Daichan

★★★★★

About Daichan

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Lunch hours: Mon - Sat, 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner hours: Mon - Sat, 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Sun, 4pm - 9pm

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I love this place. Super charming decor and small family feel, plus great cooking. This is one of the few places where you can get an awesome Katsu curry.

3
★★★★★

I love this place. Super charming decor and small family feel, plus great cooking. This is one of the few places where you can get an awesome Katsu curry.

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Toro Poki Bowl! Like a bowl full of unrolled sushi. So tasty - I've been here twice and I've gotten the Toro Poki Bowl twice (i'm pretty sure that's the name -- it's like $15). The atmosphere inside is awesome! Take-away is quick

3
★★★★★

Toro Poki Bowl! Like a bowl full of unrolled sushi. So tasty - I've been here twice and I've gotten the Toro Poki Bowl twice (i'm pretty sure that's the name -- it's like $15). The atmosphere inside is awesome! Take-away is quick

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I love this place. Every place I look reminds me of Japan. The name is right-Japanese soul food. You never want for anything, the waitress is right there either filling your tea, water glass, or whatever you need. I usually get the eel

3
★★★★★

I love this place. Every place I look reminds me of Japan. The name is right-Japanese soul food. You never want for anything, the waitress is right there either filling your tea, water glass, or whatever you need. I usually get the eel

Pros: Good down home Japanese food, reasonable prices.

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Just went there with my wife after reading a few of the reviews (Saturday around 6 pm). The place seemed extremely small from the outside, but it opens up as soon as you enter. The place is overdecorated with tons and tons of Japanese

3
★★★★★

Just went there with my wife after reading a few of the reviews (Saturday around 6 pm). The place seemed extremely small from the outside, but it opens up as soon as you enter. The place is overdecorated with tons and tons of Japanese

Pros: Ambience + food + service

Cons: A bit hard to spot.

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Daichan is a special place. They make home-style food, have generous portions, and charge a fair price. The atmosphere is adorable and comfortable, filled with asian trinkets and art. The service is excellent! I recommend the salmon

3
★★★★★

Daichan is a special place. They make home-style food, have generous portions, and charge a fair price. The atmosphere is adorable and comfortable, filled with asian trinkets and art. The service is excellent! I recommend the salmon

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There is nothing bad I can say about this place. They do not offer specialty sushi rolls here, just hearty food like your mother would make. That is if your mother was Japanese and from Hawaii. The poki bowls are my favorite, but

3
★★★★★

There is nothing bad I can say about this place. They do not offer specialty sushi rolls here, just hearty food like your mother would make. That is if your mother was Japanese and from Hawaii. The poki bowls are my favorite, but

Pros: hearty meals, good service, nice environment

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I know that sounds lame...But it is like a retreat...I love coming here...you all a sudden slow down, you are more aware of yourself and voice, and you just get to enjoy this charming place. I love it, and likely tried everything on the

3
★★★★★

I know that sounds lame...But it is like a retreat...I love coming here...you all a sudden slow down, you are more aware of yourself and voice, and you just get to enjoy this charming place. I love it, and likely tried everything on the

Pros: If I move to an island one day, and could have one restaurant to go to, this would be the one

Cons: I honestly have none.

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the handwritten menu is charming, though initially overwhelming with additional menu items handwritten/illustrated and posted all over the walls. service is thoroughly attentive, i never had to ask for a water refill, and dinner for 2

3
★★★★★

the handwritten menu is charming, though initially overwhelming with additional menu items handwritten/illustrated and posted all over the walls. service is thoroughly attentive, i never had to ask for a water refill, and dinner for 2

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I love Daichan!!! It is one of the few Japanese soul food restaurants in LA (Kouraku is the other one) with amazing service and great food. When I'm in the mood for something very healthy, light but filling, I would order the Tuna Rice

3
★★★★★

I love Daichan!!! It is one of the few Japanese soul food restaurants in LA (Kouraku is the other one) with amazing service and great food. When I'm in the mood for something very healthy, light but filling, I would order the Tuna Rice

Pros: food, service, ambience

Cons: parking

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Daichan's dishes bridge Japanese and Hawaiian cuisine. I could eat here twice a day, sometimes i do. I just wish they were open for breakfast! :)

3
★★★★★

Daichan's dishes bridge Japanese and Hawaiian cuisine. I could eat here twice a day, sometimes i do. I just wish they were open for breakfast! :)

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If sushi is the extent of your Japanese cuisine experience, or if you're simply a sushi snob, then go away. If you want home style Japanese "soul food" (as the restaurant likes to refer to their dishes as), then you've got to give this cozy little restaurant a try. Don't get me wrong, I love sushi, but sometimes I'm just in the mood for some "down home" cooking. You don't have to get all "dressed to impress," just go in jeans and a T. And even though I'm not Japanese, I've eaten enough Japanese home-cooked meals to know what's good. I recommend their signature Samurai Chicken (go deep fried), Tuna Poki Bowl, and Agedashi Tofu. If you dig spam like I do, they've got spam musubi!!

PROS: Cozy family-feel, great non-sushi food
CONS: small parking lot

4
★★★★☆

If sushi is the extent of your Japanese cuisine experience, or if you're simply a sushi snob, then go away. If you want home style Japanese "soul food" (as the restaurant likes to refer to their dishes as), then you've got to give this cozy little restaurant a try. Don't get me wrong, I love sushi, but sometimes I'm just in the mood for some "down home" cooking. You don't have to get all "dressed to impress," just go in jeans and a T. And even though I'm not Japanese, I've eaten enough Japanese home-cooked meals to know what's good. I recommend their signature Samurai Chicken (go deep fried), Tuna Poki Bowl, and Agedashi Tofu. If you dig spam like I do, they've got spam musubi!!

PROS: Cozy family-feel, great non-sushi food
CONS: small parking lot

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A few of my Japanese and American friends recommended this place, and I went there with three other people. Three of us were Japanese, and the others had lived in Japan over 4 years. Unfortunately, none of us felt this place was great. Maybe our expectations were higher than what it should have been. Knowing that there are much better restaurants in West LA, Torrance, Gardena, and downtown, Daichan will be one of our last choices for Japanese food in the future.

3
★★★☆☆

A few of my Japanese and American friends recommended this place, and I went there with three other people. Three of us were Japanese, and the others had lived in Japan over 4 years. Unfortunately, none of us felt this place was great. Maybe our expectations were higher than what it should have been. Knowing that there are much better restaurants in West LA, Torrance, Gardena, and downtown, Daichan will be one of our last choices for Japanese food in the future.

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I LOVE Daichan. Good sushi, awesome tempura, various great "bowls", good service. Small place but very cozy, feels authentic (and I've been to Japan a few times). Overall, my favorite Japanese place in LA (not necessarily favorite sushi, but favorite Japanese). Love it.

5
★★★★★

I LOVE Daichan. Good sushi, awesome tempura, various great "bowls", good service. Small place but very cozy, feels authentic (and I've been to Japan a few times). Overall, my favorite Japanese place in LA (not necessarily favorite sushi, but favorite Japanese). Love it.

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Daichan has amazing home-stule Japanese food that is always fresh and tasty. It's not expensive, and the waiters and chef couldn't be nicer!

3
★★★★★

Daichan has amazing home-stule Japanese food that is always fresh and tasty. It's not expensive, and the waiters and chef couldn't be nicer!

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About a dozen tables crowd a dining room cluttered with Japanese art and artifacts---traditional painting, elaborate kites, fountains, statues, masks, kimonos, and parasols---plus menu descriptions accompanied by childlike illustrations.…

 

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