Located in a dingy strip mall, Han Kook Soondae is a modest restaurant whose specialty is traditional Korean blood sausages. Closes at 6:00 pm. * Cash only.
Je Bu Do / Jaebudo / Jaeboodo is a Korean seafood BBQ restaurant known for grilled clams and mussels. Open roughly from 3:00 pm to 2:00 am seven days a week. Located in a strip mall on Western Avenue in North Koreatown… Note that the address is NORTH Western Avenue, not South Western Avenue. *In 2015, they opened a second location on Wilshire Boulevard, right next to Choiganae… The sign outside says “Wilshire Jae Bu Do” and they are now referring to the original location as “Jae Bu Do North.”
Nae Gohyang (My Hometown) Korean Noodle Restaurant specializes in handmade whole-wheat noodles. Kalgooksoo is a dish of knife-cut noodles. Soojaebee is a dish of hand-torn rice nuggets in broth. Also on the menu: Bindaetteok, Kong-guksu, Mandu, Kimchi Kalguksu * Note that Kong-guksu should only be available in the summer, according to the seasons. Try it at Myungdong Gyoja on Wilshire — in the summer. Frozen kimchi or leek dumplings to steam at home are available in packs of 18 for $9.20. Open 9:00 am – 10:00 pm on most days.
Korean-Korean restaurant that opened in February 2011 just south of Koreatown’s formal borders. Has morning specials and gives free soda. SSA RIT GOL RESTAURANT, Suite 105. Former space of Keumsan Samgyetang in the mini-mall called Sejong Plaza, where a branch of I Love Boba is also located.
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.
E-Moon Oak is a small Korean restaurant known for the traditional ox-bone soup Seolleongtang. The Korean on the sign literally reads “Traditional Seolleong-tang” (Jontong Sollong-tang). It is listed in County records as JUN TONG SUL RUMG TANG. Hours are roughly 7:00 am to 12 midnight, seven days a week.
Poorly rated seafood BBQ restaurant on the second floor of the mini-mall known as Cosmos Village. Enter parking lot on 4th Street on the northeast corner with Western Avenue. Stays open to 11:00 pm on most nights. Open on most days from 12 noon. 해운대조개구이
Korean Chicken Place, aka Chicken Village, aka BBQ Chicken Rancho is a restaurant serving all sorts of chicken dishes including fried chicken and dakdoritang. Open 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm, Monday to Saturday. Closed on Sundays. HOURS OPEN Mon 5:30 pm – 11:30 pm Tue 5:30 pm – 11:30 pm Wed 5:30 pm – 11:30 pm Thu 5:30 pm – 11:30 pm Fri 5:30 pm – 11:30 pm Sat 5:30 pm – 11:30 pm Sun Closed
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.