A Celebration of communities!
We will be celebrating Sawtelle Japantown's 8th anniversary on February 25, 2023. The Celebration begins Friday, February 17, and runs through Sunday, February 26. SJC 2023 is back with a mix of favorite merchants and new ones that we hope you will like.
THE WAIT IS OVER!
NEW! THE SPIN GIVEAWAY on Saturday, February 25 at:
-11 am at Nijiya Market Sawtelle 2130 Sawtelle Blvd
-1:30 pm at Marukai West Los Angeles 12121 Pico Blvd @ Bundy Drive
MUST PRESENT A RECEIPT DATED FEB 17-25 THAT SUPPORTS A SJC 2023 MERCHANT OR COMMUNITY FRIEND MERCHANT. ONE SPIN PER PERSON. ONLY WHILE GIVEAWAYS LAST!
REMINDER: MINI CREAM PUFF GIVEAWAY AT BEARD PAPA'S SAWTELLE ( 2130 SAWTELLE BLVD) ON SAT, FEB 25 FROM 10 AM - 12 NOON. LIMIT ONE PER PERSON PER FLYER.
Please be sure to thank the SJC 2023 merchants you visit for their support of Sawtelle Japantown Celebration.
On February 25, 2015, Los Angeles City Council voted to grant the petition request from the West Los Angeles community
to rename the area Sawtelle Japantown—and join Little Tokyo, San Francisco and San Jose as one of four remaining Japantowns in the United States.
Since its inception in 2018 as a Not-For-Profit, grassroots community event, Sawtelle Japantown Celebration (SJC) has seen a phenomenal growth
of community friends that increases with each Celebration—from Sawtelle, Little Tokyo, Santa Monica,
Westwood, Culver City, Del Rey, Alhambra, Gardena. and San Gabriel.
Sawtelle Japantown Celebration 2023, February 17-26 will continue its tradition to remember and celebrate the history and legacy on Sawtelle Japantown's 8th anniversary. NEW this year is our QR code--a game changer! You will have immediate access to a digital copy of The List. NEW also is THE SPIN on the 8th anniversary of SAT, FEB 25th--with an opportunity for a free giveaway.
(Please check back for periodic updates.)
Your continued support has contributed to the ongoing success of Sawtelle Japantown Celebration--and makes the Celebration possible.
Sawtelle Japantown born and raised local--Jane Shibata--worked with SJC to create the logo. Jane Shibata is a part-time faculty member in the art department at Santa Monica College and runs a design business specializing in the lettering arts. She is also accomplished in Sumi-e, watercolor and colored pencil art. Jane is a fine artist and dabbles in the book arts.
1470 Monterey Pass Road (near Floral Drive) MONTEREY PARK
Wednesday to Sunday 10:30 am to 5 pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday
2441 Main Street SANTA MONICA
Sunday - Thursday 7 am - 7 pm
Friday & Saturday 7 am - 9 pm
Mar Vista Farmers Market
3826 Grandview Blvd MAR VISTA
Sunday 9 am - 2 pm
Holey Grail began as a "Sunday Ritual" serving hand-fried taro donuts from a tiny red burger trailer in Hanalei, Kauai. This ritual quickly developed a community movement which led to hour-long waits, live DJs, and people lining up at 6am to see what donut flavors we came up with next.
Movement is medicine.
Move better. Feel better.
20 years of experience - DPT - MS Exercise Science/Performance -
Certified Pilates Instructor - Certified Level Snow Board Instructor -
Movement Links Certified Specialist
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (626) 366-6441
2640 Whitney Drive ALHAMBRA
632 South San Gabriel Blvd (north of Mission Road) SAN GABRIEL
(626) 286-3783 or 286-0787
Daily 9 am to 5 pm
(Call ahead on rainy days.)
San Gabriel Nursery & Florist is one of Southern California's largest and most complete garden centers. We have been family-owned and operated since the nursery was founded in 1923. Our many years of experience include extensive knowledge about the plants, climate and growing conditions conducive to Southern California...
