Koreatown
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Neighborhood in the city's midtown section that serves as the hub for cultural, social and business life for Korean residents.
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The area
Neighbourhood: Koreatown
How to get there
  • Wilshire/Normandie • 3 min walk
  • Wilshire/Western • 9 min walk
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Cbrownie
Plainfield, NJ
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I guess I expected more. My friend and I drove there, and weren’t sure where to stop. I think we expected a large place full of one shop after another of restaurants and shops. Maybe we were in the wrong place, but we were on the street with a sign, “Koreatown.”
Written August 2, 2022
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Milissa D
Springfield, MA
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
I was here in the area for BTS concert and had to do Koreatown. While I didn't have much time I was able to eat a good meal and shop at the Koreatown Plaza which is a mini mall dedicated to Korean products think awesome food court, skin care lines, music, Kpop related items, and clothing stores.

It's a bit far from the subway station if you don't like to walk but you can enjoy stopping in different food places along the way.
Written December 2, 2021
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Uriel R
Montevideo
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
It’s a grey neighborhood, it’s pacefully but the night before I left there was a murder in the front of my hotel and the other day when I have to leave the police didn’t permit us to be in the street.
Written March 5, 2020
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Great place for all different kinds of Korean food from simple fast food to table top Korean BBQ. Very reasonably priced compared with other part of the country. Love the food here.
Written November 3, 2019
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
Whenever we go to Koreatown, we HAVE TO GO HERE! It is hands down the BEST Korean bbq we have ever been to. The parking lot is tiny. We got there at 4:30 and the spots were blocked off with cones. There were two guys who were there that moved a cone for us to park in front of the restaurant. There is valet and I believe it is $3. Otherwise, there is street parking. Let’s just start that I couldn’t find the restaurant on trip advisor to write my review, so it just sums up my entire Koreatown experience. We got the seafood pancake—AMAZING!— and two orders of Gailbi ($49) each. It was enough for 4 adults and 2 kids-the kids barely ate it but the 3 year old loved what he ate. With that came unlimited salad, but do not fill up on salad! Then the unlimited Korean tiny appetizer dishes came flooding in. We were in food heaven. My dad and husband barely spoke, because they were so busy enjoying every bite. The service was hands down THE BEST SERVICE we have ever had, and this has been true all 4 times we have been there. We travel to LA for the food (75%) and (25%) for sightseeing. This restaurant is an absolutely MUST GO. They cook the beef in front of you-hence the bbq part- and the meat was so flavorful and tender. The tea was a nice touch. The meal also came with soup. Everything was so delicious! They also had a small freezer stand that had amazing ice cream macaroon type sandwiches. We tried the green tea ice cream and the vanilla one. Yum yum yum!!!

And a side note, one of us has multiple food allergies: milk, all nuts, and egg. Everything was safe to eat except for the seafood pancake and a few appetizer dishes that had mayo in it, but they made sure we were aware.
Written May 24, 2019
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Jennifer O
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
A nice walk to go around town. Well, you will feel cozy and think of why is it so quiet? Guess what? most of them are visiting the food place to get the best taste ever. Also, there is a very nice supermarket to buy your daily grocery. If you intend to cook at home or with friends for bbq, this is the place you should visit. There is bar and grill everywhere but you need to scout of it. Sun Non Dan in Koreatown will be the great place for you to have a nice hot soup when you truly need one. Nearby is the Zion Marketplace. Other than that, you have variety of shops that you could hop in to try their food, equivalent not bad. That one I have recommended, you need to seriously go early as waiting time is more than you ever expected. However, I and my pal were lucky enough to get the place! Yo, Y'all try it!
Written May 20, 2019
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JJJ
San Diego, CA
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
We had dinner at Quarters / grill on the table Korean bbq fun atmosphere and food was good. Go early gets crowded
Written April 29, 2019
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
Visited both. Parked at the plaza which has more shops and is bigger than the Galleria. Teenager in our family went wild in the Music plaza at Koreatown Plaza, as she could buy all the merchandise not easily available back home. Some clothes shops and a very good food court where we had incredible Korean food at a good price. The Galleria on the other hand had a beauty shop that sold some unusual colours of hair dye that also atttracted our teenager and were a compulsory buy. Parking at Koreatown plaza was validated when we bought stuff from one of the shops so that worked out well too.
Written September 24, 2018
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Marlaina C
New Plymouth, New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Family
Fantastic smiles, fast service, fabulous coffee. What I really liked about this Starbucks was how bright and light it was inside, loved the location. My toasted crispy cheese sandwich was just that light so very cheesy and deliciously tasty. A good strong selection of fresh cabinet food. And of course the added bonus of complimentary internet. This has to be one of my favourite Starbucks world wide. I highly recommend a visit.
Written September 4, 2018
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Angela R
Tampa, FL
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
So many places to eat and such little time! Stopped at the Koreatown plaza food court to get a wide variety of our favorite foods. It was like a regular mall food court, but converted all into Korean food places, down to the $.50 cent automatic coffee and the free water dispensers. Some of the best dumplings I've had since leaving korea. Free parking on Saturday & Sunday at the plaza.

Visited the Tous Les Jours inside the Korea mart store and stocked up on the Korean beauty products at the aritaum beauty shop.
Written July 26, 2018
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