Koraku Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 314 E Second St

    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    Map & Directions
  • 213-687-4972

About Koraku Restaurant

Hours
Sun 11am-12am, Mon-Sat 11am-3am

Food

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I drive from Phoenix, AZ directly to Koraku. The Phoenix area has one Japanese Noddle Restaurant to really speak of. So when I visit LA, I have to eat here at least once... Then Shiatsu..

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I drive from Phoenix, AZ directly to Koraku. The Phoenix area has one Japanese Noddle Restaurant to really speak of. So when I visit LA, I have to eat here at least once... Then Shiatsu..

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Just moved back downtown and can't frankly believe I'd never stopped inside. Service was great. Split the chicken teriyaki, the chicken katsu and the gyoza with a friend. The large plates came with miso soup, salad with ginger dressing and macaroni. Everything was good and the pitchers of beer are cheap. Best part is it's open late night. Little Tokyo FTW.

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Just moved back downtown and can't frankly believe I'd never stopped inside. Service was great. Split the chicken teriyaki, the chicken katsu and the gyoza with a friend. The large plates came with miso soup, salad with ginger dressing and macaroni. Everything was good and the pitchers of beer are cheap. Best part is it's open late night. Little Tokyo FTW.

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Just moved back downtown and can't frankly believe I'd never stopped inside. Service was great. Split the chicken teriyaki, the chicken katsu and the gyoza with a friend. The large plates came with miso soup, salad with ginger dressing and macaroni. Everything was good and the pitchers of beer are cheap. Best part is it's open late night. Little Tokyo FTW.

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Just moved back downtown and can't frankly believe I'd never stopped inside. Service was great. Split the chicken teriyaki, the chicken katsu and the gyoza with a friend. The large plates came with miso soup, salad with ginger dressing and macaroni. Everything was good and the pitchers of beer are cheap. Best part is it's open late night. Little Tokyo FTW.

Pros: Chicken Teriyaki

Cons: Parking

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Koraku is located in Little Tokyo and has been around for years. This place used to me my favorite to get ramen until Santouka opened their restaurants. They have casual Japanese food like ramen, gyoza, teishoku etc.

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Koraku is located in Little Tokyo and has been around for years. This place used to me my favorite to get ramen until Santouka opened their restaurants. They have casual Japanese food like ramen, gyoza, teishoku etc.

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I've never gone to Koraku for any other reason except the ramen...mmmm. With plenty of options, and noodles that taste fresh and home-made, this spot is unbeatable. It can get smokey in there and you're definitely leaving with a bit of flavor on your clothing - but it's well worth the inconvenience.

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I've never gone to Koraku for any other reason except the ramen...mmmm. With plenty of options, and noodles that taste fresh and home-made, this spot is unbeatable. It can get smokey in there and you're definitely leaving with a bit of flavor on your clothing - but it's well worth the inconvenience.

Pros: Wide variety of Japanese food

Cons: Parking can be tricky

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I love coming to this place for some good Japanese food. What I like is that they give large portions for really cheap... and it's delicious! It may seem very old-fashioned inside, but the people there are extremely nice!

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I love coming to this place for some good Japanese food. What I like is that they give large portions for really cheap... and it's delicious! It may seem very old-fashioned inside, but the people there are extremely nice!

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Craving Japanese food and you are in downtown Los Angeles. DUDE go here! Its a very small place, so expect a long wait, but the wait is totally worth it.

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Craving Japanese food and you are in downtown Los Angeles. DUDE go here! Its a very small place, so expect a long wait, but the wait is totally worth it.

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You go here if you have a crazy greasy craving for Japanese food! It's smokey and smelly and small and crowded, but its yummy! It is just what you need for that late night craving. Parking is not the greatest, and there could be a wait, but all worth it.

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You go here if you have a crazy greasy craving for Japanese food! It's smokey and smelly and small and crowded, but its yummy! It is just what you need for that late night craving. Parking is not the greatest, and there could be a wait, but all worth it.

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I've eaten here a few time for lunch and dinner, but Koraku is great after bar/club too. The food is not the greatest, but it cetainly is not bad at all. Great value. It's still pretty happening everytime I come here on a Fri. or Sat. night. Everybody is just having a good time and chowing down on some tasty chinese/japanese food. Yokohama baby!

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★★★★☆

I've eaten here a few time for lunch and dinner, but Koraku is great after bar/club too. The food is not the greatest, but it cetainly is not bad at all. Great value. It's still pretty happening everytime I come here on a Fri. or Sat. night. Everybody is just having a good time and chowing down on some tasty chinese/japanese food. Yokohama baby!

Pros: Tasty. Open Late. Cheap.

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If you're having "too much" Chinese food, "but still" want something similar, then you've got to come here! The menu's got a pretty good choice to choose from. It's a good filler for lunch or dinner and still leave you enough cash for sushi down the street.

2
★★★★☆

If you're having "too much" Chinese food, "but still" want something similar, then you've got to come here! The menu's got a pretty good choice to choose from. It's a good filler for lunch or dinner and still leave you enough cash for sushi down the street.

Pros: Food, Value, Open Late

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For a taste of authentic Japan, Koraku can not be beat! More than just a noodle or curry house, the menu offers everything from traditional Sukiyaki and Ramen to Terriyaki and delectable Katsu (pork cutlet). The emphasis is on what would be found at a traditional Japanese diner or lunch counter, so don't look here for sushi. Instead, expect huge servings of favorites like Yakiniku (stir fried beef), Pork Shoga Yaki (ginger pork), and quite possibly the best gyoza (potstickers) on the planet! Prices are very reasonable with most items less than 8 dollars, and the service is exceptionally fast, although you may want an interpreter. All meals come with miso and rice except noodle soups.

Recommended favorites: Nikudango (terriyaki meatballs) and Out-of-this-world Curry!! Try the Chicken Katsu Curry; people who know, come to Koraku for the curry!

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★★★★★

For a taste of authentic Japan, Koraku can not be beat! More than just a noodle or curry house, the menu offers everything from traditional Sukiyaki and Ramen to Terriyaki and delectable Katsu (pork cutlet). The emphasis is on what would be found at a traditional Japanese diner or lunch counter, so don't look here for sushi. Instead, expect huge servings of favorites like Yakiniku (stir fried beef), Pork Shoga Yaki (ginger pork), and quite possibly the best gyoza (potstickers) on the planet! Prices are very reasonable with most items less than 8 dollars, and the service is exceptionally fast, although you may want an interpreter. All meals come with miso and rice except noodle soups.

Recommended favorites: Nikudango (terriyaki meatballs) and Out-of-this-world Curry!! Try the Chicken Katsu Curry; people who know, come to Koraku for the curry!

Pros: Inexpensive, authentic cuisine, fast service

Cons: limited parking, small tables, often a wait

 

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