Dinner & Drink Recommendations – Downtown Los Angeles

Here in beautiful Downtown Los Angeles, we believe a great work environment should be about more than just the physical office. It’s also about setting aside some time to explore new neighborhoods and hang out with your colleagues.

Fortunately, we’ve got a ton of fantastic eateries near our Little Tokyo location where you and your coworkers can socialize while supporting a locally owned business. With so many options, we know that deciding where to grab dinner or a drink can sometimes feel overwhelming. To help you out, here are few close-by spots we think you’ll love.

Wolf & Crane

366 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Our favorite neighborhood bar in Little Tokyo! This is a great place to stop into after work and sample some of Japan’s finest whiskies. The grey wolf cocktail is amazing — it tastes just like grapefruit, with a tangy bite at the end. Before 8pm the atmosphere is akin to a quiet lounge, but at night it can get packed quickly, so plan accordingly!

Far Bar

347 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
This is a great spot for some after work (or late night) food and drinks in Little Tokyo. The vibes are casual and the ambience is very chill. We especially love their yellow tail sashimi, and the Far Bar Roll is equally amazing. Happy hour 3-6 M-F.


907 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Craving some Southern cooking? From skillet cornbread to pork chops with charred broccoli di ciccio, Manuela’s menu offers something for everyone. The service is outstanding, and their open-air space extends from a covered patio to a roofless garden that ranks among our favorite outdoor situations Downtown Los Angeles.


371 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
We love the atmosphere and the contemporary style of this place. Offering a modern take on Mediterranean food, all the items on the menu can be made with the vegetarian or vegan option, with the choice of sandwiches or wraps, plus salads and their unique fries. The staff is super friendly and there is always a good selection of craft beers on tap.

La Cha Cha Chá

812 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
The ambience alone is reason to visit La Cha Cha Chá. After entering through the green door and climbing the stairs, you enter an open patio with a bar in the center and plenty of tables to space out and enjoy socializing with your friends and coworkers. The service is always on point, and we highly recommend their ceviche and mushroom tacos!


800 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
This place isn’t your average hotdog joint. Wurstküche is an LA staple, with sausages served on a freshly baked roll, including a choice of two toppings and gourmet mustards. With sausage options that include duck & bacon, rattlesnake, and a plain bratwurst, there’s something for everyone. The Belgian fries are very good too (maybe too good).

We Love (and Support) Our Neighbors!

We feel fortunate that our workspace in Little Tokyo is situated in such a uniquely beautiful and culturally vibrant community. Whether you are looking for the perfect craft beer, taco, or cocktail, always feel free to ask our staff for a recommendation. We’re here to help!