PAOJAO is a Chinese-inspired food stall in Koreatown Plaza’s food court that serves dumplings and affordable bowls of jajangmyeon (noodles with black-bean sauce). Items on their menu include shrimp dumplings and also green-colored Chlorella (algae) buns. They also have large steamed buns filled with red bean. Known for bad service towards non-Koreans.
Shoe boutique inside Koreatown Plaza. Also carries handbags, luggage and accessories. Brands: Salvatore Ferragamo, Marc by Marc Jacobs No longer carries Emilio Pucci…
European home furnishings including pillows, vases and figurines. Also carries Swarovski jewelry and watches. On the street level of Koreatown Plaza. 2FL # 237
Lingerie boutique inside Koreatown Plaza featuring brands such as Wacoal, La Perla and Cosabella. Korean language spoken.
Has the same owner of Tofu House in the Koreatown Plaza food court. Loyalty special: your meal at either stall will count towards a free meal after nine or ten orders. Famous for the gigantic proportions of donkassu (Korean-style tonkatsu). A popular side dish is the macaroni salad.
Blooming is a Korean-run boutique selling high-end international brands of fragrances and beauty care products — Kiehl’s, La Mer, SK-II, Jo Malone, Sisley, Kilian, Creed… Spritzers are available for sampling the fragrances. Located in Suite # 111 of Koreatown Plaza. Open seven days a week, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Now known as JES, short for “Jeong Um Sa.” Bookstore on the basement level of Koreatown Plaza carrying Korean books, flashcards, maps, toys, children’s song CDs, and flags. Also has Kumon workbooks. Popular items for Kpop fans are Junior magazine issues, as well as Korean editions of international magazines like GQ and Maxim.
Inside the food court of Koreatown Plaza. Specialties: naengmyeon (“cold noodles”), kalguksu (“knife noodles”), kong-guksu (noodles in soymilk)
Prescription Glasses and Fashion Eyewear Brands: Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Gucci… Eye exam for contact lenses $65. For glasses, it’s $45. Prices subject to change.