This sleepy porridge spot in Koreatown is a great place for a work lunch, a casual weeknight dinner, or tearing up at the adorable elderly couples eating at the table next to you. It’s a quiet spot, serving lots of different types of porridge - including pumpkin, black sesame, and red bean. Our favorites, though, are the ones with ginseng chicken and mixed seafood - filled with abalone, shrimp, and mussels. The porridge itself is thick, not at all mushy, and particularly good when you season it with the marinated beef and kimchi banchan.
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Le Comptoir is a tiny prix-fixe restaurant in Koreatown that feels like a dinner party with friends.
People are at Jinsol Gukbap in Koreatown for one thing: gukbap - a clear pork-broth soup.
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Han Bat Sul Lung Tang
Han Bat Sul Lung Tang is a tiny shop in Koreatown specializing in ox bone soup.
Kang Ho Dong Baek Jeong
Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong is one of the most popular BBQ spots in Koreatown and has the long lines to prove it.
BBQ + Rice
BBQ + Rice is Korean rice bowl spot in East Hollywood (and West Hollywood) that’s perfect for a filling, no-frills lunch or dinner.
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Sun Nong Dan
This spot on 6th Street is open 24 hours, and is always packed with groups huddled over one of our favorite dishes in Koreatown - their galbi jjim.
Dong Il Jang
Dong Il Jang in Koreatown has a steakhouse feel, and serves excellent table-grilled gui (ribeye).
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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