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Little Tokyo Community Profiles

The Aoi Restaurant: A Little Tokyo Treasure

Robert Bonaparte

Mrs. Hiroko Yamagata and the Aoi Restaurant have a remarkable story. The Aoi Restaurant is located on historic First Street in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. Founded in 1976 by Mrs. Hiroko Yamagata, Aoi Restaurant has braved the highs and lows and remained in the same location for 33 years. Now …

Aoi Restaurant

community history

Owner of Aoi Hiroko Yamagata came to Southern California in December of 1968. In 1976, with the aid of her sister Grace Maruyama, and without any previous business experience, Hiroko …

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