The original Far East Cafe in the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles no longer exists although a restaurant by the same name occupies its premises currently but serves a different fare. It's classic neon sign, which prominently displays the words, "Chop Suey," pays homage to its heritage from when four Chinese laundrymen left Mason City, Iowa to come open this restaurant in L. A. back in the 1930s when chop suey was at its peak of popularity, and "defined" Chinese food in the minds, and stomachs, of many non-Chinese.
The Far East was a popular restaurant located a multi-ethnic part of town, and even though it was not in nearby Chinatown, it was conveniently situated in its setting in Little Tokyo, close to Civic Center.