There are lots to draw you to visit Torrance, California, from the beautiful beaches to the more laidback lifestyle just south of downtown Los Angeles to the proximity to all those LA attractions. But one of the more understated delights of this incredible city is the diverse options for foodies looking for meals that fit the Californian healthy living ideals with sensational flavors and delightful settings.
So when you’re in town to stay at Miyako Hybrid Hotel, here are the best places to get something to eat:
Staying at the Miyako means you don’t have to go far to enjoy the best Japanese restaurant in California. With fresh ingredients from local vendors and Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market, Ise-Shima’s multicultural breakfast buffet is an essential treat for hotel guests, but it’s also a must for any mealtimes with delightful offerings like the best Wagyu Ribeye Steak you’ll find anywhere, plus treats like the mini dessert platter in case you can’t decide between the options.
Kings Hawaiian Bakery & Restaurant
Another excellent choice for breakfasts, Kings has delicious offerings for anyone looking to start their day right. An egg and spam sandwich might not necessarily sound like a delicacy, but just wait till you’ve tried it. With a bakery there too, you can also help yourself to a vast array of wonderful desserts and pastries, while the Hawaiian cuisine makes it a tasty alternative for a meal out, helped by the comfy booths to sit in. Of course, there’s a giant pineapple there too.
The San Franciscan
Californians may be famous for their health-conscious lifestyles, but there’s always room for a good steakhouse and the San Franciscan is a GREAT steakhouse. It may be named after the City By The Bay, but there’s more of a Texan feel to this place, both in the size of the steaks and the homely reception you’ll receive when you visit. If you want a prime rib, there are few better places in the whole state to get one, which is reason enough to look for 3-star hotels in California, specifically in Torrance.
Madre! Oaxacan Restaurant and Mezcaleria
So far we’ve tasted the flavors of Japan, Hawaii, and Texas (by way of San Fran) so let’s enjoy what Torrance has to offer in terms of Mexican cuisine. Madre! is a hugely stylish place to eat, from the neon sign to the internal decor and with 350 kinds of mezcal as well as tequila on offer, it’s also a great place for a party. The food is specifically from the Oaxaca region, which adds a slight twist on what you’d expect from a run-of-the-mill Mexican restaurant and it’s all delicious.
Hakata Ikkousha Ramen
With such a large Japanese population in Torrance, it’s no surprise that ramen is so popular here, and a visit to Hakata Ikkousha makes for a great way to grab something to eat after a session at one of the best spas in California. It’s just about the most authentically Japanese ramen place in town, with a menu that matches what they serve in a sister restaurant in Japan itself, so you’ll love it.