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Yakitori Shinsengumi

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18517 S Western Ave, Gardena, CA 90248-3830
+1 310-715-1588
17:00 - 11:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 11:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Yakitori restaurant. Small bits of everything, cooked over a grill, and brought in courses to the table. Also specialties such as Takoyaki, Fried Soft shelled Crab, Abalone Sashimi, various appetizers, sides, and desserts such as Black Sesame Ice cream. (Which was delicious!!) Waitstaff are fantastic, friendly, outgoing and make the night very fun. Come expecting to have a great time.... More 

Thank Icewolf1
Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2015

I have tried quite a few Yakitori and Izakaya style restaurants in LA and this place is the most consistent flavor-wise. Torihei has not been as flavorful but is not a bad choice either in my opinion. Was not too happy with Torimatsu but all restaurants deserve a second or even third chance (if you are a local). Shinshengumi Yakitori... More 

1 Thank fonsoy
Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014

"Yakitori" means skewered food. A friend invited me to eat here. Verdict? Awesome charcoal grilled meats! We ordered chicken meatballs,intestine (d best!) pork belly, cherry tomatoes and bacon wrapped quail eggs. Price seems to be expensive considering the small serving size..but in the end, after tasting their mixed mushroom salad (so tasty and different)-- it was worth every penny.

Thank supermom5173
Lincolnwood, Illinois, United States
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Whenever I am in Torrance, I stop at Shin Sen Gumi for Yakitori. It is loud, energetic and crowded, very casual and fun. The Yakitori is delicous and reminds you of Japan. Prices are reasonable, not cheap, but good value for the dollar. I keep coming back.

Thank Bryan F
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2014

I was brought here by business associates during a work trip in the area. We were seating at a bar alongside the cooking area and one of my associates ordered for our group. We were brought a series of delicious, fresh-cooked menu items, all unique and very tasty. It is definitely a noisy atmosphere as the staff has a lot... More 

Thank polkadots_eve
Calabasas, California
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2014

The whole staff greats with a loud and appreciative shout when you walk in the door, and you get a similar volume of Kampai with your first sip of Sapporo (or whatever you're drinking). For such a small place, the menu is large, with a wide assortment of sashimi (yellowtail was exceptional) and cooked foods. We had beef tongue sliced... More 

Thank Captain_Fun_4400
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 November 2013

came highly recommended by our friends and was a hit with the whole family. The skewered meats were excellent. Loved the chili paste on the side to spice up all the meats and to flavor the complimentary cabbage salad for all to share. the service was awesome and authentic. the vibe was perfect. i can't wait to go back.

Thank Christine M
Santa Monica, California, United States
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2013

It's bold to call anything the "best", but Shin Sen Gumi's Yakitori is nothing short of an amazing restaurant. Often there is an hour-long line outside (and no reservations), but it is well worth the wait as it's many regulars will tell you. The food is grilled by a master over a small charcoal grill fanned by a traditional Japanese... More 

Thank Ethan G
Lewisville, Texas
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2013

One of my favorite when I take any Japanese friend.It's just like Japan.They always give me energy with loud "Irashaimase"(Welcome).Food is nothing less than Japan and I just feel like I am in Japan.I don't know if this place is good for regular american people but for real Japanese lover I highly recomend this restaurant.

Thank Jimmy S
Tokyo, Japan
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2013 via mobile

Very good yakitori and more general izakaya fare, rivals many I went to in Japan for a decade. We had a 6 hour layover at LAX and got a $36 cab from the airport here on the recommendation of a friend who lives near. If you want good food at a reasonable price with a lively atmosphere then stop here.

Thank mrswong78

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
17:00 - 11:00
06:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 02:00
06:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 02:00
06:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 02:00
06:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 02:00
06:00 - 11:00
11:30 - 02:00
17:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18517 S Western Ave, Gardena, CA 90248-3830
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Gardena
  • Phone Number: +1 310-715-1588

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