People are here for one thing: Gukbap - a clear pork-broth soup that comes mostly unseasoned, but with a big spread of sides like kimchi, salted shrimp, and thinly-sliced pork belly that you can add to kick it up. At lunchtime, older couples and people who work nearby fill the tables in this little strip mall spot, and if you’re looking for a quick lunch, this is the spot.
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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.
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The Prince in Koreatown is one of LA’s oldest bars. It feels like the rich people floor of the Titanic, except it also serves great Korean food.
Majordomo in Chinatown is one of the rare LA restaurants you’ll walk out of genuinely surprised.
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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.
Myung In Dumplings
Myung In serves massive Korean dumplings in a strip-mall storefront in Koreatown.
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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