There aren’t too many places in Little Tokyo to get your late-late night fix of ramen and gyoza, so don’t be surprised to see Kouraku packed at 2am most Saturday nights. The old-school, Japanese diner deserves a visit in its own right: There’s a plate full of chicken karaage ($10.45) that will definitely soak up the alcohol, or you can warm yourself up with a bowl of ramen ($7-$9). For homey comfort food, order the combination of pork fried rice and gyoza ($9.95). Note: the place is cash only, so check your wallets before stumbling in.
Photograph: Victor Leung Tan tan men at Kouraku
Photograph: Victor Leung Kouraku
Photograph: Victor Leung Tenshinhan at Kouraku
314 E 2nd St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 11-3am, Sun 11am-midnight|