I work near the intersection of the 110 and the 405 -- near all the Toyota buildings in the South Bay. This afternoon for lunch, I felt a need to escape the constant Tragedy Talk in my office and found Mishima as a refuge. In a back-handed way, I ducked in because I could tell that the packed restaurant (located at 21605 S. Western Ave., Torrance) had no English speaking patrons inside and IF they were talking about New York, or the Taliban, or retaliation, I wouldn't understand it anyway.
I fell into a lovely bowl of udon noodles with a side of tempura. They pre-glazed my tempura so some of it was soggy but the noodles were exceptional. They apparently have locations in West Los Angeles at 11819 Wilshire, Beverly Hills at 8474 West Third, and Studio City at 12265 Ventura Boulevard.
I look forward to going back. I already feel a bit better.