Insadong Korean Restaurant

Insadong Korean Restaurant – Closed

Address: 3189 W Olympic Blvd
Phone Number: (213) 380-7070

Opened in March 2013 in the former space of MABANG restaurant in a slightly hidden corner of Olympic Serrano Plaza. Combo A on the BBQ menu is $59.99. Lunch specials 11am-3pm are $9.99 per order (minimum two orders, so bring a friend). Dwenjang-jjiage, Kimchi stew, Galbi-tang, Yukgaejang, Dolsot Bibimbap, Yuksu bulgogi, Godeungeo jorim (braised mackerel with radish), Yangnyeom gaejang (fresh crab marinated in seasonings) *No longer serves “Macau” shabu-shabu, which had been the house specialty of Mabang.

Cafe Patio on Olympic

Cafe Patio – Closed

Address: 3109 W Olympic Blvd
Phone Number: None

UPDATE: Closed in November 2013. Next to Myung-in Dumplings on Olympic Blvd, by Kingsley. This cafe is in the same plaza as Hankook Sauna and Tingga Tingga NRB. Free parking and electrical outlets for laptop work/study. Deli sandwiches, coffee, milk teas with espresso, yogurtea (yogurt and passionfruit tea), lemonades, pastries, bingsoo… * No working phone line.

Bohemian – Closed

Address: 3451 W 6th St
Phone Number: (213) 487-6155

Korean-run bar. Closed in 2013. Phone number disconnected. Space was taken over by Escala Bar in March 2014.

Ssing Ssing – Closed

Address:
Phone Number:

UPDATE: Closed in 2013. The space was taken over by Popeye Dumplings & Noodles in 2014. Japanese-inspired food like sushi and rolls. Korean food like stews. Purports to abstain from MSG.

Caffe Village – Closed

Address: 3464 W 8th St
Phone Number: (213) 388-8818

UPDATE: Closed. Space was called Cafe Korobokgur as of January 2013. CAFFE VILLAGE, 3464-66 W 8TH ST, LOS ANGELES, CA, 90005 Date Closed: August 14, 2012 Date Reopened: August 17, 2012 Reason for Closure: Vermin Harborage, Vermin Infestation Served tea and coffee drinks. On the menu: rolls and ddukbokki (rice “cakes”) in sauce. Novelty items: Playboy rice rolls, Playgirl rice rolls… Playboll Roll is crab meat, spicy tuna and avocado on the inside, and unagi (eel) and avocado on the outside.

Pho LA – Closed

Address: 3470 W 6th St
Phone Number: NA

UPDATE: Closed in 2013. Korean-run pho restaurant that was known for being open 24 hours. Disconnected phone number: (213) 389-6750

Texis No. 3 on Vermont – Closed

Address: 698 S Vermont Ave
Phone Number: (213) 387-8890

UPDATE: Closed in 2013. Space taken over by Anima Pasta & Pizza. Mexican and Salvadoran food: tacos, burritos, pupusas

Manila Good-Ha: Replaced

Address: 6th & Catalina
Phone Number: NA

Closed in the summer 2013. Its replacement Good-Ha Express closed in mid-2016.

California Burrito Grill – Closed

Address: 4059 W 3rd St
Phone Number: (213) 389-7770

$6 burritos. UPDATE: CBG went out of business in Fall 2013. Disconnected number: (213) 389-7770

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.