About Yanagi Bistro
A Yanagi Dining Experience
Family owned and operated, the philosophy is to use only the highest grade ingredients and freshest fish we can find. With foundations in traditional Japanese sushi, and contemporary creation, Yanagi specializes in modern yet authentic Japanese cuisine. Please come and experience Yanagi Bistro.
Yanagi Bistro( ya-na-ghi, bis-troh): Eat, Drink, Enjoy
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Sushi, Asian, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
Yanagi Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Always great quality food and outstandin ...
Always great quality food and outstanding service. One of our favorite places to dine.
The food is always high quality and the ...
The food is always high quality and the service outstanding. Been here many times and have never had a bad experience.
Love the lunch Bento special. A good way ...
Love the lunch Bento special. A good way to have a taste of many types of dishes. The sashimi is wonderful; so fresh and tasty and the texture is not mushy.
Service was disappointing, if we did sto ...
Service was disappointing, if we did stop a server we would not have spoken to one. Chairs at sushi bar are falling apart.
We have been here maNY times because it is great.
The food and service is always outstanding. The staff make you feel like family. Yanagi is one of our favorite places to dine.
Not Too Impressed
Went for lunch and ordered a sushi lunch that was reasonably priced. What set the tone of mediocrity for me was that the Wasabi was extremely hard and dry and I practically found myself "chiseling" it with the end of my chopsticks. I can only imagine that it had been prepared and then was sitting out or in a fridge for a very long time. The food quality in general was very average. Not an acceptable level of quality for anyone who is very familiar with Japanese cuisine, and definitely not recommended forJapanese people.
Our Valentine's Day dinner was incredibl ...
Our Valentine's Day dinner was incredible thanks to the outstanding food and excellent service. Our waitress was kind and helpful when we asked for drink recommendations and was always ready to help us, as were the other employees. After enjoying our meal the whole staff sent us out with a friendly goodbye and left both my girlfriend and me with a great impression. Would definitely recommend this place for everyone!!
We have dined here many times. The staf ...
We have dined here many times. The staff makes you feel like family and the quality of food along with the service is always outstanding.
Great place to go
Great middle priced sushi restaurant that is good for small groups. Friendly staff.
This is a very good Japanese restaurant.
The food is authentic and very well prepared; beautiful in fact! I have eaten at Yanagi several times in the past 2 years and enjoyed it each time. The service is outstanding as is the care taken to ensure that guests have what they need. the new configuration, adding booths was a good idea. Talking is possible and guests feel like they can relax and take their time. There is a back room for large parties.
This is one of our favorite restaurants. ...
This is one of our favorite restaurants. High quality food and outstanding service. The staff make you feel like family.
Had a lovely dinner, food was exceptiona ...
Had a lovely dinner, food was exceptional and so was the service. Nice contemporary decore very clean great atmosphere. Would definitely go back!
Excellent Spot for Dinner!!
Outstanding service as always from Richard, Alice, and Nobu. The sushi chefs are always courteous in greeting each customer with excellent food. A must try spot for weekend dinner.
Outstanding food and service. One of our ...
Outstanding food and service. One of our favorite restaurants to go to.
Best sushi place in Torrance.
Best sushi place in Torrance.
Great service & staff very customer focused... Kim Crawford yes!!! And best baked crab hand rolls ever!!
Best sushi In the South Bay
Best sushi In the South Bay
Great Japanese Restaurant
Yanagi is great for sushi and other Japanese foods, Everyone in our group had delicious food.
Hot spot for a Friday evening after work !!!
Our server, Nobu gave us excellent service; friendly, courteous, and very timely. Give this employee a raise !!!
Outstanding food & service.
Friday night we brought some friends from New Orleans. Food in that city is legendary. Following dinner they said the sushi and rolls were the best they have ever had. They loved the food and service. This is one of our favorite spots so we are thrilled they enjoyed the experience.
Jason the sushi chef is great
Jason the sushi chef is great
Decent sushi and sashimi. Nothing extrao ...
Decent sushi and sashimi. Nothing extraordinary.
Excellent dining spot, a must try !!
Outstanding service by Richard, Peter, Alice, and Nobu. Always busy and always timely with food and drinks. This is a hot spot for couples to try. The sushi chefs are very creative in presentation and the food matches the great appearance; ambiance is excellent !!
If you like Japanese food, you have to eat here.
