Last week, I watched an old episode of No Reservations where Tony visited Osaka, Japan. The episode focused on the famous Osaka takoyaki and okonomiyaki. The alluring images of octopus balls burned into my brain, and I developed a serious craving. LA Weekly's Jonathan Gold suggested Gaja Restaurant in Lomita (near Torrance) as one of the best place for takoyaki and okonomiyaki.
Watermelon soda ... delicious!
Look at all the condiments!
Takoyaki with spicy mayo. There was a single tako (octopus) in each ball and it was soooo teeeeeny!
The chicken karaage was crisp and not too oily.
Takoyaki with gooey mochi and cheese.
The "modan" mix okonomiyaki with pork slices, shrimp, octopus, and noodles. Warning, these suckers are HUGE. Sharing between two people is more than enough.
2383 Lomita Blvd
Lomita, CA 90717