Sanuki No Sato

18206 S. Western Ave.
Gardena, CA 90248
310-324-9184

Details

  • Sun, Sat 11:30am-3pm, Daily 5:30pm-10pm, Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm
  • $$
  • Private Party, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted
A decade and a half after this elegant noodle shop became famous as Dodger ace Hideo Nomo's favorite hideout, the still-unmarked (at least in English) restaurant is as good as ever. Udon noodles come in all the standard flavors: topped with crisp buttons of tempura batter in a plain soy-enriched broth, or with chewy bits of rice cake, or with exquisitely slimy Japanese mountain yams. Yuki-nabe udon - served in a rustic-looking iron kettle and buried beneath half an inch of grated daikon, a sprinkling of grated wasabi and a ferociously spiced cod-egg sac - is refreshing in spite of its bulk, an exotic bowl you could eat every day. At lunch, come early for the infamous sanuki bento, a multicourse banquet served in a lacquered box, and a testament to Japanese engineering: I have seen buffet tables with less food on them.

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