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Gonpachi Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://gonpachi.us
  • Phone: (310) 320-6700
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 6:00am - 11:00am
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Tomoyuki Jounten
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Carson
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Gonpachi
Gonpachi introduces its guests to a new level of contemporary Japanese cuisine, served in a fabulously authentic setting. From hand-pounded buckwheat soba noodles, to delicacies from the charcoal grill and of course sushi and rolls. You’ll embark on a culinary excursion that will excite your palate. We feature seating at our "Omakase" sushi bar as well as at our Sumi-Yaki bar, where your dinner is cooked over and open charcoal flame.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I have been to Gonpachi many times so I know that they changed their menu. The chicken katsu is very good -- white meat chicken with a tasty katsu sauce . They used to offer a lunch sized teriyaki salmon, but it is no longer on the menu. The regular salmon isn't as good."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We had the L.A. Food Week Menu and the food was different than the regular menu and it was great!!!! Igor waited on us and was so helpful in explaining all the different tastes. Once again, a great experience at Gonpachi!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We were very disappointed with the choices for dinela and the wait time was horrible. First, they ran out of wagyu beef which left only two other selections. We askes if they can substitute something else for the meat and they said no. They were not accommodating at all. Next, they were out of a Riesling wine and then suggested a Rose chandon instead which not similar. Then the wait time for the meal was about 30-35 minutes. The food was good but we will not be returning any time soon."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great place. dineLA made us a dinner offer we couldn't refuse. The wagyu beef was amazing. The tuna and crispy rice definitely worth mentioning. So glad we finally tried this local gem."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Very disappointing. Not authentic at all... Felt like a bit "Americanized"."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great Japanese restaurant with a great history related to the original "Gonpachi" in Japan."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Get there at 11:45- it's empty - noon-1:30 is PACKED."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "This place has a fabulous decor. Love the chic feel to the restaurant and the food is prepared and presented in a beautiful manner. One thing that did lack was quick service. Food came out slowly so if you go to Gonpachi, expect a long dinner. But because the food was fabulous, I did not deduct any stars. Love all their dishes. Never have a bad meal here."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Once again, Gonpachi was a great dining experience! The food was intricate and delicious. Our server, Igor was exceptional -- explaining every course and very personable. We all loved it and had a great time!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The dining experience is a great one. Your customer service is pleasurable and the food is excellent. Thank you for always being consistent in taking care of the customers. I always recommend Gonpachi to guests."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Very clean, great food/service and authentic for America."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I wasn't as happy with my lunch experience this time. I've noticed a lot of the items that used to be in the salad bar are no longer offered. I thought it was a fluke the last few times I've been there. I really do miss the pickled vegetables. Also...the miso soup although much tastier this time, had no tofu. This has happened several times. Half way through the pot, and the tofu is wiped out. I think they should monitor this more often. The salmon was cooked perfectly, but I thought that it was strange that they now serve a scoop of mashed potatoes along with a bowl of rice. They should maybe add a steamed vegetable instead to keep it healthy/balanced. They used to serve potato salad which was very good, but still a lot of starch."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "This restaurant mad it the best valentine’s day ever"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Best sushi in town! Top quality fish that melts in the mouth!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Service is not so good at front. They seem robots."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Tried Gonpachi out during restaurant week. Fantastic! I'm kicking myself for not going sooner."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Super fresh fish, melt in your mouth sushi, and other tasty creative dishes. Highly recommend the yellowtail jalapeno, buta kakuni, caterpillar roll and rainbow roll. Specialty cocktail list is short, but ALL are delicious, Golden Delicious and Ginger Mojito were both excellent. Ice cold draft beer too. Service is prompt, polite, and very nice. Only complaint is that they close so early on a weekend night. We got there at 8pm and it was relatively crowded by 9pm almost no one left, and by 10pm we were the last ones there."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The maitre d' & manager are inexperienced in handling the influx of patrons brought on by DINE LA. The receptionist asked usto wait, a waiter tried to be friendly & got nervous that we're waiting (15 secs.). He brought us into the dining area where we had to stand in the middle of the dining area listening to the staff indiscreetly discuss where to sit us. I was upset & told them I'd wait in the lobby until they figured it out. Then the manager announced loudly in British/Commonwealth accent that it was the only table they had. If we did not like it, there are none available. WAIT A MINUTE, THEY'RE trying to get us a table & now we're humiliated for their incompentency! NO APOLOGIES FROM ANYONE!!! VERY SAD FOR A REGULAR!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Disappointed with the "Chef's Choice" for the sushi DineLA Option. Yellow tail, Tuna, Shrimp, Salmon....two pieces spicy tuna and two pieces california roll...you can find these at a buffet and the quality and cut size were similar to anywhere. I was expecting at least one or two true Omakase "special" sushi offerings. Maybe I should not have opted for Chef's Choice because my wife's Salmon was tasty. The appetizer choices (with the exception of the dumpling) were also a bit bland. Service was superb and attentive however."