Kang Nam Restaurant

Address: 4103 W Olympic Blvd
Phone Number: (323) 937-1070

KangNam was opened by Chef Sang-Hun Lee in the early 1980s. The restaurant serves Korean-style barbecue, eundaegu-jorim, Japanese dishes and raw fish. Galbijjim (beef rib stew), Haemul Jeongol (seafood vegetable stew), Bulgogi (marinated beef), Dweji Bulgogi (spicy marinated pork), Eundaegu Jorim (spicy black cod in a seafood vegetable reduction)… Samgyetang (whole-chicken soup with ginseng) $12.99 plus tax. Takeout ok. * Has a sushi patio. Open seven days a week, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Namwongol Chuotang

Address: 3623 W Pico Blvd
Phone Number: (323) 733-5700

This restaurant is famous for its specialty of mudfish stew.

L.A. Yimonae

Address: 304 N Western Ave
Phone Number: (323) 464-3211

Also known as Yimojip, Yimone is a Korean restaurant that specializes in Oyster Bossam (gul bossam) and Skatefish Jjim.

Mapo Restaurant

Address: 3611 W 6th St
Phone Number: (213) 736-6668

Mapo Kkak Doo Gee is a Korean restaurant with Korean-speaking staff. Different from the newer Mapo Chicken Galbi restaurant on Olympic Blvd. Menu includes several fish stews and grilled fish dishes. Kkakdooghee refers to a type of radish kimchi. Closed on Sundays. Open 11:00 am – 9:00 pm, Monday to Saturday. Located in the dingy strip mall known as Key Center on the northwest corner of 6th & Normandie.

Wassada Restaurant

Address: 377 N Western Ave
Phone Number: (323) 464-3006

Restaurant famous for sashimi and live octopus. “Wa! Ssadda” can be translated from Korean as “Wow! Inexpensive!” Note though that prices are anything but cheap. When you enter the restaurant, you will be surrounded by fish tanks featuring your dinner menu. A popular item is the Gwango (flounder) hwe plate, to which you can add live lobster, live sea cucumber, or live abalone. Gaebul (spoon worms) The number of the bar Wassada Pocha next door is (323) 466-0991. 와싸다 포차 (와포) Open only for dinner. Occasionally open for lunch on Sundays.

Dae Bok Restaurant

Address: 2010 James M Wood Blvd
Phone Number: 213-386-6660

Highly rated Korean restaurant whose specialty is blowfish (what the Japanese call fugu). Bok means “blowfish” and the name “Dae Bok” sounds like it means “a large amount of luck” in Korean. Located just east of Koreatown proper, in the Westlake district. FISH CUISINE RESTAURANT 대복

Goopojib Chuotang

Address: 3071 W 8th St
Phone Number: (213) 384-5537

Gupojip / Gu Po Jib is a Korean restaurant on 8th & Berendo whose house specialty is mudfish (choo-wo). Has a thirty-year tradition of serving mudfish stew (chuotang), which is also available for takeout. Open until 9:00 pm on most days.

Masan Restaurant

Address: 2851 W Olympic Blvd
Phone Number: (213) 388-3314

Korean restaurant specializing in fish, uni, live octopus, shrimp, and other seafood. Specialty is raw fish and agwi-jjim, a monkfish dish thought to have been created in the former city of Masan in the 1960s. Also serves 미더덕찜 (midodok-jjim) whose main ingredient is stalked sea-squirts from Korea.

Jeju Restaurant

Address: 4100 W Pico Blvd
Phone Number: (323) 731-3030

Highly rated Korean-run Japanese restaurant specializing in hwe (sashimi / raw fish). Located on Pico Boulevard southwest of Koreatown proper.

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.