Open since 1986, Beverly Soon is one of the most iconic restaurants in Koreatown, and if you only have time for one meal in the neighborhood, you should consider having it here. With wood-carved tables and wooden beams spanning the ceiling, the space feels like a mountain spa, but instead of massages and body scrubs, you’re getting incredible tofu stews and big plates of meat. The sweet ladies running the place will also sell you hard on the bibimbap, and you should take them up on it - it might be even better than the tofu.
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People are at Jinsol Gukbap in Koreatown for one thing: gukbap - a clear pork-broth soup.
Ahgassi Gopchang is a rowdy, smoky BBQ spot in Koreatown with excellent grilled meat.
If you want a Korean BBQ spot with high-quality meat and a party atmosphere, but shorter wait times than other Koreatown spots, head to Soowon Galbi.
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Jae Bu Do (제부도)
Jae Bu Do in East Hollywood is the place to go for Korean Seafood BBQ. You’ll burn your tongue on giant oysters, but you’ll probably have a good time.
Chosun Galbee is an upscale Korean BBQ restaurant with high quality meat and a patio that definitely doesn’t feel like it’s in LA.
Mapo Galbi’s signature dish, the dak galbi, is one of our favorite meals in Koreatown - and all of LA, for that matter.
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Spoon By H
Spoon By H is a tiny dessert cafe in Beverly Grove that also happens to serve some of our favorite Korean food in LA.
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