About Our Mission

After many years working and traveling in Japan, it’s been my dream to share my love of traditional izakaya food and culture here in Los Angeles. An izakaya offers a wide variety of small plate dishes, beer and sake, and a great casual atmosphere. A wonderful place to go out with family, friends and colleagues, for a light snack or a delicious meal.

Through my friendship with Bryan and Sayuri Baird, co-founders of Baird Brewing Company in Shizuoka, Japan, I found the perfect opportunity to bring a unique izakaya experience to Culver City and Los Angeles.

The original Harajuku Taproom in the Harajuku neighborhood of Tokyo provides diners with an intimate, cozy experience, where they can enjoy a variety of grilled skewers (kushiyaki), with an emphasis on fresh ingredients, prepared simply with minimal processing. Here in Culver City, we will carry on that tradition, taking advantage of the Southern California climate to provide a comfortable indoor/outdoor dining environment.

We look forward to seeing you at the Harajuku Taproom.

– Adam Guttentag


Harajuku Taproom Hours
Open Daily: : 12PM – 11PM
NOTE: Kitchen closes daily at 10PM

Happy Hour
Monday thru Friday: 3PM – 7PM
Saturday & Sunday: 3PM – 5PM



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