Little Tokyo

Little Tokyo, Los Angeles: Address, Phone Number, Little Tokyo Reviews: 4/5

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This Japanese neighborhood is a good place for eating and visiting gardens.
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Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Little Tokyo/Arts District • 2 min walk
  • Union Station • 8 min walk
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Madrewith3kids
50 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Went there today, 6/10/22, around 2:00 pm. We had a great time. If you have teenagers who like anime, or if you like trinkets this is the place for you.

We also walked over one block to the Weller Court building area where the Marukai grocery store is and there are some shops there also. You can park in the Weller Court parking ramp.

Unless you are dining at a restaurant there are no public restrooms so keep that in mind.
Written June 10, 2022
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SAAD_and_FATIMA
Kuwait City, Kuwait291 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Love this place. Make sure you visit the restaurants and the little shops. Be careful with traffic and side walks. Overall loved the town
Written May 5, 2022
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HETAL
51 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
If you can’t go to Japan then this is the best option to experience the food and the architecture and other handicrafts & souvenirs Japan has to offer. You’ll find Japanese grocery store Nijiya Market and Japanese cosmetics store and Shops with anime cosplay stuff. A good variety of diff food options there too. I went on the weekend Sunday when it got crowded.
Written March 28, 2022
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juliet g
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Dec 2021 • Family
super pretty, delicious food, fun supermarket/stores, lots of anime stuff BUT very difficult to find restrooms.
Written December 18, 2021
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KhimLee
Hillsborough, CA346 contributions
Jul 2021
Visited with family on Jul 4 long weekend and the place was packed. Came here as the kids wanted a taste of Japanese culture (anime and manga) and of course some Japanese food. Little Tokyo is larger than Japantown in SF, more diverse and has a wider selection of shops and restaurants. The outdoor mall would be nice to browse when it's not 90 degrees and less crowded. When looking for food be sure to check out the 4 square blocks that comprise the area as there are choices everywhere. The underground mall with anime shops is a little hard to find. Overall a great visit.
Written July 4, 2021
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845beatriz
Arcadia, CA104 contributions
Dec 2020
I've never visited Japan, but having said that, there are numerous restaurants in Little Tokyo with authentic menu items, shops that sell specialty items that would be found if you were to travel to Japan. It even has a market with traditional Asian foods. It's quaint and charming. Before Covid, the Museums would have added to the attraction of visiting.
Written February 1, 2021
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Jason K
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
Oct 2020
Little Tokyo has grown in the last few years and has many great places to visit, shop, eat, etc. Can visit the Japanese American National Museum to learn about JA history, eat at modern Japanese cafes, shop at modern or traditional Japanese gift shops, and sightseeing. LA historic area.
Written December 30, 2020
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wdl
Sunnyvale, CA534 contributions
Dec 2019
It's a relatively small area in downtown LA, maybe a couple of blocks, with the Japanese Village Plaza being the focal point, with a lot of restaurants and shops. There is also the Japanese American National museum, which was closed, but I think may be of some interest.

Different than Koreatown, Little Tokyo does not look like the place where Japanese people actually live, so it is basically a big mall, but may be good enough to have a good meal, dessert, and stroll for a couple of hours. In fact, this is what our family did, at lunch time, on our last day in LA, before heading home. We had ramen at Daikokuya with a bubble tea at Boteaga, a soft serve ice cream at Honeymee (my son's all time favorite), and spending some time in the Japanese souvenir shops in the Village. Also, they have some stores specialized in mangas, animes, and Japanese action figures (used and new), with items I only find on the Internet.

It was worth the last couple of hours in LA.
Written October 14, 2020
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finley
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
Sep 2019
i'd say its a busy city during the day colorful at night. I'd love to go there. best place to taste sushi!!!
Written August 13, 2020
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ferociouscat
Los Angeles, CA29 contributions
Jul 2020
Great location. Japanese grocery store (Nijiya), bakery and many restaurants. About half of the stores were closed due to COVID-19. Most workers were Hispanic with no knowledge on Japanese items, so don't expect answers if you have questions. There is a parking garage behind the water fountain. There were many dining options, not only Japanese, but Korean, Chinese and other cuisines. Japanese American National Museum was closed due to COVID-19, but I would like to visit one day. I just visited the monument outside the museum. ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・
Written August 6, 2020
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