Ralphs – Wilshire & Western

Address: 670 S Western Ave
Phone Number: 213-383-5058

December 2018: Christmas trees available for sale inside and by the parking entrance on Western Avenue.

This is the Ralphs by the Wiltern Theater on Western Avenue, just south of Wilshire Boulevard. You can enter via Western Avenue or Oxford Avenue.

Galleria Market on Vermont

Address: 440 S Vermont Ave
Phone Number: (213) 427-6266

January 2017: Melty Kiss brand of Chocolates on sale $1.99 a box

Daiso Los Angeles

Daiso Japan @ Madang

Address: 621 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (213) 637-0336

DAISO is a popular chain of Japanese retail stores selling many items priced at $1.50 each. This branch in Koreatown is on the ground floor of the Madang Plaza. Items for sale: sun hats, cheap candy, snacks, bottled drinks…

!!! $3 black folding umbrellas that work fine!!!

Hmart Asian Grocery Store

H Mart

Address: 621 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (213) 235-9560

H-Mart Korean Supermarket in the basement of the Madang Mall on the northwest corner of Western Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard.

Asian grocery and food items such as snacks, tofu, noodles, kimchi, candy, bottled water, and ice cream.

December 2018: free 2019 calendars after checkout

Sale on mandarin oranges, Oh Yes! chocolate-coated mini-cakes, sealed packs of Chinese chestnuts

Hannam Chain: Korean Supermarket

Hannam Chain Supermarket

Address: 2740 W Olympic Blvd
Phone Number: (213) 382-2922

Hannam is an old Korean supermarket known for discounted produce, meats, and liquor like soju. It’s a good place to buy snacks made in Korea. They also carry a few Japanese items. There is an eatery inside called Yanusa. The sign outside that says “Market World” in English. Open seven days a week, from 7:00 am to 12:00 midnight. Pro tip: Try not to shop here on Sunday, when the free-parking lot is madness and the cramped aisles inside are jammed full of shopping carts.

HK Market: Western Avenue

HK MARKET

Address: 124 N Western Ave
Phone Number: 323-461-2580

Han Kook is a large Korean supermarket with a notable wall of graffiti on Western Avenue, just south of Beverly Boulevard. Update: The popular wall of graffiti on one side of HK Super was removed in 2014. 한국 (Hangook) means Korea and 슈퍼 (Syoo-poh) is Korean for super, which is short for supermarket. Japanese snacks, fresh seafood, packaged banchan (Korean side dishes), American staples at a high markup, Latino products, fruits, and vegetables. Also inside HK Super: Cake House HK Fried Chicken Wool Um Ma The sign in front says the supermarket is open 7 AM to 12 PM, but they mean 12 AM, as in midnight.

Seafood City: Filipino Supermarket

Seafood City: Filipino Supermarket

Address: 134 S Vermont Ave
Phone Number: (213) 365-9100

Seafood City is a Filipino grocery store. This branch is located in North Koreatown / New Filipinotown on Vermont Avenue, just north of Third Street. Carries Filipino ice cream (mellorine), bottled bagoong, halo-halo ingredients, and chicharon.

Usually open Monday to Sunday, 8:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Red Ribbon: Filipino Bakeshop

Red Ribbon Bake Shop

Address: 138 S Vermont Ave
Phone Number: (213) 380-0864

Red Ribbon is a Filipino bakeshop that’s a popular franchise in the Philippines.

This location in North Koreatown does NOT serve meals like pancit palabok; it only sells cakes, breads and pastries to take home, such as pandesal, mamon, empanadas, ube macapuno cakes, mango sponge rolls, and ensaymada.