3870 #101 South Crenshaw Blvd (between Coliseum & W. 39th Street)
Tuesday - Sunday 6:30 am to 2 pm (last order 1:15 pm)
Of Carhops & Cafeterias 'To Live and Dine in L.A.' Paul Mejia (NEWSWEEK July 20, 2015) ...one can see a curious smattering of breakfast selections at Tak's Coffee Shop; alongside the all-American patty melt, the café serves up the likes of Tommy's moco loco, oyako donburi and steak ranchero. It's entirely representative of its surrounding Inglewood, which was at first a hub for Japanese-Americans after World War II and evolved into a predominantly Latino and African-American neighborhood. Tak's chef Chino Bravo started as a dishwasher at another former beloved restaurant in the area, the Holiday Bowl, and learned to cook Japanese and Chinese fare from its chef while learning English. When the Bowl shuttered in 2000, Bravo scooped up those traditional recipes and took them to Tak's, splicing the menu with breakfast staples from his native Mexico to create a fusion as richly mixed-up as L.A.'s populace.
"Breakfast at Tak's" by Tadashi Nakamura
1947 #B Sawtelle Blvd SAWTELLE
Daily 6 am to 6 pm
1919 Santa Monica Blvd SANTA MONICA
Daily 6 am to 4 pm
1630 Sawtelle Blvd SAWTELLE
Monday - Thursday 11:30 am to 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am to 10 pm
Saturday 1 pm to 10 pm
Sunday 1 pm to 9:30 pm
Longstanding Tuk Tuk Thai has now opened its doors in Sawtelle as the neighborhood's first Thai restaurant! The dynamic sister duo of Katy Noochlaor and Chef Amanda Kuntee are teaming up together for the all new Tuk Tuk Thai Sawtelle!!
11709 National Blvd MAR VISTA
Daily 11 am to 7 pm
EJL Entertainment (The Kohno Family) has agreed to make an investment into Yama Seafood to help strengthen its business. Our goal is to continue the impressive legacy that Mr. Yama has provided to our community for the past 39 years.
Mr. Yama's Quote: “this (Yama Seafood) started in 1984 and the most important thing to me is that this business keeps running…I’m very happy you will keep this running.”
9815 National Blvd (in the Chevron station) CHEVIOT HILLS
At Zooies, we're bringing deliciously crafted desserts to the masses. Made fresh every day with high-quality ingredients, our cookies are filling the stomachs and hearts of our Los Angeles community. First and foremost, health is important to us. That's why we use cage-free eggs and hormone-free butter in our cookies and we make sure to leave out the shortening and preservatives. We want our friends on special diets to feel accommodated here, too, so we have vegan, diabetic, paleo and gluten-free options available daily.
3860 #105 S. Crenshaw Blvd (between Coliseum & W. 39th Street) CRENSHAW SQUARE
Tuesday - Saturday 11 am to 9 pm
Sunday 11 am to 8 pm
Closed Sunday & Holidays
* NEARLY 60 YEARS IN CRENSHAW SQUARE *
* SJC IS INDEBTED TO CARLOS, JENNIFER, RAFAEL & DIAMOND AT STAPLES AND TO KERSEE, EVELYN & "T" AT OFFICE DEPOT & OFFICE MAX FOR THEIR DEDICATION AND PROFESSIONALISM IN GETTING THE PRINT JOBS DONE.
Allan's Pet Center
Armstrong Garden Centers
3226 Wilshire Blvd. @ Centinela
Asahi Beverages America, Inc. (Juroku Cha)
Bay Street Boards
Beard Papa's Sawtelle
Botanical Interests, Inc.
660 Compton Street
Bloomfield, CO, 80020
1531 Wilshire Blvd SANTA MONICA
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
11913 Olympic Blvd @ Bundy
Bowlero Mar Vista
Carnitas El Momo
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Feast from the East
Fosselman's Ice Cream Company
(Junior) Girl Scout Troop 01325 of Beverly Hills
Girl Scout Troop 8145 of Greater LA
Girl Scout Troop 70653 of Greater LA
GOLFTEC West LA
Hui-Lau Shan--Hong Kong Dessert
JANM Japanese American National Museum
JFC International, Inc.
Landmark's Nuart Theatre
Loops Hair Studio
McCarthy Cook / Lumen West LA
Nora Sterry Elementary School
Office DEPOT & Office Max
* Thank you, Kersee, Evelyn and "T"!
Poké Bar/Cherry on Top
12350 Washington Place @ Centinela CULVER CITY
829 Wilshire Blvd SANTA MONICA
Rita's Ice Custard Happiness
Rutt's Hawaiian Cafe & Catering
11707 Washington Place CULVER CITY
Saffron & Rose Persian Ice Cream
Sonoritas Prime Tacos
Spoon & Pork
* Thank You, Carlos, Jennifer, Rafael and Diamond!
Tak's Coffee Shop
12043 W Pico Blvd @ Bundy
10 Speed Coffee
Tuk Tuk Thai
Yama Sushi Sake Attitude
ZojirushI America Corporation
The Celebration has been scaled down due to public safety concerns and COVID resurgence. We ask that attendees practice social distancing and observe local mask mandates.
February 17 – 26, 2023
SJC 2023 Merchant Promotions – Various Locations
Paper or digital SJC 2023 flyer REQUIRED for Merchant Promotions. Special Front-Liner promotions for police and police staff, firefighters, and medical workers require a uniform/ID and a paper or digital SJC 2023 flyer.
Saturday, February 25, 2023
SJC 2023 8th Anniversary THE SPIN Giveaway
Nijiya Market Sawtelle, 2130 Sawtelle Blvd @ Olympic Blvd, 11:00 am – only while giveaways last.
Marukai West Los Angeles, 12121 Pico Blvd & Bundy Drive, 1:30 pm – only while giveaways last.
Present a receipt dated February 17-25, 2023 that supports a SJC 2023 Merchant or Community Friend Merchant for a giveaway!
ONE SPIN PER PERSON PER RECEIPT. * Security present and NO CASH PRIZES.
Saturday, February 25, 2023, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm ONLY
Beard Papa’s Sawtelle, 2130 Sawtelle Blvd
FREE Mini cream puff with a SJC 2023 flyer. Limit 1 per person per flyer.
*SAWTELLE AREA PARKING: Kindly be respectful of the community. PLEASE READ AND OBSERVE THE RESIDENTIAL PARKING RESTRICTIONS IN THE SAWTELLE AREA AS YOU WILL BE CITED.
· Residential street parking west of Sawtelle WITHOUT A PERMIT is restricted to 2 hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
· PERMIT PARKING ONLY Monday through Friday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 am and ALL-DAY Saturdays and Sundays.
· Street cleaning from 8:00 am-10:00 am, Thursdays and Fridays.
· Metered street parking is available.
· Mall parking is restricted to businesses within each mall.
· A public parking lot is located at Sawtelle/La Grange.
Gloria's Cake & Candy Supplies has been a part of the SJC community friends family since 2019. Locals may remember that Gloria's once had a location on Sawtelle for many years--and now stays connected with Sawtelle through their SJC offers.
