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Map & Directions 2383 Lomita Blvd.
Lomita, CA 90717
  • Japanese
  • Sun, Wed-Sat 11am-7pm
  • MasterCard, Visa
  • Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Snack Food
  • No Alcohol
  • Reservations Not Accepted
  • Parking Lot Available


LA Weekly's Description

Our favorite alternative Japanese cream puffs can be found at this gorgeous Lomita Japanese bakery that resembles a high-class Tokyo tearoom. Keiko Nojima, the chef, a local South Bay girl, followed a course of study at the California Culinary Academy with a long apprenticeship in Japan, and her delicate concoctions — majestic cheesecake pyramids flavored with fresh orange peel, sesame blancmange with caramel, tiny chestnut-mousse montblancs, green-tea cakes — are marriages of Japanese flavors and Parisian structures, as beautiful as Ken Price ceramics. The cream puffs are especially good — airy, eggy pastries stuffed to order with blackish, sesame-flavored whipped cream and sprinkled with a sweet powder made of caramelized soy, a cream puff that takes full command. Nojima claims that sesame cream puffs are fairly common in Tokyo, but there is nothing remotely like them in Los Angeles. A Chantilly puff is a work of art.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Stephanie L. on 10/31/12

    This is the best Japanese-French bakery anywhere! Get the chocolate tart! This place is closed Tuesdays! ]:

  • George B. on 12/28/11

    Nice decor, delicious desserts, a tad expensive

  • Kevin C. on 12/03/11

    Choux sesame is awesome!!

  • Geo Z. on 03/07/10

    Sesame cream puff is excellent

  • Stephanie C. on 11/11/13

    Fresh black sesame cream puffs! They even offer ice packs if you're driving for more than 30min with them.

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