Wool Um Ma

Address: 124 N Western Ave
Phone Number: (323) 469-9329

Wool Um Ma “Restaurant” is a small Korean eatery inside the HK Supermarket on Western Avenue for eat-in and to-go. Menu includes Jjin-bbang, Wang-mandu, Fried dumplings, Water (boiled) mandoo, Kimbap, Spicy Squid over Rice, Ddeokboki, Bibimguksu, Jjolmyeon, and Bulgogi over Rice. Open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Myungdong Gyoja

Address: 3630 Wilshire Blvd
Phone Number: (213) 385-7789

Myeongdong Kyoja serves kalgooksoo (knife-cut noodles), kong-guksu (noodles in soymilk; available only in the summer), and  mandoo (dumplings). Health rating of A as of 06/15/2012. * No longer open 24 hours. Now closes at around 10:00 pm. Opens at 8:00 am.

Buk Chon

Address: 361 S Western Ave
Phone Number: 213-302-2812

삼계탕, 칼국수, 만두전문점

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Dumpling House

Address: 3525 W 3rd St
Phone Number: (213) 389-3899

The sign outside used to just plainly say “Dumplings.” Business hours most days are 11:00 am to 9:30 pm. Korean name: 천하만두 Chinese name: 包子之家 (House of Dumplings) Opened in January 2015 in the old space of Apples Bakery (aka Flour Etc) on 3rd Street.

Somseeneh Kimchi House on Pico


Address: 4100 W Pico Blvd
Phone Number: (323) 373-0650

Opened in 2011 in the southwest area of Koreatown, Som See Neh is a specialty Korean food store that sells jars of kimchi and bags of frozen handmade mandu (dumplings).  The shop’s name is pronounced in Korean as “Som-shee-neh.” The thing to get here is the four-pound bag of mandoo that goes for twenty dollars. It contains anywhere from 42 to 46 dumplings. There are two types of dumplings currently available: kimchi and meat that is generously mixed with veggies. * Even though the sign outside includes “Mit Banchan” they no longer sell banchan. Open roughly 10:00 am to 7:00 pm six days a week. Closed on Sundays.

Chomanwon Dumplings

Cho Man Won

Address: 2881 W Olympic Blvd
Phone Number: 213-249-9900

Korean restaurant specializing in dumplings and Koreanized Chinese food. Has a patio out back. Hours are 11:00 am to 9:00 pm on most days. Closed on Sundays. Menu prices as of May 2013 (prices have since gone up) kimchi / meat dumplings: $3.99 + tax = $4.35 seafood jjamppong: $7.99 jjajangmyeon: $5.49 chicken gangjong: $7.99 jjin-bbang: $4.99 tangsooyuk: $9.99 김치/고기만두, 해물짬뽕, 짜장면, 닭강정, 찐빵, 탕수육 * In recent months, customers have found this eatery to be unsanitary. The health department itself has downgraded its rating to a very low B.

Myung In Dumplings

Address: 3109 W Olympic Blvd
Phone Number: (213) 381-3568

Myungin Dumplings is a small eatery whose specialty is mandu, commonly thought of as the equivalent of dumplings. For you-probably-know-what reason, white people wax poetic about the blah place, as though Myungdong Gyoja didn’t exist. A popular menu item, Wang Mandoo, has had its name literally translated as “King Dumpling” but it is in fact a steamed bun. 1. 왕만두 4 pcs (wang/king mandu) $7.00 2. 김치 왕만두 4 pcs (kimchi king mandu) $7.50 3. 매운 새우만두 8 pcs (spicy shrimp mandu) $9.00 4. 딤섬 10 pcs (dimsum) $9.00 5. 찐빵 (jjin bbang) 6. 야채 왕만두 (vegetable king mandu) 7. 삼선 물만두 8. 군만두 9. 만두국/떡만두국 10.물만두/김치 물만두 11.콩국수 (kong-guksu) 12.칼국수 (kal-guksu) 13.육개장 (yukgaejang) 14.갈비탕 (galbi-tang) 15.새우볶음밥 (shrimp fried rice) […]

Shinurang Olkerang All Family Restaurant

Address: 1032 Crenshaw Blvd
Phone Number: (323) 935-2724

Sinulang All Kelang All-Family Restaurant” is located in southwest Koreatown. The Korean pronunciation of the restaurant’s name is “Shinoo-rahng, Olkeh-rahng”. “Sisters-in-law” in Korea have a notoriously difficult time together. This restaurant pokes fun at that. The restaurant’s two specialties are kalguksu (knife-cut noodles) and handmade mandoo (dumplings). In particular, the pat-kalguksu is a rare find in Koreatown. SHINURANG OLKERANG MENU  Kimchi Dumpling Soup 8.99 Rice-Cake Dumpling Soup 7.99 Original Dumpling Soup 7.99 Deep-fried Dumplings 6.99 Boiled Dumplings 6.99 Hand-Cut Noodles in Hot Red-bean Broth 8.99 Kimchi Sujaebi 8.99 Tonkatsu (pork cutlet) 8.99 Pork Bulgogi 9.99 Jjolmyeon 7.99 Soondubu 7.99 Ddeokbokki 8.99 * Availability and prices of menu items are subject to change.

Pao Jao Dumpling House

Address: 928 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (213) 385-1881

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.

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.