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Koreatown Restaurants



Metro Station: Wilshire/Vermont, Red Line or Purple Line

Walking Distance: 3 minutes/0.1 mile

Address: 698 S. Vermont Ste. 109 Los Angeles 90005

Phone: (213) 389-7300

Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-10pm



kobawoo food

Real deal Korean food, featuring bossam, flavorful meat-of-your-choice, wrapped in leafy vegetables. Great pa jun (Korean seafood pancakes), pork bassam and loads of pickled, marinated this n' that. Loud and crowded; Koreatown restaurants don't get more authentic than Kobawoo.





Metro Station: Wilshire/Western, Purple Line

Walking Distance: 5 minutes/0.3 mile

Address: 3833 W. 6th Street Los Angeles 90020

Phone: (213) 739-9292

Hours: Mon-Sun 11:30am-11pm




Tongue-numbingly spicy and addictive Korean fried chicken. Crunchy soy, garlic/honey batter coating the best damn chicken wings you ever had. We're not necessarily wing nuts, but at Kyochon, we come close.





Parks BBQ

Metro Station: Wilshire/Vermont, Red Line or Purple Line

Walking Distance: 11 minutes/0.6 mile

Address: 955 S. Vermont Los Angeles 90006

Phone: (213) 380-1717

Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-10pm



parks bbq

Sizzling, grill-your-own Korean barbecue. Varied cuts of beef, including tripe and tongue, plus marinated pork, ready-sliced for grilling and dipping into Park's spicy sauces. They offer soups and stews as well, including beef short rib soup, slow cooked with ginseng. Go local and sample Chamisul or Sansachun (Korean liquors; remember, you don't have to drive). Diners in the know consider Park's the barbecue king of Koreatown restaurants.




Pollo a la Brasa

Metro Station: Wilshire/Western, Purple Line

Walking Distance: 5 minutes/0.3 mile

Address: 764 S. Western Ave. Los Angeles 90005

Phone: (213) 387-1531

Hours: Mon, Wed-Sun 11am-10pm; Closed Tuesday



pollo a la brasa

Koreatown restaurants offer a lot more than barbecue and kimchee. We're going to flatly declare this the best rotisserie chicken in the world. Juicy and succulent, it pulls its flavor from the oak-fire grill and only gets better when you dip it in aji sauce, a killer green concoction whose origins perhaps only the Incas know. The best deal is a half chicken with fries or rice and beans. They've got anticuchos (beef heart) too, for the organ fans among you. (They're just across the street from Korean Discount Underwear, if you want to combine a little shopping with your meal.)




Taylor's Steakhouse

Metro Station: Wilshire/Normandie, Purple Line

Walking Distance: 7 minutes/0.4 mile

Address: 3361 West 8th Street, Los Angeles 90005

Phone: (213) 382-8449

Hours: Mon-Thurs 11:30am-10pm; Fri-Sun 4pm-10pm




Red leather booths, a perfectly grilled steak, iceberg lettuce salads and a bar that only time and a million elbows lifted in toasts by reporters and cops and lawyers and lounge singers could burnish to such a world-weary sheen.




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