Yang San Bak Restaurant

Address: 3601 W 6th St 90020
Phone Number: (213) 365-9689

Also known as “Yang San Park,” Yangsanbak Korean BBQ is NOT an All-You-Can-Eat restaurant. A “combo” of quality meats and beverages for two people starts at $39.99. The house specialty has been sampgyeopsal (pork belly). Located in the dingy strip mall known as Key Center on the northwest corner of 6th & Normandie. Open seven days a week, 3:00 pm – 1:00 am.

Chinese House (6th & Berendo)

Address: 3280 W 6th St 90020
Phone Number: (213) 385-9799

Koreanized Chinese food for takeout and delivery. Also known as China Garden Restaurant / Hao Chi Kitchen China Bistro / Jinheungkag. “Hao Chi” is Mandarin for “delicious.” The order-taker on the phone isn’t able to understand English though.

Man Soo Korean BBQ

Address: 3429 W 8th St 90005
Phone Number: (213) 388-9494

Mansu (Man-su, Mansoo) Korean barbecue restaurant. Open seven days a week, 11:30 am – 8:30 pm.

El Colmao

Address: 2328 W Pico Blvd 90006
Phone Number: (213) 386-6131

Cuban hole-in-the-wall restaurant located just southeast of Koreatown proper. Menu includes garlic chicken, ropa vieja (shredded beef), breaded steaks with onions, medianoche sandwich (sweet pork sandwich), and mofongo (mashed plantains stuffed with chorizo). Beer and wine, Cuban sodas and juices…

Gonjiam Korean Restaurant

Address: 4653 Beverly Blvd 90004
Phone Number: (323) 469-4648

Korean-Korean restaurant in North Koreatown that serves bossam and budaejjigae. Known for its somori-gukbap. Next to a place known for handies.

Mandarin Garden

Address: 1001 Vermont Ave 90006
Phone Number: (213) 380-0075

“Mandarin Chinese Restaurant” is a small eatery on the southwest corner of Olympic & Vermont. Koreanized Chinese food for takeout and delivery. Kungpao Chicken, Mongolian Beef, Szechuan Beef, Broccoli Beef…

Arunee Thai Corner Kitchen – Moved

Address: 240 N Virgil Ave 90004
Phone Number: (213) 385-6653

Boon Arunee Thai has moved around the area a bit over the past eight or so years. From two (?) locations on Vermont to 6th & Alexandria, the restaurant is now located slightly outside of Koreatown’s formal borders as of August 2014. Lunch specials on workdays, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm.

JinHeungGak (Mandarin House)

Address: 928 S Western Ave 90006
Phone Number: 213-386-4588

This location of the Chinese restaurant chain inside Koreatown Plaza is now independent of the others. Among the notable items of the menu are the Sino-Korean dish jajangmyeon (noodles in black-bean sauce), dumplings, fried rice, shark’s fin soup, and kung pao chicken.

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.