What You'll Get
A city is a place of tremendous variety, usually constructed upon rock ‘n’ roll. Plumb the secret depths of Los Angeles with today’s Groupon. Purchase one of the following food tours from Six Taste:
- $33 tour of Thai Town (a $55 value)
- $39 tour of Santa Monica (a $65 value)
- $33 tour of Little Tokyo (a $55 value)
- $39 tour of the Financial District (a $60 value)
- $30 tour of Taiwanese Arcadia (a $55 value)
- $30 tour of San Gabriel Valley (a $55 value)
All tours depart on Saturday or Sunday morning or afternoon, and cover between 2 and 18 blocks. The Santa Monica tour covers the most ground, meandering through town and stopping at local spots such as the Tudor House bakery, Leonidas Chocolate Cafe, up and over a parked car, Bar Pintxo for tapas, and finally into a treehouse. At the other end of the edible spectrum, the Arcadia tour advances barely two blocks and rests heavily on steaming pork dumpling after steaming pork dumpling. The San Gabriel route loads up on the dim sum, while the Little Tokyo tour keeps it light and easy with a tea tasting (available with morning tours only). Tastings are subject to change without notice.
An experienced, professional eater guide leads each 3- to 3.5-hour tour and winds you through the kitchen, restrooms, and out the back alley of each surprised restaurant. Along the way, you’ll get to chat with the restaurant owners and take in neighborhoods you’ve never before seen or tasted, or scratched and sniffed.
Each tour is subject to availability.
The Christian Science Monitor has this piece on Six Taste, saying: > * The 3-1/2-hour excursions offer foodies a window on both the cuisine and cultural life of various ethnic neighborhoods that many rarely explore. – Gloria Goodale
Yelpers give Six Taste 4.5 stars, and TripAdvisors give it a perfect five stars, naming it the #2 attraction out of 363 in Los Angeles: > * Highly recommended - this tour is packed with interesting information about the history and culture of Little Tokyo. Definitely come hungry, as you will be absolutely stuffed by the end of the tour! –– mere97, TripAdvisor > * We met at the Japanese American Museum and proceeded to taste teas, udon, sashimi, donburi, mochi, and so much more. All of it authentic, all of it delicious. – UR2Muchness, TripAdvisor > * There is only one Thai Town in the U.S. and it’s in L.A., so you should not miss out on this excellent tour. – Grandpaberg, TripAdvisor
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 15, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Based on availability. Valid for tour purchased only. By appointment only. Gratuity not included. May purchase multiple tours. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Six Taste
Six Taste co-owner Jeff Okita succinctly described his TripAdvisor Top 10 Pick tours to the Daily Trojan in 2011, calling them "a way for people to connect to different communities through an accessible medium, which is food." During four-hour excursions, in-the-know guides walk with fellow explorers through iconic Los Angeles–area neighborhoods—including Little Tokyo and the heart of downtown—stopping into gems to sample the eatery's cuisine and learn about the area. This cultural education is paramount for Jeff, who told the Christian Science Monitor in 2010 that "we choose the restaurants based on their story and what they add to the understanding of a neighborhood, its people and its history."
Guides currently lead more than 15 tours a week through eight different neighborhoods, with most tours meeting between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to the regularly scheduled excursions, the staff also leads specialty outings that focus on more adventurous cuisines, including intensely spicy dishes in Thai Town and lost seafood recipes in Atlantis.