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Azay, Little Tokyo Los Angeles
« on: October 18, 2019, 11:52:57 AM »

As some of you may be aware, Maison Akira in Pasadena closed earlier this year because the landlord decided to sell the building.  Chef Akira Hirose has opened a new restaurant in Little Tokyo to serve simple Japanese fusion fare:

https://www.rafu.com/2019/10/meet-little-tokyo-azays-chef-akira-hirose/

https://www.yelp.com/biz/azay-los-angeles


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Re: Azay, Little Tokyo Los Angeles
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2019, 08:44:26 AM »

The chef has daily specials, when I went it was duck confit.  However he made it "healthy" so don't expect duck grease soaked fried potatoes under the duck leg, but I suppose you could make special request since the chef owner cooks the duck right behind the counter.

Be warned that the metered parking around the corner has 15 min limit.

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Re: Azay, Little Tokyo Los Angeles
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2019, 02:16:14 PM »
Is this place really deserving of the 5 stars on Yelp or is it hyped up due to its history? Asking for a friend.

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Re: Azay, Little Tokyo Los Angeles
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2019, 09:48:46 AM »
Maison Akira...SLOW. That's the culmination of my 2 experiences there. Ridiculously slow service. Took over 1 hour to get our food after ordering both times. I only went a 2nd time because someone else wanted to go there. I would never go back there and I'm not betting on the new restaurant being any different.

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Re: Azay, Little Tokyo Los Angeles
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2019, 11:28:43 AM »

The new place serves Japanese style breakfast and simple French sandwiches, in addition to daily specials.  I wouldn't call it 5 star restaurant, but service is pretty quick and food is made fresh / cooked to order.

Maison Akira was good for the brunch buffet.  I had hoped that Azay would serve Sunday brunch buffet but the place is too small.

 

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