In Little Tokyo
232-20 Northern Blvd.
Japanese with some Korean influence.
Open 7 days a week. Lunch Mon.- Fri. from 12 until 2:30 and Sat. from 12:30 until
3p.m. Dinner from 3p.m. until 10:30 (11p.m. on weekends).
Sushi bar, exotic drinks, endless decorative surprises and spacious seating
Free in surrounding private lot. Valet parking when crowded.
CARDS: All major
Looking for a relaxing,
large, cool and airy spot to enjoy lunch or dinner? Then stop at Little Tokyo. This
restaurant features Japanese cuisine, is inviting and has an attractive outdoor setting
done in the ancient Ryorija style complete with a waterfall. The inside is divided so you
can enjoy a private conversation. We usually sit somewhere near the room-length Sushi Bar
so we can enjoy watching the Sushi Master preparing his specialties especially the
construction of the Sushi and Sashimi Combination Boat which is popular for a group of
people. It is comprised of 5 Sushi, 21 pieces of Sashimi and California Rolls ($30.50).
Smaller versions are also available.
The menu includes a
large selection of appetizers including the favorite, Syumai steamed dumplings with
shrimp and Japanese crabmeat ($4.25). Another of our choices was Dynamite Yaki ($7)- a
combination of crabmeat and Japanese mayonnaise served hot in a foil wrap.
A popular summertime
dish, Cha Soba ($5.50), is cold, green noodles attractively served in a compartmented
lacquer box with a dab of needle-thin Nori, shreds of ginger and white radish.
There are a number of
Korean dishes including BBQ Bulkoki (sliced prime rib @ $13) and Kimchi as a side ($2).
Vegetarians will find many choices including Hiyashi Tofu and Edamame (fresh, young soy
Weekdays Monday through
Friday from 12 noon until 2:30p.m. and Saturday from 12:30p.m. until 3p.m., there is a
special lunch offered ranging from Tempura Don ($6.95) shrimp and vegetables batter
coated and deep fried to Bento Boxes with assorted contents.
The full-service bar
features all the current favorites including sake and plum wine as well as assorted
The menu is lengthy and
descriptive. You are sure to find something to savor.