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Mitsuru Cafe

117 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3908
+1 213-613-1028
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good61%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible0%
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“teriyaki beef” (3 reviews)
“cakes” (9 reviews)
“soup” (3 reviews)
Japanese, Asian
117 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3908
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today we visited the Japanese Village Plaza and stopped in at the Mitsuru Cafe for a snack. We picked up a couple of imagawayaki (red bean paste filled griddle cakes) and mitarashi dango. The cakes were very hot and fresh. The filling was not to...More

Thank chickabeegrrl
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Disclaimer: This review is just for the famous red bean pastry. Read about their red bean-filled pastry and wanted to give it a try. My poor hubby waited in line for at least 20 mins. Finally bit into one and was very disappointed. Red bean...More

Thank Ana Marie L
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I was taken to Mitsuru by friends, who had been eating there for years. The owner, Mrs. Mitsuru, has been there for many years and has received many awards.There is ample seating in the restaurant, but many people stop by to pick up food from...More

Thank Chloesfriend
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I work in the area and stopped here on the recommendation of some friends. I tried the Portuguese sausage, eggs and hash browns {rice available} for breakfast. Not the usual morning fare but, if you love Portuguese sausage this is the place. The portions are...More

Thank terry k
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

I'm addicted to the Imagawayaki...I love the freshly made spongy cake that they literally cook in front of u filled with this delicious red bean. This is a just stop when in DTLA!

Thank OrangeCountyJay
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I was here in the afternoon on a saturday. I ordered the special menu 1 Teriyaki Beef & Sashimi. You get a soup first and then the meal. I ate it all. And now I'm super full. the portion was huge! The old ladies running...More

Thank Andreas R
Reviewed 9 January 2017

You really must wait in line here. Order the potato croquette and a half-dozen imagawayaki! And whatever else looks tasty. It's all delish! Great people too!

Thank Chocolatour
Reviewed 30 October 2016

So AAA Westways magazine was doing some articles on Little Tokyo in Los Angeles and they mentioned some shops that had been there for a long time. Two of those shops caught my attention: Fugetsu-do (which I found to be a heavenly place of mochi...More

Thank valentinanat
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped by Mitsuru Cafe for lunch on a Sunday. It is a small, casual Japanese restaurant that also serves American food like pastrami sandwiches and fries. They have a small sushi bar as well. We dine at many of the Japanese...More

Thank Mspeppers
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I think they make the most money off of their window spectacle the Red Bean Cakes, which are really delicious. We sat down inside this time to order lunch, and it was really good. We ordered a variety of different things from the menu and...More

Thank Creeping_Death_LA
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles, CA 90012-3908
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-613-1028
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