UPDATE: Closed in October 2018.
UPDATE: Closed in 2018. Sports bar adjacent to Pipers Restaurant — designated by the city as a “patio” which allows it to circumvent anti-smoking laws. Has the same kitchen as Pipers, which has repeatedly been given a very low health rating of C by the health department. Ga Si Ry – ClosedLA Omogari – ClosedTeum Sae Ramen – ClosedFriends Forever – Closed
Yoocheon is Korean restaurant whose specialty is chik naeng-myeon (cold noodles with the main ingredient being arrowroot, not the usual buckwheat).
Choi Ga Nae is an AYCE (all-you-can-eat) Korean barbecue restaurant.
Health score as of December 2014: red C South Asian restaurant serving Bangladeshi, Indian, and Pakistani food. A source of halal goods in North Koreatown by Little Bangladesh. Business hours: Monday to Sunday, 10 am to 10 pm. Ami Restaurant & Bar – ClosedMurasaki Japanese Restaurant – ClosedLaOn Restaurant – ClosedBann Restaurant – Closed
Chinese takeout restaurant on the eastern edge of Koreatown proper. Sweet-and-sour pork Almond chicken Mongolian beef Egg foo young Beef or chicken chopsuey Kungpao beef or chicken Also known as Little Wang Kong. Had a C health rating in 2012. Lance Wang Interior DecorKung Fu TeaBak Kung BBQ Restaurant
UPDATE: As of April 2014, this restaurant has left its Koreatown location on Olympic and moved east to the Little Tokyo district of downtown Los Angeles. So Kong Dong is famous for the Korean stew “soon dubu” (soft tofu) and steamed “mandoo” (dumplings). SO KONG DONG KYOJA Ami Restaurant & Bar – ClosedMurasaki Japanese Restaurant – ClosedWedding Time – MovedLaOn Restaurant – Closed
SISTER HAWAIIAN BBQ 4220 W BEVERLY BLVD LOS ANGELES, CA, 90004 Date Closed: April 02, 2013 Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage, Vermin Infestation Moana Hawaiian BBQ = Jame Mandu (213) 382-4467 Hawaiian/Korean BBQ place Even served ganjang gejang. SISTERS MANDU 자매만두 (식당-한식) 213-382-4467 950 S Berendo St Los Angeles, CA 90006 No longer the restaurant’s number: (213) 382-4467 Ga Si Ry – ClosedLA Omogari – ClosedTeum Sae Ramen – ClosedFriends Forever – Closed
Notorious for having a C rating from the health department (as of June 2011). Update: Has been rebranded as Crazy Crab LA in the fall of 2012. Latest update: Crazy Crab closed as well as of 2014. Ga Si Ry – ClosedLA Omogari – ClosedTeum Sae Ramen – ClosedFriends Forever – Closed