Starry Night in Little Tokyo

Little Tokyo Service Center's
10th Annual Sake & Food Tasting Event

Thank you for your support of Starry Night in Little Tokyo. See you next year!

SakeNight Photo
Last Year's Sake on the Rocks


Friday, July 29, 2016

7-10 PM

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
244 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Sake generously provided by
Mutual Trading Co., Inc.
Mutual Trading Co.


Join our culinary journey as we taste and savor bites from over 15 top Los Angeles restaurants. Try a dish from a new restaurant and follow it up with an old favorite. Your taste buds will thank you.


Our journey continues as we learn about the subtleties of one of Japan’s most valued cultural products – Sake! With over 50 sake from different regions in Japan to taste and compare, you will be well educated.

Be Charitable

At the end of your journey, you’ll feel good knowing you supported Little Tokyo Service Center. Keep the good feelings going and celebrate “Delicious Little Tokyo” with Go Little Tokyo July 30-31 with special menu items at selected restaurants during the weekend.

Little Tokyo Service Center

Little Tokyo Service Center builds stable supportive communities that strengthen people and preserve communities of color in greater Los Angeles. We are the only bilingual multi-service agency and community developer in the Japanese American community and serve more than 18,000 low-income people of all ethnicities annually. With events like “Starry Night in Little Tokyo” we help preserve one of the last three Japantowns in the United States and ensure that Little Tokyo remains a cultural home to the thousands of Japanese Americans in Southern California and a vibrant ethnic community for all to experience.

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Food & Beverage Providers

Sponsor Reception

Edi Bol Kouraku Maison Akira Redbird

Main Event

Baldoria Banzai Jerky BlueStar BrewYard
Cafe Dulce Far Bar Feast From The East Fu-Ga
Fugetsu Ice Cream Lab Kikka Whole Foods
Lawrys Maison Akira Mutual Trading Co. Nestle
Popd-Up Roys Shakas Shave Ice Gary Yamuchi

Special Recognition at Sponsor Reception:

Assembly Member Miguel Santiago
U.S. Bank
​Little Tokyo Businesses: Bunkado, Fugetsu-Do, Rafu Bussan


Sponsor Reception presented by

U.S. Bank                                       


Southern California Gas Company                                       


Bank of America Bank of the West Barker Management Inc City National Bank
Diamond Realty Investments, Inc Fukui Mortuary Gonsaku & Mine Ito Family JPMorgan Chase
Memorial Foundation
MUFG Union Bank                          


California Bank Trust Citi Community Bank CTBC Bank USA
Kinecta Federal Credit Union Manufacturers Bank Debra Nakatomi & Bob Miyamoto Pacific Commerce Bank
UPS Walton Construction Services Wells Fargo             


Aihara & Associates Insurance Services Inc. Anonymous Arroyo Insurance Services
Boston Private The California Endowment Dauby O’Connor & Zaleski, LLC
Enterprise Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco FIA Insurance
Green Dinosaur, Inc Gruen Associates Kiyohara & Takahashi, CPAs
Kubota Nikkei Mortuary Trisha Murakawa & Warren Wong NeighborWorks America
Yvonne & Alan Nishio Onishi & Associates David & Donna Uyehara / Japanese American Dental Society
Wells Fargo Advisors / Jonathan Tanaka

Additional Sponsors

Official Airline Sponsor:
Exclusive Asian TV Media Sponsor:
Venue Sponsor: Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
Chopsticks Sponsor: Walton Construction Services
Gift Bag Sponsor: U.S. Bank
Event Program Sponsor: Eugene & Teresa Eng
Entertainment Sponsor: Terra-Petra
Wristband Sponsor: Boston Private
Sake Cups provided by: Karyn & Steven Moomey and Patti Yamate
Ice Sponsor: Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
Ticket Sponsor: Japanese American Bar Association                          
Download LTSC Sake Sponsor Packet

Silent Auction Donors

The Actor's Gang Almansor Court American Airlines
Anne Namba Designs Anonymous Aquarium of the Pacific
The Autry Museum of the American West Babouch Moroccan Restaurant Boomers! Irvine
Brett 2D Bean C&H Sugar Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Cafe Demitasse Cola-Cola Dave & Buster's of Hollywood
Discovery Science Foundation Tracey & Mark Doi Eyecare 20/20 Optometry
Thomas Fallon Hand Crafted Portraits Thomas Fallon Photography FIA Insurance
Ganz USA, LLC The Gourmandise School of Sweets & Savories Green Street Restaurant
The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens iFly Hollywood Industry Hills Golf Club at Pacific Palms Resort
In-N-Out Burger Keith Inatomi Innovative Dining Group
iO West Japanese American National Museum Japanese American Optimists
Kidspace Children's Museum Yasuko Kowalchuk Albert Kwong & Carol Takamatsu-Kwong
Jenni Kuida Laemmle Theatres Landry’s, Inc.
The Langham Huntington, Pasadena Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Philharmonic Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Zoo Masa of Echo Park Max Karoke Inc.
Miracle Springs Resort & Spa Momoko Skin and Body Care Adina Mori-Holt
Mulligan Family Fun Center The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Museum of Tolerance
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
La Brea Tar Pits and Museum
Onishi & Associates Original Tommy's World Famous Hamburgers
Pacific Park Pacific Resident Theatre Palermo Ristorante Italiano
Pasadena Ice Skating Center The Pasadena Playhouse Pink's Famous Hot Dogs
Plum Tree Inn Pretend City Children's Museum PRP Wine International
Rafu Bussan, Inc Ripley’s Hollywood Roclord Studio
San Diego Zoo Global Sanrio Santa Anita Park
Santa Monica Playhouse Sea Glass Fine Art Photography SeaWorld San Diego
Colleen Seto-Gee & Douglas Gee Shakas Shin-Sen-Gumi
Sony Pictures Entertainment Spirit Cruises Staples Center
Stonefire Grill, Inc Karen Toda Suzanne Toji
Total Wine & More UCLA Athletics USC Pacific Asia Museum
USS Midway Museum Vintage Cinemas Western Bagel
Ian Blackburn of wineLA & LearnAboutWine The World Famous Laugh Factory             
Download Silent Auction Donation Form

Other Event Information


Event admission will be on Azuza Street (off 2nd St. by Pinkberry). Take the Metro Gold Line to the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station. Paid parking is available at independently operated lots throughout Little Tokyo for $5-10. See Go Little Tokyo's map or directory for a list of Little Tokyo parking lots.

