LAReview

Wako Donkasu has two locations, but one specialty: A Korean take on Japanese tonkatsu. That means you’ll find breaded cutlets (there are a few options, but the pork is the best), served with shredded cabbage salad, miso soup, rice, and a tangy sauce. The real difference here (besides the kimchi on the table) is that once you’ve ordered, they’ll bring out a small mortar and pestle with sesame seeds at the bottom, which you grind down before that tonkatsu sauce gets poured in, giving it a nutty flavor. The huge cutlets of pork are juicy and crunchy, and even if you only plan on eating half, you’ll still leave feeling sufficiently stuffed.

Featured in

.
The Koreatown Takeout & Delivery Guide guide image
Guide
The Koreatown Takeout & Delivery Guide

39 great options for takeout and delivery in Koreatown.

Suggested Reading

.
Chef Kang Food Rehab review image
Review
Chef Kang Food Rehab

Chef Kang Food Rehab is an American-Korean spot in Koreatown with good fried chicken.

Mapo Galbi review image
8.7
Review
Mapo Galbi

Mapo Galbi’s signature dish, the dak galbi, is one of our favorite meals in Koreatown - and all of LA, for that matter.

Michin Dak review image
8.0
Review
Michin Dak

Michin Dak is a strip-mall fried chicken shack with an excellent, no-frills menu to match.

OB Bear review image
Review
OB Bear

OB Bear has some of the best bar food in Koreatown, and folks line up early for the chicken wings.