1555 Sepulveda Blvd Ste G, Torrance, CA | Directions 9050133.816142 -118.304864
Neighborhoods: Harbor, Harbor Gateway South
Great Mom and Pop Sushi Place – My wife and I have been going here for years. We were shocked all of the reviews on here weren't stellar. Its a family, the daughter helps out sometimes. Sushi is always top-notch! You can always count on high quality, fresh sushi. Highly Recommend.
Last Hidden Sushi Bar! – Food is always good!! Especially Fish is Very Fresh. Also the price is very reasonable! Very friendly Sushi Master (Pop and Mom) and servers always welcome. I always eat Japanese Food at many different restaurants, yet I probably think Hakone is the Best Japanese Restaurant. I think you will agree with me if you visit the restaurant. Overall, Hakone is the last hidden Sushi bar!
Recommended for Non Sushi and California roll lovers. – The "Non" Sushi dinner combos are pretty good for it's price. I have been to Hakone for years eating the combo dishes with friends and family. Their California rolls are great. The only downside was their sushi. I had their toro and it was pretty much their leftover slice. The toro had tons of veins and the taste was 85% like eating a rubber band. YMMV though...
Sushi chefs unfriendly, sushi rolls tiny – I heard good things about this small sushi shop in Torrance so I decided to make a trip there. I ordered several rolls like Soft Shell Crab roll, Eel Roll and Salmon Skin Roll. Unlike the usual futomaki style these rolls should be, they came in bit size portions with a thick layer of rice. I asked the sushi chef why the rolls were so small and he said that's how he made them. Needless to say, it wasn't very good at all. Also, I was surprised to see that he only used the soft shell crab legs to make my roll. The left over shell, he put it in someone elses salad. I dont think this place is worth it at all considering my bill was $76. A total loss.
Tips: Mandatory – My friend and I were craving Japanese, and since this was on our way, we chose it. Parking was a drag. Inside was nothing fancy, but we were seated promptly. The menu had mostly $8.50+ combination plates. I ordered the Teriyaki+Tempura combo which had 5 finger-sized slices of meat, coleslaw as a salad, and briny tempura sauce. I ordered an eel roll, and it was just bland.
We finished up, paid, walked out, and were divvying up the money, when 1 of the waitresses comes running after us saying "You didn't leave a tip." I couldn't hear her, so I asked again, and she said, "You guys didn't give any tip." Me and my friend look at each other like 0_0 and give her $2. She was a good waitress, and we just completely forgot to tip, but damned if I've ever been chased down for lack of it.
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