the best Japanese restaurants in Southern California. The Japanese American population grew here largely because of Toyota, Honda, and Nissan basing U.S. headquarters in the area.
Though Toyota and Nissan have since relocated elsewhere, Honda continues to operate its national headquarters in Torrance, which means a significant Japanese American community continues to thrive. The result is an abundance of old-school Japanese breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert spots that seem to resist the passing of time. Here are the essential Japanese restaurants in the South Bay.Read More