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Miyako hotel for Japanese breakfast - anyone been?

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I'm in LA - west LA, actually - and am really fiending for Japanese breakfast.

I know Miyako Hotel does one (or rather I heard they did... and it's a buffet)...

Is it any good? Worth going to? And if not, is there anywhere else that might be? I really could go for one.... and I'd love not to drive all the way from west LA to Torrance.

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  1. You sure it's a Japanese breakfast buffet? I see complimentary continental breakfast mentioned.
    http://www.miyakoinn.com/default.aspx...

    Used to have Japanese friend's who liked the traditional Japanese breakfast they got when staying there on business.

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    1. re: monku

      Yeah, you gotta click through the links to get to the actual hotel restaurant's website:

      http://www.tamon-ten.com/tamon-home.html

      It says, "Japanese buffet breakfast."

      So, again - any ideas, anyone, for where to eat a good Japanese breakfast?

      1. re: EricDC

        afaik, the only other place that serves japanese breakfast is fukagawa in gardena.

        $16 bucks is a bit steep, but is all that driving worth $6? i don't think so!

        1. re: EricDC

          I believe if you go early they offer the authentic japanese breakfast. This is before the buffet starts. Might want to call and find out. last time I was there it was called the New Otani Hotel.
          Fukagawa 's breakfast starts at $10. They are located in the south west corner
          of Pacific Square. All the way in the back. Been there for years.. Lots of people from Japan, as well a locals, go there for breakfast...

      2. What is it about a Japanese breakfast that you really like?

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        1. re: Tripeler

          The gestalt of it, I guess. The pickles and the tea and the whole spiel.

          1. re: EricDC

            I love the smell of pickled daikon in the morning...it smells like vic...(er - not so much actually! ;-D> )

          2. re: Tripeler

            I was just wondering if anyone really likes natto, the fermented soybeans.

            1. re: Tripeler

              I actually like natto.

              The Park Grill at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City, Avenue of the Stars, used to do a Japanese breakfast. Haven't been for a couple of years, so don't know if that is still the case. It wasn't bad. I don't remember any natto though.

              1. re: Tripeler

                Natto is g-o-od. Try it on rice with avocado (and /or a fried egg) . And I'm NOT Japanese.

                1. re: Kitchen Queen

                  Yes, I love fresh natto. Apparently, only frozen natto (from Japan) is available in the U.S.
                  I have it at least once a week, with a Japanese breakfast, of course. But natto is also great on spaghetti.