KAYA: Boba, Curry, Porridge

Address: 928 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (213) 738-5954

Located at the Koreatown Plaza food court, KAYA is famous for three things — boba drinks, premium curry dishes, and jook (traditional Korean porridge).

M&J – Moved from Plaza to Galleria

Address: 928 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (213) 388-2825

** Has moved from Koreatown Plaza to Koreatown Galleria. M&J Vogue sells clothes for women between the ages of late teens to late 30’s. Apparel boutique catering to the Korean “missy” clientele with its hats and dresses. Was located on the top floor of Koreatown Plaza near the elevator. Had a small upper loft. Number changed from (213) 388-2825 to (323) 731-1595 after the move from the Plaza to the Galleria.

Seoul Soondae House

Address: 928 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (213) 739-0606

Seoul Soondae House serves traditional Korean blood sausages. This stall is located in the food court of Koreatown Plaza on Western Avenue. (There had been another restaurant called Seoul Soondae House on 6th Street at Alexandria Plaza). Closes by 8:30 or earlier on most days.

Amore & Laneige

Address: 928 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (213) 385-9062

Formerly known as The Amore Plaza. Carries the beauty care products of the famous Amore company of South Korea.  Their target customers are second-generation Korean Americans who have some familiarity with the brand names from the homeland. Hair Care, Skin Care, & Cosmetics Brands: Iope, Sulwhasoo (pronounced Sohl-hwa-sue), Mirepa, Laneige (including the men’s line), Mamonde… IOPE BB CREAM (SPF 20) with Triple Effect of Brightening, Anti-Wrinkle, UV Protection. Located in Suite #213 on street level. Open seven days a week, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm.

Plaza Alterations & Dry Cleaning

Address: 928 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (213) 383-3223

Cleaners and tailor/seamstress. Pants hemming $12 Possibly the only dry-cleaning place open in Koreatown on Sunday. Located on one side of the hallway leading from the parking garage into the second floor of Koreatown Plaza. Open 11:00 am to 7:00 pm on most days.

HairTime Salon

Address: 928 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (213) 480-6787

Hair Time for men and women. Men’s haircut: $10 Women’s haircut: starts at $30 Women’s color depends on length: starts at $40 Located on the third floor of Koreatown Plaza.

La Quintessa

Address: 928 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (213) 480-1187

A boutique inside Koreatown Plaza selling Estee Lauder and Shiseido Benefiance cosmetics. Basic English is spoken.

Beauty Concerto

Address: 928 S Western Ave
Phone Number: 213-384-0008

Beauty-products store inside Koreatown Plaza. Carries Tony Moly lipgloss and the LG cosmetics brands Isa Knox, OHUI, Soo Rye Han, The History of Whoo, and IPKN. Opened August 2nd, 2011.

Benetton, United Colors of

Address: 928 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (213) 365-0618

United Colors of Benetton featuring the season’s fashions. This shop on the third floor of Koreatown Plaza is for the young adult crowd. Across the way is the Benetton for Kids store.

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.