Starry Night in Little Tokyo

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

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$100 General Admission, $90 Early Bird before July 1, 2016

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 Maison Akira Redbird

Main Event

Baldoria BlueStar BrewYard Cafe Dulce
Eclair Cosy Corner Far Bar Feast From The East Fu-Ga
Fugetsu Ice Cream Lab 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                                       


Bank of America City National Bank Diamond Realty Investments, Inc Fukui Mortuary
Gonsaku & Mine Ito Family JPMorgan Chase                          


Citi Community Bank CTBC Bank USA Kinecta Federal Credit Union
Manufacturers Bank Walton Construction Services Wells Fargo                          


Aihara & Associates Insurance Services Inc.
Boston Private
Dauby O’Connor & Zaleski, LLC
FIA Insurance
Gruen Associates
Kiyohara & Takahashi, CPAs
Kubota Nikkei Mortuary
Onishi & Associates
Wells Fargo Advisors / Jonathan Tanaka
Yvonne & Alan Nishio

Additional Sponsors

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
Exclusive Asian TV Media Sponsor: KSCI TV/LA18
Sake Cups provided by: Karyn & Steven Moomey and Patti Yamate
Download LTSC Sake Sponsor Packet

Silent Auction Donors

The Actor's Gang Almansor Court Anne Namba Designs
Anonymous Aquarium of the Pacific The Autry Museum of the American West
Babouch Moroccan Restaurant Boomers! Irvine Cafe Demitasse
Dave & Buster's of Hollywood Eyecare 20/20 The Gourmandise School of Sweets & Savories
Green Street Restaurant The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens iFly Hollywood
Innovative Dining Group iO West Japanese American National Museum
Kidspace Children's Museum Laemmle Theatres Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles Philharmonic Masa of Echo Park Max Karoke Inc.
Mulligan Family Fun Center 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
Pink's Famous Hot Dogs Plum Tree Inn Pretend City Children's Museum
PRP Wine International Roclord Studio San Diego Zoo Global
Sanrio Santa Anita Park Shin-Sen-Gumi
Sony Pictures Entertainment Spirit Cruises Stonefire Grill, Inc.
UCLA Athletics USC Pacific Asia Museum USS Midway Museum
Vintage Cinemas Western Bagel 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!


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