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Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant, Sushi Restaurant, and Japanese Restaurant$$$$
Little Tokyo, Los Angeles
  • Henderson B.
    "Yellow magic orchestra is the best sushi I've ever had."(4 Tips)
    Jason Y.
    "Dynamite roll, dragon roll and catepillar roll are the best rolls!"(5 Tips)
    pOps &.
    "Best vegan japanese !!! Macrobiotic food !!!"(2 Tips)
    Veggie A.
    "Dynamite roll, spicy rock shiitake tempura, BBQ seitan."(2 Tips)
55 Tips and reviews
  • vegan food
  • sushi
  • yellow magic orchestra
  • tempura
  • ramen
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  • Doris N.
    A lot of the items rated as BEST are extremely heavy...yummy but heavy in sauce. Spicy ramen was good. I would order Pirates of Crunch 2.1 but not with Dynamite Roll (way too rich to eat both).
  • Michael L.
    Michael LiuFebruary 14
    Been here 10+ times
    Besides the delicious food, Shojin is filled with the little touches that make a great dining experience. The service, baskets to stow your bags, an hourglass to brew your tea.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LiuFebruary 14
    Been here 10+ times
    Shojin has upped their game. Now not only is it delicious vegan food, it is gluten free as well.
  • Mark B.
    Mark ByersDecember 20, 2016
    Super romantic atmosphere ❤ and everything looks and tastes more expensive than it is 💎
  • Cari R.
    Cari ROctober 29, 2016
    Food was amazing, and almost couldn't believe it was vegan after tasting. Loved the Dynamite roll.
  • Ken K.
    Ken KabukuruJune 15, 2016
    I had the Dragon Roll and the Ramen they were both amazing.
  • Dianna K.
    Dianna KJanuary 10, 2016
    best vegan sushi in LA I've foun. A bit pricey bc you need to order a lot. Loved the dynamite 2.0.. the green tea cake was soooo good, must try! will be back!
  • Marcela J.
    Marcela JacomeJuly 10, 2015
    Shojin Ramen was the best!
  • Jamie R.
    Jamie RJuly 10, 2015
    Ramen wasn't too bad.
  • pOps &.
    pOps 'May 10, 2015
    Best vegan japanese !!! Macrobiotic food !!! In love with this place
  • Raffa R.
    Raffa RodriguezDecember 6, 2014
    If you are here and you don't order the Dynamite Roll—spicy deliciousness—or the Spicy Baked Scallop Roll—excitingly delivered, you are missing a grand opportunity. Loved this place!
  • A
    AJuly 16, 2014
    Ramen Revolution
  • Jake C.
    Jake ChildsJanuary 7, 2014
    Fantastic service and delicious vegan cuisine. Dining everyone should experience.
  • Lily W.
    Lily WolfrumSeptember 13, 2013
    The service is awesome here. Lots of options for all types of dietary needs
  • Ritika S.
    Ritika ShahJuly 2, 2013
    Best vegan food ! Have to try the ramen
  • Joe M.
    Unfortunately, really poor customer experience
  • Dhaval R.
    Dhaval RawalJune 24, 2013
    Seems expensive for what they have to offer. Vegan need not be served with a holier than thou attitude.
  • Tara C.
    Tara CunninghamJune 7, 2013
    so good. sooooo good! get: pirates of the crunchy, yellow magic orchestra, and super pirates rolls. both the hot and sour ramen and miso ramen were delish, but i think i'd go hot and sour next time.
  • Henderson B.
    Henderson BlumerMay 11, 2013
    Yellow magic orchestra is the best sushi I've ever had.
  • Luxehotelier
    LuxehotelierApril 27, 2013
    Keeping it organic and vegetarian? This is your go-to spot in Little Tokyo. 3rd floor of the shopping center!
  • Michael L.
    Michael LiuMarch 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Pirates of the Crunchy - Delicious! A #vegan #japanese #sushi #roll with fried tempeh, #spicy mayo, spicy dynamite sauce, green onion on a green vegetable roll.
  • Roxy S.
    Roxy StormMarch 17, 2013
    Pirates of the crunchyyyyy!!!
  • Bill H.
    Bill H.January 27, 2013
    Dynamite roll FTW. Why aren't more people talking about this place??
  • Eddie G.
