Mitsuru Cafe

Restaurants, Cafés Little Tokyo
5 out of 5 stars
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If you’re in the mood for a quick snack, head directly to the crowd right outside of Mitsuru Café. Through the shop’s window, watch fresh imagawayaki $(1.25) being made: Thick, chewy, piping hot Japanese griddle cakes stuffed with a sweet (but not too sweet) red bean paste. You also can pick up a few skewers of takoyaki, or battered balls filled with octopus ($2 per skewer), or wander in for some old school Japanese diner grub.

By: Tien Nguyen

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Venue name: Mitsuru Cafe
Contact:
Address: Japanese Village Plaza
117 Japanese Village Plaza
Los Angeles
90012
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 11am-9pm; Sun 11am-7pm
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When wandering around Little Tokyo, it's hard to ignore the toasty, slightly sweet smells coming from the tiny glass front Mitsuru Cafe.


Their freshly made on the spot, warm and steaming, imagawayaki cakes filled with red bean personifies comfort food.. The combination of the chewy pastry with melt-in-your mouth red bean paste really works on many levels.