Poong Nyun Rice Cakes – Closed

Address: 928 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (213) 386-6630

DDEOK (tteok, dduk) are traditional Korean rice “cakes” that can be sweetened up, used in soups, or served with spicy red sauce.

Artbox Koreatown LA

Art Box @ the Plaza

Address: 928 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (213) 385-7746

Art Box is a gift store inside Koreatown Plaza carrying stationery and cute knickknacks such as ballpens, Hello Kitty chopsticks, plush toys, dolls, Korean food stickers, cellphone accessories, and origami paper. Sells Kpop items such as posters, bromides, pens, t-shirts, folders, EXO calendars, and bracelets. Also carries modern greeting cards with traditional Korean motifs.

Fancy House: Kpop Merch Store

Fancy House (Le Cards)

Address: 928 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (213) 389-5253

Korean-run gift store inside Koreatown Plaza carrying stationery and knickknacks such as Hello Kitty chopsticks (for babies), Kpop keychains, stickers, and origami paper.

Nicole’s Cafe & Chocolate Shop

Address: 928 S Western Ave
Phone Number: 213-380-4717

Located in Suite #145 of Koreatown Plaza near the food court downstairs.

Marie Nails at the Plaza – Closed

Address: 928 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (213) 388-3227

Part of a popular Japanese franchise, this nail salon inside Koreatown Plaza was always booked solid weeks in advance. Manicures $10. Pedicures $20. CalGel $35. Credit cards accepted only for $50 or more. Has gift certificates. Marie Nails has many other U.S. locations still open — in Los Angeles, Honolulu and New York City. The salon was founded in Japan and still has a strong presence over there.

La Belle

Address: 928 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (213) 487-6788

Korean-run beauty supplies store inside Koreatown Plaza.

Usually has Japanese blotting paper, OPI Shatter nail polish, Skin79 BB Cream, Hanskin Super Magic BB Cream, KMS California and A.C. Care products.

Hanmi Bank (Koreatown Plaza)

Address: 928 S Western Ave
Phone Number: 213-385-2244

A branch of Hanmi Bank on the second floor of Koreatown Plaza. 928 S. Western Ave., Ste 260 Los Angeles, CA 90006 Main 213-385-2244 Fax 213-380-8820 Business Hours Mon-Thur 9 AM – 5 PM Fri 10 AM – 6 PM Sat 9 AM – 1 PM

Magenta

Address: 928 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (213) 365-1872

Last updated: 2011 August 2011: Lauren Conrad’s Paper Crown designs are now available at Magenta inside Koreatown Plaza (Suite #313). jackets in blue, camel, and black short black leather skirts and shorts chiffon blouses that are blue in front, gray in the back   The Korean salesclerk speaks only rudimentary English, but the clothes speak for themselves. No longer a working number: (213) 365-1872 Magenta LA is a multi-brand clothing boutique.

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.