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On the edge of Downtown, Little Tokyo is a vibrant, bustling neighborhood that dates back to 1886, when a Japanese seaman opened a restaurant on First Street. While the area may have always served as a go-to for ramen, new, destination-worthy eateries have moved in alongside old-school joints, giving even more reason to explore the area. The best part? The neighborhood is small—just a few blocks, really—so a fantastic bowl of noodles isn’t more than a few steps away from a perfect plate of sushi or a quality cocktail bar. Whether you’re around for just a quick bite or plan to spend the entire day and night here, we have your meals covered with this guide to the best Little Tokyo restaurants and bars.
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