3525 W Carson St, Torrance
I know this place is really popular and I really wanted to love it but at the end of the day, the Japanese (souffle) cheesecake was so so so so so dry. Did I say dry? Make sure you have some water near by cuz you'll drink every drop when you eat a slice. Are Japanese taste buds different than my Chinese ones? Maybe I got a bad cake but I highly dont recommend. NO NO NO NO NO. 85 degrees is better.
Very standard Uncle Tetsu cheesecakes. If you like their product, these will be good. The line wasn't out the door, and the cheesecakes were still soft, jiggly, and delicious. Their oreo cheesecake was, just like their other stuff, mildly flavored. For those who've never had it, they're not dense at all. In fact, it's pretty much the opposite- light, fluffy, and kind of like, um, sponge cake almost. Some people don't necessarily enjoy it, but if you're looking to try, this Uncle Tetsu wasn't that busy in the evening.
Staff was fast and friendly! coffee cheesecake samples was nice! Japanese cheesecake and sea salt green tea with cheese foam was delicious!
Uncle Tetsu is so good! It actually tastes more like a light & fluffy pound cake instead of cheesecake. I got the oreo cheesecake & it was delicious! They have samples if it's your first time. Wish there was a location in OC.
I wanted to buy their cheese cake. I went there and they were nice enough to offer me the samples. The guy told me I have to wait a while so they finish baking the samples so I did. They gave me samples and all different kind of cheesecake wasn't good at all. I can get better cheese cakes at marukai or Nijiya so I didn't buy any. The staffs were very nice. It's just too bad I didn't like their cheesecake.
Uncle Tetsu is a different kind of cheesecake, very airy and fluffy. Some might even say mushy. It might be a turn off for some, especially if you're used to the dense, rich cheesecake. We had Uncle Tetsu a couple of times, and the first time we had it, we thought it was amazing. It was just perfectly light and fluffy. Second time, I thought it wasn't as fluffy but more mushy, which kind of turned me off of it. I still liked it, but just not as good. I think it's a fine line between light and moist/ mushy like it's underbaked. We usually stick to their original flavor, and I love that it is relatively inexpensive (about $10). I also give them credit for having a custom bag that fits their square box perfectly. Little things like that really impress me about a brand. I'd purchase the cake again for sure. Hopefully next time will impress me like the first time!
Price: 4 Taste: 4 Service: 4 Portion: 4 My daughter heard about this place so decided to give it a try. Good thing we tried it cause it's tasty especially if you eat it with coffee (I like every dessert with coffee). We ordered strawberry cheesecake which is one of the most popular cake including the original cheesecake. I love how they serve the cake inside a cute box and bag. Cheesecake itself is very fluffy...has a spongecake feel to it, and tasty. I would definitely come by again when I'm nearby.
This place is such a great find. If you naturally gravitate to lighter sweets and if you are a lover of cheesecake and/or pastries this is definitely the spot. It's best to come early in this location. My friend and I waited about 15 minutes in line but the line can loop around the corner if you don't come early. Uncle Tetsu's Cheesecake is not like your traditional cheesecake. It's fluffy, cheesy, buttery, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. It's simple and best of all, not sickeningly sweet. To me, it's almost like a soufflé. We brought a couple of boxes to go and was very surprised and pleased that the cheesecake maintained its flavor and texture the next day. Definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a light, delicious, and cheesy treat!
The original its delicious!
Super good. I prefer their Japanese style cheese cake to our American style. It's far better than that
Memorial Day Weekend 2019
Sweet, but compared to your average slice of cheesecake, Uncle Tetsu makes theirs more light and airy. It's basically a sponge cake, combining the texture of a soufflé and the sweetness of cheesecake. The store is located inside the Del Amo Fashion Center, between Zales and Cinnabon in the Fashion Wing (near Din Tai Fung). When I came by, there were cakes on the counter, boxed and ready to be sold. You can also see the ovens in the back baking new batches. There's also drinks (milk tea, green tea,) and cookies available for purchase. I purchased one original cheesecake and one strawberry flavored cake. Both were fresh and warm, which I was happy about. Portions are on the smaller side, 3-4 people could probably share but I think I could finish it by myself. I found it very tasty, almost decadent since it was super soft. It's not crumbly at all, leaving little mess behind. Similar to a castella, but much better! Personally, I would be much more content with a slice of New York cheesecake. However, the cake at Uncle Tetsu is amazing as well.
