I had traveled to the Torrance/Gardena area for work from the San Franciso Bay Area where we always compliment ourselves for having amazingly fresh, wonderful sushi. Knowing that I was in an area that was predominantly filled with Japanese businesses, I knew that I was going to get a wonderful sushi meal some place but I had no idea I was going to stumble accross such a gem. When we walked in, it was hard not to notice that almost the entire restaurant was filled with Japanese businessmen. All of the specials were written in Japanese and I found very traditional Japanese menu items. We sat at the sushi bar and I ordered the Chirachi lunch since the fish looked amazing and was surprised since it was the first time I've ever been in a sushi restaurant where they actually butchered a whole fish in front of me! It was by far, the best fish I'd ever had. We also tried the Uni since we were told it was the restaurant's signature ingrediant, it was wonderful. I would also recommend the Sunomono as a starter. The service was great, friendly but still quick. We enjoyed it so much, we returned three days in a row. I can't stress enough what a wonderful restaurant this is.
I usually order combo dinner( comes with everything including dessert!). Last time I tried all you can eat for the first time, actally it was really fun. I pick what I want for myself again and again! I usually don't eat mochi but since all my friends kept ordering it, I started feeling like it. Then I got one.....it was so good! I enjoyed all you can eat with bunch of my friends. I will try again soon, maybe tomorrow? Ha ha ha
There are several Mitsuwa stories in Southern California but Mitsuwa at Torrance location is the best in terms of selection of groceries and fishes. The second best is Costa Mesa location and the worst one is San Gabriel one. I normally go to Santa Monica one because it's closest and the place is not as good as Torrance one but it still okay.