    Eddie GarzaJanuary 27, 2013
    Try the Yellow Magic Orchestra!
  • Edward K.
    Edward KNovember 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't be fooled by the vial of green liquid in the soap dispenser in top of the bathroom counter- its actually mouthwash! The soap dispenser is mounted in the wall troll
  • Bianca Lo
    Bianca LoOctober 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Never would i have thought my fave ramen in LA would be a vegan one! Shojin's mellow miso ramen... Try it
  • sheigh
    sheighMay 12, 2012
    Try the avocado tempura salad; pumpkin tempeh croquettes; spicy fresh detox drinks.
  • Oshi Y.
    Oshi YoshiMay 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Romantic "outdoor" indoor patio available
  • Oshi Y.
    Oshi YoshiMay 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Dragon roll, crunchy roll, dynamite roll all vegan!!!
  • Jared F.
    Jared FleitmanApril 21, 2012
    Try the dynamite roll, caterpillar roll, yellow magic orchestra, and the rock mountain
  • Denise H.
    Denise HudsonMarch 12, 2012
    Beets & cheese crispy rice, kelp noodle salad, baked crab roll- all AMAZING.
  • Denise H.
    Denise HudsonMarch 12, 2012
    Spicy rock shiitake tempura!
  • Edward K.
    Edward KFebruary 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Pirates of the crunchy roll ftw! And all their ramen dishes are delicious - you must try at least one ramen if you come.
  • Anzu L.
    Anzu LawsonJanuary 30, 2012
    Pirate of the crunchy roll's awesome! And vegan spicy tuna on crispy rice. Yum for you vegetarians !
  • Jason Y.
    Jason YoongJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    You will be greeted by a man named Morishima-San. He is awesome and ask him his favorite dish.
  • audvin
    audvinJanuary 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Dragon Roll is unbelievable!
  • Drew F.
    Drew FischerNovember 24, 2011
    Pirates of the crunchy roll is better than the movie
  • PETA M.
    PETA ManagerOctober 14, 2011
    If you haven't tried the Dynamite Roll yet, you're missing out on the best roll in town!
  • Lindsay B.
    Lindsay B.October 14, 2011
    Answer me this: What is not to love about a 100% vegan Japanese restaurant? If you answered "nothing," you're right. So delicious.
  • Veggie A.
    Veggie AlchemySeptember 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Dynamite roll, spicy rock shiitake tempura, BBQ seitan. Phenomenal! Call for reservations.
  • Mary Z.
    Mary ZaintAugust 20, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The dynamite roll is the best roll by far!
  • conbon
    conbonAugust 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Anything with "spicy tuna", mushrooms, rainbow roll
  • Jen T
    Jen TMay 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    went here with a large group. the dynamite, sky high, and rock shiitake tempura were my favorite dishes.
    Examiner.comApril 28, 2011
    The flavors pop of original traditional Japanese fare. One can't help just feeling well looked-after and taken care of in this cozy of a space -- like stumbling upon some secret treasure. Read more
  • Mary Z.
    Mary ZaintApril 3, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The dynamite roll is the best!!!
  • Sheri
    SheriFebruary 27, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Order any type of ramen. You will not be disappointed.
  • Lupe L.
    Lupe LoopsFebruary 2, 2011
    omg, omg!! yum= caterpillar roll, edamame avocado salad, shitake & avocado roll.
  • Catherine K.
    Catherine KwanNovember 15, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    dynamite roll is a MUST-TRY, along with the sky high roll and caterpillar roll! I love this restaurant to pieces :)
  • Jason Y.
    Jason YoongNovember 7, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Dynamite roll, dragon roll and catepillar roll are the best rolls!
  • Schramm
    SchrammSeptember 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is amazing! Dynamite roll! Make a reservation bc the word is out and this place is busy :)
  • Stephanie
    StephanieSeptember 12, 2010
    try the creamy sauce Ramen & the dragon roll !
  • Karl H.
    Karl HobartAugust 3, 2010
    Their seitan and mushroom dishes are superb!
  • Karla C.
    Lovely staff y energy!
  • connie k.
    connie kFebruary 14, 2010
    their tasting menus are not to be missed. if it's an option, do it!
  • Lisa Y.
    Lisa Y.September 19, 2009
    avocado & tomato soba... avocado tempura salad... heaven.
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