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Little Tokyo

Downtown, Southeast of the Civic Center; bounded by 1st, Los Angeles, CA
+1 213-624-1267
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This Japanese neighborhood is a good place for eating and visiting gardens.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average22%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“japanese food” (35 reviews)
“ramen” (33 reviews)
Downtown, Southeast of the Civic Center; bounded by 1st, Los Angeles, CA
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Little Tokyo is vastly underrated. I love to wander about into the myriad of shops to explore for something fun and new. There are tons of great restaurants to try out from sushi and ramen to oddly tons of ice cream shops as well as...More

Thank MadamVeuve
Reviewed 6 days ago

I live about a mile from Little Tokyo and am half Japanese so I WANT to love it but well......there are SO many things that bother me about this area. 1 - Most of the businesses have taped signs everywhere saying "NO photos. NO food...More

Thank reviewsmatter12345
Reviewed 1 week ago

After many trips—including a recent one less than a week ago—to Japan, I was pretty keen to check out LA’s Little Tokyo. Getting to and from Little Tokyo from Hollywood Boulevard was very easy—one Metro ride (red line) to Union Street Station and a 10-minute...More

Thank Madolline
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place! Little Tokyo is full of great restaurants, great shops, great museums, temples, and it has been the cultural hub of the Los Angeles Japanese-American community forever. They have several Japanese-based festivals that take place here throughout the year. This is truly...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have good sushi restaurants. Also a mochi ice cream and macarons spot. They also have the Japenese American National Museum.

Thank fernandezana15
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great range of shops, restaurants and of course the Japanese American national museum all off a fun day, without having to spend a fortune. It's a great place to take the kids or out of town visitors, or as a destination for a nice...More

Thank Doug R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came for a EMX show and saw a bunch of great deep tech djs. Some of the great acts are REAPR and Brav0 and a bunch others I cant remember.

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for Asian trinkets and cute merchandise, this is the place for you! If you get tired of shopping, grab a bite to eat at one of the many choices--from ramen to boba, teriyaki to sushi. Can easily spend the whole day here...More

Thank JonJK808
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not really touristic to find as its not too overly designed like Japan but once your at the man point then all 5 ways of walking to cute stores with many stores for Anime Lovers, Great food, Ramen, Mochi and fresh bakery Quite boring but...More

Thank Jessicasvaca
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked from our hotel. Fun area-cute for Christmas. Shops were okay. Not much that you would really want that is quality but trinkets for kids. Lots of eating establishments that looked good. Fun market and authentic.

Thank amber1127
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
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17 February 2016|
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Response from Rose H | Reviewed this property |
For example, my first choice for gifts is LITTLE TOKYO ARTS & GIFTS. The hours are a bit odd but on busy weekend nights, Elaine keeps her shop open until midnight. Most of the noodle restaurants stay open past 12a.m. The... More
17 September 2015|
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Response from 845beatriz | Reviewed this property |
Little Tokyo is an outdoor space filled with shops for several blocks in downtown Los Angeles. You may certainly bring your dog, but many of the shops may not permit them. There is plenty to see outdoors as you walk around... More