Koraku Japanese Restaurant 314 East 2nd Street


Koraku Japanese Restaurant was opened in 1976 as the first authentic Japanese ramen restaurant in the United States. In 1986, it's present owner Mr. Yamauchi purchased the establishment with a friend. Mr. Yamauchi came to the United States in 1976 to study English and came to own Koraku through a series of chance events. During its early years the restaurant catered mostly to Japanese customers, but its reputation has grown and its popularity has expanded outside of just the Japanese-American community. Koraku's menu provides an eclectic variety of both Chinese and Japanese entrees, while its ramen dishes remain its claim to fame. The restaurant is open until 3:00 AM, so it is a great spot for late night dining and was recognized by Los Angeles Downtown News as the best place for an after midnight snack. Koraku provides a casual, friendly environment to enjoy good food and company in the heart of Little Tokyo.

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