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

Sake at First Street North, Little Tokyo

Friday, July 21, 2017, 7-10 PM

L.A. City Parking Lot 7
160 N. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Buy Tickets

$90 Early Bird before July 1, 2017
$100 General Admission

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 Baldoria Banzai Jerky BlueStar
BrewYard Cafe Dulce 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


Title Sponsor

U.S. Bank

Sponsor Reception presented by

City National Bank

Daiginjo Super Premium Sponsor

Diamon Realty Investments Walton Construction Services

Junmai Pure Rice Sponsors

Citi Kinecta Federal Credit Union Manufacturers Bank

Jizake Artisan Sponsors

Aihara & Associates Insurance Services Inc.

Arroyo Insurance Services

Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco

Japanese American National Museum

Kiyohara & Takahashi, CPAs

Kubota Nikkei Mortuary

Natural Resources Defense Council

Alan and Yvonne Nishio

Onishi & Associates

Opportunity Fund

David and Donna Uyehara / Japanese American Dental Society

Wells Fargo Advisors / Jonathan Tanaka

Additional Sponsors

Sake Cups provided by:

Steven Moomey, Karyn Yamate and Patricia Yamate

Program Booklet Sponsor:

Gruen Associates

Wristband Sponsor:


Ticket Sponsor:

Goldfarb & Lipman LLP

Download LTSC Sake Sponsor Packet

Silent Auction Donors

The Autry Museum


Demitasse Coffee

Discovery Cube

Eyecare 20/20 Optometry

Far Bar

Feast from the East, Inc.

The Gourmandise School of Sweets & Savories

Green Street Restaurant

The Hollywood Palladium

iO West Theatre

L.A. Cafe

Landmark Theatres

Langer's Delicatessen

Laugh Factory

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

Max Karaoke

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 Park

Pala Casino Spa and Resort

Pasadena Ice Skating Center

Pinz Bowling Center

Plum Tree Inn

Pretend City Children's Museum

PRP Wine International

Roclord Studio

Santa Anita Park

Santa Monica Playhouse

Colleen Seto-Gee and Douglas Gee


Silverlake Wine

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Spirit Cruises


Sushi Gen

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