Koreatown is a densely populated district in Los Angeles, with a predominantly Korean-American population and a growing Latino one. Culinary inspiration comes from all walks of life in Koreatown, drawing on the diverse cultures and histories to create Koreatown’s vibrant atmosphere.
The Bun Shop is home to a highly satisfying and creative bao buns. Go during Happy Hour and take advantage of some of their great deals. Order the Pork Belly Bun and the Kalbi Bun: the Pork Belly Bun has some of the best pork belly along with pickled vegetables, pickled greens, cucumber and an Asian BBQ sauce, and the Kalbi is an artisanal combination of perfectly seasoned beef, tempura onion, mixed greens, and a spicy aioli.
151 N. Western Ave. Los Angeles, CA, USA, +1 (323) 468-1031
The Original Ramen Burger serves the best burgers in town. The hand-made ramen buns are an incredibly innovative creation, replacing the traditional bread of a hamburger with noodles. In between the two ramen buns you’ll find scallions, a secret shoyu sauce, Angus beef and arugula. This takeout only venue is sure to satisfy any late-night craving.
239 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA, USA, +1 (213) 380-2399
Located at the Line Hotel, Pot is home to some of the most Koreatown inspired cuisine in the neighborhood. The Tailgate, a delicious combination of oxtail, broth, soy sauce and rice, is sure to delight your senses, and if you’re in the mood for one of the highly recommended pots, try the The Kimchi Jigae (pork belly, kimchi, and rice cakes). Bring a friend or two as a large variety of the orders come in a large stew-style cauldron heated in the center of the table perfect for sharing.
3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA, +1 213 368 3030