Beard Papa (ビアード・パパ) is an international chain of cream puff stores started in Osaka, Japan, in 1999. It now has over 250 stores in Japan and 300 worldwide. Their trademark product is a choux pastry shell filled with whipped cream custard, available in vanilla, chocolate, and specialty flavors such as green tea, strawberry, Nutella, Limoncello, coconut creme, Apple Cinnamon, Key Lime Pie, Banana, Piña Colada, mango, pumpkin, Earl Grey tea, éclair, and coffee. This location is at the Madang Mall on Western Avenue, just north of Wilshire Boulevard. Takeout and dine-in both ok. Hours open: Monday to Sunday, 11 am – 8 pm July 2015: Jipangyi Ice-Cream… Vanilla or chocolate flavor of ice-cream served in J-shaped cones for $3.95 each.
DAISO is a popular chain of Japanese retail stores selling many items priced at $1.50 each. This branch in Koreatown is on the ground floor of the Madang Plaza. Items for sale: sun hats, cheap candy, snacks, bottled drinks…
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Japanese-run sushi restaurant on Beverly Boulevard. On the menu: Truffle Kanpachi (amberjack), Asahi It’s your neighborhood hipster sushi hangout. Solid food at a reasonable price, and done in a more Japanese style than you’ll often find in our beloved Ktown. It’s cash only though, so be sure to carry paper. – Ryan M. For 30 years! NOSHI SUSHI 06/24/2016 90.0 RESTAURANT (61-150) SEATS
Chain that serves Japanese-derived dishes in an American fast-food environment.
This longtime, original location on Wilshire/Wilton closed in early 2005 and re-opened in January 2013. The other Kuishimbo restaurant in Los Angeles has been on 6th and Catalina since 2006. Kuishimbo has been serving Japanese Charbroil dishes since 1979. The owner is Sam Takayama, who opened the original Kuishimbo with his mother Keiko and brother Daniel in Marina del Rey. The family had moved to California, USA, from Osaka, Japan, in the 70s, and they started their restaurant soon after. Sam now owns and operates both Los Angeles locations and his brother Daniel owns and operates the location in Stone Harbor, New Jersey. Hours are 11:00 am – 9:30 pm, seven days a week. * Often misspelled as Kushimbo.
Japanese-derived dishes in an American fast-food environment
A small Japanese eatery located just south of Koreatown proper, in the area formally designated by the city as Harvard Heights. Serves cook-to-order teriyaki, curry dishes, ramen, karaage, tonkatsu…
The top “curry rice” restaurant chain in Japan opened an outpost in Koreatown on October 6, 2014. Also known as Curry House CoCo Ichibanya, CoCo Ichiban, or CoCo Ichi. The chain has restaurants all over Japan and 46 restaurants overseas, including mainland China, Taiwan, Hawaii, South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Torrance, California. On the menu: chicken katsu curry
구심보 (식당-일식) Kuishimbo is a small Japanese eatery on the ground floor of the Royal Plaza building on the northwest corner of 6th & Catalina. Open seven days a week, Monday to Sunday, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm A second Kuishimbo opened on Wilshire/Wilton in January 2013.