We dine here frequently. They treat you like family and the food is outstanding. Everything is very fresh and they have a wide selection. This time we took another couple for dinner who had never been there before. They loved the food and the service. They couldn't tell us enough times how much they enjoyed the food.
Good find but needs much improvement
love the ambiance besides the AC being blasted to high. Comfortable and good lighting. They were a bit frazzled and behind, received sushi before appetizer and had to ask for water glasses repeatedly, was told 10minutes for a roll took about 40, but it happens. Service was still polite. All the food was stellar, some of the best Udon broth I've ever had and quality sushi. Would def. go back for a second chance.
We have been here many times and the quality has always been consistent. Food and service is outstanding and they always make you feel like family.
Food is superb, especially the half-half ...
Food is superb, especially the half-half sushi. The blackened cod is outstanding, so moist, fresh caught, and exceptionally flavorful. Service is always excellent; servers are friendly. A neighborhood gem with decent prices.
Outstanding Japanese food with an extensive menu.
This is one of our favorite restaurants. We have also brought many friends and family here. Extensive menu and a wide selection of wonderful fresh sushi. The staff is very friendly and responsive. I am more of a sushi eater then roll eater. However, when we go here we end up having at least four large rolls. They are they good! Don't miss out on the fresh blue crab roll, it is fantastic.
One of many visits and we will keep coming back.
Read our other reviews on this place. You can't go wrong and the quality never wavers. Food and service are outstanding. We have heard come comments that it is a little pricey. That has to be the $2 a plate folks that go to the rotating sushi bars. Were not knocking them because we have enjoyed many meals at those places. But, the quality and volume of food you get at Yanagi is more then worth what they charge. We believe it is more then worth the price. If we want to impress friends and family who enjoy Asian cuisine we bring them here.
Great local find!
Really glad we found this place! Excellent shushi with great ambiance and price. Definitely worth a visit!
Japanese food craving
Go to Yanagi's if you crave authentic Japanese food at a reasonable price. Service was especially good. Rolls were excellent along with the miso black cod.
What's not to like about this restaurant ...
What's not to like about this restaurant? A wonderful selection of food. It is one of our favorite places to eat at. The employees are very polite and always scanning the tables to see if any customers need anything.
Love this place
My wife and I has been coming here since they opened this location. As our family has grown, we have come to find this as more than a romantic sushi bar. The staff are all very attentive and make a point to remember you. The quality of the fish is always extremely fresh. They have a large menu with some interesting options that will make your tongue dance with pleasure. If you haven't tried this place, you are missing out.
Previously, I had read many reviews about their great deal of a happy hour, but had forgotten about it. Decided to try this place, since it's fairly close to where we live. We got there as happy hour started and were able to take advantage of the 1/3 or so off of most of their menu items. (Their happy hour times span most of the week at certain hours, much more than normal.) And everything was really GOOD! We've been looking for a place with great fusion sushi rolls since we moved to the area and we've finally found it! We already returned a week later and were not disappointed.
Great sushi AND great service!
This has been our sushi go to since it has opened in Torrance and we have always enjoyed it. The fish quality is high and the service is always warm and welcoming. I definitely recommend it to everyone, sushi fanatics and sushi newbies.
Yanagi... What else is there?
I absolutely love this place. Not only because their food is good but because Alice our waitress is a sweetheart. The sushi chefs are always super nice and they always welcome us, even when I bring my 5 month old. We are gonna miss you Yanagi when we move :(
I know it's scary trying a new sushi spot but this place is a must try. It's a great place for just a night out, date night, or any special occasion. Love it!!
We love this place. We've been here many times and the food and service are always good. Chefs Jason and Andy turn out some really great sushi. The ambiance suits anything from casual dining with friends to a romantic night out.
Best local restaurant in town!
In Lomita, a landscape littered with fast food carry-out, and taco stands,you will find Yanagi Bistro. It's right there on PCH, it's own parking lot, drawfed by the expansive Rolling Hills Plaza, just a few doors down. The restaurant has a terrific staff, and Chefs, gracious and efficient. It's smart to reserve on Open Table. I recommend the Bento Box for lunch. Thats a house salad, with a mustard soy dressing, that has a good little kick to it. Miso soup, your personal selection of 2 mains for $10.00 or 3 for $13.00 You may wish to indulge in Yanagi's wonderful hand-rolled sushi, or sashimi. The dinner entrees are exceptionslly tasty, Wagu beef, the short ribs, their sushi rivals the West Side! Beer, wine,saki.
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