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)
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 
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
(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

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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