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)
- $30 Delicious Dumpling tour (a $55 value)
- $30 tour of New Chinatown (a $55 value)
- $39 tour of Hollywood (a $65 value)
- $35 tour of Downtown Los Angeles (a $60 value)
All tours depart on Saturday or Sunday morning or afternoon, and cover between 2 and 12 blocks. The Santa Monica tour is the longest, meandering through town and stopping at local spots, such as the Tudor House and Bay Cities Italian Deli & Bakery, while the Little Tokyo tour keeps it light and easy with tea tastings (available with morning tours only) and dainty snacks of herculean tuna bellies. Tastings are subject to change without notice.
A professional eating guide leads each 3- to 4 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 featured a Six Taste food tour, 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
More than 120 Yelpers award Six Taste an average of five stars, and TripAdvisors give it a perfect five stars, naming it the second best attraction in Los Angeles in Los Angeles: > * 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 Jun 21, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Valid only for tour purchased. By appointment only; subject to availability. Gratuity not included. 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.