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Donburi at Wakasaya, Little Tokyo

Photo by Duke T. on Yelp.


In April, we stopped at Wakasaya as part of the Six Taste Little Tokyo tour. They specialize in donburi, or rice bowls with various toppings, and are known for very fresh seafood and spicy, fresh wasabi. Also known for the seafood bowl that is free if one can finish it within 15 minutes. 

It always seemed touristy to me so I passed it by. On our tour we had mini bowls of udon and negi toro (chopped up toro - fatty tuna belly) donburi. Those few bites got me hooked and I'm dying to go back and try some uni and more negi toro, please!

There may be an optional follow up stop nearby for some sushi, if we still have room.

Hope you can join me!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was fun having lunch with you Wasima, Ishin and Warren. I hope we'll do it again!

    August 14, 2011

  • Wasima

    Seafood was fresh, slightly small portions but still filling. Just a bit pricey for a casual lunch. It was so fun extending the afternoon with the group walking around Little Tokyo, grabbing 2 desserts, shopping and meeting Hello Kitty! Thanks to those who came!!

    August 13, 2011

  • Wasima

    Hi Sklar, Thanks for catching this. It appears that Yelp has a different address than other sources for this place. However, if you look at the map for both addresses, they are roughly in the same location - the Japanese Village Plaza Mall. I was going with the Google Maps address because it has a photo of the store front and I can tell it's the place I was at:

    July 27, 2011

  • Sklar

    Wasima, are you sure the address is correct? I looked up Wakasaya on Yelp, and it says it's at 335 E. 2nd St.:

    July 27, 2011

  • Wasima

    lol, Andy. I think he could take it! I do hear it's really hard to consume the rice/noodles/broth quickly.

    July 8, 2011

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