Little Tokyo Service Center

Little Tokyo Service Center's
11th Annual Sake & Food Tasting Event

Sake at First Street North, Little Tokyo

Sake at First Street North, Little Tokyo was a huge success!

Event photos are on Facebook

If you attended Sake at First Street North, Little Tokyo, please fill out a short survey for a chance to win a Cafe Dulce gift card.

Thank you for supporting Little Tokyo Service Center!

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 21-23 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 “Sake at First Street North, 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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Why First Street North?

The First Street North block of Little Tokyo is a critical part of the past, present and future of our historic neighborhood. Home to several iconic businesses and institutions, First Street North is now threatened by forthcoming development on the block. Through events like “Sake at First Street North, Little Tokyo,” LTSC and community allies seek to highlight the importance of protecting the block’s unique identity. Click here for more information on the neighborhood campaign celebrating the block, called #MyFSN.

Food & Beverage Providers

Whole Food Markets 365 A-SHA Alii Baldoria
Banzai Jerky BlueStar BrewYard Cafe Dulce
Demitasse Far Bar Feast From The East Fu-Ga
Fugetsu Kikka Maison Akira Mutual Trading Co.
Nestle Popd-Up Roys Sake Dojo
Shakas Shave Ice Gary Yamuchi Shave Ice Gary Yamuchi

Special Recognition at Sponsor Reception:

Mayor Eric Garcetti
Supervisor Hilda Solis
Tuesday Night Project


Title Sponsor

U.S. Bank

Sponsor Reception presented by

City National Bank

Daiginjo Super Premium Sponsor

Diamon Realty Investments Diamon Realty Investments JPMorgan Chase Walton Construction Services

Ginjo Premium Sponsors

Bank of the West JPMorgan Chase Union Bank

Junmai Pure Rice Sponsors

Citi Citi Citi Citi
Citi Kinecta Federal Credit Union Manufacturers Bank Debra Nakatomi and Bob Miyamoto

Jizake Artisan Sponsors

Aihara & Associates Insurance Services Inc.

Arroyo Insurance Services

Bank of America

​California Bank & Trust

Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco

Japanese American Cultural & Community Center

Japanese American National Museum

Kiyohara & Takahashi, CPAs

Kubota Nikkei Mortuary

Little Tokyo Towers​

Natural Resources Defense Council

Alan and Yvonne Nishio

Onishi & Associates

Opportunity Fund

A​​ssembly Member Miguel Santiago

David and Donna Uyehara / Japanese American Dental Society

Wells Fargo Advisors / Jonathan Tanaka

Trisha Murakawa & Warren Wong

Additional Sponsors

Sake Cups provided by:

Karyn & Steven Moomey and Patti Yamate

Gift Bag Sponsor:


Program Booklet Sponsor:

Gruen Associates

Wristband Sponsor:


Ticket Sponsor:

Goldfarb & Lipman LLP

Download LTSC Sake Sponsor Packet

Silent Auction Donors

The Autry Museum

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium


Demitasse Coffee

Discovery Cube

Disneyland Resort

DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown

Eyecare 20/20 Optometry

Hope Fang

Far Bar

Feast from the East, Inc.

FIA Insurance Services, Inc.

The Gourmandise School of Sweets & Savories

Green Street Restaurant

Mary Hoang

The Hollywood Palladium

iO West Theatre

Japanese American National Museum

Gene Kanamori

Kidspace Children's Museum

L.A. Cafe

Laemmle Theatres

Landmark Theatres

Langer's Delicatessen

Laugh Factory

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

Max Karaoke Inc.

Miracle Springs Resort & Spa

Alan Miyatake

Momoko Skin and Body Care

Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa
an enterprise of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians Tribal Government

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 Palms Resort

Pacific Park

Pala Casino Spa and Resort

Pasadena Ice Skating Center

Patina Restaurant Group

Pinz Bowling Center

Plum Tree Inn

Pretend City Children's Museum

PRP Wine International

Rafu Bussan, Inc.

Roclord Studio


Santa Anita Park

Santa Monica Playhouse


Silverlake Wine

Six Flags Magic Mountain

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Spirit Cruises


Stonefire Grill, Inc.

Sushi Gen

Total Wine & More

UCLA Athletics

USS Midway Museum

Western Bagel - Wine Classes & Tastings

Download Silent Auction Donation Form

Other Event Information


Parking Information: Event admission will be at First Street and Central Avenue, past the Japanese American National Museum. 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

Sake at First Street North, 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.

#MyFSN Multimedia Installation

Step into the Future of First Street North. Explore an immersive, multimedia installation that will inspire you to re-imagine First Street North. This installation is part of +LAB, LTSC’s creative community development strategy to incorporate arts and culture-based collaboration into key community development efforts in Little Tokyo.


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