When the temperature in LA temperatures does that thing where it’s 88 degrees every day for three months straight, go to Yu Chun. The tiny restaurant on Olympic has a menu full of different soups, dumplings, and galbi platters, but everyone here is eating the naengmyeon. It’s a giant bowl of cold kudzu noodles (cut with scissors by the waitress) chilling in an icy, vinegar-y broth filled with boiled beef, radishes, and sesame seeds. It’s an incredibly refreshing soup, and if you’re looking to add a little heat, there’s spicy mustard on the table.
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An everyday-looking spot on Western in Koreatown serving truly unique Korean food, Mister Bossam specializes in grilled pork ribs with cheese.
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Michin Dak is a strip-mall fried chicken shack with an excellent, no-frills menu to match.
EMC Seafood And Raw Bar
EMC Raw Bar is a weird, cool, and downright fun Ktown seafood restaurant where even the pickiest eaters in your group will walk out happy.
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Ddong Ggo is a lively Koreatown bar with a smoked-filled patio and excellent fried chicken.
OB Bear has some of the best bar food in Koreatown, and folks line up early for the chicken wings.
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