Somseeneh Kimchi House on Pico

Som See Neh

Address: 4100 W Pico Blvd
Phone Number: (323) 373-0650

A specialty Korean food store that sells jars of kimchi and bags of frozen handmade mandu (dumplings)

WaBa Grill: Now Hiring in Koreatown LA

WaBa Grill

Address: 650 S Western Ave
Phone Number: 213-384-9900

The Waba Grill restaurant chain opened its Wiltern Theater location on the Western Avenue side, south of Wilshire Boulevard, in 2016.

JinHeungGak (Mandarin House)

Address: 928 S Western Ave
Phone Number: 213-386-4588

This location of the Chinese restaurant chain inside Koreatown Plaza is now independent of the others. Among the notable items of the menu are the Sino-Korean dish jajangmyeon (noodles in black-bean sauce), dumplings, fried rice, shark’s fin soup, and kung pao chicken.

Young King Restaurant

Address: 3100 W Olympic Blvd
Phone Number: (213) 487-6154

Young King serves classic Korean-Chinese dishes like tangsuyuk (sweet-and-sour pork) and jajangmyeon (noodles with black bean sauce).

A vegetarian jajangmyeon can be ordered if desired.

This restaurant’s name is pronounced “Yeong Gyeong” in Korean.

Wool Um Ma

Address: 124 N Western Ave
Phone Number: (323) 469-9329

A small Korean eatery inside the HK Supermarket on Western Avenue for eat-in and to-go.

Kimbap, dumplings, mandoo, bulgogi over rice…

Myungdong Gyoja

Address: 3630 Wilshire Blvd
Phone Number: (213) 385-7789

Myeongdong Kyoja serves kalgooksoo (knife-cut noodles), kong-guksu (noodles in soymilk; available only in the summer), and  mandoo (dumplings). Health rating of A as of 06/15/2012. * No longer open 24 hours. Now closes at around 10:00 pm. Opens at 8:00 am.

Yu Chun Chic Naengmyun

Address: 3185 W Olympic Blvd
Phone Number: 213-382-3815

Yoocheon is Korean restaurant whose specialty is chik naeng-myeon (cold noodles with the main ingredient being arrowroot, not the usual buckwheat).

Dumpling House in L.A.

Dumpling House

Address: 3525 W 3rd St
Phone Number: (213) 389-3899

The sign outside used to just plainly say “Dumplings.” Business hours most days are 11:00 am to 9:30 pm. Korean name: 천하만두 Chinese name: 包子之家 (House of Dumplings) Opened in January 2015 in the old space of Apples Bakery (aka Flour Etc) on 3rd Street.

Pao Jao Dumpling House

Address: 928 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (213) 385-1881

PAOJAO is a Chinese-inspired food stall in Koreatown Plaza’s food court that serves dumplings and affordable bowls of jajangmyeon (noodles with black-bean sauce). Items on their menu include shrimp dumplings and also green-colored Chlorella (algae) buns. They also have large steamed buns filled with red bean. Known for bad service towards non-Koreans.

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.