Wiltern Subway Station

Wilshire / Western Station

Address: 3775 Wilshire Blvd
Phone Number: (800) 366-6883

Purple Line metro station at intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue (the subway is on the northeast corner)

Koreatown LA Map

Koreatown LA Map

Address: Olympic Boulevard
Phone Number: NA

The Los Angeles City Council in 2010 formally declared Koreatown’s borders as Western, Olympic, Vermont, and 3rd… with a business corridor on Western from 3rd to Rosewood.

Koreatown post office on 6th

Post Office on 6th & Harvard

Address: 3751 W 6th St
Phone Number: 213-382-1046

Dosan Ahn Chang Ho station is the official name of the post office on the northwest corner of 6th and Harvard.

This branch had been known as the Sanford station.

Wilshire Branch Library – Temporarily Closed

Address: 149 N St Andrews Pl
Phone Number: 323-957-4550

In addition to the Pio Pico Library, another LAPL branch that serves what is still considered the Koreatown area of Los Angeles is the Wilshire Library. It doesn’t have as extensive a collection of Korean books or resources, but it’s the next best branch.

(The Central Library in downtown LA also has a significant amount of Korean-language materials.)

Koreatown Gateway Sign: Olympic & Vermont

Address: Olympic & Vermont
Phone Number: NA

Two pairs of Koreatown gateway structures can be seen on either side of Olympic Boulevard, along the stretch that the city has formally designated as Koreatown. One pair is on the western end, just a few steps east of Western Avenue. Another pair is on the eastern end near Olympic Boulevard & Vermont Avenue. (The photo above is one of the gateway structures near Vermont, on the north side of Olympic.) Aside from the prominent white stencil announcing the area’s designation as Koreatown, each structure is topped with a Bong Huang (봉황), a mythical bird recognized in East Asian culture as a symbol of prosperity and happiness. Sizzler Restaurant on VermontWilshire / Vermont Metro StationKoreatown Galleria (Original on Olympic)Pio Pico […]

Koreatown LA school

Young Oak Kim Academy

Address: 615 Shatto Pl
Phone Number: 213-739-6500

A middle school within the Los Angeles Unified School District, Local District 4. It was established in 2009 as the only middle school in the LAUSD to practice single-sex education (different curricula and learning environments for girls and boys).

YOKA is named in honor of Colonel Young-Oak Kim, the first Asian-American colonel to lead a US battalion in war. It is LA’s first middle school, and the third school overall, named for a Korean.

Located near the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Vermont Avenue

Taiwan Consulate equivalent

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in LA

Address: 3731 Wilshire Blvd
Phone Number: (213) 389-1215

A government agency of Taiwan (the Republic of China) that mainly handles various issues of Taiwanese immigrants in LA.

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