Mikawaya

★★★★★
  • 118 Japanese Village Plaza Mall

    Los Angeles, CA 90012

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  • 213-624-1681

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Funny how Asian institutions don't get the concept of answering your questions like what's in your food. They just play dumb. What if you have a corn or soy allergy? What if you want to make sure you're not eating GMOs? Honestly, their

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Funny how Asian institutions don't get the concept of answering your questions like what's in your food. They just play dumb. What if you have a corn or soy allergy? What if you want to make sure you're not eating GMOs? Honestly, their

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What is there not to love about the adorable, gooey, pint sized-ness of a mochi ice cream ball?

Sure, you could go to Trader Joe's or Whole Foods and get the same thing, but the Mikawaya store offers those standard freezer flavors and much more, like cookies and cream, red bean, hazelnut, toasted almond and plum wine "mochilato" (gelato and mochi).

Get one of each flavor with every intention of sharing it with your friends, and then eat them all yourself before realizing you were supposed to split them ... which is exactly what my boyfriend did.

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What is there not to love about the adorable, gooey, pint sized-ness of a mochi ice cream ball?

Sure, you could go to Trader Joe's or Whole Foods and get the same thing, but the Mikawaya store offers those standard freezer flavors and much more, like cookies and cream, red bean, hazelnut, toasted almond and plum wine "mochilato" (gelato and mochi).

Get one of each flavor with every intention of sharing it with your friends, and then eat them all yourself before realizing you were supposed to split them ... which is exactly what my boyfriend did.

Pros: Tasty mochi ice cream in many flavors

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They offer a great selection of pastries but the best is their mochi ice cream. They have many different flavors of mochi ice cream here that you cannot find elsewhere. Also, their mochi gelato is excellent.

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They offer a great selection of pastries but the best is their mochi ice cream. They have many different flavors of mochi ice cream here that you cannot find elsewhere. Also, their mochi gelato is excellent.

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Mikawaya is the place to go for traditional and not-so-traditional Japanese sweets. The mochi ice cream might bring you in, but make sure you try the rest of their goods. The freshest ingredients are used in the mochi including traditionals items like sweet beans and cherry, and non-traditional like peanut butter.

The mochi is chewy but delicate at the same time. When you are visiting downtown or Little Tokyo it is a great place to try out.

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Mikawaya is the place to go for traditional and not-so-traditional Japanese sweets. The mochi ice cream might bring you in, but make sure you try the rest of their goods. The freshest ingredients are used in the mochi including traditionals items like sweet beans and cherry, and non-traditional like peanut butter.

The mochi is chewy but delicate at the same time. When you are visiting downtown or Little Tokyo it is a great place to try out.

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Okay everyone, you heard of the Mikawaya brand mochi ice cream?
THIS IS THE FIRST MIKAWAYA, and where the mochi ice-cream craze began!
This Mikawaya also has shave ice, gelato and a manju shop!
I definitely recommend the shave ice, I've been eating it ever since I was a kid..they have a range from strawberry to lime and they also have Uji (Green tea flavor, a personal favorite). They Stop by when you get the chance, definitely worth it.

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Okay everyone, you heard of the Mikawaya brand mochi ice cream?
THIS IS THE FIRST MIKAWAYA, and where the mochi ice-cream craze began!
This Mikawaya also has shave ice, gelato and a manju shop!
I definitely recommend the shave ice, I've been eating it ever since I was a kid..they have a range from strawberry to lime and they also have Uji (Green tea flavor, a personal favorite). They Stop by when you get the chance, definitely worth it.

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i saw a show about Little Tokyo nearly 10 years ago. The reporter interviewed the old lady who passed away a few years ago. That lady was the mochi ice-cream inventor. She was a really sweet lady. Little Tokyo is now a booming, modern city. Her ice-cream still holds great value. Try it, you won't be disappointed!

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i saw a show about Little Tokyo nearly 10 years ago. The reporter interviewed the old lady who passed away a few years ago. That lady was the mochi ice-cream inventor. She was a really sweet lady. Little Tokyo is now a booming, modern city. Her ice-cream still holds great value. Try it, you won't be disappointed!

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This Japanese sweet shop has been family owned for three generations. It's the perfect end to a visit to Little Tokyo, choose one of their mochi ice creams (my favorite is mango or coffee) or try one of their mountainous shaved iced concoctions. They also offer a variety of ice creams (including green tea) and fresh gelato. Mikawaya is also known for their traditional Japanese confections including mochi filled with red bean paste and red bean pancakes along with innovative twists like mochi filled with chunky peanut butter. If you've seen mochi or mochi ice cream in your local super market, it ilikely originated at this store as they distribute to restaurants and grocery stores around the area. You should also visit just to see the shop that invented mochi ice cream, now a staple in most Asian supermarkets and stores like Ralphs and Costco.

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This Japanese sweet shop has been family owned for three generations. It's the perfect end to a visit to Little Tokyo, choose one of their mochi ice creams (my favorite is mango or coffee) or try one of their mountainous shaved iced concoctions. They also offer a variety of ice creams (including green tea) and fresh gelato. Mikawaya is also known for their traditional Japanese confections including mochi filled with red bean paste and red bean pancakes along with innovative twists like mochi filled with chunky peanut butter. If you've seen mochi or mochi ice cream in your local super market, it ilikely originated at this store as they distribute to restaurants and grocery stores around the area. You should also visit just to see the shop that invented mochi ice cream, now a staple in most Asian supermarkets and stores like Ralphs and Costco.

Pros: Fast service, ample seating, Original products

Cons: No Parking

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Great place for mochi ice cream! I like the kona coffee flavor, however green tea and mango are also quite good. And they are only 75-cents each so have a few! This is the same brand they sell at Trader Joes, but they seem to have more variety of flavors here at the bakery.

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Great place for mochi ice cream! I like the kona coffee flavor, however green tea and mango are also quite good. And they are only 75-cents each so have a few! This is the same brand they sell at Trader Joes, but they seem to have more variety of flavors here at the bakery.

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Go to Little Tokyo Plaza. Drop by Mikawaya and have a go at their freshly-made mochi ice cream balls. Soft and powdery, they're just like Mikawaya's boxed supermarket ones but FRESH. Pick up a box of beautifully shaped mochi cakes filled with red or white beans (wagashi), meant to be served with green tea. Or have a scoop of Japanese spumoni: green tea, red adzuki bean, and vanilla ice cream all swirled together. Delish!

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Go to Little Tokyo Plaza. Drop by Mikawaya and have a go at their freshly-made mochi ice cream balls. Soft and powdery, they're just like Mikawaya's boxed supermarket ones but FRESH. Pick up a box of beautifully shaped mochi cakes filled with red or white beans (wagashi), meant to be served with green tea. Or have a scoop of Japanese spumoni: green tea, red adzuki bean, and vanilla ice cream all swirled together. Delish!

Pros: Freshness, Delicious

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