Manpuku Japanese BBQ Dining Torrance

4.8
137 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Authentic Japanese Yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) restaurant.

Manpuku Community!
We are now open for outside seating PATIO and indoor dining.
Please call at 424-271-7830 if you have any questions. Thank you!

-Restaurant Policy-
We hold reservations for 15 minutes. If your party has not arrived or called via phone within 15 minutes after your reservation time, the restaurant reserves the right to mark your reservation as a no-show or cancellation. Time limit of 2 hours dinning must be required for all party. Please check in before your reservation time.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 137 people are saying
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EsmeraldaL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious, nice and clean place to dine. Only problem was for being a first time there it was difficult to communicate with server. There was no pictures to get an idea of what I want to order and no one to really help with MENU. That was a negative for the restaurant!

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vipRMIZ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding quality overall; highly recommended! and we will return

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always!

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mimi
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always!
I strongly recommend!

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WOODY
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and friendly staff. I've eaten here many times and it always a great experience.

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Pearlwhite
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place serves Kobe beef which is so delicious!
Good for Date, Special occasion, business meal, and of course friends’ get-together. I definitely go there again.

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vipFullofFood
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time here. Simple and subtle decor and design which I appreciated a lot. Clearly we should have found this gem a long time ago. Service was wonderful and welcoming. Quality of Kobe beef, cabbage salad, kimchi, garlic rice all very memorable. We left very full and happy we’d finally found this one.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this restaurant is our favorite for any occasion. This time we went to celebrate my grandma’s and dad’s birthday and it was amazing. Service was attentive and food was outstanding.

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turbobeast
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. The food and service were fantastic. Tried a Japanese beer I had never had before and really enjoyed that as well. Looking forward to going again.

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Cravin4food
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious but pricey! Definitely a place to celebrate for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was great. One of the best. But be ready to spend money. Average cost per person is $110. Food and 1 or 2 drinks will cost about $90. Half the food was good. Half of it was average.

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Eeyoremom
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service , ambience were great. We had friends from out of town. Only thing was thar seating was very tight for 6 adults where we were seated, bench booth. It was probably good for 4 people. I was fighting with my adult daughter for elbow space.
We will definitely go again, though.

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ilovefood
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great, but overpriced. Really great meat quality.

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Cravin4food
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had reservation at 7:15 but we were seated at 7:45pm. Despite that, the service is alright. Our party had a good time. We ordered the Kobe set. The food is delicious 😋 😍. Price is steep, so prepare your wallet. The servers need a little bit of coaching to come to the table. Otherwise, good company and food made up for the average service.

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TheoP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very pleased with the quality of the food and the attentiveness of the staff.

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Food
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AAAAAAA
One of my favorite Japanese BBQ PLACE

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BusinessFolks
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall decent value for the cost. Glad they had noodle options for side dishes.

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ArnoldR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food. Our server, Kurumi, was always wonderful!

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Ryoko
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Has the ownership changed?
Food was still good, but it was not the same experience as before COVID. We had our dinner outdoor because we have children who’s under 12... We wanted to be safe for them. We didn’t recognize any of those servers. Even the managers that we knew wasn’t there. Too bad! This was one of our family’s favorite restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Made a reservation and had to wait 20 minutes to be seated. We actually had to ask if our table was ready. It took them a while to take our drink and food order. We had to ask for drink refills. They never checked in on us.

They are super under staffed!

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Aimrue
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were amazing and service was just as amazing! Definitely coming back! I felt safe during this pandemic as they practice a great protocol!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really great! Our party had 6 people and the service was excellent. The food was amazing and would definitely go back again!

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Masayan
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best Japanese BBQ restaurant in Torrance. Negi Tongue and Prime Short Rib are very delicious.

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Yamadawgg
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is amazing! The quality of the meat is just beautiful!!! And just so you know, I didn’t order any expensive Kobe wagyu. Just regular meat and the quality was beautiful. I recommend you save some space in your stomach so you can try their Morioka Reimen. It helps break down the fat grease. And don’t forget to try their coffee jelly for desert. Absolutely delicious. Also all their waitress are super cute.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great!

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RuiY
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food so good! Service is good as well! Just bit noisy! Also need to make reservation, but everything is good

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vipOmarU
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places to go.

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MonicaT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A little mishap when we got to restaurant. The server cannot locate our reservations and asked a lot of questions insinuating I made an error with reservations despite the fact that I showed her reservation confirmation along with confirmations via text.

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Kuuhaku
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

I had moved out of state for a couple of years and just moved back. Manpuku was my favorite yakiniku spot so I came back. The first thing I noticed was that the quality of the meat went down. It used to be more marbled and tender. This obviously looked like it was a lower quality meat. I ordered a variety of meats too. Kalbi, harami, roast, etc. It was disappointing. Maybe because a lot of the Japanese moved out of the area, they don't have to keep their standards up. I did notice most of the customers were non-Japanese. The other items like shimacho, liver, p-toro, yukke, seemed to be down too.

I think now, my favorite yakiniku spot nowwould be Tamaen. Their quality of meat hasn't gone down, it's the same quality as before.

I'm really disappointed Manpuku. I hope this is just because of the pandemic and you have to cut costs to survive.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucky to have this wonderful restaurant close to home. The quality of food is amazing. If you’re curious about japanese bbq, you won’t go wrong here. The meat choices, pork/lettuce wrap and vegetables will not disappoint! The wait staff is great and will help make choices. While you still can, sit outside and bbq on the charcoal grill. Yes, you do the bbq-ing. Fun and delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

I had a $25 dining credit with open table but they wouldn’t let me use it even though manpuku is listed as a restaurant where I’m able to redeem it. Pricey for what it is.

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vipSamurai6
San Francisco
399 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back since my last visit right before the lockdown on Thanksgiving!! Sat outside in the big tent with my daughter and pooch. We ordered the Prime Course for two which is a great deal plus extra Prime Beef Tongue and sides of Japanese Potato Salad, Spicy Miso Sauce Cold Tofu, Yukke/Raw Beef Tartare, Morioka Cold Noodle and Sanchu Lettuce Wraps plus I drank an entire pitcher of ice cold Sapporo! I must say that Manpuku is back in every outstanding way and it was very nice to have Hiromi serve us again. I actually prefer outdoor dining now with the charcoal grill so I hope the tent stays for my dog’s sake......

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Hajimu
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was very very good.
Kobe beef was excellent.
Also, friendly and appropriate service by Sachie-san was very very good.
It's a pity that Sachie-san will be allowed to work only on Monday.
You should have these talented employee to work as many days as possible.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

We had the Kobe Great quality meat.

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JustinC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!

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Erict
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was good, but it did take some time to be served after we placed our order. We sat for about 15-20 minutes without water after we were asked about drinks. I had to ask another server for out water again. Same with out appetizers. We did not get it until I asked about it 20 minutes after ordering. Aside from the initial wait, everything after was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious !

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal every time.

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vipLucy
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice little outdoor setup. Cozy experience. God service. Would recommend!

FAQs

Manpuku Japanese BBQ Dining Torrance does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Manpuku Japanese BBQ Dining Torrance also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (424) 271-7830.

Manpuku Japanese BBQ Dining Torrance is rated 4.8 stars by 137 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.