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Los Angeles: Ethnic Food, Drink and Culture Tour (Small Group) provided by Los Angeles Urban Adventures

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Los Angeles: Ethnic Food, Drink and Culture Tour (Small Group)

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RM 356.53
2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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A note from Los Angeles: Ethnic Food, Drink and Culture Tour (Small Group)
All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
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Updated 27/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Discover the diversity of Los Angeles on a tasting tour of the city’s eclectic neighborhoods, food trucks, markets, and local-favorite eateries. A guide escorts you by Metro Rail, that way you can skip the city’s hectic traffic and see far more than you can fit in on a walking tour. Plus, with a guide to lead the way you don’t have to worry about navigating the confusing public transportation system.
  • You'll start at
    3355 Wilshire Blvd
    3355 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA
    3355 Wilshire Blvd. (in front of the Gaylord Apartments). Metro Red Line stop Wilshire/Vermont. Local bus lines 720, 20, 206, 204. Please see  for more information on how to arrive by public transportation. For parking we suggest to check the following site
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    Los Angeles Urban Adventures
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
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    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    5450 Hollywood Blvd
    5450 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
    Please note this tour finishes several miles from the start point, upon which most guests ride the Metro Red Line four stops back to Wilshire/Vermont. (Fare is $1.50 one way plus $1 reusable Metro TAP Card.) Other options are taxi or bus.
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  • Sample a side of Los Angeles most tourists miss on a culture and food tour
  • The tour includes Metro passes, tastings, and drinks so you don’t have to worry about added costs
  • A guide shares details about the culture and sights you might miss on your own
  • Avoid wasting time waiting on other tourists by traveling with a small group
Important Information
Departure Point
3355 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA
Return Details
5450 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027, USA
  • BBQ Ribs and Banchan
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Hodo Gwaja
  • 1/2 Cream Ho & Bung
  • Cheese Boerek
  • Thai Iced Tea
  • Khao Soi Noodle Soup (with Chicken, vegetarian available)
  • Lula Kebab with Muhammara (walnut with pomegranate)
  • Hummus
  • Caramel
  • Thai Toco or Coconut Cake
  • Kanom Krok (Coconut Pudding)
  • Entry/Admission - Los Angeles Urban Adventures
  • Gratuities for your guide (optional)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Small group maximum of 12 people
  • Please indicate vegetarian preferences or dietary restrictions upon booking (in the Additional Information box at checkout). We will do our best to accommodate them, although we cannot guarantee an alternative option at each stop.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. We will walk about 1.5 miles total.
  • Sunscreen, sunhat, and sunglasses are recommended. A jacket may be necessary as evenings can be cool October through June.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Your tour highlights how Los Angeles is a patchwork of communities formed by immigrants that looked for a new opportunity in America. Nearly every nationality has a little enclave in the greater Los Angeles area and your tour visits Koreatown, Little Armenia, and Thai Town. Visiting these communities allows you to learn from their culture and taste the great food they brought to the city. All the vendors come from the country they represent and are family owned and operated.
  • Your visit to the Spicy BBQ is so unique that if the tour is sold out, so is the restaurant. Therefore we agreed to visit the restaurant at a time that wouldn't conflict with the owner's normal business hours.
  • The communities you visit during the tour are all battling with gentrification and your visit helps to prove that the current communities have to stay to maintain the diversity that LA is known for.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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KBmenai wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydney, Australia14 contributions13 helpful votes
Fun and tasty walking tour through Little Armenia, Thai Town and Korea Town. Our guide, Summer, was a font of knowledge on the immigration history of LA. Interesting and tasty at the same time. Would definitely recommend it.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Rasheeed wrote a review Jan 2020
Siem Reap, Cambodia99 contributions4 helpful votes
I'm a food tour guide myself so I know the effort that goes into a good tour both before and during the actual tour. Cheyenne nailed it. She's a student of the city and effortlessly shared her knowledge. The food was great too. But it was even better when contextualized by
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Date of experience: November 2019
1 Helpful vote
Darla E wrote a review Dec 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
It was a present to myself on my birthday. I hadn't done a tour like this in Los Angeles. I had done walking tours in other cities, as a tourist, and thought I would find out some more about my own area. First of all, the food was amazing. It was a small group of eight people,
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Date of experience: December 2019
1 Helpful vote
Rose Yoon wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Kelley was such a wonderful tour guide! She was incredibly warm and friendly, from the moment I met her I instantly felt so comfortable and welcomed. It was so fun and interesting learn about LA and some of it's history, and I thoroughly enjoyed exploring Koreatown, Little
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Autumn H wrote a review Oct 2019
Manteca, California2 contributions2 helpful votes
My son and I tried the ethnic food, drink, and culture tour this week. The food was incredible. Cheyenne was a great guide. She was very knowledgeable and fun. I felt like I was being guided around town by an old friend. I would highly recommend this tour to locals and
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Los Angeles Urban Adventures
Sips of Hollywood
This was a fabulous tour for our first night in Hollywood. Our guide Joseph was informative & interesting & made us
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Great tour and guide!
I took a tour today (a Monday) with Yousef. We were a small group of just three. It was a great tour! We really did
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Total L.A. tour with SPARROW
We were fortunate enough to get Sparrow all to ourselves (my wife and I) for the Total L.A. Tour the day after Chri
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All over LA
This was a fun tour to take! Sparrow was the tour guide for the day. Apparently her boss forgot to tell her that I
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Fabulous all day-tour with Urban Adventures
I spent quite a bit of time on the Internet trying to figure out the best all-day tour of LA for people who had nev
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Thomas S
Touring Tipsy!
Had a great time Sabrina. I appreciated the flexibility with the drink selection as I do not like beer. Must admit
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Shaylee R
Total LA Tour
Thurmon was an amazing guide and had some awesome tips for the rest of your time in LA! He was very knowledgeable a
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Amanda S
Highly recommend!
I'm so glad we decided to take this tour! Thurman was clearly knowledgeable and there were some parts of the tour t
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great day in LA
I was lucky enough to have my guide Thurman all to myself, it was like having a friend show me around their city. T
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Cate A
Excellent small group tour
This was a fantastic tour with our guide Kelley, visiting sights in Hollywood that aren't the normal tourist spots.
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Great personal experience.
We had a fantastic time with Tom. He was extremely knowledgeable about the local history and we covered a large are
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Great Day in LA
Our day started well by finding Tom, our guide, on time and in exactly the place where we had agreed to meet. Tom
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Fun night discovering secrets in Hollywood
Had an amazing time on the Sips of Hollywood tour with Urban Adventures and their guide Brooke. As a local, I exper
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Exceeded Expectations!
I'd been eyeing this tour for about a year, and finally decided to take a chance on it- And I'm so glad I did! I'v
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Canceled 2 hours before tour
Don’t waste your time booking a tour unless you’re ok with it being canceled at the last minute. We booked weeks
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  • Duration: 4h
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