Delicious Little Tokyo

Starry Night in Little Tokyo kicks off Delicious Little Tokyo, a weekend of culinary experiences in the heart of Los Angeles. Selected Little Tokyo restaurants will offer special menu items only available for the weekend of Delicious Little Tokyo. Participating restaurants will offer food and drink specials, giveaways, cooking workshops, chef demonstrations and more.

Special appearance by Dave & Buster's of Hollywood's Fun Patrol

Dave and Buster's of Hollywood's Fun Patrol is all about amp-ing up the FUN. They set shop anywhere with their prize wheel and hundreds of awesome prizes. Come take their wheel for a spin. You will win 100% of the time!

Follow us on Instagram @ ltsccdc

Tonight's the night!! Prepare to be Dazzled- see you tonight for a Starry Night in Little Tokyo!✨ #ltscsake #littletokyo #dtla #nonprofit #fundraiser #ltsc

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Last, but certainly not least, we would like to thank @mutual_trading for their unwavering support of #ltscsake year after year. This event would be impossible without them and we are eternally grateful. #Kanpai! #littletokyo #dtla #nonprofit #fundraising #sake #mutualtradingcompany #mutualtrading

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Did someone say #deepfriedspammusubi? Mahalo to our @shakas_mpk ohana for supporting #ltscsake year after year! #littletokyo #dtla #nonprofit #fundraising #onoliciousgrinds

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Aloha! #lomilomisalmon and #shrimptempura from @royspasadena, onolicious-ness at #ltscsake! #littletokyo #dtla #nonprofit #fundraiser #hawaiianfood

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This hot weather calls for cool drinks from our favorite @popdup! We can't wait to taste their amazing craft sodas on Friday at #ltscsake! #littletokyo #dtla #nonprofit #fundraiser

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Anyone who's dined at @lawrystheprimerib can vouch for how AMAZING their meatballs and chips are- And we can't wait to welcome them to #ltscsake this year! #littletokyo #dtla #nonprofit #foodtasting #fundraiser #starrynightinLT

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Cold delicious ice cream from @laicecreamlab on a hot day? Yes please! We excited to welcome @laicecreamlab to #ltscsake this Friday! #icecreamlab #littletokyo #dtla #nonprofit #fundraiser

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Nomnom sushi rolls from @kikkasushi @wholefoods at #ltscsake on Friday. How can you resist? #littletokyo #ltsc #nonprofit #fundraiser #oishii #itadakimasu #sushi #🍣

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Is your mouth watering yet? Just wait until you taste @izakayafuga's #ceviche with #wontonchips this Friday. Yum! #ltscsake #izakayabarfuga #littletokyo #dtla

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Refreshing ice cold drinks from @farbar_la and #bluestar are always something to look forward to at #ltscsake! Always served with a smile 😊 #starrynightinlt #dtla #nonprofit #littletokyo

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We can't wait to see everyone for a Starry Night in Little Tokyo #ltscsake THIS Friday! #starrynightinLT #little tokyo #dtla #nonprofit #fundraiser

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We donut know what we would do without @cafedulcela! We can't wait to have them back at #ltscsake this year. They'll be serving up some tasty #donuts for all of our guests to enjoy! 🍩😋 #littletokyo #cafedulce #sweettooth #gourmetdonuts

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Still want tickets to #ltscsake? Our friends over at @brewyardbeerco are having an #starrynightinLT ticket give away! Follow their IG for more details! #saketasting #brewyardbeerco #kanpai #cheers #FUNdraiser

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Double tap if you like Jerky! Welcoming @banzaijerky who will be passing out samples of their beef and bacon jerky at #ltscsake. And yes, we said #BACON jerky. Drool #littletokyo #dtla #nonprofit #fundraiser #saketasting #otsumami #kampai

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Who's hungry for some lunch? Stop by @baldoriadtla for some great lunch specials! They'll be at #ltscsake for the first time serving their 3 cheese Fonduta Arancini yummmmmm!!!! #saketasting #dtla #littletokyo #nonprofit #fundraiser

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Also welcoming @redbirdla to #ltscsake! They'll be serving their Hiramasa Tartare with yuzu kosho at our Sponsor Reception. #saketasting #sashimi #sushi #oishii #itadakimasu #nonprofit #littletokyo #fundraiser #dtla

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@maisonakira will be serving up some delicious sansho seared tuna on broccoli yuzu miso couli! Our mouths are watering already! #ltscsake #ltsc #saketasting #fundraiser #dtla #maisonakira #pasadena

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#ltscsake is excited to welcome @ediboleats to our event! They'll be serving up their Miso Peanut Ramen at our sponsor reception. Be sure to check out their restaurant at #onesantafe in the #dtla #artsdistrict! #oishii #littletokyo #ltsc #saketasting #foodfestival #foodies

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Please contact Emily Weaver if you have any additional questions.

Little Tokyo Service Center
Produced in collaboration with Go Little Tokyo
Fundraiser benefiting Little Tokyo Service Center (LTSC)
LTSC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, EIN 95-4444102