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. Ami Restaurant & Bar – ClosedMurasaki Japanese Restaurant – ClosedLaOn Restaurant – ClosedBann Restaurant – Closed
Specialty: charcoal BBQ
The house specialty has been sampgyeopsal (pork belly).
“Baek Ha Chong” Korean restaurant has been in the southwest area of Koreatown since the mid-80s.
Specialties: Pork Galbi (Ribs), Oyster Bossam, Goat Stew
Crab House (Hong Kkot restaurant) is now in the space formerly occupied by Vermont Soondae.
구 버몬순대가 ‘홍어와 꽃게’
홍꽃… A restaurant specializing in crabs and fermented skate.
Restaurants mentioned in the cookbook Discovering Korean Cuisine: Recipes from the Best Korean Restaurants in Los Angeles (2007) with the featured recipes from each establishment.
삼계탕, 칼국수, 만두전문점
Hannam is an old Korean supermarket known for discounted produce, meats, and liquor like soju. It’s a good place to buy snacks made in Korea. They also carry a few Japanese items. There is an eatery inside called Yanusa. The sign outside that says “Market World” in English. Open seven days a week, from 7:00 am to 12:00 midnight. Pro tip: Try not to shop here on Sunday, when the free-parking lot is madness and the cramped aisles inside are jammed full of shopping carts. Island Pacific Supermarket – Burned to the GroundSeafood City: Filipino Supermarket
at the Serrano Marketplace