Little Tokyo: Restaurants and Grocery are open business for neighbors and beyond

From March 16, all restaurants and bars in Los Angele City were forced to closed by the city to slow down the outbreak of the coronavirus infection.

Restaurants are allowed to provide menus for take-out order and delivery services as essential business.

In Little Tokyo, Los Angeles Downtown, more than 1,000 Japanese and Japanese American seniors are living, and some people do not have kitchens or refrigerators in their apartments.

The following is information about restaurants, grocery stores, and food providers in Little Tokyo, which are open for business. Information are subject changes. Please call the restaurant, before you will visit them.

Mr. Akira Hirose, owner chef of Azay in Little Tokyo. (Cultural News Photo)

226 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 628-3431
Open for takeout:
Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00am – 1:00pm for lunch menu
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm for dinner menu

Family meal: $30 for 2 people, $55 for 4 people


Teishokuya of Tokyo (T.O.T)
345 East 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Website:   (213) 680-0344

7 days open: 11:30am – 7:00pm for take-out

Menu: Kurobuta Tonkatsu, Variety Bento, Ramen, Donburi

Delivery: Postmates, Doordash


Mijiya Market
124 Japanese Village Plaza Mall
Los Angeles, CA 90012    (213) 680-3280

Open Daily: Senior hour, 8:30 am – 9:00am; Temporary store hours, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm


Mamoru Hanamure prepares fried rice boxes for take-out orders at MiItsuru Sushi & Grill (Cultural News Photo)

Mitsuru Sushi & Grill
316 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 626-4046

Open Daily: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm for take-out

Mamoru Hanamure, owner of the Mitsuru Sushi & Grill says “Our customers are neighbors. Some people live in small rooms which are not equipped with kitchens or refrigerators. We are preparing meals for those elder people.”


Koraku, Japanese Ramen
314 East Second Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 687-4972

Open Daily: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For take-out only. Cash only
Last order must be received by 8:45 pm


Fugetsu-Do Confectioners
315 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012  (213) 615-8595
Monday – Sunday, 8:00am – 5:00pm for take-out


Chinchikurin, Hiroshima Style Okonomiyaki
350 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 626-0480

Open Daily: 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday closed

For take-out and delivery by Grubhub

Limited time offer: Yakizoba with drink for $13.

All menu are available. 10% discount for orders of 1-2 okonomiyaki. 20% discount for orders of 3 okonomiyaki or more. Discount pricing is good until March 31.


Yamazaki Bakery

123 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, #3908
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 624-2773

Open Daily: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm


Mr. Yoshinobu Maruyama, owner of Shabu-Shabu House (Cultural News Photo)

Shabu-Shabu House
127 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 680-3890 for order
Tuesday – Saturday, 5:00pm – 7:00pm for pick up

Shabu Shabu takeout special for $18
including 10 slices of beef, vegetables, noodle, rice, sauce, and condiments


327 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 626-1680 for orders
Cash only
Monday – Sunday, 11:00am – 9:00pm for pick up


Suehiro Cafe
337 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012  (213) 626-9132 for orders
Monday – Sunday, 11:00am – 10:00pm for pick up


Rakkan Ramen
359 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012   (213) 680-4166
Monday – Sunday, 11:00am – 11:00pm for take-out
Deliver by Uber, DoorDash, Postmates, and GrubHub


Hachioji Craft Ramen
313 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012   (213) 265-7799

Monday – Sunday, 10:00am – 9:00pm for take-out
Deliver by Postmates, UberEats, and DoorDash


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