If you’re new to the Los Angeles area, there is definitely lots of areas for you to explore such as the best restaurants in koreatown. Another area to explore is Little Tokyo Los Angeles, conveniently located by downtown L.A. Consider a day trip to the area and read on to learn more about what you can discover at Little Tokyo.
Hungry for a bite to eat? Look no further than Daikokuya, self proclaimed as the original noodle and rice bowl. This location serves up just about everything you’d want from a Japanese restaurant. Appetizers include homemade gyoza, tonkatsu, tempura, sashimi, sushi and more. For the main meal, enjoy ramen as well as rice bowls served with your choice between pork cutlet, chicken teriyaki, beef, tuna, and more. As for drinks, enjoy hot or chilled sake, plum wine, sapporo, asahi, japanese IPA, teas or soft drinks.
After you eat, head over to the Japanese American National Museum. The museum shares the fascinating experience of the Japanese American people. By highlighting the story and personal accounts of Japanese Americans, the goal is to further deepen the rich tapestry of what it means to be American. The museum uses a wide range of media from photos and journal entries to film and tapestry to help share the stories of early Japanese Americans. One of the current exhibitions includes a special display of Allen Hendershott Easton’s Beauty Behind Barbed Wire: The Arts of the Japanese in Our War Relocation Camps. Published in 1952, the book shows the arts and crafts that were created by those were wrongfully detained in camps during World War II. Today, the collection of artifacts from the book can be seen on display at the museum. The exhibit will be on display until April 8th. Visit today before it’s too late!
To cap off your time in Little Tokyo, stop at Mikawaya for Mochi Ice Cream. At this location, enjoy a variety of Mochi flavors for just $1.50 each! If you don’t know what Mochi is, it’s a Japanese rice cake though today, Mochi is often referred to the delicious treat that is rice cake ball filled with ice cream! Visit Mikawaya in the Japanese Village Plaza in Little Tokyo for this tasty treat.