Fancy House: Kpop Merch Store

Fancy House (Le Cards)

Address: 928 S Western Ave 90006
Phone Number: (213) 389-5253

Fancy House is a Korean-run gift store inside Koreatown Plaza carrying stationery and knickknacks such as Hello Kitty chopsticks (for babies), Kpop keychains, stickers, and origami paper. It’s the shop by the food court. Has no EXO calendars but does have many other EXO items such as posters, socks, post-it pads, pens, file folders… Also has modern greeting cards with traditional Korean motifs.

Koreatown Music Plaza

Address: 928 S Western Ave 90006
Phone Number: (213) 385-4725

Simply called “Music Plaza” — a destination for fans of Korean pop music. Aside from recently released CDs and DVDs, there are also posters of South Korean idols papering the walls. They also carry a few CDs of traditional Korean music, as well as Japanese, American and European.

Kpop Chicken: Western Avenue, Koreatown LA

Kpop Chicken – Closed

Address: 414 S Western Ave 90020
Phone Number: 213-382-1100

Specialty: Korean-style fried chicken

KBS America

KBS America

Address: 625 S Kingsley Dr 90005
Phone Number: (213) 739-1111

US subsidiary of Seoul-based Korean Broadcasting System (KBS). Established in July 2004.

MBC AMERICA

MBC America

Address: 3400 W 6th St 90020
Phone Number: (213) 487-2345

엠비씨 (TV/위성방송사) 3400 W 6th Street, #4FL MBC America was established in Los Angeles in 1991. It broadcasts, distributes and sells MBC programs to North, Central, and South America. On Hulu http://www.hulu.com/network/mbc-america

The Korean Book Center

Address: 928 S Western Ave 90006
Phone Number: (213) 738-9140

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.

Tourist of the Day: @KurlyKolly

Address: Koreatown LA USA
Phone Number: NA

We were expecting a flood of visitors in town for the Korean Music Festival, but it so happened that our tourist of the day for April 29th was in Los Angeles not for the KMF, but the Asian-Pacific Film Festival.

Colleen (@kurlykolly), who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, but is planning to move to South Korea soon, has been following and actively engaging the community on Twitter for months and she finally got to visit our district in Los Angeles!