Yup Dduk is a solid spot to eat before a night out in Koreatown. It’s in a strip mall across from Cassell’s, and serves tteokbokki (stir-fried rice cakes) in a super spicy gochujang sauce stew. It comes with fish cakes, cheese, sausage, and egg, and you can add ramen or udon noodles, so you’ll have a serious the base layer in your stomach for the soju you’re about to drink. Even the mild is pretty spicy, so keep that in mind when picking your spicy level.
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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.
Le Comptoir is a tiny prix-fixe restaurant in Koreatown that feels like a dinner party with friends.
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Dong Il Jang
Dong Il Jang in Koreatown has a steakhouse feel, and serves excellent table-grilled gui (ribeye).
Soot Bull Jeep
One of the only barbecue spots in Koreatown that still only uses coal, Soot Bull Jeep specializes in baby back ribs that are sweet and tender.
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Koreatown’s Soban is a Korean spot featuring a very good black cod dish and bountiful banchan.
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