Mikawaya

Restaurants, Ice cream parlors Little Tokyo
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This traditional Japanese bakery has been open in Los Angeles (though not at this location) for more than 100 years. Mikawaya offers a plethora of pastries in this retail shop, but is probably best known for its famous Mochi Ice Cream, available in flavors varying from mango to green tea.

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Venue name: Mikawaya
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Address: Japanese Village Plaza
118 Japanese Village Plaza Mall
E 1st Street & S Central Avenue
Los Angeles

Opening hours: Mon 10am-7pm; Tue-Thu 10am-10pm; Fri 9am-11pm; Sat 9:30am-10pm
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If you are longing for a Japanese, satisfying dessert, ikawaya’s Mochi ice cream shop hits the spot. You’ve probably seen their boxed mochi ice cream boxes at Trader Joe’s and many other markets.


They’ve taken it a step further with their “mochilato”, simply mochi + gelato. The colors and flavors catch the eye and it’s hard to choose just 1 or 2. I went with chocolate hazelnut, and returned a couple of times to try other flavors, still holding out for plum!


Mochi!!!! One of my absolute favorites and when fused with ice cream? Sign me up! 


Mikawaya is a classic go to dessert place no matter how full I am where I get my Mochi Ice Cream.  It used to be only $1 but in recent years, I think it's about $1.25.  They also have Mochilato which is gelato on the inside.  I personally like ice cream in my mochi but it's nice they have options.


My go to flavor is always the Green Tea but I love the Black Sesame and Red Bean one.  Truly a simple dessert that is absolutely delicious!