California Market, Western Avenue LA

California Marketplace (New Gaju Market)

Address: 450 S Western Ave
Phone Number: 213-382-9444
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California Marketplace on 5th & Western is back in the same space formerly occupied by the iconic, historical Korean supermarket Gaju Market.

The brand-new edifice had its soft-opening on December 28, 2015.

Among the tenants at the complex are a franchise of the The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and a branch of the Tous Les Jours bakeshop. There are two other food stalls inside, one selling kimbap, the other sushi.

The aisles are wide, and prices are noticeably higher than at other Korean supermarkets in the area.

Nature Republic beauty products are available.

Korean snacks like green-tea chocopie… Korean chips like Honey Tong Tong… Japanese snacks like Pocky sticks…

Kimchi, laver (dried seaweed), tofu, fresh produce, dried fish…

Cooked rice and prepared banchan for carryout are available from around 11:00 am.

Filipino products also available:

San Miguel Gold Label Mellorine (non-dairy ice cream) being sold at 50 cents more expensive than at H-Mart a few blocks south at the Madang Mall.

Best of the Philippines flavors: Mangoes & Cream ($6.99), Quezo Primero, Ube, Macapuno Ube Ripple, Ube Keso, Mango, Creamy Halo-Halo ($7.49)

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Due to COVID-19 / novel coronavirus concerns, the mayor of Los Angeles has BANNED / PROHIBITED the following effective March 16 to the end of the month:

⬤ IN-RESTAURANT DINING (takeout and delivery still ok)


⬤ Public Gatherings

Please cooperate and remain at home. Maintain a distance of six feet away from other people in public.

Do not approach old people at home without first washing your hands and without a change of clothes after coming in from outdoors. Do not touch the elderly or senior members of the community when encountering them outside unless it's an emergency.

Wash your hands immediately after coming home after outdoors. Wash your hands before eating and before exiting the bathroom.

Upon arrival at home, immediately change out of your outdoors clothes. Leave your shoes by the door.

Upon arrival at home, immediately wash your face, hands and forearms. Take a shower, if possible.

Disinfect all surfaces including plastic handles, computer mice, and keyboards.