Otomisan Japanese Restaurant.


Otomisan Japanese Restaurant

This vernacular commercial building is an excellent example of 1920s streetcar commercial development associated with Japanese Americans in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles.

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2506 1/2 East First Street Los Angeles, CA 90033
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Otomisan Japanese Restaurant located 2506½ East First Street is housed in a rare 1920s streetcar commercial building along East First Street in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. 

Built by Ryohei Nishiyama, the single-story commercial building originally housed a Japanese-operated grocery store, and later included a Japanese-operated florist shop and barber shop. In the 1950s, the grocery store was converted to a food establishment and initially housed a confectionary and later a Japanese restaurant.

The property achieved Historic-Cultural Monument listing in January 2022.




Vivian Escalante | 2504-2506 1/2 East First Street
Sue Hwang | Inside Otomisan Japanese Restaurant
Sue Hwang | Counter seating at Otomisan Japanese Restaurant