There is no shortage of fun group-dinner spots in Koreatown, but Tokyo Hamburg is one of our favorites - and certainly the most unique. This rowdy Japanese restaurant feels like a party from the moment you walk in - pop music blasting over the speakers, beer and sake being chugged at a Friday night pace (even if it’s Tuesday), and the smell of burger patties sizzling on individual stone grills. It’s basically a DIY Smashburger situation, and though it seems a bit gimmicky, the meat itself is fantastic and exactly what you want to be putting into your body before a long night of drinking.
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Sun Ha Jang
Koreatown BBQ spot Sun Ha Jang really only serves one thing - duck, three different ways. What more do you need?
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Yakuza in Silver Lake is a decent sushi restaurant in a neighborhood without many other options.
Despite its clubby interior, you’re not going to be mad about a meal at Katsuya Brentwood - especially if you get the tuna and crispy rice.
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Love Hour is a smashburger pop-up that’s serving some of thinnest, crispiest patties in town.
Michin Dak is a strip-mall fried chicken shack with an excellent, no-frills menu to match.
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