Taste of Japan food and drink festival returns to Anaheim

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Taste of Japan, a three-day festival at STC Anaheim GardenWalk, returns this year to offer guests the chance to taste Japanese fare from more than a dozen Southern California food vendors and eateries.

From ramen and takoyaki to mochi and kakigōri (sweetened shaved ice), attendees can look forward to sweet and savory bites from AJAJ Cafe, Amamiya Baby Castella, Daikokuya, Kashiwa Ramen, Kuramoto ICE, Mochi Midoh Japanese Kitchen, Mochill Mochi Crepe, Mymen Ramen, Otafuku, Shake Ramen, Shin Sen Gumi, Sushi Boy, Sutadonya, SVR BBQ, Tamaen, TaNoTa Takoyaki and Wagyu Street.

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The Yokocho, a 13,000-square-foot sake and beer garden, will set the stage for the 21-and-over set seeking adult libations and traditional bar snacks.

Aside from the festival’s food and drink realms, Japanese drummers, martial artists, anime, and other pop culture phenoms will appear on the main stage to provide live entertainment. And Takumi Alley, a market space, will pop up for the three-day event selling Japanese art, handmade crafts, beauty and other tchotchkes.

Tanoshii Project and STC Anaheim GardenWalk put on the annual event. Admission is free; limited goodie bags will cost $45 and Yokocho VIP tickets run $125.

Unlike last year, which was a two-day affair, this year’s festival will take place over three days: Taste of Japan happens Friday, June 21 (4 to 9 p.m.), Saturday, June 22 (noon to 8 p.m.) and Sunday, June 23 (noon to 6 p.m.)

Find it: STC Anaheim GardenWalk, 400 W Disney Way, near Disneyland’s California Adventure

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.