[Review #435] 2019 Yelp 100 Challenge (87/100) I first heard (about 3 years ago) of Uncle Tetsu at the Westfield Santa Anita... actually, I saw before I heard... saw the extremely long lines with restrictions similar to DAB's cronuts (20-mins. per batch & each batch has 12 cakes with a limit of 1 order per family). What's the big deal? I have no idea & it wasn't within my time constraints. Luckily for me, a new shop opened up at Del Amo Mall, located just east of DTF between Zales Jewelers & Cinnabon. I was taking M for a treat at a nearby ice cream shop when I saw Uncle Tetsu, & they were offering samples of their cheesecakes -- original & Oreo. It didn't have a crust, which is unusual, delightfully light like a soufflé with a rich eggy flavor, & typical of Japanese baked goods, not very sweet; if you have a sweet tooth, this may not be the bakery for you. Both flavors was quite tasty, but I wasn't quite ready to commit yet since M was pulling me away for his planned treat. I was hoping to walk back & pick one up, it didn't happen. :-| This location offers multiple flavors: original, strawberry, matcha, chocolate, coffee, & most recently Oreo (but it may be temporary). I don't think this location has reached the heightened craze as Arcadia... yet. Or maybe it was too early, we walked by around 11:15 AM on Sunday. I don't understand the hype around this famed cheesecake... don't get me wrong, it was a delicious cheesecake but I'm not willing to wait in a long for it especially since it's almost $10 for a 6" cake with a hot stamp of a caricature of its namesake, Tetsushi Mizokami. :-O It's a good Japanese cheesecake, but if there's a line, you have better things to do with your time & plenty of other dessert options at this mall. Recommended: Original Japanese Cheesecake.
I'm so excited that there's an uncle testu in the South Bay ! No need to drive to Arcadia. Everyone here was super friendly and welcoming. Outstanding customer service and efficient. This location offers 5 different flavors of cheesecakes and also an assortment of drinks .
Overhyped sponge cake. Good but nothing special. The lines for this place is insane in NorCal so we were pleasantly surprised to see this inside the mall with no line. We tried samples of the strawberry and matcha, but ended up going with the original. The small cake was enough to share between 6 people (we did just have lunch so this was dessert). The cake is nothing like cheesecake. It's more like a sponge cake or softer pound cake. The cake is fluffy but not creamy and it's not very dense so you won't feel very full either. It's very similar to Mamon (Filipino Sponge Cake) but just less sweet.
After seeing so many pictures online about this famous jiggly cheescake, I was so excited to try Uncle Tetsu. I went on opening day, and I was sadly disappointed. The cake was not at all jiggly and was more reminiscent of dry, dense bread. For around $10, I don't think it was worth it. My experience may have been skewed due to inexperience of workers, as it was the first day. The taste was okay, though. This was at the Torrance location in Del Amo.
Located inside of the mall, we expected long lines, and we got just that. However, to our surprise the line shrunk very quickly. We ordered the traditional cake. Within seconds we paid, were handed the case, and were on our way. All-in-all, we were there for less than 10 minutes. The cake though. None of us thought it was as good as advertised. In fact, we all felt that some individually wrapped Japanese cheesecakes that we tried at the same time, had just as much flavor and quite a bit less money.
First time having Japanese cheesecake and was not disappointed! This is a little stand in the mall, and I couldn't resist a sample (okay, two). The gentleman at the counter was friendly, and I walked away with a whole cheesecake in the original flavor (the only come in one size). They also have matcha, coffee and strawberry, which I might get next time! I can't compare to any other place, but their cheesecakes are fluffy, soft and sweet-but-not-too-sweet. SO GOOD, and so much better than American cheesecakes imo. Glad I walked by this place and would be back if it wasn't so far from me! Tip: enjoy fresh so you don't lose the fluffy and jiggly consistency.
I love me some Uncle Tetsu cheese cake and now they have four flavors! I was excited to see this location opened near Din Tai Fung at the Del Amo Mall. Maybe its a thing because the first Uncle Tetsu I had was at the Arcadia mall, near their Din Tai Fung! We had just stuffed ourselves with yummy dumplings and weren't quite ready for dessert, so we go a cheese cake to go. There was a line but it went pretty fast. I was excited to learn that they have the four flavored cheese cake option - regular, match, chocolate and strawberry. I have always loved the original but wanted to try the other flavors. They were delicious and fluffy!
3525 W Carson St, Torrance, CA 90503