Sep 2, 2009

Chin-Ma-Ya of Tokyo - Little Tokyo, CA


Chin Ma Ya serves Chinese-Japanese food. This place used to be Rikyu. We ate outside, and they said they can't serve alcohol if you are eating outside. I thought that was interesting.

I got the gyoza combo, which comes with gyoza and tan-tan men. My husband got tan-tan combo, which is tan-tan men and chin-ma han. We also ordered a side of karaage.
Fine service, all the food arrived in about 5 minutes.

We also received coupons for next time for a free order of karaage, gyoza, or edamame with purchase of their signature dishes.


Tan-Tan Men. This is full size, and we both couldn't finish eating all. It was a big portion for us. Also the sauce has a strong taste of sesame paste in it and that made it so heavy. I liked this Tan-Tan men for the first half, but then I started feeling sick. Plus it's greasy and high calorie, so it's not a good idea to get the full size if you are on a diet. I'll order 1/2 size next time.

Gyoza Combo (gyoza + tan-tan men) $9.50

Tan-Tan Combo (tan-tan men + 1/2 Chin-Ma han) $9.50
Chin-Ma Han, basically, is Ma Po tofu. I wasn't crazy about this Ma Po tofu. I wouldn't order this again. It's not bad, but nothing special.

Karaage (Japanese fried chicken) $3.90
Some of the pieces were white meat, some were dark. It was good, just like real karaage you get in Japan, but also I can make it. Not sure if I'd pay $4.

In the shopping center

Rating (food): 3.8 / 5
Rating (service): 4 / 5
Repeat: Yes

Chin Ma Ya
123 Astronaut Ellison S. Onizuka St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 625-3400

Mon-Fri.11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Mon-Fri. 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sat-Sun.11:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


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