The next time you've got a craving for tasty sushi, tempura, sake or some other Japanese dish, head over to Little Tokyo in downtown... more » Los Angeles. Here's where you'll find authentic and reasonably priced Japanese cuisine.
The lively and well-maintained Japanese-American community is among L.A.'s most delightful ethnic neighborhoods. It's where locals and tourists alike go for authentic Japanese meals, and imported clothing and fun trinkets.
Consisting of about five large city blocks, Little Tokyo is among a small handful of Japanese-American neighborhoods in California. The heart of Little Tokyo is bordered on the west by Los Angeles Street, on the east by Alameda Street, on the south by Third Street, and on the north by First Street. Its location makes it an easy jaunt to a number of L.A. attractions, including the Music Center, Disney Concert Hall and the Central Library.
Also known as Little Tokyo Historic District or J-Town, this ethnic Japanese-American neighborhood was founded in the beginning of the 20th century. In 1995, it was declared a National Historic Landmark District. The area is populated by longtime residents and business owners who are proud and protective of this historic district. Los Angeles Police Department volunteers operate the information center to provide neighborhood security.
Plan to spend at least three hours so you have time to enjoy lunch, browse through village shops, mingle with locals and visit the Japanese American Museum on your leisurely walking tour. less «