In-store visits by appointment only: Tuesday through Saturday, 1 pm to 6 pm, and Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm. Appointments can be made online by clicking "Book Store Visit". Tortoise is closed Mondays. Please allow 3-5 business days for online orders to be processed and shipped out. Same-day curbside pick-up is available for orders made during store pick-up hours (Tuesday - Sunday 11 am to 4 pm), but customers must first be notified by email when order is ready. Tortoise is CLOSED for the New Year, January 1st - 4th and will re-open January 5th, 2021.

About Tortoise “General Store”

When we visited one of the islands in Hawaii in 2007, we came across a “general store”. It was very local and community-based, which we rarely saw in Los Angeles.

Nowadays with big chain stores spread in the cities, you can get decent variety of products with decent service anywhere you go.

But when we walked into the small “general store” we felt a very friendly, established presence in its local community. In the “general store”, their products were what was minimum required in daily life. Less variety of what big chain stores carried. But we felt that was just enough.

At “TGS / Tortoise General Store”, based on Tortoise’ basic philosophy, we would like to introduce wider, more “general” service, not just products.

We like to create a “General Store” that may not be “cool” but a place where it feels familiar, or be unique in its own way.

Keiko and Taku Shinomoto   August, 2008