Wool Um Ma “Restaurant” is a small Korean eatery inside the HK Supermarket on Western Avenue for eat-in and to-go. Menu includes Jjin-bbang, Wang-mandu, Fried dumplings, Water (boiled) mandoo, Kimbap, Spicy Squid over Rice, Ddeokboki, Bibimguksu, Jjolmyeon, and Bulgogi over Rice. Open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.
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.
“Handcrafted Korean-Inspired Dimsum”
Yoocheon is Korean restaurant whose specialty is chik naeng-myeon (cold noodles with the main ingredient being arrowroot, not the usual buckwheat).
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.
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. The restaurant’s name is pronounced “Yeong Gyeong” in Korean.
Opened in 2011 in the southwest area of Koreatown, Som See Neh is a specialty Korean food store that sells jars of kimchi and bags of frozen handmade mandu (dumplings). The shop’s name is pronounced in Korean as “Som-shee-neh.” The thing to get here is the four-pound bag of mandoo that goes for twenty dollars. It contains anywhere from 42 to 46 dumplings. There are two types of dumplings currently available: kimchi and meat that is generously mixed with veggies. * Even though the sign outside includes “Mit Banchan” they no longer sell banchan. Open roughly 10:00 am to 7:00 pm six days a week. Closed on Sundays.
Korean restaurant specializing in dumplings and Koreanized Chinese food. Has a patio out back. Hours are 11:00 am to 9:00 pm on most days. Closed on Sundays. Menu prices as of May 2013 (prices have since gone up) kimchi / meat dumplings: $3.99 + tax = $4.35 seafood jjamppong: $7.99 jjajangmyeon: $5.49 chicken gangjong: $7.99 jjin-bbang: $4.99 tangsooyuk: $9.99 김치/고기만두, 해물짬뽕, 짜장면, 닭강정, 찐빵, 탕수육 * In recent months, customers have found this eatery to be unsanitary. The health department itself has downgraded its rating to a very low B.
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.