Manpuku Tokyo BBQ - Torrance

4.7
106 reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Authentic Japanese Yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) restaurant.

Manpuku Community!
We are now open for outside seating PATIO.
Please call at 424-271-7830 if you have any questions. Thank you!

-Restaurant Policy-
We hold reservations for 15 minutes. If your party has not arrived or called via phone within 15 minutes after your reservation time, the restaurant reserves the right to mark your reservation as a no-show or cancellation. Time limit of 2 hours dinning must be required for all party on Friday to Sunday. Please check in before your reservation time.
What 106 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

I had a $25 dining credit with open table but they wouldn’t let me use it even though manpuku is listed as a restaurant where I’m able to redeem it. Pricey for what it is.

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vipSamurai6
San Francisco
335 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back since my last visit right before the lockdown on Thanksgiving!! Sat outside in the big tent with my daughter and pooch. We ordered the Prime Course for two which is a great deal plus extra Prime Beef Tongue and sides of Japanese Potato Salad, Spicy Miso Sauce Cold Tofu, Yukke/Raw Beef Tartare, Morioka Cold Noodle and Sanchu Lettuce Wraps plus I drank an entire pitcher of ice cold Sapporo! I must say that Manpuku is back in every outstanding way and it was very nice to have Hiromi serve us again. I actually prefer outdoor dining now with the charcoal grill so I hope the tent stays for my dog’s sake......

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Hajimu
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was very very good.
Kobe beef was excellent.
Also, friendly and appropriate service by Sachie-san was very very good.
It's a pity that Sachie-san will be allowed to work only on Monday.
You should have these talented employee to work as many days as possible.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

We had the Kobe Great quality meat.

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JustinC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!!

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Erict
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was good, but it did take some time to be served after we placed our order. We sat for about 15-20 minutes without water after we were asked about drinks. I had to ask another server for out water again. Same with out appetizers. We did not get it until I asked about it 20 minutes after ordering. Aside from the initial wait, everything after was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious !

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal every time.

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Lucy
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice little outdoor setup. Cozy experience. God service. Would recommend!

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vipSamurai6
San Francisco
335 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For my last dinner before the LA COVID ban on dining out took place the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving, I chose Manpuku. Very glad I did since I hadn’t dined here since June when indoor dining briefly returned. I still can’t understand how their big outdoor tent, numerous heating lamps, wide table spacing and real charcoal grilling with mostly Japanese families of four could pose such a danger to the community. Knowing it was their last stand, the Manpuku team and our server Yuri did their outstanding professional best and I truly hope this restaurant will survive and come back at all their locations. My daughter and I ordered the Prime Course for two which came with edamame, cabbage salad, kimchee, spicy soup, garlic rice pot, and assorted cuts of beef, pork and shrimp for grilling.....a great deal at $98. We added the beef tartare, potato salad, spicy tofu and bean sprout appetizer plus a Kimchee stone pot rice bowl. Washed it down with a pitcher of ice cold Sapporo draft. It is so sad and frustrating that such a great joint will be shutdown for who knows how long but I plan to order their take out bentos regularly in support of the BEST Yakiniku in LA!!

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MarikoT
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

They did well considering it was temporary and outside in the parking lot: gas lamps to keep you warm, tablecloths for each party, etc. But best was the individual charcoal pit they brought to your table so that, as inside, you can cook your own bbq.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bbq on charcoal is the experience! They serve quality produce and meat choices that make the meal delicious! They now have a pop-up tent and heaters creating a comfortable environment, yet safe distancing. They take extra precautions by taking your temperature before entering. Highly recommend Manpuku in Torrance.

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vipMichaelF
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a 9pm reservation. Wasn’t seated until 9:20. Overall food was good.

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YURIN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service. Food is always five stars!!! A bit expensive but worth it.

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vipBiankaC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband and I went out for the first time since I had my baby. We had the best time! Everything was good from food to drinks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor dining area felt very safe

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kielerjunge
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We have a reservation at 7:30 and got seated after 10min (even though tables were empty). The server, apparently, was new. Didn't take our order until 8:15, we had to call her. Our food didn't come until 8:45. It's raw food, how long does it take to bring it out? Meat quality was good, like you would expect. But the service was beyond disappointing on that day.

