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Ethnic Neighborhoods in LA

Have you ever been on an urban exploration through the sushi bars and ramen houses of LA's Little Tokyo? How about jambalaya and late-night jazz in Leimert Park? People bemoan that Los Angeles lacks one concrete cultural heart, but that just means within a few miles you can experience any number of ethnic neighborhoods that pulse with authenticity.

From an Ethiopian restaurant row to an Orthodox Jewish quarter to Korean, Armenian, Filipino and Latino enclaves, Los Angeles is brimming with cultural communities that give you a literal taste of these traditions that make the city one of the most diverse in the world. 

Little Tokyo

335 E. Second St. Los Angeles CA 90012 U.S.

A balance of Little Tokyo East and West.

Little Armenia

Santa Monica Blvd. to Hollywood Blvd. (Vermont Ave.) Los Angeles CA 90027 U.S.

You can find authentic tastes of Armenia in two LA neighborhoods — Little Armenia in East Hollywood and the city of Glendale in the Valley.


943-951 N. Broadway Los Angeles CA 90012 U.S.

Twice as nice: Explore LA's designated Chinatown as well as the surplus of authentic Chinese restaurants and shops in the SGV. 

Thai Town

Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90027 U.S.

This vibrant neighborhood is where to go for a true taste of Thailand in Tinseltown. 

Fairfax District

N. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles CA 90035 U.S.

A taste of bagels, borscht and more.


Western Ave. & W. Third St. (W. Olympic Blvd. & S. Vermont Ave.) Los Angeles CA 90020 U.S.

The area to discover kimchi and Korean culture.

Leimert Park

Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90008 U.S.

Welcome to soul central Los Angeles.

Little Ethiopia

Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles CA 90019 U.S.

Take a look at these Ethiopian eats in LA.

Historic Filipinotown

Beverly Blvd. (Glendale Blvd.) Los Angeles CA 90026 U.S.

Filipino Flavor in the City of Angels

Persian Square

1387 Westwood Blvd. (Wilkins Ave. ) Los Angeles CA 90024 U.S.

A Piece of Persia in Tehrangeles

Little India

Pioneer Blvd. Artesia CA 90701 U.S.

A taste of India in Artesia