Pampanga Master Grill: Filipino Restaurant

Pampanga Master Grill

Address: 231 S Vermont Ave
Phone Number: (213) 381-1180

Filipino restaurant on the northwest corner of 3rd & Vermont in North Koreatown.

Check the hours and menu here. Adobo, Igado, Pinakbet, Sinigang…

Melrose Bistro Café

Address: 5003 Melrose Ave
Phone Number: 323-822-5100

Took over the space of the original Melrose Cafe in late 2017.

Located just a few steps west of Western Avenue.

Nakwon Restaurant

Address: 1001 S Vermont Ave
Phone Number: (213) 388-8889

Nak Won House is a Korean restaurant known for being open 24 hours everyday. It is right next to Hodori, a similar eatery also open 24 hours. The Next Iron Chef (Food Network) filmed at Nakwon for Season 2’s Episode 3, which first aired on October 18, 2009. The Korean dish featured was DolSot Bibimbap, and had Nate Appleman (Executive Chef and partner, Pulino’s Bar and Pizzeria, New York City) and Seamus Mullen (Executive Chef and partner, Boqueria Flatiron and Boqueria Soho, New York City) competing. Appleman won. BREAKFAST SPECIALS as of January 2013 From 6:00 to 11:00 AM, $4.99 Seolleongtang, Haejangguk, Ddeok-mandu-guk LUNCH SPECIALS, 11 AM – 3 PM, $5.99 Dwenjang-jjigae, Mul Naengmyeon, Ddeokbbokki, Soon-dubu, Ddeok-mandu, Curry Rice 10% […]

Sabores Oaxaqueños

Address: 3337 1/2 W 8th St
Phone Number: (213) 427-3508

Sabores Oaxaqueños is a Mexican restaurant devoted to the regional cuisine of Oaxaca. The menu prominently includes tlayudas, tamales, memelas, horchata, and agua de chilacayote. There are vegetarian options such as enchiladas. Oaxacan products are on sale to take home such as chapulines (grasshoppers), quesillo (special cheese), and chorizo (sausages). Several television screens for watching fútbol (soccer). The owners are brothers Germán and Valentín Granja, who graciously posed for the photos above. DESAYUNOS/BREAKFAST Huevos Revueltos con Jamon Scrambled Eggs with Ham Huevos Revueltos con Chorizo Scrambled Eggs with Oaxacan Sausage CALDOS/SOUPS Caldo de Pollo con Arroz Chicken and Rice Soup Caldo de Res Beef Soup with Chayote, Potatoes and Green Beans OAXACAN SPECIALTIES Tlayuda con Chorizo, Tasajo, Cecina o Quesillo Mexican […]

Western Doma Noodles

Address: 429 N Western Ave
Phone Number: (323) 871-1955

Handmade “knife” noodles, dolsot bibimbap, kimchi fried rice and seafood pancake on the menu.

Koreatown Galleria Food Court

Address: 3250 W Olympic Blvd
Phone Number: (323) 733-6000

Located on the third floor of the Koreatown Galleria mall on Western & Olympic. Has televisions and an outdoor patio. Among the stalls are Jin Heung Gak, Cham Cham Cham, and Picnic Day. Komodo Food TruckThe Boiling Crab Opens in Koreatown LAChiptune Artist Mike Bleeds in Koreatown!Baby Photo Contest at Koreatown Plaza

Jook Hyang Korean Restaurant

Address: 3177 W Olympic Blvd
Phone Number: (213) 487-5002

Calls itself a “Healthy Zone” because MSG is not used in any of the dishes. Serves jook (traditional Korean porridge). Since 2002. Danpat Juk (red-bean porridge) Hobak Juk (squash porridge) Heuk-imja Juk (black-sesame porridge) Jat Juk (pine-nut porridge) Jumok Bap (rice balls) Jeonbok Miyeok Guk (abalone and seaweed soup) Parking is on the grounds of Hobart Boulevard Elementary School. Open Monday to Saturday, 7:00 am – 10:00 pm. Closed on Sundays. Gul Hyang – ClosedAmi Restaurant & Bar – ClosedMurasaki Japanese Restaurant – ClosedLaOn Restaurant – Closed

Shanghai Banjum

Address: 440 S Vermont Ave
Phone Number: 213 427-9936

Chinese-Korean dishes inside the Galleria food court on Vermont Avenue, near 5th Street. Zzambbong is prepared by frying squid, pork and various kinds of vegetables over high heat and pouring in special broth. It has the special delicate aroma of Chinese fried food, enhanced by the unique spicy taste of Szechuan  peppers. Tangsuyook is prepared by frying the sirloin portion of pork and pouring sweet-and-sour sauce with vegetables over the crispy fried pork. SHANGHAI BAN JUM is notable for having signs in Spanish for Hispanic customers. Business filings list it as Shanchai Banium.  11/13/2012 93 A 06/12/2012 93 A 04/04/2012 91 A 03/23/2011 A Hong Kong Banjum – BeverlyHong Kong Banjum – Rodeo GalleriaShanghai Foot MassageHong Kong Banjum – Olympic

Cafe JMT

Address: 3663 W 6th St
Phone Number: (213) 529-4080

This tiny place provides simple food for busy people — for example, bagels for breakfast and teriyaki for lunch. Entrance is next to the L.A. Medical Center parking lot. Hours are usually 8:00 am to 2:00 pm six days a week. Closed on Sundays. The CafeCafe Kool – ClosedCafé Coco – ClosedCafe Theater – Closed

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.