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Everyone talks about this place. Good food, good crowd and good service is what completes Daikokuya. This authentic Japanese food joint's specialty is the Daikoku Raumen soup, pork and egg combination dish. You might just get confused as to what to order from the extensive variety of Ramens on offer. They kind of have an open-air kitchen where you can actually watch the chefs make your meal. There is a long waiting list at most times out here. But the wait is worth!
Ever jones for that late-night, after-bar bowl of soup, the steaming flavorful goodness to warm your innards and neutralize the effects of the night's vagaries? This is it! Koraku is a busy spot that teems with patrons slurping up delicious noodle soup every night till 3a, located at the eastern end of Little Tokyo along the main drag. The selection is vast and will satisfy most cravings, also making it a feat to get through the entire menu. The service is unsentimental and fast, and the portions are substantial, to say the least. So there is a good chance you will get a great lunch out of for the next day, all for a very modest price. Cash only. - Kate Sobol
Suehiro Restaurant is one of those "natives-in-the-know" places. Visitors to L.A. have to be told about this nondescript eatery, but once you try it you will be an instant convert. If you like fresh and delicately seasoned tempura that is light and flaky and melts in your mouth, then you will understand why this place is so popular. Anything you order is sensational, but the tempura is in a class by itself.
Black and white accents, trendy orb-shaped light fixtures and dark wood furniture lend Baldoria a sleek look. This casual diner where the emphasis is on creative shared plates and craft cocktails is a welcome addition to Little Tokyo's dining scene. Meat lovers and vegetarians alike will find their tasty bite options and pizzas very tempting. Savor their dishes like Fried Shortrib Ravioli and Smashed Fingerlings. Or dig into their delicious pizzas such as Wild Funghi Conserva and Mrs. Croque. Enjoy their happy hours over cocktails like Bay of Pigs and Nessie’s Bath Water. Their bar also stocks a curated list of fine spirits, wine, bottled beer and draft beer.
If you are craving for some authentic Japanese food then Sushi Enya is your stop. It is located in the Little Tokyo neighborhood. The restaurant is known for using fresh ingredients and have an extravagant food and drinks menu which includes sushi, seafood, sake, and Japanese beer. The restaurant has an everyday special and omakase course made by the head chef which is expensive and takes a minimum of two hours to prepare; but it is recommended if you truly are a Japanese cuisine lover. If you are vegetarian or vegan do not worry, Sushi Enya has got it covered. The interiors are bright and simple, making the diners feel relaxed and at ease.
Shabu Shabu House Restaurant appeals to trendy young people eager to try new dining adventures, as well as older people who have been coming here for years. The room is contemporary and patrons sit at a round bar with high stools. The only requirement for dining at this venue is that you must be very adept at handling chopsticks - you will need to use them to swish your plate of raw veggies, noodles and beef in boiling broth until they're cooked. That's right, you are cooking your own meal, and once it's done, you are ready.