Restaurants abound in the area. Specialty items and prices vary widely. The fact that South Bay has a heavy concentration of Japanese-Americans makes it a great place to enjoy Japanese cuisine but don’t forget the many Korean, Indian, and Latino South Bay restaurants. Be sure to try out:
Abigale located in a former church, its diverse menu includes memorable smoked pork confit pop tarts. Pair these with house-brewed ales.
Addi’s Tandoor located at Redondo Beach is known for its Indian dishes like eggplant baiganbharta and seafood.
If you are looking for good Korean foods check out Cho Dang Tofu in the Torrance strip mall. Be sure to try the tofu soup or banchan featuring cucumber kimchi and bean sprouts.
Dia de Campo is a great Hermosa Beach Mexican restaurant whose feature dishes include: crab-topped guacamole, short rib empanadas, Mexican street corn, and carnitas tacos.
If you crave seafood with a creative flair, look no farther than Fishing with Dynamite at Manhattan Beach. Be sure to try the Peruvian scallops and the Koshihikari rice. Get there early as this restaurant holds only thirty-five.
If you are looking for good music, the area has plenty to offer. Whether you’re there to listen or you want to jam, check out the Southbay Acoustic Musicians of Redondo Beach. They welcome singers as well as those who play brass, woodwinds, bongos, or drums.
Consider taking an art class. Good ones are offered for budding artists of all ages at Hermosa Beach Community Center. If you are not an artist check out the facility to see what others are creating.
If you want to get out and meet people and get some exercise, South Bay offers miles of ocean-view trails and paths. Bike, roller blade, or just stroll along the beach collecting sea shells.
You might also take a surfing lesson from one of the area pros.
If you are a camera buff, beach walks offer great views of South Bay marine life. Catch a glimpse of the dolphins or even great sunsets.
Go for a stroll along the strand and admire the architecture of such renowned designers as Richard Neutra, Ray Kappe, Dean Nota, Patrick Killen, Grant Fitzpatrick, Louie Tomaro, Larry Peha, and Michael Lee.
Beach volleyball is king in the South Bay area. Go and watch tournaments or join in a pickup game.