Historical Monument Application For the Otomisan Japanese Restaurant in Boyle Heights Moves Forward in Process

The Otomisan Japanese Restaurant is believed to be one of the oldest long-standing Japanese restaurants in LA


The Otomisan Japanese Restaurant and the Martha Sindell/Nishiyama Residence behind it may both be considered historical buildings in LA, if the application filed earlier this year is approved. At 2506 1/2 E 1st St, and 2508 East First St, respectively, the approval of this application will present these two structures as worthy of long-term preservation. On November 5, the Cultural Heritage Commission voted to take the nomination of the Residence and Otomisan Japanese Restaurant under consideration.

According to M. Rosalind Sagara of the Los Angeles Conservancy, the landmarking process includes several public meetings and then is adjourned with final approval from the City Council. The process can take upwards of nine months, Sagara told What Now Los Angeles. Furthermore, “COVID-19 will likely add to this timeline,” they said.

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