Found this while shopping at the market. Its hidden away in the back of Marukai Pacific Market in Gardena. Just opened and I have to say - not bad at all for the price point. Little lunches to go, made to order price ranges from 3.40 - 8,50 for the Makunouchi Bento (meat, fish, shrimp combo). I had the daily special - rice pickles, a little dolop of potato salad, soy marinated chicken drumettes, pork tonkastu and tempura'd smelt for 4.50.
NOTE: Unlike the Marukai at Western and Artesia, this is one of the few branches of the Marukai markets that does not require a membership card to shop.
I'm a sucker for the plastic food displays that help the customer figure out what is in the bento lunches --and they have quite a nice one - reminds me of eating in those mom and pop places in Tokyo. I will definitely go back for lunch on the fly or one of those party platters. No sit down eating in the market but there is little picnic table outside.
1620 W. Redondo Beach Blvd. at Denker, east of Western.
Gardena, CA 90247
310 329 1165 - call for hours or to take out.