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Sushi & Teri in Downtown Los Angeles

Hours Open: Monday – Saturday, 11 AM – 10 PM. Sunday: 11 AM – 9 PM

Sushi and Teri in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles

You wish they’d serve the following: California Roll (surimi, avocado and cucumber), Alaskan Roll (salmon and avocado), Philadelphia Roll (salmon, avocado and cream cheese), Rainbow Roll (five different kinds of fish and avocado on California Roll), Vegetable Roll (avocado, cucumber, leaf lettuce, kaiware, asparagus, yamagobo), Dragon Roll (freshwater eel, surimi and cucumber inside, rice and avocado outside), Spider Roll (soft-shell crab, surimi, avocado and cucumber with spicy sauce), Snake Roll (freshwater eel and avocado on California Roll topped with sweet sauce), Santa Barbara Roll (surimi, octopus, cream cheese, smelt egg, avocado and cucumber), Mastercard Roll (salmon and tuna on California Roll)

kaiware = かいわれ = daikon radish sprouts
yamagobo = やまごぼ = pickled burdock root

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Yamazaki Bakery in Downtown Los Angeles

Cash only! NO credit cards accepted at this wonderful bakery ~

Yamazaki Bakery in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles

  • anpan (あんパン) = sweet bun filled with red bean paste
  •  sugar toast, raisin bread, ham and cheese croissant

Address: 123 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Telephone Number: (213) 624-2773

Tokyo Japanese Outlet Japanese Lifestyle

That’s the full name of the store owned by the Ichi Trading Corporation. Tokyo Japanese Outlet, Tokyo Japanese Lifestyle. In the picture below is their store at the Japanese Village Plaza in downtown Los Angeles. (They’ve got 12 retail outlets throughout California and Nevada.)

Tokyo Japanese Outlet Japanese Lifestyle in Downtown Los Angeles

Music CDs, DVDs, Hello Kitty, Domo-kun (NHK mascot), Sanrio, Mario characters like Yoshi, Totoro, Doraemon, anime, stationery, car fresheners, gashapon

Japanese kitchenware like rice bowls, chopsticks,  bamboo sushi rollers, bento boxes, onigiri molds, soy sauce bottles, makiyakinabe pans for making tamagoyaki

Address: 114 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone number: (213) 626-2761

Mikawaya Mochi Ice Cream

Mikawaya likes to say they invented mochi! (Yukimi Daifuku may disagree.)

Mikawaya Mochi Ice Cream at Japanese Village Plaza in Little Tokyo

This is the Mikawaya store at the Japanese Village Plaza Mall in Little Tokyo, downtown Los Angeles. Much less known is the Mikawaya location at the Little Tokyo Shopping Center a few blocks away.

Fire Lookout Tower in Little Tokyo

This replica of a Yagura Tower was built in 1983 by Korean-American architect David Hyun (born 1917).

Fire Tower at Japanese Village Plaza in Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles

Traditional Japanese fire lookout towers are called Hi-no-mi yagura (火の見櫓 in kanji, ひのみやぐら in hiragana). This is at the entrance of the Japanese Village Plaza in Little Tokyo. Photo taken in April 2008 around the time of the Grand Sumo Tournament.

Address: Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles, CA 90012