Thursday, June 16, 2016
Gazen in Little Tokyo
My last day as a Metro employee, specifically Metro Art, was participating in the Construction Phase Art Project for the Metro Regional Connector with the Japanese American National Museum. it was fourth of four workshops with very talented high school students from Boyle Heights High School. Afterwards, Clement and Lynn from the Museum and I went out to lunch across the street from the museum and the site of the future Little Tokyo Station. Compared to the handful of cafe's that have attempted to live on this corner, Gazen is refreshingly elegant and playful. The food was very well prepared and delicious. It's got a high end resonance to it but is affordable and still has that lunch rush vibe as well. I was pleasantly surprised and look forward to my next visit there. Izakaya Gazen in located at 362 E 1st Street LA CA 90012.