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Daikokuya - how long is the wait during lunch hours

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I've been passing Daikokuya in little Tokyo on weekends & the lines are so long! Do you know how long the wait time is for lunch hours on regular weekdays? Are the lines long as well? all the time or just at the peak lunch hour (noon - 1 pm)?

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Daikokuya
327 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

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  1. Here's what you do if there's a line.

    Put your name on the little clipboard.

    Walk around the corner to Tokyo Cafe and enjoy a plate or two of their spectacular homemade gyoza.... cheaper and taster than Daikokuya's.

    By the time you're done enjoying your gyoza, your table will be ready.

    Mr Taster

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    Daikokuya
    327 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    1. Last time I did Jury Doody I got there at 12:10 on a Monday, no wait for a seat at the bar (for 1) and looked to be about 3 parties waiting for a table. By the time I finished 12:45 there was a considerable line.

      1. Also, suggestions on weekdays parking will be great! I usually go there during some japanese-related events happening in the weekends so I have no idea on the best parking during weekdays.

        Are off-street parking (probably with meters) available close by? Is there any parking with validation around?

        Thanks :)

        1. I get there early (11-11:30) during the week and have never had to wait.

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          1. re: JAB

            Agreed. Try to go there before or after peak times and long lines shouldn't be an issue (11-11:30 or 1:30-2). I used to work nearby and noticed significantly shorter lines during those times.

          2. Skip Daikokya. Head down the street to Spice Table for high end bahn mi.

            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/786388

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            The Spice Table
            114 S. Central Avenue, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA