Mikawaya

Ice Cream Shop, Japanese Restaurant, and Bakery
118 Japanese Village Plaza Mall (in Japanese Village Plaza), Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States
Hours:
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon, Sat
    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Tue–Thu
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 9:00 AM–11:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Drinks:
Wine
Credit Cards:
No
Outdoor Seating:
No
9.0/10

Based on 123 votes

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    Yoo Sun S.
    Delicious mochi ice cream for only $1 each!(13 Tips)
    Roger M.
    Green tea & Creme brûlée gelato mochi is where it's at!!(7 Tips)
    Belle H.
    Try the different types of mochilato (mochi filled with gelato).(3 Tips)
    Ayse M.
    Great mochi ice cream(2 Tips)
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  • mochilato
  • mochi
  • green tea
  • plum wine
  • Kona coffee
  • snow cones
  • good service
  • great value
  • creme brûlée
  • cookies & cream
  • coconut
  • authentic
  • pastries
  • family-friendly
  • fruit
  • pistachios
  • red beans
  • shaved ice
  • almonds
  • black sesame
  • Meredith M.

    The OG for mochi ice cream! Try out all the flavors here, or get regular ice cream. Either way, you win.

    Meredith Maimoni · 6 days ago
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  • Nikki K.

    Founded in 1910, this Japanese sweet shop first introduced mochi ice cream to the United States.

    Nikki Kreuzer · 1 week ago
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  • Jessica J.

    Best mochi ever! Seriously I finished 6 in one sitting... #addicted it's a definite place to try if you're in the area!

    Jessica Jung · April 14
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  • Belle H.

    Try the different types of mochilato (mochi filled with gelato). Loved the black sesame mochi and almond mochilato.

    Belle Huang · March 21
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  • Anthony C.

    weird tasting ice-cream.

    Anthony Cheng · March 19
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  • Olivia S.

    Gelato mochis are a must!

    Olivia Szeto · February 14
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  • Brandon K.

    The mochi here is fantastic, very soft but still wonderfully gummy. Highly recommend the gelato based ones.

    Brandon Kirklen · January 27
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  • Jonathan W.

    Fresh ice cream mochi. Like the ice cream mochi from Trader Joe's only 10x better

    Jonathan Wells · October 11, 2014
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  • Daniela V.

    Don't get your hopes up for this place, not really worth the anticipation. However, very gratifying mochi.

    Daniela Velasquez · September 8, 2014
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  • Global H.

    This is the place that makes the ice cream mochi you can find at Trader Joe's. Here, they have ice cream, a handful of ice cream mochi flavors that you can't find at TJs, gelato, and gelato mochi!

    Global Highlander · August 30, 2014
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  • Pocket S.

    Green tea matcha gelato (mochilato) hazelnut gelato mochi, coffee mochi, red bean mochi :) green tea kit kat

    Pocket Sun · August 28, 2014
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  • Edward C.

    better than their boxed mochi. cash only, but there's a chase ATM in the same plaza.

    Edward Chu · August 27, 2014
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  • M H.

    Delicious, fresh mochi daifuku. Mmmm!

    M Heider · August 18, 2014
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  • Jessica A.

    The Gelato mochi are awesome

    Jessica Absher · August 15, 2014
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  • Ayse M.

    Great mochi ice cream

    Ayse Muskara · August 14, 2014
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  • Diana C.

    Ice cream mochis! Yummy!

    Diana Chow · August 11, 2014
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  • Adam M.

    Mochilato is amazing. Try it.

    Adam More · February 23, 2014
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  • Hannah G.

    Gelato mochi are awesome and only $1.25 - try a few!

    Hannah GM · February 16, 2014
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  • Francesca M.

    Get the coconut mochi!!

    Francesca Maghsodi · January 25, 2014
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  • Inez A.

    Best Mochi variety in town

    Inez Arakaki · January 1, 2014
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  • Yoo Sun S.

    Delicious mochi ice cream for only $1 each! Cash only.

    Yoo Sun Shin · December 23, 2013
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  • Ayden C.

    Their gelato mochi is must! My favorites were the guava, mango and coconut.

    Ayden Colezan · October 7, 2013
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  • Marissa M.

    The snow cones aren't usually ready until an hour after they open, but the mochi is always easy and delicious!

    Marissa Marinello · July 27, 2013
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  • B F.

    Pistachio & Coconut Mochi ice cream

    B Fan · July 12, 2013
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  • Yejin Y.

    Mochi+gelato=mochilato. Heaven. Enough said.

    Yejin Yoo · July 6, 2013
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  • Gloria C.

    mochi heaven!!!!!!!!!!

    Gloria Chin · April 17, 2013
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  • Anthony B.

    Get the plum wine mochi

    Anthony Bellisario · April 14, 2013
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  • Jonny A.

    Cash only. Yummy mochi!

    Jonny Arguello · April 13, 2013
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  • Raz S.

    $1 per Mochi ice cream. Yes please!

    Raz Schwartz · April 12, 2013
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  • Jennifer L.

    Amazing fresh mochi and mochi ice cream

    Jennifer Lai · February 14, 2013
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  • Astrid S.

    Guava Mochi ice cream is bomb!

    Astrid Saleh · January 17, 2013
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  • GNTLMN

    In downtown LA's little Tokyo. Best mochi ice cream and Japanese pastries in town... Again very authentic, and little known of, visited mainly by the local Japanese. - India de Beaufort

    GNTLMN · January 8, 2013
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  • Roger M.

    Green tea & Creme brûlée gelato mochi is where it's at!!

    Roger Ma · December 26, 2012
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  • Rikki G.

    1 dollar mochi ice cream?! can't go wrong with that! the green tea matcha and plum wine ones were my favorite!

    Rikki Gonzales · December 9, 2012
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  • Vanessa F.

    Delicious coconut flavor. CASH or check only!

    Vanessa Faye · August 20, 2012
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  • Maki R.

    To die for

    Maki Reyes · June 2, 2012
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  • Diane

    Green tea gelato. Yummmm

    Diane · March 11, 2012
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  • Brijitt O.

    Not like your typical Trader Joe's mochi. More ice cream, less mochi.

    Brijitt Orbase · February 6, 2012
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  • eeena d.

    Five stars for the Peach Mochilato and the Red Bean Mochi!!

    eeena d. · February 5, 2012
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  • Rosey A.

    Mochi lato yum

    Rosey Abo · January 14, 2012
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  • Kalika Y.

    They also have sorbetto if you are lactose intolerant!

    Kalika Yap · December 10, 2011
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  • Lily M.

    Two words: gelato mochi.

    Lily Min · December 8, 2011
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  • 悪夢 の.

    Snow cone aka shaved ice is amazing.

    悪夢 の夜 · November 27, 2011
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  • SocialIsa

    The Guava Mochi Ice cream is amazing!!!

    SocialIsa · November 19, 2011
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  • Hana K.

    Fresh soft mochi ice cream!! Yummyy!!

    Hana Kim · October 6, 2011
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  • Alberto R.

    Great mochi, but the other reviewer was right, the long haired guy was a complete jerk & had the worst customer service I have ever experienced, and that's saying alot since I work in customer service

    Alberto Ramirez · August 18, 2011
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  • Julia M.

    Mochi Lato= mochi filled with gelato!

    Julia Mak · July 31, 2011
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  • LA Weekly

    Featured in LA Weekly's "30 Scoops in 30 Days" Read more

    LA Weekly · June 17, 2011
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  • Hemang

    Cookies n cream Mochi is my favorite

    Hemang · June 2, 2011
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  • Marcos G.

    The shaggy haired fella behind the counter is jerk, besides that this place is amazing good :-)

    Marcos Gallegos · May 30, 2011
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