Mama Lion

Address: 601 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (213) 377-5277

Bar / lounge / restaurant on the southwest corner of 6th Street and Western Avenue.

Valet parking as of September 2017: $8

Happy Hour $6
Weekdays 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Yoshinoya – Wilshire near Wilton

Address: 3959 Wilshire Blvd
Phone Number: 213-385-9031

Chain that serves Japanese-derived dishes in an American fast-food environment.

Momota Ramen in L.A.

Momota Ramen House – Renamed

Address: 4003 Wilshire Blvd
Phone Number: 213-568-3953

Small restaurant that opened in May 2017 in the space formerly occupied by the short-lived Cup Bob.

Carli's Jr. in Koreatown

Carl’s Jr. on Western

Address: 501 S Western Ave
Phone Number: 213-383-3401

Poorly rated location of the American burger chain Carl’s Jr.

This branch is open 24 hours a day and has a drive-thru.

Shabu Hyang

Address: 3807 Wilshire Blvd
Phone Number: (213) 384-5464

Vietnamese spring rolls, Shabu-Shabu, and BBQ grill

Kuishimbo on Wilshire

Kuishimbo on Wilshire

Address: 4001 Wilshire Blvd
Phone Number: (213) 380-8055

This longtime, original location on Wilshire/Wilton closed in early 2005 and re-opened in January 2013. The other Kuishimbo restaurant in Los Angeles has been on 6th and Catalina since 2006. Kuishimbo has been serving Japanese Charbroil dishes since 1979. The owner is Sam Takayama, who opened the original Kuishimbo with his mother Keiko and brother Daniel in Marina del Rey. The family had moved to California, USA, from Osaka, Japan, in the 70s, and they started their restaurant soon after. Sam now owns and operates both Los Angeles locations and his brother Daniel owns and operates the location in Stone Harbor, New Jersey. Hours are 11:00 am – 9:30 pm, seven days a week. * Often misspelled as Kushimbo. DOMAIN […]

El Pollo Loco – Wilshire & Wilton

Address: 3959 Wilshire Blvd
Phone Number: 213-383-3351

This location is near the northeast corner of Wilshire & Wilton, just a few blocks west of Koreatown’s formal borders.

Arado Japanese Sushi Restaurant

Address: 4001 Wilshire Blvd
Phone Number: (213) 387-1199

*Notorious for ajummas who literally push out non-Korean, non-white customers.

In 2010, the Los Angeles City Council formally declared Koreatown's borders as Western Avenue, Olympic Boulevard, Vermont Avenue, and 3rd Street, with a business corridor on Western from 3rd to Rosewood Avenue.