Finally got around to visiting Lee's Kitchen in the Ramada Inn on PCH in Torrance, which replaced the highly regarded Shanghai Palace. The buzz wasn't particularly good, but I needed to see for myself, and I liked it quite a bit. Marinated tofu with pork featured tofu sliced as thinly as noodles (looks like a noodle dish until you take a close look) and was as good of a tofu dish as you'll find. Scallion beef hot pot and fish in rice wine sauce were also quite good. I suspect that some of the patrons are just sore that Shanghai Palace is gone. Lee's Kitchen is at 2880 Pacific Coast Highway.
As a future note, there's a Honey Boba (presumably related to the wildly successful Arcadia enterprise) opening up just east of P V Palace on PCH in Lomita.