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The appetizers were good and unusual and not that typical of most sushi bars. I enjoy hot sake but their only choice was not that good. It was served not hot enough and the taste left something to be desired - kind of weedy/fruity and not like any sake I have tasted. The regular sushi and rolls were typical and nothing special"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "It was a bit expensive but the food and service were great. Perfect for a business meeting."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Had a very tasty and delicious meal at Gonpachi. We were there to try their DineLA menu and enjoyed the selections both visually and the taste. Appreciated the chef''s creativity of the tasting menu. Our service was excellent that evening, made for a wonderful and relaxing meal."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "I arrived at the area the night before my GMAT exam, foreign to the area. I looked up the app for any Japanese Restaurant with no real expectation. Fast forward to leaving. Any expectation that i would have had were completely destroyed. Just from the first look of the appetizer, i knew the rest of the dinner is going to be fantastic. I was wrong. It was MORE THAN fantastic. I was still thinking of the food 3 days after that dinner. that's how good they were. you can't go wrong with this place."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "I've eaten here MANY times and always a good product and decent service. Never exceptional service, but almost."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We went for a special New Year buffet (Japanese style) for the first time and it was excellent. We were seated outdoor - normally January weather is not a great time to sit out in the patio area, but the weather was beautiful and lunch was delicious! My mother who is almost 80 years old loved it. Service was great too. I recommend this restaurant to anybody who enjoys Japanese cuisine."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Best overall Japanese food in South Bay. Excellent Soba, made on site. Excellent sashimi/sushi. Salad and soup bar are Japanese style, very fresh, and all you can eat. I have not had their burger but friends tell me it is pretty impressive. Service is top notch. This is our go to spot for Japanese food."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Table was given away despite the reservation and we were seated at the sushi bar. There were many tables available but they were hoping for some large groups that didn't arrive while we were there. Refills of the hot tea were hard to come by and the empty plates were not taken away promptly. Sushi was very fresh but the slice of fish was small. Roles were a better option."
    Dined on 11/28/2013
  • "Very nicely prepared food and attentive personable service. Puzzling item: Why is silverware substantial and beautiful, but chopsticks are the crummiest and most splintery?"
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "We have been at Gonpachi for at least ten times. The restaurant seems to be losing luster. Hyde dinner was not up to par. The dragon sushi plate and the pork chop were fair to bad. The service was good."
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "I love introducing my friends to Gonpachi. Most are surprised that the restaurant is in the hotel due to lack of a sign outside the hotel. The restaurant is the most beautiful Japanese restaurant in the Torrance. Today we felt like sushi and shared the edomae and temptation plate. Both were visually stunning and very generous. The maguro, Uni and ikura sushi were delicious. My friend loved the hamachi, salmon and snapper sushi. Our server took awhile to greet us but was attentive and friendly with a smile throughout our lunch. I will continue to keep coming back to Gonpachi"
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "Delicious food, ambience is a feast for the eyes & awesome staff"
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "This hotel is aimed at Japanese traveling on business. In an area with a dearth of fine restaurants, if offers beautifully presented, fresh Japanese food. Service attentive and formal. The atmosphere is a bit sterile; large room, high ceilings. The salad bar and self-serve miso are nice touches. Good for entertaining business clients."
    Dined on 10/8/2013
  • "Went back to try the Gonpachi Burger and was glad I did.. delicious!"
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "I had luch with client & ordered $28 lunch box. The food was not worth to the price & portion is small. The server was very frendly but I needed to ask other servers 2 times for service (request for box and bill). It took mabe 20 minutes to have the food. Only I like this restrant is the atmoshere. After going back to office, I found they charged $6 appetizer by mistake. I called them immediately and they said they will email me the revised receipt, but I have not received it yet. Next time I will take other restaurant to my clients. There are many other nice Japanese restaurants in Torrance."
    Dined on 9/10/2013
  • "Nice place with a good menu. Mostly Japanese food, but the do have a good burger and fries for your picky friend."
    Dined on 8/22/2013
  • "Food was great and ambiance is awesome. Modern decor, clean lines. Nice patio area for outdoor seating."
    Dined on 7/26/2013
  • "My friend and I came here to try something new during Dine LA Restaurant Week. The choices they had were fine. The meat that I had ordered was tender and very good. However, I was not a fan of their appetizer/starter dish, which was skewers, or their dessert, the green tea crepe. The only thing I can compare the crepe to is a foam pillow. Every time I tried to take a piece of the crepe, it would stretch and go back to original form. The worst of all were the drinks, we had a couple of cocktails, and it was not the best tasting drinks. Service was not great, but hosts were very hospitable. This was not an overall great experience and if I had the choice to come back or go somewhere else, I'd likely choose a different option."
    Dined on 7/25/2013
  • "Went there for restaurant week. Food was good but... Valet parking was $8 -- very high for Torrance Food runner brought the wrong appetizer to the next table and then tried to serve us the same wrong appetizer -- after placing down on each table-wasn't our appetizer either! Just checked my bank account and the restaurant debited my account for the pre-tip amount and then again for the full amount after tip for nice double charge to my account!"
    Dined on 7/24/2013
  • "My husband and I had the dineLA dinners. Appetizer & dessert were good but I was disappointed in the very mediocre seared ahi. Service was very good & ambience is lovely."
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "We had dinner reservations for my husband's bday and we were seated right on time. The service was great. We took advantage of the DineLA menu, which was absolutely delicious! We loved the beef carpaccio and both the green tea crepe and chocolate cake."
    Dined on 7/19/2013