Gloria’s Cake & Candy Supplies
12740 Culver Blvd. DEL REY
M to Sat: 11 am – 5 pm
*10% off w/flyer
*Front-Liner 15% off w/ID & flyer
SAWTELLE & SANTA MONICA
* Allan's Pet Center NEW LOCATION 3330 Pico Blvd SANTA MONICA (see EAST L.A.)—FREE goldfish w/flyer
* Amandine Patisserie Café 12225 Wilshire Blvd—FEB 20-24 ONLY One time discount per person per flyer of 10% off for purchase of $15 or more, excludes Happy Hour pastries
* Anzu 11270 La Grange Ave—5-piece chicken $5 w/flyer
* Armstrong Garden Centers 3226 Wilshire Blvd SANTA MONICA—10% off w/flyer
* Bay Street Boards Surfboards & Skateboards 3216 Santa Monica Blvd SANTA MONICA--20% off w/flyer; Front-Liner 25% off w/ID & flyer
* Beard Papa's Sawtelle 2130 Sawtelle Blvd--10% off w/flyer, excludes Buy 5 Get 1 Free promo; Front-Liner 15% off w/ID & flyer, excludes Buy 5 Get 1 Free promo
* Big-O Tires 11470 W. Gateway Blvd—15% off w/flyer; Front-Liner 20% off w/ID & flyer
* BIG TOMY'S 11289 Pico Blvd--$9.99 Chili burger + fries + small drink w/flyer
* Black Sheep Burgers 11313 Mississippi Ave--15% off w/flyer; Front-Liner 20% off w/ID & flyer
* Blackbeard's Crafts 1820 Sawtelle Blvd—10% off w/flyer; Front-Liner 15% off w/ID & flyer
* BlackMarketLA 2060 Sawtelle Blvd--10% off w/flyer; Front-Liner 20% off w/ID & flyer
* Chinchikurin 2119 Sawtelle Blvd—"Tompei-Yaki" Off-menu Special (pork omelette)
* Churros Caliente 11521 Santa Monica Blvd—10% off w/flyer
* Cinefile Video 11280 Santa Monica Blvd—25% off w/flyer
* El Super Taco11300 Pico Blvd @ Sawtelle Blvd--$10.99 Fish or chicken taco combo; Front-Liner FREE agua frescas w/purchase & ID w/flyer
* Greenview Thai 11870 Santa Monica Blvd—FREE veggie potstickers w/$15 purchase; Front-Liner FREE veggie potsticker and Thai ice coffee w/$15 purchase & ID w/flyer
* Hashimoto Nursery 1935 Sawtelle Blvd—FREE seed packet w/purchase & flyer; Front-Liner FREE red cyclamen w/purchase & flyer
* Hayama 1803 Sawtelle Blvd—10% discount w/flyer; Front-Liner 15% off w/ID & flyer
* Holey Grail Donuts with taro root 2441 Main ST SANTA MONICA (see MAR VISTA)—10% off w/flyer
* Hot Rod 2025 Sawtelle Blvd--20% off w/flyer; Front-Liner 25% off w/ID & flyer
* Hui-Lau Shan – Hong Kong Dessert 2222 Sawtelle Blvd—10% off D1, D4 or D7 w/dessert purchase from C series per person per flyer; Front-Liner FREE pudding w/purchase over $20 & ID w/flyer
* Izakaya Sasaya 11613 Santa Monica Blvd—10% off w/flyer
* Jenette Bras 11300 Santa Monica Blvd—15% off w/flyer; Front-Liner FREE T-shirt w/ID & flyer, no purchase required
* Juquila Restaurant 11619 Santa Monica Blvd—25% off w/flyer; Front-Liner 30% off w/ID & flyer
* Karteꓘ 11480 W. Gateway Blvd—15% off w/flyer; Front-Liner 20% off w/ID & flyer
* KLT Floral 12014 Wilshire Blvd—25% off w/flyer; Front-Liner 30% off w/ID & flyer
* LA Prime Caffe 1849 Sawtelle Blvd—15% off w/flyer; Front-Liner 25% off w/ID & flyer
* Landmark's Nuart Theatre 11272 Santa Monica Blvd—FREE large popcorn for each paid admission w/paper or digital flyer
* Lune Noir 2003 Sawtelle Blvd—50% off Carhartt shirt; 30% off Champion hoodie; 50% off Tommy beanie w/flyer
* Marugame Udon 2029 Sawtelle Blvd—Buy 1 udon bowl get 1 FREE tempura w/flyer, EXCLUDES chicken katsu; Front-Liner Buy 1 udon bowl get 1 FREE w/UNIFORM & flyer
* Marukai West Los Angeles 12121 Pico Blvd—In-store specials
* Menya Tigre 2012 Sawtelle Blvd—FREE soft-boiled egg w/noodle or rice order per person per flyer
* Midoh 2130 Sawtelle Blvd 2nd FL—FREE menchi katsu w/flyer, no purchase required
* Mochi Dochi 2130 Sawtelle Blvd 2nd FL—FREE milk tea w/purchase of 12 donuts & flyer
* Mogu Mogu 11555 Olympic Blvd—10% off w/flyer
* Neveria El Oasis 11813 Santa Monica Blvd—15% off w/flyer; Front-Liner 30% off w/ID & flyer
* Nickel Mine, The 11363 Santa Monica Blvd—25% off w/flyer, excludes Happy Hour items; Front-Liner FREE drink w/ID & flyer
* OKIYA-Vintage Furniture & Interior Decor 1818 Sawtelle Blvd—10% off w/flyer; Front-Liner 15% off w/ID & flyer
* Piara Pizza 11281 Santa Monica Blvd—15% off w/flyer
* Plan Check Kitchen + Bar 1800 Sawtelle Blvd—$10 off order w/flyer; Front-Liner Buy 1 Plan Check Burger (PCB) get 2nd one FREE w/ID & flyer
* Popcorn Chicken 2224 Sawtelle Blvd—FREE house milk tea w/hot pot order per flyer; Front-Liner FREE popcorn chicken w/$30 order w/ID & flyer
* Ramenya 11660 Gateway Blvd—FEB 18, 19, 24 & 25 ONLY 10% off w/flyer
* Record Surplus 12436 Santa Monica Blvd @ Centinela Ave—10% off used items w/flyer; Front-Line 15% off used items w/ID & flyer
* Sonoritas Prime Tacos 2004 Sawtelle Blvd—10% off w/flyer; Front-Liner FREE churro w/purchase & ID w/flyer
* Spoon & Pork 2121 Sawtelle Blvd—10% w/flyer; Front-Liner 15% off w/ID & flyer
* Subway 11275 Santa Monica Blvd @ Sawtelle Blvd—10% off w/flyer; Front-Liner FREE cookie per purchase w/ID & flyer
* Subway 2408 S. Barrington @ Pico Blvd—10% off w/flyer; Front-Liner FREE cookie per purchase w/ID & flyer
* Sunmerry Bakery 2129 Sawtelle—10% off Drink menu w/purchase & flyer
* Tasty Noodle 2117 Sawtelle Blvd—1 FREE drink per order per flyer
* Teaspoon 1947 #E Sawtelle Blvd—Buy 2 glass bottles & Get 2 classic drinks FREE w/flyer
* Teddy's Cafe 12043 W. Pico Blvd—CASH ONLY $7.50 Westside Special w/flyer
* Tempura House 1816 Sawtelle Blvd—DINE-IN FREE soda or bottled water w/purchase & flyer
* 10 Speed Coffee 1947 #B Sawtelle Blvd—15% off w/flyer
* 10 Speed Coffee 1919 Santa Monica Blvd @ 20th ST SANTA MONICA—15% off w/flyer
* Tenkatori 2130 Sawtelle Blvd 2nd FL—FREE sauce w/purchase & flyer, EXCLUDES Yuzu Aioli
* Top Tier Treats 11511 W. Pico Blvd—1 FREE Regular cupcake w/purchase of $5 or more w/flyer
* Tuk Tuk Thai 1630 Sawtelle Blvd—15% off w/flyer; Front-Liner 20% off w/ID & flyer
* Volcano Tea House 2111 Sawtelle Blvd—20% off regular-priced drink per person per flyer
* Westside Performance 12223 W. Pico Blvd—15% off w/flyer; Front-Liner 20% off w/ID & flyer
* Yamaguchi Bonsai Nursery 1905 Sawtelle Blvd—Daily Specials w/flyer
* Yi Fang Sawtelle 2010 Sawtelle Blvd--$3.99 New Thai ice tea w/flyer *
* Bueller’s Bagels/St. Urbain Street Bagels 10840 W.Olympic Blvd—Buy 6 Get 1 FREE w/flyer; Buy Baker’s Dozen Get 2 FREE w/flyer
* Dim Sum House 1822 Westwood Blvd—20% off w/flyer; Front-Liner FREE dessert w/purchase & ID w/flyer
* Feast from the East 1949 Westwood Blvd—10% off via OrderFeast.com w/Promo Code SAWTELLE; 10% off take-out w/flyer; Front-Liner Mention SAWTELLE 15% off w/ID
