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16525 S Western Ave, Gardena, CA 90247
+1 310-532-9348
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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17:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The white soba, seiro, is fantastic. The seiro is why we go to Otafuku. Delicately flavored with a smooth texture, it is delicious.

Thank Kent E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Lunch is limited to typical "sobaya" menu but dinner menu? Izaka-ya dishes and Good selection of nihonsyu=sake and shocyu. My noodle of choice is Seiro. I'll always order "Hako Uni" and steamed awabi to start with. Cold ume seiro I sprit for shime or start. I wish you could try all what they offer for the season! Sunday closed.

Thank Mariko G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Delicious handmade soba and udon, definitely one the best I had in the area, but the price is rather high considering the portions are not exactly American sized.

Thank Billy C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014 via mobile

Visited here with work colleagues while in town on business. The food is definitely good and not at all Americanized so I would recommend to anybody seeking authentic Japanese food. The one thing that left a sour taste was the staff. We paid the check and left a 10 percent tip. On our way to the car park our waitress... More 

Thank qwerty12324
Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

They have a best Japanese food in USA. True Japanese Tokyo style. Try seiro or try karaage or oden! Everything awesome ! I will go back again soon!

Thank chacopuff
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2012

I came back to OTAFUKU for lunch with one of family members of KAWADA HOTEL(downtown L.A.) since it takes only 10 minutes via 110 freeway around 11:30am from downtown. I ordered great SOBA and he ordered KATSUDON(Breaded pork cutlet boiled in egg+soy source over rice). Taste great and huge portion! to satisfy American stomach. Price is vvvvvery reasonable, even too... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2011

We wanted to try something different than the regular menu at an "American" Japanese restaurant. This restaurant is a "Japanese" Japanese restaurnt. By that, I mean that there are dishes on this menu that are much more authentic to the actual country, and items that you won't find on a more Americanized place. Let me warn you, although the food... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2010

The only one thing everybody have problem about OTAFUKU is, they have THE smallest signboard in the world(maybe). So unless you go there 3-4times/month, you always miss this place. AND can you believe, yet this place is ALWAYS full of local/visiting Japanese!? Our staffs said over OTAFUKU cooking 1) Yes, this is made by mother whichever, TOKYO or rural area!?!?... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2009

Pretty authentic Japanese food! They specialize in handmade soba and udon!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2008

Delicious handmade soba and udon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16525 S Western Ave, Gardena, CA 90247
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gardena
  • Phone Number: +1 310-532-9348

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