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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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Food was good

Overall was a pleasant visit. Food was good and people were fairly friendly. Landcaping was picturesque

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After returning from Japan and spending time learning a bit of Japanese at a meetup, I missed the culture once back in Los Angeles. It's my experience that Tours of MOCA (Grand Ave.) and MOCA at the Geffen Contemporary (Little Tokyo) are not-to miss activities. The hours are :Thursday evenings 6 & 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays 12 noon... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Overall was a pleasant visit. Food was good and people were fairly friendly. Landcaping was picturesque

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a small area of the city where one can find some Japanese restaurants and stores; it gets very busy during the Japanese holidays, when the celebrations attract large crowds, otherwise it is a nice quiet area for a walk and a good dining experience. The Japanese heritage seems to be slowly disappearing, but it is still a nice... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Little Tokyo is a quiet, neat place to spend and afternoon shopping or sightseeing. Love the bean cakes and mochi ice cream. And the Japanese food is pretty authentic. Parking is chaotic and there is a high number or homeless in the area but overall its worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Little Tokyo has a plethora of fine restaurants some of the best ramen outside of Tokyo I've had. Plenty to see in a smallish area. Pay for parking in one of the structures as the mostly validate

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

She loved it. We ate at Kula and walked the strip mall. The market was fun to see the foods and we bought snacks.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we stopped by on a sunday afternoon. Had a tasty luch and listened to the music on the plaza. It was a very pleasant way to spen the afternoon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved Little Tokyo. Beautiful oasis of calm in a mad city. Excellent cafes, shops and spaces. Quite small, so I would combine a visit with Chinatown and Olvera Street

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

If you're thinking of visiting little Tokyo for its food then you'll be in the right place. There are various ramen and sushi shops. The food is consistent as in quality and taste. Other than that there's not much going on here because a lot of little shops here and there have moved. One would expect this place to have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is in a small area in Downtown LA. It is definitely not a 'must see' so do not stress to go here if you are in LA. I happened to be staying beside it in a hotel and went to it one evening. There was little to nothing happening about it and i left pretty quick because i... More 

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