Establishing Food Service Operations to Provide
Exceptional Quality of Products and Services to Our Customers

Bishamon Group, founded by Takaaki Kohyama, currently operates 15 individual establishments throughout the Los Angeles area, as well as overseas. In 1993, he launched his very first restaurant, Bishamon, in Covina, California.

Among the Five Confucian Virtues, including Benevolence, Righteousness, Propriety, Wisdom and Sincerity, Takaaki has always held Righteousness in the highest regard. Kenshin Uesugi, considered to be one of the most powerful Feudal Lords in Japanese history, also valued Righteousness the most.

Takaaki’s idea of naming his very first establishment “Bishamon” was inspired by the historical account that Uesugi was believed to be the embodiment of Bishamonten, Buddhist God of War.

Righteousness represents strength and goodness in heart, which also embraces weakness and tenderness. The sprit of Righteousness allows Takaaki to understand the various needs in every customer.

In this ethnically and culturally diverse country, Takaaki strives to promote the profoundness of Japanese cuisine and culture to everyone.

With the cooperation of “Kikusui Syuzou”, one of the most prestigious Sake Breweries in Japan, Takaaki Kohyama, Founder of Bishamon Group, poured his heart and soul into developing a truly unique Sake experience. Indulge yourself with a cup of meticulously crafted sake. The aftertaste will be absolutely refreshing.

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Bishamon Japanese Restaurant
Restaurant & Sushi Bar
in Downtown Covina
139 N Citrus Ave, Covina, CA 91723 TEL: (626) 967-5900 LEARN MORE
Bishamon Karaoke Bar & Lounge
Karaoke • Food • Drinks
2nd floor of Bishamon
139 N Citrus Ave, Covina, CA 91723 TEL: (626) 967-5900 LEARN MORE
Tamon Restaurant
Restaurant 2nd floor
~ Miyako Hotel~Los Angeles
328 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 TEL: (213) 617-7839 LEARN MORE
Lounge Ohjah
Karaoke Lounge & Full Bar
2nd floor Miyako Hotel Los Angeles
328 E 1st St Second Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012 TEL: (213) 617-7839 LEARN MORE
BENTO-YA Sushi & Japanese Gourmet
Japanese Favorites To-Go
Made Fresh when Ordered!
420 S First Ave, Arcadia, CA 91006 TEL: (626) 445-0910 LEARN MORE
Midoh Japanese Kitchen
Japanese Comfort Food
Diamond Plaza Shopping Center
1380 Fullerton Rd #106, Rowland Heights, CA 91748 TEL: (626) 810-0590 LEARN MORE
Hachioji Craft Ramen
New Craft Ramen Restaurant
in Little Tokyo!
313 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 TEL: (213) 265-7799 LEARN MORE
EBISU Japanese Tavern
Large Izakaya-Style Restaurant
Happy Hours & Open Late!
356 E 2nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 TEL: (213) 613-1644 LEARN MORE
Oreno Yakiniku Japanese Bar-B-Cue
BBQ Grill Food at Your Table
Weller Court ~ Little Tokyo
123 S Onizuka St, #308, Los Angeles, CA 90012 TEL: (213) 680-0829 LEARN MORE
Daikokuya - Little Tokyo
Famous Original Ramen
Gyoza & Rice-Bowls
327 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 TEL: (213) 626-1680 LEARN MORE
Daikokuya - Monterey Park
Original Ramen
Atlantic Place Shopping Center
111 N Atlantic Blvd #241, Monterey Park, CA 91754 TEL: (626) 570-1930 LEARN MORE
Daikokuya - Sawtelle
Original Ramen
One Westside Place Shopping Center
2208 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025 TEL: (310) 575-4999 LEARN MORE
Daikokuya - Sunset
Original Ramen
One Westside Place Shopping Center
8873 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069 TEL: (424) 335-0557 LEARN MORE
Daikokuya - El Monte
Original Ramen
on Garvey Ave
9911 Garvey Ave, El Monte, CA 91733 TEL: (626) 542-3285 LEARN MORE

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