Dahlicious Creamery – South Bay

Dahlicious Creamery-South Bay

Rolled Ice Cream (Center is Cookie Monster)

What: Dahlicious Creamery

Where: South Bay (Torrance)

For: All Ages

Rolled Ice Cream

We came across Dahlicious Creamery when we were looking for an ice cream place to take the kids.  Not only is this sweet shop adorable, but they serve up the most amazing ice cream creations that we have seen.  With new flavors coming out every season, there is always something new to taste…and to Instagram.

The Creamery

They See Me Rollin

This cute little shop in a strip mall off of PCH offers tons of options for patrons.  The girls were so excited to try the space ice cream rolls, which comes in different sizes.  The employees make the ice cream right in front of you by mixing, freezing, rolling and topping the delectable desserts. 

Ice Cream Cones

I ordered the cookie monster (which ended up turning my entire mouth blue), and Ethan ordered the banana split rolled ice cream.  Although I expected the final product to taste hard and icy, they were actually very creamy and rich.

Emma With Her Ice Cream

Other dessert options include gourmet ice cream scooped into cones and ice cream sandwiches.  Don’t be mistaken to think that these are any regular ice cream sandwiches…there are so many options for the cookie portion of the dessert from fruity pebbles to raw edible cookie dough.  On certain days of the week,  Dahlicious Creamery makes ice cream ‘tacos’ from different colors and flavors of waffle cone with ice cream in the middle.

Skylar with her Ice Cream

If you check out the Creamery’s Facebook page, you can participate in giveaways and see the new seasonal treat that the owners have created.  We can’t wait to see what they think of next so that we can pop in for a new yummy treat.

Ice Cream Taco

The Crowd

Although the location seems curious for an ice cream shop, Dahlicious Creamery is actually very popular.  The crowd consisted of adults, children and families.  Everyone was happy and anxious to watch the employees make their custom creation.  The little touches such as the tag phrase ‘They See Me Rollin’” printed on the bowls and the shop décor makes for great pictures.  Although there is a fairly small seating area, no one seemed to mind after they started eating their desserts.

Edible Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich

Cost

Since this is a gourmet ice cream shop, you can expect to spend from $7 to $10 per person.  The price was well worth the dessert options and the ability to watch your treats made right before your eyes.

Ethan’s Banana Split Rolled Ice Cream

Dahlicious Creamery Information

4172 Pacific Coast Hwy, Ste 110, Torrance, CA 90505

(424) 383 – 1432

www.facebook.com/Dahlicious-Creamery

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Kura Revolving Sushi Bar-Multiple Locations

Kura Revolving Sushi Bar-Multiple Locations

What: Kura Revolving Sushi Bar

Where: Multiple Locations

For: All Ages

Kura Revolving Sushi Bar is a novelty sushi bar that has a conveyor belt that delivers sushi directly to your table.  It’s completely automated and offers all types of foods to patrons.  Wait times can be up to 90 minutes in the South Bay Kura since it’s a fairly new restaurant.

The Restaurant

When you get into the restaurant, you have a panel next to your table that allows you to order.  The waitress only served to get us drinks and take away plates.  Various appetizers, sushi and chicken were offered on a conveyer belt that goes around the entire restaurant.  There is a small sign before each type of food so you knew what was being served on the plates.  Don’t worry if you don’t grab the plate you want when it first comes around!  There are many opportunities to grab the food.

Kura’s Ninja Cartoon that gives you a prize after consuming 15 plates.

If you don’t find something you want on the conveyor belt, you can use the order panel to choose what type of food you want.  You’ll hear a dinging sound when your food is ready, and an order belt brings your food directly to your table on a conveyor belt above the revolving sushi conveyor belt.

After you finish the food on your plate, there is a disposal slot on the side of each table that allows you to put your empty plate into.  The order panel keeps track of the number of plates you eat. Every five plates inserted, there is a small cartoon that plays a story on the order panel.  Skylar enjoyed the cartoon and kept telling us to eat more so we can win the cartoon.  Once guests eat and insert fifteen plates, you ‘win’ a prize.  The prize is in a small ball that comes out of a ‘prize shoot’ on top of the conveyor belts.  They are very cheap prizes, but Skylar thought it was amazing that she won anything at a restaurant.  When parties are finished eating, you can check out right at your table on your order panel.  The waitress brings you the check and you are on your way!  It’s one of the most fun and interesting restaurant experiences we have had.

The Food

The restaurant serves nigiri, sushi rolls (regular and baked), hand rolls, gunkan maki (sushi served in small cups), ramen and various appetizers.  There is also a variety of plates to choose from.  The sushi tasted very good and fresh.  We kept having to ask for more wasabi and ginger, but that was more of a wait staff issue than a restaurant issue.

Skylar isn’t much of a sushi eater, so we ordered ramen on the top belt for her.  Although she likes California Rolls, the ones at Kura are actual crab (she’s used to imitation crab)…meaning I ended up eating her entire roll.  I tried as much as I could, but the menu contains so many dishes that there are twelve pages to scroll through on the order panel.  We definitely need to come back to try more of the food offered.

The Crowd

There is a mobile app that allows you to check in remotely.  It will give you the wait times for either a seat at the sushi bar or a table.  Because of the novelty of the restaurant, there is usually an our long wait time.  Since you can view the place you are at in line, you can leave your house in time for them to call you.  At the door of Kura there is also an iPad that allows walk-ups to check in and view where they stand in line.  I noticed that each group that went in took about 30 to 45 minutes to finish their meal.

Cost

We ended up paying $64 for three people at Kura.  Each plate ranges from $2.50 to $2.75, and other pricing is available on the order panel.  We ordered some drinks which added another $10 to our bill.  We paid $52 when we went as a couple.

Kura Revolving Sushi Bar Information

1840 W. 182nd Street, Torrance, CA 90504

(424) 221-5731

kurausa.com

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