Japanese Village Plaza
The funny-looking tower is a yagura , a traditional fire-lookout tower typically found in rural Japan. It’s the gateway to this kitschy...
Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
Arty types can pop into Geffen Contemporary to peruse the cutting-edge conceptual exhibits and installations at this Museum of...
Japanese American National Museum
A great first stop in Little Tokyo, this is the country’s first museum dedicated to the Japanese immigrant experience. You’ll be moved...
A vintage bar with old-school funk, groovy tunes on the stereo, sports on five strobing flat screens and fusion bites. They do...
If you are partial to Japanese noodles, follow your nose to this funky Little Tokyo diner. You can smell the scallions and bubbling...
329 E 1st St · interesting places nearby
Marugame Monzo information
If you care to step up from ramen to udon, come to this special dark-wood udon emporium where they make their noodles fresh in the open kitchen. Appetizers include tempura-fried chicken skin and raw, sliced scallops dolloped with flying-fish roe. But the udon is what draws the raves.