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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The Corner Place
The Corner Place is a Koreatown staple known for giant bowl of dong chi mi gook soo, a cold noodle soup.
Wako Donkasu in has two Koreatown locations, but one specialty: A Korean take on Japanese tonkatsu.
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Koreatown’s Soban is a Korean spot featuring a very good black cod dish and bountiful banchan.
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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.
Hangari Bajirak Kalguksu
A very good soup spot in Koreatown, Hangari specializes in kalguksu, hand-cut noodle soup.
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