Café Storygarden – Closed


Address: 338 S. Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90020
Phone: (213) 384-7700

Opened on November 13, 2010. Management change in early 2012. Finally closed in the fall of 2012. Replaced by the more Korean Cafe Story in June 2013.   Drinks: coffee, tea, ice-blended, shaved ice, smoothies, fresh juices, soft drinks Serves “illycaffè” aka “illy” coffee produced in Trieste, Italy. Entrées include risotto, pasta and pizza. Salads […]

Brazil Express Grill – Closed


Address: 3500 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: (213) 382-5659

Located in the second-floor food court.

All-you-can-eat… Self-serve by the pound… Salad Bar, Buffet, BBQ Meats, Churrasco…

Upper House – Closed


Address: 401 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Phone: (213) 383-7240

Korean-owned eatery in the Vermont Plaza mini-mall

Tully’s Coffee – Closed


Address: 3435 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

Tully’s was located on the ground floor of the Equitable Building, the tallest skyscraper in Koreatown LA.

Closed in 2012. Replaced by Koreatown’s third Coffee Bean.

Gui Rim Korean BBQ – Closed


Address: 3977 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Phone: (213) 387-5459

Guirim Korean BBQ Restaurant. Closed as of September 2012. The marijuana dispensary Green Dragon opened in its place in late December 2012. Wi Korean BBQBulrocho Korean RestaurantSoowon Galbi Korean BBQEight Korean BBQ

Kalbi Burger – Closed


Address: 4001 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: (213) 738-7898

Blacklisted in August 2011. Closed on October 13, 2012. What is a Kalbi Burger? It’s the fusion of Asian flavors with the all-American burger. Aside from their signature burger, Kalbi Burger’s menu also has Saigon Burger, Lulu Burger,  Seoul Burger (with sauteed kimchi), and hotdogs. Plus: salads, garlic fries, onion rings, and chili cheese fries. Among […]

Rosita’s Kogi – Closed


Address: 3542 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Phone: (213) 387-1288

Update: Closed as of August 2012. Kalbi Teriyaki Short Ribs Bulkogi Teriyaki BBQ Beef Chicken Teriyaki Kalbi Tacos Chicken Tacos Kimchi Quesadilla Ukejang (hot spicy beef soup) “Raman” (ramen, ramyeon, ramyun) Bulgogi Burger $4.99 Shrimp Fried Rice $5.99 Kimchi Fried Rice $4.99 * Prices and availability highly subject to change. Loyalty Card Special: Six orders […]

Bicycle & Gogi – Closed


Address: 1144 S. Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90006
Phone: (323) 737-0071

Bicycle & Gogi was a Korean BBQ restaurant known for its $17.99 AYCD (“All You Can Drink”) option. CLOSED. Final night was April 28, Saturday, 2012. Space was then occupied by Beul Pocha. LA Golden Bicycle ShopSopita Pho – ClosedCha Kan Sullungtang – ClosedGolden Mongolian Restaurant – Closed

Johnson Restaurant – Closed


Address: 3377 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone: (213) 389-9946

UPDATE: Johnson House Boo Dae Jji Gae finally closed in the summer of 2012. Opened in early 2011 in the Brown Derby Plaza where Boiling Crab is also located. Budae jjigae (literally, “army base stew”) is a stew that came out of the Korean War, when meat was scarce in South Korea. Locals made use […]