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Little Tokyo

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Address: Downtown, Southeast of the Civic Center; bounded by 1st, Los Angeles, CA
Phone Number: 213-624-1267
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This Japanese neighborhood is a good place for eating and visiting gardens.

This Japanese neighborhood is a good place for eating and visiting gardens.

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we Love this Japanese cultural street and their must-try Ramen / Gril. Awesome place to go in LA!!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Ottawa, Canada
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Onna-son, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Little Tokyo has not changed much in the past several years except many businesses have closed and Koreans have taken over many of the Japanese Restaurants. Several good spots to eat but stick with a Japanese chef and the food will be fresher and taste better

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here to taste the ramen its a bomb! but we waited for a seat yeah! there's a long queue.They also have lots of food to offer shabu2x, Sushi and lots of japanese goodies. Its a small place so its easy to explore.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we Love this Japanese cultural street and their must-try Ramen / Gril. Awesome place to go in LA!!!!

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have a great time looking at the shops and eating all that great food . you can bring your family here.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much to really see here. There are some shops and places to eat. After going all the way here, I decided I better eat something so it wouldn't be a total waste of time after coming here to visit. It was a "Japanese" type buffet, not too expensive, and not too good - but filling. Go to a better... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is very artsy and has a lot of great restaurants and places to see art. They have so many sushi and ramen restaurants, it is actually overwhelming! The area is clean and it is really trendy and cool. I will be back to explore this area more!

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chicago, il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since I have lived in Japan, this reminds me of Japan! It is so cool how they have foods (even mini loafs of bread) that you would find in Japan. Worth seeing for sure if you like Japanese culture. The outdoor mall like area is small though.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always enjoyed going there as a change of atmosphere...see a different world...like a little bit of Tokyo. There is Japanese Village Plaza between 1st and 2nd Street that does give you a feel of being in a Japanese village with shops, market and restaurants.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i come here almost every day for good sushi and shabu2. very unique place in downtown LA. everything here is Japanese and it takes you to another place.

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los angeles
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area used to be much more robust. I don't know what happened but it's much quieter. Not a bad place to get some Japanese cuisine.

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