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Yamazaki Bakery

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123 Japanese Village Plz Mall, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3908
213 624-2773
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7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout

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Anything with the chocolate cream in it is to die for!

I love love this bakery! One of my favorite ways to spend a Sunday is to hit up little Tokyo for breakfast and then China Town for shopping and lunch. To be honest I would drive all the way for just the cream puffs and skip the rest, but that's just me and my sweet tooth. The classic vanilla is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
Jenny E
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Atlanta, Georgia
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58 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited this establishment on 11/23/15. There were two ladies staffed, one on the phone and the other serving patrons. The young lady serving customers was abrupt, rude; she seemed impatient when patrons don't know immediately what they want. Not a nice experience for tourists like myself. I ordered the Oreo Cheesecake, which wasn't a cheesecake at all. It consisted... More 

Thank vaw30080
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I love love this bakery! One of my favorite ways to spend a Sunday is to hit up little Tokyo for breakfast and then China Town for shopping and lunch. To be honest I would drive all the way for just the cream puffs and skip the rest, but that's just me and my sweet tooth. The classic vanilla is... More 

Thank Jenny E
Long Beach, California
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346 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Usually, around august every year i goto the nisei week festivities and regularly stop by here for snacks. One of the only stores that has soft serve ice cream to cooldown during the summer heat. They have a decent selection of pastries and they are not all japanese themed you can pickup regular items like cream puffs and fruit tarts

Thank Hoben01
Los Angeles
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I stop by whenever I am in Little Tokyo for breakfast. My favorites are the pizza pastry and the hot dog rolls. Their pastry is cheaper than Starbucks and taste better.

Thank GiantsFanLosAngeles
Newton, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Bought myself a little birthday cake here (with fresh strawberries), and we were all a happy bunch. Like the pan and all the other little individual treats, too, and the selection of Japanese imported iced teas. You can enjoy your treats in the benches outside.

Thank Annabella G
Malibu, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Friends turned me into this bakery. The coffee roll so good. Kinda like a hawaiin bread made with coffee instead of water. It's a step beyond good for the soul. Coconut muffin is just as good. Staff is friendly and it's priced right.

Thank SanMo
Kansas City, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is a favorite spot because of their high quality and fresh baked goods. I prefer it to another nearby bakery in Little Tokyo and have compared the two. Yamazaki has an excellent selection of breads, rolls, and pastries. Their croissants are very good and also the raisin buns are just like what you can find in Japan. A special... More 

Thank KaneoheBoy
Okinawa, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We sat down outside and enjoyed a coffee with a cupcake. Nice place for something quick in Little Tokyo. They also have other quick foods like pre-made sandwiches and small pizzas and other baked goods.

Thank Craig M
Los Angeles, California
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40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I've been going here for a few years and I always get the same thing. I actually don't know what it's called. But, I'll try to describe this very yummy treat. A huge triangle shaped piece of pound cake with a layer of cream and a layer of raspberry preserve. I blame a friend of mine for introducing this evil... More 

Thank Christine M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

This bakery has Japanese sweets and breads. They are all beautifully made and very delicious! We always take friends to visit their so they can expedience the delicious items from here

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 123 Japanese Village Plz Mall, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3908
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 213 624-2773

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese


Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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