Japanese Food Festival is Returning to LA!!!

Last updated: May 27, 2017 

Japanese Food Festival in Los Angeles

(Update on 11/14/2016: This event ended on November 13, 2016)

Marking its 16th anniversary, Japanese Food Festival is returning to Los Angeles in November to showcase authentic Japanese food and drink as well as demonstrating the Japanese culture. This large culinary event offers an opportunity for attendees to sample numerous different items and discover new flavors of Japan all at one place.

When: November 13, 2016 (Sat) 11 am – 4 pm
Where: Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
Entry: $55 for adult and $28 for child ages 4-12 purchased by November 10
Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite (non-refundable)
Food & Drink: Sushi, sashimi, soba noodles, ramen noodles, takoyaki octopus balls, chicken karaage, onigiri rice balls, beer, sake, shochu and more
Door Prizes: Airline tickets to Japan, restaurant gift certificates and more (no purchase necessary)
Organizers: Japanese Restaurant Association of America, Japanese Food Culture Association
Program:
11:00 am Door Opens / Taiko Drum Performance
11:15 am Opening Program / Opening Sake Barrel Ceremony
11:45 am Tuna Filleting Demonstration
12:30 pm Rice Ball Workshop Demonstration 1
1:15 pm Sake Tasting Contest
1:30 pm Premier Screening of “Tsukiji Wonderland” (documentary, 2016)
2:00 pm Performance and Experience of Making Sushi Roll
3:00 pm Rice Ball Workshop Demonstration 2
3:45 pm Door Prizes
4:00 pm Closing
FAQs: Q: Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
A: Must be 21+ to participate in beer and sake tasting.
Q: What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
A: The event is located near the freeway for easy access. There will be an additional fee for parking on the day of the event.
Q: What can/can’t I bring to the event?
A: Everyone is welcome!
Contact: Event website, JRA 213-687-4055 (also application for Sushi Eating Contest)