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BIF Grantee Success Stories

 

Oomasa Restaurant

Business Profile:

The Oomasa family with PCR Vice President/BIF Program Manager, Angela B. Winston and BIF Little Tokyo Lead Business Advisor/Asst. Program Manager, Bryan Miyamoto

 

General Business Information

 

• Business Name: Oomasa Restaurant
• Address: 100 Japanese Village Plaza, Los Angeles, CA  90012
• Date of Creation: April 1972
• Business Designation: C-Corporation
• Main Areas of Activity: Authentic Japanese Cuisine
• Unique Qualities: One of the oldest Japanese restaurants in Little Tokyo.

 

Business Narrative

 

Oomasa Restaurant was established in April 1972 in Little Tokyo.  Masaharu and Otoe Motoyama opened the restaurant in the middle of 1st Street before moving into the Japanese Village Plaza in 1979 and currently depend on 20 employees for its operations. Oomasa is one of the first businesses to receive a BIF grant award in the Japanese Village Plaza which immediately abuts the Regional Connector rail alignment.  A fixture in Little Toyko, Oomasa has stood the test of time by offering authentic Japanese cuisine to its customers.  In fact, Masaharu served as the Head Sushi Chef of Oomasa up until he retired in 2000.  Now he oversees operations in partnership with his wife.  Since Metro construction began, management indicates that there has been a significant decline in their daytime business and that they were planning on reducing their hours by closing in the late afternoon to keep the business operational.  Graciously accepting the BIF grant award, the Motoyamas hope business will pick up soon and invite guests who are visiting Little Tokyo to stop by their restaurant.  In the meantime, they feel the BIF grant award will keep their business going.

 

Grantee Quote

 

“We are very grateful.” - Masaharu & Otoe Motoyama

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