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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!
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.
Café Dulcé, as its name suggests, is a charming bakery and coffee shop in Little Tokyo, with charming interiors and patio seating. It is popular for its green tea donut and spirulina churro. Guests can enjoy a selection of cakes with beautiful decorations, sandwiches, brick toast, roti buns and home-made baguettes. Its donuts are available in a variety of flavors like fruits, bacon, custard and cream. It also boasts of a selection of milk tea and iced coffee infused with Hong Kong or Vietnamese flavors. A favorite with kids and adults alike, this is a great place for a cup of coffee and delicious confectioneries without paying a bombshell.
Housed in Grand Central Market, McConnell's Fine Ice Cream has been serving scoopfuls of creamy delights since 1949. The creamery hails from Santa Barbara and it owes its fame to the rich texture and organic ingredients it uses. Available in varied flavors that test your decision-making skills, find yourself torn between Eureka Lemon & Marionberries and the indulgent goodness of Sea Salt Cream & Cookies. There are also innovative, never-tasted-before flavors such as the exotic Turkish Coffee and Churros Con Leche.
When you're in Downtown and desire a piping hot cup of coffee along with a plate of pastries, consider heading to G&B Coffee. This coffee shop prepares its own flavored milk using macadamia nuts and almonds. Consequently, the Almond Macadamia Cappuccino is one of the most popular items on its menu, full of rich flavors. Even if you choose a usual coffee brew like an espresso or latte, you won't be disappointed with the deep flavors. Though not as well known, G&B Coffee offers a great alternative to chain coffeehouses not just for its coffees but also its milkshakes and desserts like the Cara Cara Orange Pound Cake.
The main dishes are not all that is attractive about Noé; the place has a serene, elegant atmosphere, with a terracotta-stained floor, starched white linens, and Gustave Klimt paintings that lend it this distinction. Also, there is a lovely lounge ideal for a pre- or post-dinner drink, a charming patio, 100 varieties of wine on the wine list, and a perfectly hospitable staff, so you are sure to enjoy your meal.