Thursday, May 8, 2014

Hidden Little Tokyo: Cheap Eats

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I usually take the Metro Gold Line to Downtown Los Angeles.  Traffic is usually bad and then I have no idea where to park.  Although some of my friends who know I'm downtown a lot, think I know where all the places to park, this is why I take the Metro.  As I was heading into town on this trip, overheard 2 guys talking about only having $5 and wanting to get something to eat.

I know there are places in Little Tokyo where you can get something to eat in the $5 range, here's what I've found:

See What Jay Eats...

Half California Roll and Half Spicy Tuna Roll
(includes miso soup)
$3.95
Little Tokyo Sushi

This is a grab and go kiosk inside the Little Tokyo
Market Place.  They have a variety of sushi combinations
ranging in price from a $2.50 hand roll to $12+.


Little Tokyo Sushi
at the Little Tokyo Market Place
(former Mitsuwa Marketplace)
333 S. Alameda St #100
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 617-0343


Niku (Beef) Udon 
$5.00
Tsurumaru Udon Honpo

Not bad for a regular bowl of noodles that are made
fresh as you walk into the place.  It's a bit like cafeteria 
style, you order the type of bowl you want, they
put it together and you have a selection of tempura items,
ranging in price from $1 - $2.50 each.


Read my Tsurumaru Udon post HERE


Tsurumaru Udon Honpo
333 S. Alameda St, 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012


Kula Sushi
$2 per plate

What is a revolving sushi bar?
Checkout this video


Kula Revolving Sushi Bar
333 E 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 290-9631



The Real Bargain I've found is this 
Hidden Gem Lunch Special
in Little Tokyo...

Ginger Beef
with rice and miso soup
$4.20 
(Friday's Lunch Special)


It's Not on the regular menu,
it's on the menu cards on the table.

Lunch Specials
Monday to Friday
11 am to 3 pm
ONLY


Read my Suehiro Cafe post HERE

Suehiro Cafe
337 E First Street
(between San Pedro and Central Av)
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 626-9132



Where do you go for Cheap Eats
in Downtown Los Angeles?





Photos by Jay Terauchi
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