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kokekokko in little tokyo thoughts?

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friends,
i'm having a party for just under 10 tonight and want to grab yakitori.
i've heard this is pretty good, especially since we're all close to little tokyo.
thoughts? any other suggestions?
is there a good izakaya close by?
thanks for the help!

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  1. I think the general consensus is that it's overpriced and they play favorites, so if you're not a regular GTFO

    shin sen gumi is a fantastic yakitori, and there's a few izakaya options near by (hari u lala, izayoi, one more that I can't remember right now)

      1. I used to eat there with my business partner 2 times a month for about 3 years. VIP course only

        It's the best yakitori in Los Angeles

        1. If you're going on a busy night like Friday or Saturday, get there early, otherwise the good pieces of chicken (like heart, liver, etc...) will run out.

          Don't expect quick service. They'll take their time cooking it and because of the small area where they do the actual grilling, exude patience.

          Though if you have a party of 10, I would say you're almost better off going to Honda Ya Izakaya nearby off Alameda. It's a better drinking/eating atmosphere for large parties, and you get options other than chicken.

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          1. re: troublemaker

            Should also note that Honda Ya, like Kokekokk,o does their yakitori over bincho charcoal.

            Izayoi has the overall better izkaya food, but they cook their skewers over a gas grill -- a travesty, as far as I'm concerned. Haha.

          2. Izayoi is the best Izakaya in Little Tokyo if you decide not to have kokekokko

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            1. re: ronnie_gaucho

              There was a "downhill alert" thread a few months ago -- has it improved?

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/591416

              (I haven't ever been there myself.)