Torrance, CA 90501
I only give five stars to restaurants that change my ideas about food. Musha's is absolutely, positively brilliant.
What they do with the food is just incredible. It only takes little bites for you to enter a world of flavor unlike just about any other. They offer a kind of combination of sushi and tapas. I can't even describe it properly, but it's magical.
Truth be told, you should get the rissoto in the cheese wheel and eat just a small bit then take the rest home. What you can do with it the next morning with eggs and breakfast meats is stunning.
The place is going to be crowded with some locals and some tourists. With any luck you won't be sitting next to the tourists who drink all kinds of sake just in case those unpronounceable things are.. like.. you know... icky, fer sure.
Musha's is in a very cool little minimall on the edge of Torrance but they're not open for lunch. Next door is a very cool Korean BBQ and on the other side is a very cool karaoke joint with private booths. So there's all kinds of Asian flavor inside and outside.
In a way, I wish I could keep this joint a secret, but hey. The concept is bound to spread.