Dakota Kim

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Dakota Kim is a writer, editor, and recovering restaurant owner living in Los Angeles. Her food, travel, TV, and lifestyle stories have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, Civil Eats, Food52, and many other publications.

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LA Review

Bonjuk And Bibimbab Cafe

Bonjuk & Bibimbab Cafe in Rowland Heights is a Seoul-based chain with truly excellent juk.

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LA Guide

The Best Noodle Soups In Los Angeles

From ramen and pho to matzo balls and boat noodles, here are 23 delicious bowls of soup to get you through another blustery(ish) LA winter.

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LA Guide

The Best Korean Naengmyeon In LA

8 great spots for the refreshingly cold (and sometimes spicy) noodle dish.

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LA Guide

The Best Korean Restaurants In The San Gabriel Valley

12 spots to satisfy all your KFC, juk, and yukgaejang needs.

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LA Review

O Jang Dong

O Jang Dong makes some of the best bibim naengmyeon in Koreatown.

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LA Review

Mo Ran Gak

Mo Ran Gak is a fantastic Korean spot in Garden Grove. Makes sure to order some naengmyeon while you're here.

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LA Review

Big Rice Korean Cuisine

Big Rice is a Korean spot in Temple City where you should definitely order some rabbokki.