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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Here’s Looking at You
Here’s Looking At You is a Koreatown restaurant that’s not afraid to take risks - and that’s for the best.
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BBQ + Rice
BBQ + Rice is Korean rice bowl spot in East Hollywood (and West Hollywood) that’s perfect for a filling, no-frills lunch or dinner.
OB Bear has some of the best bar food in Koreatown, and folks line up early for the chicken wings.
Hungry Crowd is yet another mediocre lunch option in the corporate studio hellscape that is Toluca Lake.
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Koreatown’s Soban is a Korean spot featuring a very good black cod dish and bountiful banchan.
Kobawoo House is a Koreatown institution and home to our favorite plate of bossam in town.
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