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2537 Pacific Coast Highway
Torrance, CA 90505

Photo: N. Galuten Mentai oroshi soba from Ichimi-an


  • Mon-Fri 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Sat-Sun 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.; daily 5-9 p.m.
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available
The Japanese restaurant Ichimiann is known for its noodles: the soba, udon, and ramen noodles are meditative and precise. The soba noodles are handmade each morning, and have a bite to them that you won't find most anywhere else. Their udon are actually a delight as well, but the best dish on the menu may be the mentai oroshi, served cold with thin soba. The concentrated broth, the dollop of marinated roe, dried seaweed and fresh aromatics, all work to highlight the noodles themselves, enhancing them while also giving them room to shine.

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