The dancing sushi chefs and live shows that NoHo's Tokyo Delves is known for are back after the venue's management obtained an entertainment permit from the city.
It was around last February when the loud fun came to a halt. Local police cited the longtime local haunt known for sake bombs and patrons dancing on tables and chairs for a lack of the proper licensing.
"We became a regular restaurant after that," said Joe Tejeda, a manger since 2005.
Without its trademark vibe, business slowed, but Tejeda says he thinks the large party crowds will start coming back since Tokyo Delves was granted the entertainment permit a few weeks ago.
"We're very excited," he said. "We love what we do, entertaining people and making sure they're happy."
Tokyo Delves is located at 5239 Lankershim Blvd. Lunch is from noon to 3:30 p.m. on weekdays and dinner is from 6 p.m. through midnight Monday through Saturday.
This month's show is dubbed "Shower of Stars" and features live tributes to artists like Vanilla Ice and LMFAO. There's some form of live entertainment every 30 minutes.