Me & my husband went there last night and our thought after dinner was 'It's not worth the money. Now that we've tried it, we probably won't go back'. We went there last night and the price has been raised to $23 and it's not worth the money. The quality of the sushi is alright, but the rest of the food was okay. The selection was pretty small. The decor is same as any Chinese buffet you'd usually pay $12 for. We went there because of a Food Network episode of "Top 5". According to the episode it was one of the top 5 "Bodacious Buffets" in the United States. Either that episode was extremely old or the person who put it on that list doesn't eat out much. Even though we saw the small buffet as we walked to our table, we thought it might taste better than it looks because we've trusted Food Network from past experiences.
If you are in the mood for a buffet with good sushi and Asian food, like another reviewer said, go to Todai. It is about $5 more, but it's 5 times better in quality and looks than the Lighthouse Buffet. If you want cheaper options, there are 2 buffets in Torrance we like that are located in the same plaza. One is called Koji (Korean BBQ buffet that you cook at your table) and the other is called Grand World Buffet (Chinese Buffet). They are located in the plaza on the NW corner of Western and Carson. These 3 are definitely better than the Lighthouse Buffet in quality and value.
Pros: Raw Fish Selection, Location
Cons: Ambience, Parking, Quality of Food, Price