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Food and restaurants in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

Top restaurants

French Restaurant
“Rooftop bar with amazing views of the city. It gets very crowded at night so order a happy hour drink and take the elevator up to the roof to take in the view”
  • 347 locals recommend
German Restaurant
“Hip beer hall that serves exotic sausages such as rabbit and snake in addition to some traditional ones. Highly rated. ”
  • 127 locals recommend
Gastropub
“This is home of the “baco,” the signature flatbread sandwich that was developed by chef Josef Centeno. The original baco was the crispy pork belly and beef carnitas with caraway pepper. Since then, the baco bread has taken centerstage and works as a vessel for all things delicious: pork, beef, poultry, seafood, and veggies. Located in the historic Old Bank district of downtown, Caco Mercat is consistently”
  • 85 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
“This is one of my favorite ramen spots in LA. There can often be a line outside but you can put in your name and explore Japan town if the wait is lengthy. Also if the wait is too long there is a great Udon spot next door. ”
  • 59 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Historic deli serving up signature French dip sandwiches and other comfort food in a busy communal digs. Near Chinatown. (9 min)”
  • 63 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“prepare your self for the finest cuts of fish and other seafood that you ever had the pleasure of eating. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“The only thing slutty about this place is the amount of yolk porn you’ll see from every single egg dish.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“This is a very short walking distance. The green chicken enchiladas, quest dip and margaritas are amazing!”
  • 58 locals recommend

Cafes

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Vegan restaurant that will impress the most hardcore carnivores. Great happy hour!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Locals line up for precision-made coffee & espresso drinks at this counter with sidewalk seating.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Starbucks isnt walking distance but its biking distance. Coffee kids have at it.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“This place will hook you with the best gelato outside of Rome. If you choose to go to the ice cream place across the street instead(cough, cough...Little Damage) don't say I didn't warn you.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“impeccable coffee. amazing atmosphere to meet up with friends or casual business.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“Awesome southern food. An alternative to Chinese food when visiting Chinatown. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“Best coffee in the arts district by a good margin. Get the avocado toast with poached egg and spend the rest of your day wondering how you lived so long without it.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Cupcake Shop
“The strawberry cupcake is rare (they don't always make it), but it's life-changing.”
  • 11 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“Chinatown is a festive destination for dining and shopping. Pagoda-style buildings with red lanterns house traditional Chinese restaurants, dim sum houses and bakeries, plus specialty grocery stores and gift shops. There’s also the temples, small art galleries and dark bars. ”
  • 131 locals recommend
Diner
“Great for breakfast, local diner food but kind of a hidden secret. the breakfast burrito is amazing. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Cupcake Shop
“The strawberry cupcake is rare (they don't always make it), but it's life-changing.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great for breakfast, creative fresh dishes served up by super friendly staff. This organization has been pivotal in helping Angelenos transition out of gangs and into the work force. Check out the gift shop as well ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bakery
“I would recommend this place for the green tea donuts. It is located in Little Tokyo in downtown inside the very lovely and walkable Japanese Village. Owners are super nice and helpful.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“Who doesn't love mochi rice cakes with ice cream? If you've never tried it, you need to go!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great breakfast option, take the Metro 2 stops to China town it's pretty much at the foot of the stairs coming down the platform.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Amazing breakfast and lunch spot inside Grand Central Market - pastries, salads, sandwiches, coffee.”
  • 2 locals recommend