A Springtime Guide to Los Angeles with Toyko
On the rise LA-based duo Toyko just released their third single "Like What I Like" earlier this month in advance of their debut EP. To celebrate the new song about relentlessly staying true to yourself and being into what you're into, regardless of what other people think, the duo have put together a guide to their favorite local spots. Whether you're based in Los Angeles, planning a trip there soon, or need something to add to a vision board, check out Toyko's guide to what they like in LA.
Rooftop bars are always amazing! Perfect for day drinking with friends in the sun. Some of our favorites are:
- The Onyx Bar at Shangri-La Hotel in Santa Monica
- High Rooftop at Hotel Erwin in Venice Beach
- E.P. & L.P. in West Hollywood
- The rooftop at Mama Shelter in Hollywood
- The Rooftop at The Standard Hotel in Downtown L.A.
We absolutely love Japanese cuisine, especially sushi and ramen. Some of these places don’t take reservations, and the line will go out the door. Pro tip: Try visiting for off-hour meals to avoid the wait. Some of our favorite Japanese Restaurants are:
- Sugarfish. Locations all around Los Angeles…(trust me)
- Tatsu Ramen on Sawtelle and Melrose
- Daikokuya on Sawtelle and in Little Tokyo
- Chibiscus (ramen) located in Hollywood...this is one of the most underrated ramen joints in the city
- Izaka-ya on 3rd St. in West Hollywood. Try the honey hand rolls and seared albacore & truffle roll.
The Broad Museum in Downtown L.A. This place has an absolutely amazing contemporary art collection. Plus, it’s free to the public! Lines can get crazy though so reserve a spot in advance, or try and go on a week day if you can. The Takashi Murakami room is a favorite exhibit of ours.
Health and Fitness
Aroma Spa & Sports is a great place to go in Koreatown. We usually skip the spas because they have an amazing multi-story driving range for when you just need to crush some golf balls.
Farmers Markets are an awesome place to try out on random weekends. A great benefit is that you can find one no matter where in LA you’re waking up. Our favorites are the Larchmont Market and the Original Market on 3rd and Fairfax.
La Poubelle is a great little bistro/ restaurant in Franklin Village. It’s a great spot for a spring date on the patio, however the night life is even better. We’ve enjoyed many nights hanging and drinking the house lager with no shortage of great company.