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Teppan In Little Tokyo

Hughlipton Jun 15, 2007 07:19 AM

There used to be a Teppan Steak Houase on 1st and roughly San Pedro. Is it still there? Is there any really good Teppan in Little Tokyo?

  1. J.L. Jun 15, 2007 09:50 PM

    Check out the Garden Grill in the New Otani Hotel. They have seafood, wagyu beef & American beef. For those of us who are not cholesterol-challenged, the chef uses the beef gristle to make a killer fried rice at the end (upon request). Jackie Chan was spotted ordering 10 orders of the fried rice a few months back for him & his entourage.

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      kotatsu Jun 15, 2007 07:34 AM

      My guess is that you're referring to yasuhachi, and yes, it's still there. One of my favorite restaurants in Little Tokyo.

      1. russkar Jun 15, 2007 07:31 AM

        Horikawa (basement) & Tokyo Kai Kan (back room)

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          Jesdamala Jun 15, 2007 10:11 PM

          I believe Tokyo Kai Kan is long gone, sad to say.

          1. re: Jesdamala
            russkar Jun 16, 2007 09:45 AM

            Both Restaurants I mentioned have been gone more than 10 yrs but in their day they were the best and in the location the Poster described.

            1. re: russkar
              Jesdamala Jun 16, 2007 10:19 AM

              Forgive me, I didn't realize you were simply trying to identify the restaurant the OP was inquiring about. I had many a wonderful and fun meals at Tokyo Kai Kan, sad it is now a parking lot (I believe).

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