Keungama Tofu House

Address: 3020 Wilshire Blvd
Phone Number: (213) 387-5334

Korean restaurant just east of Koreatown’s formal borders, in Westlake. Different from the Keun Gama on 8th Street. This is the restaurant on Wilshire Boulevard corner Wilshire Place, a few blocks east of Vermont. “Keungama” means “big pot” referring to their specializing in soups and stews such as kimchi jjigae and gamjatang. Open from 12 noon to 9:00 pm on most days.

Eighth Street Soondae

Address: 2703 W 8th St
Phone Number: (213) 487-0038

“8th Soon Dai Jip” is a highly rated Korean restaurant known for its specialty soondae (traditional Korean blood sausages). Also known as 8Gah Soondae — palgah is Korean for Eighth Street. Located east of Koreatown proper in the Westlake area. Open 9:00 am – 10:00 pm most days. Closed on Sunday.

Hwang Hae Do

Address: 429 N Western Ave
Phone Number: (323) 468-3839

Korean restaurant known for its yooksoo bulgogi, which is a more classic style of the common bulgogi dish.

Moodaepo One

Address: 936 S Vermont Ave
Phone Number: (213) 386-9292

This is the original Moo Dae Po KBBQ Restaurant on Vermont Avenue. (Moodaepo II is on 7th Street.)

Han Kook Soondae

Address: 730 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (213) 380-0020

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.

Jae Bu Do (North)

Address: 474 N Western Ave
Phone Number: (323) 467-2900

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.”

NaeGohyang Restaurant

Address: 3516 W 8th St
Phone Number: (213) 381-0022

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.

Ssaritgol (Saritgol)

Address: 1144 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (323) 732-8000

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.

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.