* Mashti Malone's Exotic Ice Cream 1898 Westwood Blvd—20% off w/flyer
* Saffron & Rose Persian Ice Cream 1387 Westwood Blvd—25% off w/flyer; Front-Liner FREE small ice cream w/ID & flyer *
MAR VISTA-PALMS-CHEVIOT HILLS-CULVER CITY-DEL REY * Gloria’s Cake & Candy Supply 12740 Culver Blvd DEL REY—10% off w/flyer; Front-Liner 15% off w/ID & flyer
* Holey Grail Donuts with taro root Mar Vista Sunday Farmers Market MAR VISTA (see SAWTELLE & SANTA MONICA)—10% off w/flyer
* Hotcakes Bakes 4119 S. Centinela Ave CULVER CITY—FREE regular cupcake w/breakfast or lunch & flyer
* Lenzini's Pizza 12740 Culver Blvd DEL REY—10% off w/flyer; Front-Liner 15% off w/ID & flyer
* Rita’s Ice Custard Happiness NEW LOCATION 11134 Palms Blvd @ Sepulveda Blvd PALMS—10% off w/flyer
* Rutt’s Hawaiian Café & Catering 11707 Washington PL CULVER CITY—20% off online EXPRESS ORDER w/Promo Code SJC2023 for EXPRESS Dine-in or take-out; Front Liner IN-STORE ORDER 25% off w/Promo Code WLAPDFD w/ID & flyer
* Sakura Restaurant 4545 So. Centinela Ave DEL REY—FEB 21-23 ONLY; DINE-IN FREE edamame or ice cream w/flyer
* Tacomiendo 4502 Inglewood Blvd CULVER CITY—10% off w/flyer; Front-Liner 15% off w/ID & flyer
* Yama Sushi Sake Attitude 11709 National Blvd—20% off w/flyer
* Zooies Cookies 9815 National Blvd @ Chevron Gas Station CHEVIOT HILLS—10% off w/flyer *
* Kim’s Restaurant 3860 #105 S. Crenshaw Blvd between Coliseum & W. 39th ST—10% off w/flyer; Front-Liner FREE pkg of almond cookies per purchase w/ID & flyer
* Tak’s Coffee Shop 3870 #101 S. Crenshaw Blvd between Coliseum & W. 39th ST—$1 off $15 order or $2 off $16 order w/flyer *
* Chado Tea Room 369 E. 1st ST—10% off w/flyer; Front-Liner 15% off w/ID & flyer
* JANM Japanese American National Museum 100 N. Central Ave—20% off front desk admission w/flyer or online at https://www.janm.org/tickets w/Promo Code SAWTELLE (valid 2/17/2023 to 10/1/2023)
* Mike's Deli 238 E. 1st ST—Front-Liner ONLY 10% off on a meal w/ID & flyer
* Pop Little Tokyo – Popkiller Flagship 349 E. 2nd ST—VALID IN-STORE ONLY 10% off reg price w/digital flyer; discount sales final
* Popkiller Second 343 E. 2nd ST—VALID IN-STORE ONLY 10% off reg price w/digital flyer, discount sales final
* Rafu Bussan 414 E. 2nd ST @ Honda Plaza—10% off $25+ purchase w/flyer, excludes food, books, red tag/sale items *
EAST L.A.-MONTEREY PARK-ALHAMBRA
* Allan's Pet Center 1256 So. Atlantic Blvd EAST L.A. (see NEW LOCATION SANTA MONICA)—FREE goldfish w/flyer
* Carnitas El Momo 1470 Monterey Pass RD near Floral DR MONTEREY PARK—FREE taco w/flyer; Front-Liner FREE taco & agua frescas w/ID & flyer, no purchase required
* M.A.S. Performance Physio Move better. Feel better. 2640 Whitney DR near Monterey Pass RD ALHAMBRA—50% off full body assessment w/flyer; BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (626) 366-6441*
* Kagura 1652 Cabrillo Ave TORRANCE—DINE-IN FREE soft drink per person per flyer
* MT AutoToyota & Lexus Specialist 1939 W. Artesia Blvd near Western Ave GARDENA—10% off oil change w/flyer *
ONLINE ONLY * Honeycut Kitchen https://honeycutkitchen.com –Good through Feb 28 25% off w/Promo Code SJC2023; one time use only & excludes other offers *
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