The Spoon Italian Fusion Restaurant

The Spoon

Address: 621 S Western Ave
Phone Number: 213-634-0026

The Spoon is a Korean-run Italian fusion restaurant that opened on January 26, 2015. House specialty: Pizza, Pasta, Salads On the menu: mushroom ravioli, kimchi fried rice, sweet-potato fries, ddeokbokki Hours of operation: 12:00 noon to 9:00 pm, seven days a week. Above details are subject to change.

Gang Jung Chicken

Address: 621 S Western Avenue
Phone Number: (213) 481-5883

The Gang Jung is a South Korean franchise chicken restaurant that opened on the third floor of Madang Courtyard in September 2013. Monday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm Tuesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm Wednesday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm Thursday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm Friday 11:00 am – 12 midnight Saturday 11:00 am – 12 midnight Sunday 11:00 am – 12 midnight Gangjung refers to a style of cooking the chicken that’s popular in South Korea.

Yangji Gamjatang

Address: 3470 W 6th St
Phone Number: (213) 388-1105

Yangji Gamjatang (양지감자탕) took over the space of Albaene in January 2014.

Open to 1:00 am on most days… open to 4:00 am on Thursday… Open 24 hours Friday and Saturday.

House specialty is Gamjatang (pork-bone soup). Menu also includes Budaejjigae, Ddeokbokki, Cold Noodles, Jjamppong, Seolleongtang, Kimchi Stew, Yukgaejang, Bibimbap and Dumplings.

Cafe Korobokgur

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

Cafe Korobokgur in the space formerly occupied by Caffe Village.

Coffee, ddeokbokki, kimchi fried rice, green-tea patbingsoo…

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Cafe Nandarang

Address: 3815 W 6th St
Phone Number: (213) 388-8513

CAFE SEOUL NANDARANG is a Korean cafe/restaurant that serves beer.

School Food

Address: 621 S Western Ave
Phone Number: 213-380-3663

NOTE: School Food was temporarily closed down by the health department in mid-May 2014 on account of vermin.

Menu features simple Korean food enjoyed by students in South Korea — with a fusion twist. Ddeokbukki with carbonara sauce, Squid-ink kimbap, Kimchi fried rice, Shrimp kimbap, Tonkatsu…

Kimbap Paradise

Address: 401 S Vermont Ave
Phone Number: (213) 382-3701

Kimbab Chunkuk = Kimbap Cheonguk = Kimbap Heaven.

Western Doma Noodles

Address: 429 N Western Ave
Phone Number: (323) 871-1955

Handmade “knife” noodles, dolsot bibimbap, kimchi fried rice and seafood pancake on the menu.

Jang Toh Bossam

Address: 857 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (213) 387-2241

Jangteo Bossam (장터보쌈) is listed in Los Angeles County records as Jang Tuh Bosam and Jang Teo Bossam. Specialties of this Korean restaurant: bossam (pork wraps) soondae (blood sausages) jokbal (pig’s feet/hocks) Typical dinner set: 50-60 dollars In the year 2015: Kong-namul haejang-guk as a $3.99 breakfast special from 7:00 am to 10:00 am. Ddeokbokki (spicy rice “cakes”) also on the menu. Open seven days a week, 7:00 am – 12:00 midnight. Prices, availability of menu items, and business hours are subject to change!

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.