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Oystars, Little Tokyo's Newest Seafood Savior

It's a turnover-prone space, but this place holds some promise

Oystars, Little Tokyo
Oystars, Little Tokyo

Out with the old, in with the new. That seems to be the case with the new Oystars, a humorously-named seafood spot in Little Tokyo. Previously, the restaurant occupying the same address was a short-lived version of Orange County's Urban Seoul.

For their part, Oystars is doing a rather eclectic blend of pure American and Cajun seafood options, with by-the-pound pricing for lobster, crawfish, shrimp, and more. But look closely and you'll also find seafood pastas, a full raw bar for those namesake oysters, plus poke, lunch special rice bowls, and evening beer, wine, and soju.

It's a wild mix that will hopefully fit well into the tall, dark party space. The dining room is usually colorful and noisy in the best way — or at least it was when Urban Seoul first opened back in November of last year, before going down for some construction a while back and never returning. Hours for Oystars run 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.

136 S. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA

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