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1935 Pacific Coast Hwy, Lomita, CA 90717-2647
+1 310-326-0829
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Lomita, California
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

The restaurant has not-gorgeous interior but they serve very high quality meat. Very busy here so I highly recommend to reserve your seats before you visit.

Torrance, California
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

We have been coming here for few years now, used to go another popular place, but discovered Tamaen by accident and that was it, it became our regular spot since then. Even my kids call it our meat place. The prices have gone up over the years but that is normal. The prices and the quality of the meat still... More 

Thank Khaled A
Windsor, California
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212 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

OMG! What a restaurant. I had dishes I never would have ordered. If my niece wasn't there, I think we would have a limited dinner. She chose the best and it was so good. I forgot to ask for rice. You didn't need it. Your tastebuds exploded for flavors I never knew. The meats were so tender and delicious. Everything... More 

Thank Diane H
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2014

If you are looking for a Japanese Korean bbq, look no further. The meat is fantastically marinated and delicious. The assorted vegetables are a must get, I don't know what they are but they taste great. Bimbimbap (hot stone pot rice) is great, let it sit a little longer to get more crunch. Service with a smile and rarely much... More 

Thank Greg M
Hangzhou, China
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228 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

I went here with a friend, her suggestion, and it turned out to be quite delicious. Many of the meat dishes are seemingly small in quantity but rather filling. The staff are friendly and the place gives one their space to eat. A nice place to go, recommended.

Thank ERIC W
Cape May Beach
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498 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2013

I wanted to go to another restaurant in the same mall, but it wasn't open, so I decided to try Tamaen. it's authentic sumihiyakiniku as I haven't found since in Japan. The menu is very varied including American regular beef and wagyu beef and organ meats usually not found in other restaurants. The staff was so helpful, friendly and efficient.... More 

Thank DonCapeMayBeach
Fair Oaks, California
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459 reviews
349 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2013

It's like Korean BBQ except that it's Japanese. We arrived late, they didn't make a fuss, they explained the process and options, and were so kind to us. Most of all, the food is super good and filling!

Thank kcdenman

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Asian, Korean
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1935 Pacific Coast Hwy, Lomita, CA 90717-2647
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lomita
  • Phone Number: +1 310-326-0829

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