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The Mystery of Tokyo Kai Kan

sassillee | Nov 26, 200504:38 PM

In the days of long ago, when I was a fashionable long-haired hippie we used to dawn our best tie-dyes, nehru-jackets and love-beads, pile into someone’s VW bus and go to the tempura bar at Tokyo Kai Kan in 1st St. in Little Tokyo. As I recall, there was no menu for the tempura bar. You sat on your barstool and ate whatever the chef cooked up. You ate and kept eating until you had to ask him to stop. It always puzzled me…how the food was so luscious and not greasy! I often wonder what ever happened to that place. And…where does anyone go now-a-days for a really great tempura bar? Or do they just not do them anymore…

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