Tag Archive: japanese

Little Tokyo: Pastries and More at Midori Matcha

  Midori Matcha recently opened in Little Tokyo. Matcha is whole young green tea leaves that are stone ground. It is often used for ceremonial purposes and Midori Matcha does offer it traditionally… Continue reading

Venice: Jumping on the Poke Craze at Poke-Poke

  Poke-Poke has been open about 4 years. Yet recently the poke craze in LA has the shop in the spotlight as if it’s a brand new thing. I clearly remember eating poke… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Cold Weather Means Hot Soup at Kushi Shabu

  There’s a shabu shabu place in Little Tokyo that is always packed and I’ve never tried because I’ve never waited for one of the few seats in the small restaurant. Instead, I… Continue reading

Seattle: Lunch at Sushi Kappo Tamura

When I was researching Seattle restaurants, I came across Sushi Kappo Tamura but I hadn’t initially thought about going since it’s in Westlake and I was staying in Downtown. Sure, it’s only about… Continue reading

Summer Beer Garden Returns to CHAYA DTLA

Chaya Downtown is running a few different special events. They’re kicking off their popular Summer Beer Garden on Tuesday, May 28 and having a celebration on Thursday, May 30 with live music performances… Continue reading

Los Feliz: Lunch at En Sushi

I’ve noticed En Sushi for years in Los Feliz but never checked it out until I found myself in the area recently for lunch. We wanted something simple and light and sushi sounded… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Checking out Handmade Udon at Marugame Monzo

  Maragame Monzo took over the Fat Spoon space last month and adds yet another noodles shop to Little Tokyo in Downtown Los Angeles. But unlike its neighbor, Daikokuya, Monzo serves handmade udon… Continue reading

Little Tokyo: Ikemen Ramen Now Open

Ever since my usual ramen shop closed in Little Tokyo, I’ve been on a ramen rampage. Luckily for me, a few options have opened in Downtown. I checked out the new Ikemen Ramen… Continue reading

DTLA: Men Oh Tokushima Ramen Now Open

There’s a new ramen-ya (that’s ramen joint) in town. Men Oh brings tokushima ramen, a bit of a hybrid between tonkotsu (fatty pork) and shoyu (soy sauce) broths. On the island of Shikoku… Continue reading

SF: Ramen at Katana-Ya

  While in SF over Labor Day weekend, we decided to go for something simple. I’m always down for ramen and had heard about this great place called Katana-Ya. It has a cult… Continue reading