Price From $139
'Hood Japantown, which is gaining buzz. Fillmore Street, a chic boutique shopping area, is a few blocks northwest.
First Impression The exterior looks normal, but the lobby has vending machines that sell anime toys and T-shirts.
Rooms Each of the 125 rooms has beanbag chairs, glow-in-the-dark desk blotters, and Japanese-cartoon murals. Two video-game suites have six-foot screens and PlayStation 3 consoles.
Plus On Tuesday nights, the restaurant offers all-you-can-eat shabu-shabu (diners dip meat and vegetables into a bubbling hot pot).
Minus Tomo is becoming popular with families, meaning you may find yourself joined by lots of small children.
Details Rooms from $139.