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This Japanese neighborhood is a good place for eating and visiting gardens.
As featured in 3 Days in Los Angeles
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Downtown, Southeast of the Civic Center; bounded by 1st, Los Angeles, CA
This attraction is at Disneyland
Central L.A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying in the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel which is about 10 mins walk away and had an hour or so to spare before moving on. We walked here to look around. There clearly are some amazing food outlets for the evening at very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AdeWotton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Need some sushi and Little Kitty merchandise? Little Tokyo is the place to go in downtown L.A.! Great selection of Japanese merchandise, bakery items, and produce, not to mention restaurants. Little Tokyo also has two Japanese grocery stores.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Jerry C
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Walked through here just to see what was in it. Lots of shops and places to eat but we didn't go in any so can't comment on how good they were. The area is ok but not much to photograph

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank laura m
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We went to Little Tokyo late on a Saturday and there was entertainment and food till about 10pm. It was nice to walk around the different shops. My favorite had to be the two ice cream trucks there! Merci Clement and the Blue Nova. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Davina B
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Going to Japan? This is a great place to get aculturated-well, a little. Wide range of food, lots of cheesey souveniers, and some fairly cool architecture. Even a few Anime wannabes strolling around, always good for a chuckle.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Robert B
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Cute and quaint place to visit. Little shops and eateries. Best to visit in the evenings when the heat of the day has gone.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mailaov
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Love this place! Quiet authentic actually. The environment, the food and goods sold here are similar to certain parts of Tokyo. The museum was closed so I couldn't experience that. Will visit when it is open the next time.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ComdrJeff
Reviewed August 20, 2018

I was actually hear during nisei week which is around the early part of august and I wandered into this mall. Basically on the lowest floor were stores devoted to japanese anime and video games. Some stores had figurines of notable japanese cartoon characters, others...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Hoben01
Reviewed August 20, 2018

great atmosphere during nisei week, would like to see more food from street vendors for a true matsuri feel

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Douglas William M
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Only about 2 blocks long, Little Tokyo is a nice spot to visit. It should not take more than 1-2 hours to see the area and that is if you go into the shops and restaurants. Try the steamed bun carts, delicious. It also has...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Stephanie C
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Response from wombatdavid | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of choice. You will not starve.
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After 10, before 9pm
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S516
Florida
Downtown Los Angeles (3 Replies)
Hi.. Is it worth going downtown to visit Santee Alley, Little Tokyo, and the Fashion District..?? I don't know if I should go here or save the time for a different place.. I'm going with my 16 year old daughter and we will like to find some knock offs of things of LV and others.. Is Santee Alley a place to go??
July 01, 2006|
Response fromjustducky2|
Oh my gosh, with a 16 yr old girl, YES! to all of them!!! While in Santee Alley, you are also near the jewelry district, and can get great buys on gold jewelry...I bought my wedding ring there. Santee Alley and the Fashion District are both all about fashion. I used to go to LIttle Tokyo all the time when I was a teenager. Be sure to have lunch or dinner there. If your daughter is into anime, she'll love that. Make sure you google these places, and find out hours. I haven't lived in SoCal for...More
Techboy
Vancouver, B.C.
Trip Report Oct 29-31st (1 Replies)
Oct 29th – Train from Anaheim to LA. Took red line metro to hotel. (Comfort Inn on Sunset Bvld – see review). Too early to check in so had lunch at In N Out. Took bus to Los Angeles County Museum of Art. First went to the tar pits which are next door. Very interesting. Not impressed at all with LACMA, with 7 buildings (1 under renovation) I was expecting a lot more. Some of the art was nice but there is way too much empty space. It’s good for a nice overview but it’s not concentrated on any...More
November 08, 2010|
Response fromHitchKennedy|
Yes, it is a common observation of visitors. They need more time. L.A. is a large a complicated place. Have fun planning your next visit.
pauliewalnuts
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Restaurant Health Inspections (5 Replies)
Restaurant health inspection ratings 3-14-08 By: March 14, 2008 The Department of Health is responsible for regulation of food service establishments in Tennessee The law requires that restaurants have an unannounced inspection at least once every six months to determine if they are in compliance with applicable rules and regulations at the time of inspection. In addition to routine inspections, unannounced inspections are conducted in response to individual complaints. Tennessee uses...More
March 16, 2008|
Response fromgatlover|
This is good to know and I hope they let it stay. At least you know where and where not to eat. Thank you for looking this up for us.