Everyone that knows me understands that I have to look and seek out good Hawaiian or Hawaii like food, so after hearing about 808 Tapas by Dean Okada, (another Pearl City Boy) I had to check it out and what I found was awesome with traditional Hawaii dishes mixed in with a Spanish flare we experienced a great new place. We had rolls, stir fried pork belly, sashimi Lobster, etc..., but one dish that stood out was the Tensai Hamachi shooter, it was killerz I could have just ate that with some sushi rice. The service was awesome some of the best I have had in Vegas!!! Mahalos to Dean and the crew for taking care of us!!!! You gotta check this place out!!
I hear about hidden gems in Vegas all the time and this is definitely one of the located in north Las Vegas on Craig rd right across the cannery casino Old School Pizzeria is the one of the top pizza's I have had in Las Vegas. In a land of chain and franchise pizzas places Stands out just watch chef Giovani (also the owner) and you can see the pride he takes in his food, something I feel is lost in today's pizzerias. Try them out for yourself and let me know what you think!
Torihei, is one of the great Izakaya spots in Torrance, I crave places like this!
When I think of Hawaiian Korean food one thing comes to mind, meat jun one of the hardest dishes to find in the mainland, you have to search but your search is over If you live in Las Vegas, check out Jun's maybe they can fill your craving!
After living in LA for 8+ years you learn allot about Mexican food, and I started to crave a good Taco here in Las Vegas, so I searched and found my go to late night spot! Tacos El Gordo, located in a little strip mall right on the Strip its open late on weekends so perfect for the after Drinking spot. I recommend the Beef Tounge its the BOMB!!
In west la it's hard to find Japanese food that is up to par with japan, in places like torrance it's easy.
I always feel it's a good sign when i walk into a Japanese restaurant and 80% of everyone in there is speaking japanese.
Torafuku has the quality and attention to detail that you would expect from a Japanese restaurant.
After the first meal I know I will be a regular here, with super moist tonkatsu, perfectly cooked shrimp tempurat, and some awesome rice you can't go wrong.
The Galley is eclectic place to drink with fresh fish from Santa monica sea food company delivered fresh every day.
It is oldest bar in santa monica with the feel of a pirate ship. They have a great happy hour you have to stop by and say hi to Samantha & Angie.