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Musha
Japanese Restaurant$$
Today 6:00 – 11:00 pm
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1725 W Carson St Torrance, CA 90501
1725 West Carson StreetUSCaliforniaTorrance90501
(310) 787-7344musha.us
$$Japanese Restaurant, Asian RestaurantToday 6:00 – 11:00 pm
Monday 6:00 – 11:00 pmTuesday 6:00 – 11:00 pmWednesday 6:00 – 11:00 pmThursday 6:00 – 11:00 pmFriday 6:00 – 11:00 pmSaturday 6:00 – 11:00 pmSunday 6:00 – 11:00 pm
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Bustling Japanese fusion eatery whose creative dishes include risotto served in a hunk of cheese.- Google
"Their cheese risotto is a must if you love cheese!"
"The buta kakuni is very moist and tender."
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Jeff Lander
2 months ago
An amazing place. A Japanese pub with really great and interesting food. Everyone we have taken here are amazed. Get something on the charcoal griller, several appetizer courses, a pitcher of beer and enjoy the show.
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Yvette Tung
8 months ago
One of my favorite restaurants in the LA area. LOOOVE Musha! The menu can seem daunting to those unfamiliar with Japanese tapas, but the staff is very friendly and full of recommendations. Here are my list of absolutely must tries: - the cheese risotto, which is scooped out of a $400 chunk of parmigiano reggiano. - french baguette stuffed with scallops and cheese - beef tongue, lightly grilled and then sprinkled with salt and lemon juice Dishes such as the ebi mayo mayo (much like the Chinese dish walnut shrimp), pork belly and the grilled chicken leg are also fantastic but not as imperative. I've tried mostly everything on the menu and so far nothing has been even slightly disappointing. It's roughly $5-7 a dish, so dinners come to about $20-30 a person. Like most izakayas, the place is small and cozy, so make a reservation if you're planning on going during the weekend!
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Hanae K
a year ago
After reading other peoples reviews about the food, I tried to lower my expectations so I won't be disappointed. Their food was good and I loved their service. Their cheese risotto is a must if you love cheese!!! It took a while for them to prepare it. My taste buds are still smiling :) The atmosphere was very interesting. They were playing Mexican music every now and then, which cracked me up.
Pitching Wedge
2 years ago
Musha is about as casual as Japanese dining can get. A communal table lets you make new friends (easier though if you speak Japanese).Order lots of small plates to share with some ice cold beer.
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Natalie Kusonruksa
4 months ago
Yet another solid recommendation from the ex-wife, Hanae K. She raved and raved about the cheese risotto that comes in a block of cheese. Of course I had to try check this out. Other than the cheese risotto, we ordered the buta kakuni, the jidori chicken in yuzu sauce, ribeye skewers and the portabello mushroom with truffle oil. My favorite dish of the night were the mushrooms. We got to grill them on the table on a cute little charcoal grill and dipped them piping hot in the truffle oil. The buta kakuni is very moist and tender. The jidori chicken is pretty good but I mostly only liked the crispy chicken skin. As for the risotto, they use a different rice that has a more substantial texture. It was delicious but the dish was quite heavy. The ambiance is pretty casual. In fact, my sister, her bf, my bf, and I shared a large table in the center of the restaurant with several other parties. Luckily we got a corner seat so it wasn't too hard to have a conversation. The service is pretty good but the food did take a while to come out, especially the risotto. The dish came last after we already finished everything else. They turn off all the lights and do this firing of the wok thing for a birthday too in case you want to come here for your birthday.
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Sally Elbassir
9 months ago
Came here on a Saturday night when they first opened at 6. Apparently all the couple tables were reserved so my friend and I had to sit next to each other at the big communal table. We both wanted to get dinner before a movie nearby and I came here based off all the great yelp reviews. I was definitely disappointed. We ordered: the beef/potato croquette to start, followed by the fried chicken, beef tenderloin, and yaki onigiri. The croquette was a special. It was really crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and lacked flavor. The clash of textures was a bit jarring and the overall dish was very disappointing. The fried chicken was good. Not great, but just your standard fried chicken I guess. I felt pretty neutral about it - once again, I could have gone with more flavor. The beef tenderloin is the only thing I would order again, although it was comparatively on the pricier side ($15). It was well seasoned and cooked quickly on the grill to our liking - so I could only blame myself if I messed that up! The side sauce complimented it well. The yaki onigiri is just what it sounds like - crispy fried brown rice without embellishments which worked well with the beef. The meal ended with some complimentary tea. Overall, the food was pretty bland and unimpressive. I will not be returning.
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gary s
a year ago
I spent two weeks in Japan in summer of 2013 and was looking for an LA sushi and seafood restaurant that could replicate what I had there. I tried many places before I found Musha, which is the closest I think you can come to that experience without an 11-hour flight. Everything in Musha, from the menus to the seating arrangements (expect to take off your shoes before you go into the dining room) are traditional. The selection is short of sushi and favors more the small-portions plates commonly found in Japan. All in all, it's the place to go to if you want a little slice of real Japan right here in Los Angeles.
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Avelino Garces
3 years ago
Intimidating yet amazing. You will absolutely be floored if you give this place a chance. Service and food are spectacular, and a nice change from the usual.