A few places worth checking out during Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, and what better way to celebrate than to go Metro to learn about history, experience culture and find some good eats! If you have recommendations on places to see or things to do, let us know in the comments.

  • Chinese American Museum – the Journeys exhibit narrates Chinese immigration to the United States, and they have a fun discussion coming up on Asian American foodies. Go Metro to save 10% at the museum store.
  • Japanese American National Museum – taiko concerts, an exhibit on Japanese tattoos and the Colors of Confinement photo exhibit are all worth checking out. Go Metro to save $2 on adult admission.
  • Monkey Pants – Japanese funk-pop meets children’s clothing in Little Tokyo. Go Metro to save 10% on your purchase.
  • East West Players – catch a showing of Beijing Spring later this month at this Little Tokyo theatre. Go Metro to save $10 on admission.
  • USC Pacific Asia Museum – check out The Other Side exhibition, which features installations that use pieces of Metro Rail.
  • Starry Kitchen – the unlikely Asian restaurant that started out underground in an apartment, now located in Chinatown. Highly recommended: crispy tofu balls. Go Metro to save 10% on your bill.
  • Sweet Town – try traditional Chinese sweet soups at this super cute Chinatown dessert cafe. Go Metro to save 10% on your bill.
  • Far Bar – just three words: Garlic. Wasabi. Fries. This Little Tokyo establishment also has a very chill patio. Go Metro to save 10% on all food.
  • Boba 7 – tucked away in Soi 7 is one of DTLA’s coolest boba tea spots. Go Metro to get a free upgrade to large.
  • Sticky Rice – located in Grand Central Market, it’s a great place to satisfy any Thai food cravings. Go Metro to receive a $2 token which can be used here.
  • Kabuki Japanese Restaurant – this Old Pasadena dining establishment just launched a new menu! Go Metro to get 15% off your bill.