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3768 W 242nd St, Torrance, CA 90505-6542
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Orange County, CA
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This is a small restaurant, seats about 25-30 guests. Family-owned and operated, serving Middle Eastern cuisine. We were given a small plate of hummus and a basket of warm pita bread as soon as we sat down; the pita bread was replenished during our meal. We ordered one kabob entree to share and were allowed to mix the type of... More 

Thank CaliforniaIngridG
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We have visited for both lunch and dinner. I have come with my wife, with friends, and with colleagues. We have always felt welcome and well-cared for. They are attentive without being overbearing. Without being told, they have a sense of occasion. As small as they are, we have never been rushed. The kabobs and other food have always been... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Have eaten there a few times in the past and were pleased, but yesterday we found the place not so clean looking, and Fox News blasting on the TV. Dirt and vitriol not good for appetite, so we walked out.

Thank mattinglywallace
Santa Clarita, California, United States
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165 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

This hidden gem is not far from Hawthorne and PCH, but you need to look. They have a great lunch special a few skewers salad and hummus for under 12 or a sandwich for about 7.50.The food and service are great I have gone about 5 times in the last 2 months trying something different each time

Thank Steven A
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Many times we have been here and have always had great food and service. Salmon salad, chicken kabobs, gyro, lamb, always great food. Try this place and you will definitely be back again.

Thank Craig P
Los Angeles, California
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015

Aristo Café is my new favorite local Mediterranean restaurant. I've had lunch there twice in the last two weeks. The first time I tried their falafel and was surprised to find that it was actually bright green inside, as opposed to the usual brownish color, because it was made with FRESH garbanzo beans. What a night-and-day difference this made. I've... More 

Thank Mary G
Los Angeles
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193 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2015

Small little restaurant near PCH and Hawthorne Blvd. Good food at reasonable prices gives this very good value. Staff is friendly too.

Thank misterjohnny
Los Angeles, California
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153 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

Amazing food, good prices and it's family owned and operated. Went with some friends for lunch and got their special for around $9. I got the chicken kabob's which came with hummus, warm pita bread, salad and rice.....everything was delicious. Aristo's was very crowded at lunch time but they seemed to get you in and out. If you love Lebanese... More 

Thank Anne_66_10
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

As a lunch foodie, I consider Aristo another gem. This place has delicious Chicken Kabobs and the hummus is the best I've tasted. We get full on the pita bread and hummus appetizer so when we get our Chicken Kabob Plate, we end up taking the food home. The grape leaves and baklava are also fantastic. Sossy and John are... More 

2 Thank webinvisible
Redondo Beach, CA
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2012

We are not Arabs, but we grew up in the Middle East because my dad worked there, including in Beirut. The best Arabic food is Lebanese. I have yet to encounter humus as good as my mom makes, but Aristo's comes close and the chicken, kabobs and salads taste as good as what what was served in the restaurants across... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Persian, Greek, Israeli, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3768 W 242nd St, Torrance, CA 90505-6542
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Torrance

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?