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Good Little Tokyo restaurants for group of about 15-20?

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Any suggestions for a good place in Little Tokyo that can accomodate about 15-20 people? I liked Daikokuya, but that def. would not work for a large group. Thanks in advance.

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  1. You could probably do something at Sushi Gen if you arranged with the staff beforehand.

    I've also been with a big group at Kani Mura, a crab restaurant in the same mini-mall. Very fun, but you gotta love crab.

    You could also do Koshiji, a yakitori place next to the Curry House & Kinokuniya Bookstore. One of my favorites in town.

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    1. re: alexfood

      Have you been to Kani Mura recently? I've tried a half dozen times this year and they've never been open...

      1. re: steen

        Went with a group about a year ago, not recently. I'll try to get an update on them.

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      1. 2 places that might be able to accomodate your group might be: 1) Yatsuhashi on San Pedro downstairs in the basement below California Bank & Trust. They have teppanyaki (Benihana style cooked in front of you) I've gone to parties there before and I believe each grill can seat about 8 or 10 people. I believe there are four grills arranged within view of each other.

        2) Kushi Shabu on the 3rd floor of Weller Court. They have an all you can eat Shabu Shabu and a private tatami room that can hold that many people easily. The tatami room has an open space underneath the table for your legs so you're not actually sitting on the floor.

        Either place I would recommend making reservations in advance.

        1. You might also consider the tatami rooms at the rooftop of the New Otani Hotel. The restaurant looks out at a traditional Japanese garden with koi. :)

          1. izayoi has a private table upstairs that can accomodate that many.

            Izayoi
            132 S Central Ave
            Los Angeles, CA 90012
            (213) 613-9554