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SMTorrance
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great high quality food and service. Advice to schedule ahead and not just walk-in. Thank you!

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JoeS
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super experience and great food and extremely friendly service!

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WinnieH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Manpuku. The food is amazing, service great. I’ve been there many times and will keep going.

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Ostar
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was first time experience for me to dine in outside.
It was not problem. Very nice food and service!

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Flordeluna
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good food, good service. will surely come back.

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vipwineNdine
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was more than enough, every item was so delicious and unforgettable. The service was very friendly. For outside dining..I was impressed and we were guarded from the street noise. Little pricey but so worth it if hungry and want yummy korean food.

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vipSamurai6
San Francisco
335 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

STILL the best yakiniku in LA!!! Really enjoyed a fantastic Father’s Day celebration with my two daughters after over 90 days of quarantine. Manpuku did not disappoint and despite all the necessary safety protocols, the staff really came through. Yuka was our outstanding server and three of us enjoyed the Prime Party Course for 4. What a deal and all the meats that came with it were fresh, juicy and tender along with delicious spicy soup, Kimchee, two salads, shrimp, garlic rice and ice cream. We added a few orders of prime beef tongue to top off the feast. They were doing a lot of take out bentos also so that’s a definite must try on our next visit. Washed it all down with ORION, a very tasty beer made in Okinawa that really goes well with grilled delights. Thank you Manpuku for reopening and please support our restaurants during this recovery!

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EUNICEC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Japanese BBQ around South Bay area. Excellent Service.

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vipSamurai6
San Francisco
335 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Yakiniku BBQ joint in LA. Two of us ordered the Kobe Course for two at $126. It’s a great deal with many items to satisfy a meat lover. We added premium salted tongue, pork belly, chicken cartilages, ribeye tartar, cold raimen noodles, and kimchee Stone bowl rice. An ice cold pitcher of Asahi just hit the spot. Service is always awesome here and Lena took care of us mighty fine. Manpuku is the definitely the best place for Japanese style table grilling.

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vipTomJim
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers (ladies) were so helpful and they seem to have knowledge of meats.

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vipDaneS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this place is great ! we enjoyed our dinner here and want to return soon :)

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vipErikaM
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The servers forgot to being the rice dish and didn’t even notice the empty bowls! I had to ask! For the prices they charge thé service should have been much better.

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DerekL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Pretty good palce

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SteveN
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Japanese barbecue, we love this place. Service was excellent and we left with our bellies full and happy.

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JustinC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quality meat

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viplovewine
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the service and foods are outstanding. Such a great place for any occasions.

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Angie
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manpuku never disappoints me! Experience was great! We went to Torrance locations couples times now and their service always on point. Food was great , loving their specialty meats as well as beef tongues! Price is acceptable consider their quality and compares to other Japanese BBQ. I will definitely keep coming back!! Highly recommended!

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YutakaK
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I order Mino, some piece too big and too thogh. server was not professional

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

わたしが住んでいる国ではこんなに美味しいお肉は食べられないので感動しました

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vipSamurai6
San Francisco
335 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner, Manpuku was very busy and offered two courses. Three of us got the Kobe course which included various beef cuts and slices plus we ordered additional premium tongue and chicken. Everything was very outstanding and delicious as always. Our server Lena was fantastic. That’s why I believe Manpuku is the best yakiniku joint in LA!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience! The food and service are excellent. We did have to wait about 30-45 min past our reservation time to wait for a table to free up, but the staff was very apologetic and gave us a free dish during our meal to make up for it. Will definitely dine here again!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

良き誕生日が出来ました!

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FAQs

Manpuku Tokyo BBQ - Torrance does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Manpuku Tokyo BBQ - Torrance also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (424) 271-7830.

Manpuku Tokyo BBQ - Torrance is rated 4.7 stars by 106 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.