Through the years; Pacific Square in Gardena, California has become a plaza that I have come to love. Not only did they once house my childhood favorite Sanrio store; Sanrio Gardena; they also have been home to several good restaurants and boba places through the years. Now another tasty place has opened up in that plaza. Teppan Tarou is now at the Tokyo Central and Main store at Pacific Square.
Teppan Tarou specializes in a variety of classic Japanese dishes. One can find yakisoba, kushiage okonomiyaki and curry dishes. Their food is cooked by experienced Japanese chefs on a teppan or flat iron grill.
I recently visited Teppan Tarou and was excited to try out their Japanese food. It was difficult for me to decide what to have but as a big fan of curry; I chose to get their Pork Katsu Curry Rice dish.
This Japanese dish was excellent. The Pork Katsu was perfectly crunchy and well accompanied with fresh, crisp asparagus. The main star was the curry. The curry sauce was nice and thick. Tastewise it had a nice spicy kick. I definitely felt the heat from the curry instantly but found that the spice was nicely offset with the sweetness of ginger that was also part of the dish. The curry is comparable to some of the best curry that I have had in Japan.
Teppan Tarou definitely knows their curry and I am so excited to try more of their authentic Japanese cuisine in the future.
For more smiles; please see my Yelp review on Teppan Tarou.