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.

LEARN MORE
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, 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 - Rowland Heights
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
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
On the Sunset Strip
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

Blog

Specialty Ramen!! The History of Regional Ramen

“Multitude of Flavors and Ingredients” Ramen is a noodle soup dish with a combination of rich broth, noodles, and toppings to form a perfect trinity. Japanese ramen’s origin traces back to the Chinese noodle soup dish Lamien. While the two dishes share similarities, what separates the two noodle dishes is its soup base. The Chinese […]

Read More…

Samurai, Bushi and Ninja: Warriors of premodern Japan

We’re sure there are many people who think of Samurai when they hear the word “Japan.” With their characteristic hairstyles and katana (Japanese sword), Samurai have been featured in many anime and manga. Samurai existed in the Japan until just a 150 years ago, not just in anime. This time, we’re going to talk about […]

Read More…

What you need to know when picking a favorite sake! How to read labels

Sake, despite its simple moniker, actually has many different varieties. Have you ever wanted to find a sake that you can enjoy among all of those different types and varieties? What you really need to pay attention when trying to find one is the label. The information detailed in these labels is actually quite important, […]

Read More…