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Looking for a fun place for 20 teens in Little Tokyo

Any suggestions for a fun place to host a dinner for 20 teens in Little Tokyo? For my daughter's 16th birthday party we are planning to have a photo scavenger hunt in the Japanese Plaza Village and then dinner with her friends at a nearby Japanese restaurant. I am hoping to come up with something that will be about $10-$15 per person, if that is possible. Some guest may be vegan or vegetarian and so that may rule out some of the ramen and shabu shabu restaurants that have a more limited menu.

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  1. senor fish is the only one I can think of, but not sure about vegan/vegetarian.

    1. Thank you for the suggestion, but I am hoping for a Japanese Restaurant :)

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      1. re: sparklegem

        and I can't think of a single japanese restaurant looking to host 20+ teens (even less so w/ dietary restrictions). good luck though ;)

      2. I don't know how close they can come to your price point but you might check with Shojin and see if they can meet your requirements: http://www.theshojin.com/

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        1. re: Servorg

          I don't think Shojin can be done for 10-15/person.

          1. re: ipsedixit

            And that's why I led off with "I don't know how close they can come to your price point..."

        2. How about Orochon Ramen?

          For the veg/vegan folks, they could partake in some of the cold noodles, fried rice, and veggie dishes.

          1. The food is only okay but you will hit your price point and get extra points for a cool looking underground place at Bar Fu-Ga on San Pedro. http://www.izakayafu-ga.com/

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            1. re: ChineseChou

              That looks to be a great solution - they even have a banquet room and special menu that meets the price point requested: http://www.izakayafu-ga.com/menus.php... (although the vegetarian meals would have to be worked out)

              1. re: Servorg

                I was just at FuGa last week and there is no way they'll hit 10-15pp.

                //edit

                However, I did not see these banquet menus! It's a cool little izakaya.

            2. how about Honda-ya? I think they have long communal tables so you can accommodate big groups. And they have that tatami area (but i don't know if it has sunken wells which would limit the number of guests per table). Also japn-style Curry House has veggie curries. Just be aware that many eateries down there seem to close after lunch & reopen for dinner, so call ahead.

              1. Thank you all so much for the terrific suggestions! I have been looking each one up and I really appreciate all of the help!

                I think that Honda-ya might be my favorite so far. They have great reviews, the tatami adrea would be extra fun and the prices look great. One review on yelp says that they even take reservations on Friday and Saturday nights!

                Any favorites on the menu at Honda-ya?

                1. We've done a few birthday parties about that size at Ebisu.

                  They have a huge menu, I'm sure you could satisfy the vegetarians/vegans.

                  We like it because it sort of reminds us of places we ate in when we were in Tokyo. It's not outstanding, but it's good.

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                  1. re: PaulF

                    Thank you, Paul! I will check it out!

                    1. re: PaulF

                      Gosh, Ebisu, looks gorgeous! I am wondering if we could make an abbreviated menu for the party. It would super fun to have it there!