3525 W Carson St, Torrance
Strawberry and original
---Pre-Covid Review---Uncle Tetsu's is always a pretty solid bet when it comes to Japanese fluffy cheesecakes. Came by this branch before the pandemic and picked up some cheesecakes. This location does them as well as any other branch I've been to. It's located upstairs in the a mall. No line on a Friday night. Service is friendly and the cheesecakes came out piping hot.I always get the matcha and this time I also grabbed a strawberry. Both are fluffy and melt away in your mouth. Not too sweet and the flavor is pronounced but not too strong. I still prefer the matcha. The strawberry one sort of reminds me of powdered strawberry products like Nesquik. It wasn't bad but I just preferred the matcha. Overall, another solid Uncle Tetsu location.
The online ordering system is easy to use. Pre-order your cakes first and pick up on your designated time. We did curb side pickup. call in the correct location phone number and they will deliver right to your car. We ordered ube, matcha and cheese tart. And OMGEE... cheese tarts are the bomb. Can't wait to try the ube and matcha are always my to go option. The staff are wearing gloves and masks which is a big deal nowadays.
I LOOOVE Uncle Tetsu. Cakes are always fluffy and soft. I tried the basque cheesecake and its a perfect combination of creamy yet fluffy. Best of all, their cakes are not too sweet!They are actually open for curbside pickup. Order on Tock and then choose your pickup time. CURBSIDE PICKUP - You can't go in the mall but you can park in the pickup zones between EMC and Barnes and Noble, and call one of the staff and tell them what stall you're in so they can bring it to you. Staff was friendly and helpful when explaining where the curbside pickup was.
I'm not a huge fan of cheesecakes especially American ones but man, Uncle Tetsu got a fan. Their cheesecakes literally melts into your mouth as it's so light. The reason why I don't like American cheesecakes is because they're heavy and condensed. Also super sweet. However, UT cheesecakes aren't overly sweet. And I love how the cheesecakes jiggle. Coming back for more~
Yes!!! After a failed attempt to actually get jiggly Japanese cheesecake in Japan, I was elated to find Uncle Tetsu in Del Amo Mall. They only had ube and strawberry flavors this afternoon, so I went with the ube. At $12, this ain’t cheap... but after the taste test... THIS IS TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!! The cheesecake was light and fluffy and moist with a very delicate ube flavor. So subtle that you can barely taste it (or the cheese) at all. I got a hint of egg in the cake, which is probably what helps make it so fluffy. The cake is a bit oily, which probably contributes to the moistness. Two thumbs up from me for this decadent splurge. Can’t wait to try other flavors in the future. ?
Yes!!! After a failed attempt to actually get jiggly Japanese cheesecake in Japan, I was elated to find Uncle Tetsu in Del Amo Mall. They only had ube and strawberry flavors this afternoon, so I went with the ube. At $12, this ain't cheap... but after the taste test... THIS IS TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!! The cheesecake was light and fluffy and moist with a very delicate ube flavor. So subtle that you can barely taste it (or the cheese) at all. I got a hint of egg in the cake, which is probably what helps make it so fluffy. The cake is a bit oily, which probably contributes to the moistness. Two thumbs up from me for this decadent splurge. Can't wait to try other flavors in the future.
Their cheesecakes are SOOO delicious - light and fluffy! They are doing pick up orders now. You have to reserve a time the day before pick up before they close. So if you order the day before after business hours, you get pushed to the next day. No curbside. You have to go in. Once it's time for your pick up, you go to the counter and give them your name on the reservation. Here is the link to order! https://www.exploretock.com/uncletetsutorrance?tock_source=tock&tock_medium=search_nav Good luck!
I love their cheesecakes, and I've missed them during the stay at home orders shutting them down. I heard del amo was opening back up, and I was wondering if they were included, so I just called them. The person who picked up the phone was super polite and said that they're starting online ordering/pickup starting this Tuesday; no purchasing at the register. I just wanted to share the news with other people who might be interested in knowing.
Best cheesecake tasting like a sponge cake
Never stepped inside this bakery, but my friend served this at her home. I tried this Japanese Cheesecake and I'm hooked, so much I had to post this review! Asian desserts tend to be less sweet which I prefer, so I'm not surprised that I liked this iteration of cheesecake. I do love Cheesecake Factory's cheesecake too, but if you want to assuage any guilt, try this version. It's much lighter..."fluffier" than its' typical, denser, original American cousin. In addition, the circumference of this cheesecake is significantly smaller in size as well. Seriously, it's so cute! We had the plain or original version. If you're one to prefer a simpler cheese cake without the fruit or extra sweet additions, this is for you. I think it would make a nice unique dessert to bring for a dinner party or potluck. I want to try the other flavors, so I'll be paying them a visit soon!
I recommend original and that is also what sells best. The very berry flavor (mix of raspberry and cranberry) was not strong enough and I decided to go with the original one. They said all the flavors were natural. As it was in the morning, they said they only had the very berry flavor as a sample... Wish they had more samples lined up as the store is already open. The cake is fluffy and delicate. Not too sweet like some American sweets. I'm glad to try this but as the whole cake is on the small side, you may need to get a few of them if you're sharing with a group of people.
I wanted to try Uncle Tetsu for their Japanese cheesecakes. We were able to sample ALL of the flavors they had, which is nice since it gives you a better idea of which one you would like. The worker was patient with us as we tried all the different flavors. There was literally no line, so we were able to get our cheesecake and go. We got the limited edition berry flavor. Some of the other cheesecakes were not strong in flavor, but I like how they are not too sweet. I am not one who enjoys eating super sweet things, so these cheesecakes were perfect. I would say the price is decent since you get the whole cheesecake. Uncle Tetsu is located on the second floor of the mall, so it may be a little hard to find at first. At least you could walk around the mall afterwards! We went at night, so the lights we saw on the way to Uncle Tetsu were pretty.
First time trying this place. I tried the strawberry and chocolate cheesecake. I loved the taste and how fluffy and soft it is when u bite into it. Very reasonable prices. Staff is polite and friendly. Recommend this only if your more of a bread person. If you prefer actual cheesecake this is not for you my friend.
Recommended from a coworker to try Uncle Tetsu cheesecake from Santa Anita location. Instead I tried the Sea Salt iced Green Tea and it's my favorite drink ! The green tea is so to rich and compliments well with the sea salt. My favorite part is when the foam collapses into the green tea. Creating a paradise of flavors on your pallet. I live in Los Angels and no longer work in Santa Anita. I pray that Uncle Tetsu Corp not forget about the people reside in between there only two locations Santa Anita and Torrance. I know dtla and ktown have many boba spots, but their not Uncle Tetsu. I hope for your continue success and growth especially in Los Angels.
3525 W Carson St, Torrance, CA 90503