HIGHLIGHTING AAPI OWNED BUSINESSES

AAPI LA is proud to join Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Councilmembers from across our City to recognize some amazing AAPI owned businesses in our beautiful City.

Support these and other AAPI owned businesses today!

Sesame LA

Located at 936 N. Hill Street

 

Pearl River Deli

Located at 935 Mei Ling Way

 

Recognized by Mayor Eric Garcetti

“I met the owners & learned how they were able to pivot & embrace new ways of doing business as the city emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. These businesses, like many others, embody the spirit of resiliency and determination that Angelenos possess.
In honor of Small Business Week and AAPI Heritage Month, I invite you to support your favorite local spot.”

Cafe Vietnam

Location varies; mostly in Studio City.

Recognized by Councilmember Nithya Raman, District 4

“Small businesses in Los Angeles — so many of which are AAPI-owned — are the lifeblood of our local economy. They help define each neighborhood’s unique character, and knit our diverse communities together.
The past two years have been especially difficult for the small businesses in our City, and my office has made providing support, through both legislation and proactive outreach, a top priority. It is essential that we continue this work — so we can retain the vibrancy and value our small AAPI businesses bring to the City we call home.”

 

House Roots Coffee

Located at 16155 San Fernando Mission Boulevard

Earl’s Donuts

Located at 20429 Devonshire Street

Recognized by Councilmember John Lee, District 12

“We’ve been inspired by the example of so many small businesses who have continued to support their community. We want to go above and beyond trying to ensure the survival of AAPI-owned businesses. Thanks to both House Roots Coffee and Earl’s Donuts for building the relationship with the community and giving back to the community.”

Annie’s Sweet Oven

Located at 15983 Yarnell Street

North Hills Manila Sunset Restaurant

Located at 9516 Sepulveda Street

Coco Hut Thai Food

Located at 10690 Laurel Canyon Boulevard

Recognized by Councilmember Monica Rodriguez, District 7

Max and Lucy’s

Located at 15411 Lassen Street

Lilian’s Bread & Sweets

Located at 9006 Sepulveda Boulevard

Yamaguchi Bonsai Nursery

Located at 1905 Sawtelle Boulevard

Little Fatty

Located at 3809 Grand View Boulevard

MOA Wellness Center

Located at 4533 S Centinela Avenue

Giant Robot Store

Located at 2015 Sawtelle Boulevard

Recognized by Councilmember Mike Bonin, District 11

“I would like to recognize Yamaguchi Bonsai Nursery for their work bringing the beauty of nature to the community of West LA Sawtelle Japantown. The nursery was founded in 1949 by George Yamaguchi, and is now run by his daughter, Marianne Yamaguchi. She has continued the legacy of her father by celebrating the unique history of Sawtelle Japantown through Japanese horticulture and sharing her vast knowledge with the community. Yamaguchi Bonsai Nursery has created a beautiful environment for the sharing of culture and history, and it has truly earned its place as a cornerstone in West LA Sawtelle Japantown. I commend Yamaguchi Bonsai Nursery for its dedication to sharing Japanese culture through nature.”

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“On behalf of the City of Los Angeles, I would like to recognize Little Fatty for celebrating Taiwanese soul food in the heart of Mar Vista. Little Fatty was founded by chef David Kuo, a first-generation Angeleno inspired by the food he ate while growing up. Little Fatty has received national recognition for its delicious offerings that take you to the roots of Taiwanese food and culture. I commend Little Fatty for its dedication to sharing culture through food and bringing together our Mar Vista community.”

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“I would like to recognize MOA Wellness Center as an organization dedicated to lifting up the virtues of personal health and harmony with nature. The center seeks to better the quality of life of all people through community care and education with roots in Japanese medicinal and agricultural practices. The center offers individualized wellness programs, cooking classes, art therapy, and massage treatments all in the hands of expert MOA caregivers. I commend MOA Wellness Center for serving as a cornerstone for health and wellness education in the Del Rey community and empowering us to seek out and pay respect to our intrinsic connection with the beauty of the natural world around us.”

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“I would like to recognize Giant Robot Gallery and Store for their promotion of Asian American art and pop culture in Los Angeles. Since the store’s opening in 2001, owner Eric Nakumura has dedicated himself to creating a space where Asian American and Pacific Islander voices are celebrated for their vast diversity and unique perspectives through thoughtfully curated and designed pop culture. Giant Robot has also helped to preserve the important stories of Japanese Americans from generation to generation. I commend Giant Robot for their essential work celebrating the Asian American experience in West LA Sawtelle Japantown”

Crenshaw Yoga & Dance

Located at 5426 Crenshaw Boulevard

Recognized by Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, District 8

Bird’s Nest Cafe

Located at 2403 S Vermont Avenue

Tang & Java

Located at 22776 Ventura Boulevard

Recognized by Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, District 3

 

Teriyaki Table restaurant

Located at 900 N Avalon Boulevard

Senfuku restaurant

Located at 380 W. 6th Street

Recognized by Councilmember Joe Buscaino, District 15

“Los Angeles is a city of immigrants, and the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities make up an important part of that legacy. I’m honored to represent a proud Japanese American community in Harbor Gateway South, and am excited to highlight just a few of our amazing AAPI small business owners for AAPI Heritage Month.”

Heyler Realty

Located at 10659 West Pico Boulevard

Met HER At A Bar & Met HIM At A Bar

Located at 759 S La Brea Avenue AND 801 S La Brea Avenue

Cafe 100

Located at 10100 Santa Monica Boulevard

Recognized by Councilmember Paul Koretz, District 5

Ruam Mitr Thai Restaurant

Located at 7168 Melrose Avenue

LA Socials

Located at 1059 S. Shenandoah Street

Be U – Vietnamese Street Food & Comfort Food

Located at 557 N. Hoover Street

HiFi Kitchen

Located at 1667 Beverly Boulevard

Same Same

Located at 2835 Sunset Boulevard

Recognized by Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, District 13

Pine and Crane

Located at 1521 Griffith Park Boulevard

Arado Japanese Restaurant

Located at 4001 Wilshire Boulevard

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