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Reviewed October 21, 2021 via mobile

Had a delicious lunch. Although they did not have any fish for sashimi or sushi (kind of disappointing) there were lots of other choices. Good food and very friendly service .

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed October 10, 2021 via mobile

Due to CicLAvia Sunday in Los Angeles most of the roads through Little Tokyo were closed. However the restaurant was full and we had to wait about 10-15 minutes before a table finally opened up. This was a small restaurant with a few booths and...then tables by the entrance and down the middle along with bar seating. There was about three staff in the front handling seating, cashiering, order taking, cleaning and serving. A lot to juggle but still they were quite attentive during our visit. We were just a little slow trying to decide what to eat. We had to scan a QR code to get the menu on our phones. It was surprisingly extensive covering bentos, sushi, curry, rice dishes, ramen and udon noodles, and more. The wall next to the entrance looked like would display the specials but it was empty on Sunday. Maybe a weekday offer? We decided just to get something simple so went with Tamago Toji and Kitsune Udons. The Tomago Toji was like an egg drop udon soup. Broth was rich and piping hot. There was a good serving size of udon noodles which were chewy and good for slurping up. There were two fried bean curds which were sweet and a nice complement. Homey but good Japanese food.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed March 2, 2020

They have a Lunch Special for a choice of Pork Miso, Fish Tempura or Curry Rice and they’re only $7.00! I had Pork Miso and it’s very good!!! They come with rice and miso soup and you cannot beat this price anywhere else!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

Not the place remember as a child 30 years ago when this place opened. It was a late night hot spot. I had the happy hour special which was basically half food at half the Price. A little too fatty for me. The staff is...extra polite and kind! That made up for a lot.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 25, 2019 via mobile

Following a wonderful LA Philharmonic concert st Hollywood Bowl, I returned by Lyft to the Miyako Hotel, but felt like a late dinner, so I went across the street to the Suehiro, which is open late. I ordered a draft beer and a combination plate...of Saba ( mackerel ) vegetable gyoza, and artistically presented spinach, plus a few other ingredients. No wonder I love Japanese food. The appearance is that of a coffee shop, with heavy Japanese overtones, and seems deservedly popular, even as the click struck midnight.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

What more could you want, crisp cold pitchers of Japanese beer, amazing gyoza and authentic katsu curry rice!! Hidden Jen and really authentic, with great staff!

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed February 2, 2019 via mobile

The restaurant is located located on East First Street with limited street parking. There are several paid parking lots nearby and public transportation. The restaurant is not very large but the tables and chairs can be arranged to accommodate different size groups. There are daily...lunch specials and the full dinner menu is available all day long. The dishes served were very good. The salad dressings was water down a little. The main course dishes portions were large the prices were moderate. The service was outstanding. The restaurant has a beer and wine license.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 20, 2019

In LA for a month with a laundry-list of things to do and people to see. A cousin's daughter is an artist and had a show at a Gallery in the Art's District. It originally was scheduled to close on January 12, but for some...reason was extened a week which was good for us because we did want to see it. So here we were, the last day with my two first cousins-once removed giving us a personal tour with explanations of each piece displayed. Little Tokyo is short walk, 10 minutes or so from the gallery and we headed here. We expected more people since it was the 3rd annual Women's March at the other end of Little Tokyo and the crowds were flowing in. The wait for lunch was never-ending, the definition of interminable. And to top it off, the food was disappointing. Three of us ordered OKONOMI Plates with a variety of the offerings and Miso Soup and Rice and the 4th person ordered a DON - salmon with roe and seaweed. The Iced Green Tea was refreshing - it was hot. The service was good and they apologized for the long wait, but what can you do.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

There was a line of people waiting for a table on a busy Saturday during the holidays, but we heard this was a good restaurant, so we waited. It was well worth it as the food was delicious and we all enjoyed it. Excellent Japanese...cuisine and the prices were very reasonable. This restaurant is located right in the heart of Japantown.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

We were excited to be eating in Japantown and looking forward to getting great ramen. Three of us sat at the sushi bar. Combination plate was not warm. The ramen arrived after asking three times, after the two of us were finished eating. However, it...was hot and pretty good.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed May 22, 2018

Small Japanese restaurant in Little Tokyo with a nice décor, good staff. When the lines at the other small places on first street have long lines you can get a fairly good lunch at a reasonable price.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

Where can you have a late night Japanese dinner or snack 2 o'clock in the morning on a Thursday - Sunday night? Suehiro Cafe, that's where. They're open until 3 AM. At 2 in the morning, they're still busy. All their food items are okay...to excellent. The sushi is just okay. Their ramen is good. Their udon is pretty good. Their tempura and combinations dinners are excellent. The curry is good and their donburis are excellent. Unless you're sitting in a booth, the tables are cramped. The food servers are attentive and friendly. Monday - Wednesday they're open 11:00 Am - 1:00 AM. The other night, they close at 3:00 AM. When I'm hungry for Japanese food late at night I will be back there.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Great stop for great food in Little Tokyo! Saw this on YouTube in one of FungBros food crawl, it’s also a good late night spot.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

I come from Toronto where I enjoy many Japanese restaurants. But Suehiro, and the Little Tokyo which hosts it, are very different, and I would have to say better. First, many of the staff here are Japanese, descendants of one of the oldest "Little Japans"...in North America. In Toronto, by contrast,the staff at most Japanese eateries are Korean. The Japanese community is too small to support restaurants serving the mass market for Japan's healthy and delicious cuisine. I don't know if Japan produces craft beers, but there are none here. We start our meal with Asahi on draught. It's well-matched with the food -- it's lightness and dryness fit with the subtle tastes of Japanese foods. We started with a delicious vegetable tempura dish, which was a great appetite stimulant. The tastes of veggies came through the light frying. My wife had pork-flavored ramen, which I got a good sample of. It was delicious and filling. A nice break from the sushi- centered dishes that dominate the Toronto scene. I ate more than my share of the cold dish, which we ordered on trust since it had no English name on the blackboard of specials. It was very tasty and featured a great sweet and sour combination of tastes. The ramen sat atop a puddle of vinegar and the ingredients sat on top of the plate. A nice combination of pork, eggs, ginger and a few other herbs on a bed of ramen, atop a puddle of vinegar. Service was good,and mood was pleasant.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed June 3, 2017

My family had Udon and I had Katsu. Delicious casual dining with reasonably priced beer and sake! The joint was jumping with late night party goers. Staff was friendly and efficient!

Date of visit: May 2017
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Suehiro Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5