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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Master Ha in Koreatown is a great spot for a casual weeknight meal, and serves a fantastic (and rare) raw crab dish.
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.
Hangari Bajirak Kalguksu
A very good soup spot in Koreatown, Hangari specializes in kalguksu, hand-cut noodle soup.
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House of Joy
House of Joy has been a Glendale staple since the 1980's and is easily the best Chinese food in the neighborhood.
Koreatown’s Soban is a Korean spot featuring a very good black cod dish and bountiful banchan.
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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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