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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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Loved Little Tokyo

I would definitely return here on my next visit. I loved the grocery store and the little shops. I truly felt as if I was back in Tokyo. So nice. Very small but really fun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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key biscayne, Fl
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key biscayne, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would definitely return here on my next visit. I loved the grocery store and the little shops. I truly felt as if I was back in Tokyo. So nice. Very small but really fun!!! Definitely go and visit this little place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice place .. Like a very small " city " .. Full of shops , markets and very good and healthy food ..

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Eat, Shop, Play Local is Metro’s campaign that promotes the unique and culturally-rich businesses located adjacent to the construction route of the new Regional Connector Transit Project.

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in LA in Little Tokyo exactly one year after we were in the real Tokyo. So it was amazing to see a little piece of American Tokyo. It brought back so many great memories and feelings. The stores were pretty neat. They actually seemed very like the ones in Tokyo and Kyoto. It may have been a little... More 

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Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You would love Little Tokyo... I loved the market, the store, restaurants. You can buy food, gifts, makeup, stationary... I would like to have a Little Tokyo near my city.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the vibe of this location, nice place, good ambience and beautiful architectures of authentic Japanese structures, must visit for everyone.

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cute shops selling all manner of Japanese goods and food. Am inspired to visit the real thing! I am a lover of cats and there were endless shopping opportunities :)

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Thank Sharon Q
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a lot of food places to enjoy here. There's the Far Bar, Yogurtland, Orochon Ramen...all types of food and great place to catch happy hour or just hand with your friends and do a little shopping.

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Thank Pole K
SAN DIEGO, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would believe if you are a visitor in LA and just arrive the union station to seek some Japanese food. Little Tokyo offers variety of Japanese foods (Tempuro, Ramen, Udon, Oden) everyday. Also, it is just a cross-street distance where you can experience Japanese culture here in the US. You don't really need to be affordable to a flight... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't recall at which of the multitude of restaurants I had my first authentic Ramen Bowl complete with hard boiled egg, but it was a good one. This inner-city plaza is easy to reach with ample parking in the attached garage. There's an asian heritage museum across the street as well as a few other well-patronized restaurants. Fun.

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Downtown
Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
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