Cocohodo

Address: 3500 W 6th St
Phone Number: (213) 382-8943

Hodu Gwaja are small walnut-shaped pastries filled with a sweet paste of red beans and nuts. You can grab a bag for snacking or purchase a gift box from COCOHODO’s “Wilshire” branch, which is located inside Zion Market on the first floor of the City Center shopping mall on 6th Street.

Cake House @ HK Super

Address: 124 N Western Ave
Phone Number: (323) 382-0404

Korean-run bakeshop counter that sells Western-style pastries and Korean hodu gwaja. Located inside the Korean supermarket HK Super on Western Avenue, northeast side with 1st Street. Part of a chain with locations at Koreatown Galleria on Western & Olympic, City Center on 6th, and Koreatown Galleria on 5th & Vermont. Old / Wrong number: (323) 469-8934

Cake House @ Olympic Galleria

Address: 3250 W Olympic Blvd
Phone Number: (323) 766-0404

Frequently has a B health rating. Dong Bang Mi In is part and adjacent to this main Cake House location, inside Koreatown Galleria. (There is another Cake House location at City Center on 6th, and also inside Vermont Galleria.) Barley Hodu Gwaja: 3 pieces for $1, 15 pieces for $5 Gift Box Prices 56 pieces for 20 dollars 36 pieces for 14 dollars 24 pieces for $9.50 Prices are subject to change!

Dong Bang Mi In

Address: 3250 W Olympic Blvd
Phone Number: (323) 766-0404

Dong Bang Mi In sells beautifully presented rice “cakes” (mochi) adjacent to the Cake House inside Koreatown Galleria by the supermarket downstairs. This is one of the cleaner places in Koreatown from where to buy traditional Korean ddeok (rice “cakes”). Barley Hodu Gwaja: 3 pieces for $1, 15 pieces for $5 Gift Box Prices 56 pieces for 20 dollars 36 pieces for 14 dollars 24 pieces for $9.50 Prices 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.