September 23, 2009 6

Kappo Ishito (Little Tokyo)

By in 06: Downtown LA

This authentic and low key Japanese restaurant Kappo Ishito specialized in Kaiseki (traditional pre-fixed haute cuisine). It is tucked away on the 3rd floor of a plaza, overshadowed by the very popular ramen joint (Orocho) next door.

We heard about their limited bento box (only 15 are made everyday) during weekday lunch, but we arrived too late.


The interior is quiet and low key, a huge contrast with the young crowd from next door .


I got the Sashimi Lunch Set ($13). The sashimi were very fresh and good quality. Simple, light and tasty!


Kurobuta (Black Pork) Katsu Set ($18). Both of my friends got this and they said it’s excellent! I tried a piece of the black pork and it was very tender and tasty.

The food is finely made with delicacy. I’m still interested in their bento box and hopefully I could try that sometimes. I wonder how their Kaiseki course dinner ($$$) is like?

Kappo Ishito
123 Astronaut Ellison S Los Angeles, CA 90001

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6 Responses to “Kappo Ishito (Little Tokyo)”

  1. tomoko says:

    sashimi set is such a good deal!!

    wooow so how much is the kaiseki???

    definitely looks interesting (>▽<)

  2. vero says:

    whoa 13$ for that sashimi plate@!
    There’s a ‘sushi’ place around my office, and they charge 12.80$ for a plate of peanut sauce (aka peanut butter with soy sauce) chicken with rice.

    me and nico are starting a new game of counting how many sushi places on mt-royal ! 🙂

  3. WeezerMonkey says:

    Same question as tomoko — how much is the kaiseki?

    We should eat together some day! I live downtown — all these places are just a hop, skip, and jump away! 🙂

  4. H.C. says:

    I, too, am curious trying the kaiseki here (how soon depends on the price) but great hidden gem find!

  5. Freda says:

    I thinks the sashimi set is either $13 or $15…
    hope i remembered right and not dashing anyone’s hope when they went.

    The Bento are $10.

    Again purely from my vague memory, the Kaiseki are around $40 – $80 range (they’re usually this price)

    WeezerMonkey, we should definitely have a foodie outing together (your photos are so much nicer than mine!)

    Vero…haha you poor Montreal people up there~ Though I’d welcome if there’s a Vietnamese sandwich craze in LA like “sushi” for Mt.Royal~~

  6. SinoSoul says:

    Fall would be the best time for the kaiseki seating. I, too, am beyond interested. But.. it is nearly $100 after tip/tax…