Pop-up Alert: n/soto Lands in Little Tokyo This Week

Otsokuri w/ toro, chidai & aji. Photo courtesy of n/soto.

You don’t have to wait any longer to try n/soto. The much-anticipated California-Japanese Izakaya launches a pop-up in Little Tokyo this week, in advance of its mid-city opening this autumn.

Following on the heels of the beloved n/naka in Palms, the n/soto temporary residency can be found Wednesdays through Saturdays at the new culinary center inside the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center.

The nine-course tasting menu at JACCC serves as a preview of the flavors and dishes to be found when n/soto opens in West Adams.

Upon arrival, you’ll be presented with a drink to be enjoyed al fresco at the beautiful James Irvine Japanese Garden.

Then, savor your meal inside the culinary center. Dishes served include sakizuke with eggplant, shrimp, and snow pea; zensai with goya, kabocha, crudites, summer squash, and Campari; sumibiyaki (grilled skewers); agemono (deep-fried scallop kakiage with shishito and curry salt). otsukuri (sliced raw fish), and more.

The nine-course meal is $125. All diners will be asked to show proof of vaccination and a photo ID. Reservations open up every Sunday at noon and can be made with ease via TOCK.

Karin E. Baker

About Karin E. Baker

Karin E. Baker is a native Angeleno who loves the eateries, history, nature, architecture, and art of her hometown. When not exploring poke shacks in Kona, tascas in Córdoba, and konditoris in Malmö, she writes about food, culture, lifestyle and travel. She obsesses over comma usage and classic films and is always happy to find an excuse to open a bottle of champagne.
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