Eva's Lechon: Filipino Suckling Pig on Third Street in Los Angeles

Eva’s Lechon

Address: 4252 W 3rd St
Phone Number: (213) 383-3179

Specializes in roasting whole pigs and chickens Filipino-style.

Must order about three to five days in advance. Cash payment only. Upon pick up.

A hit during Thanksgiving!

Choice Meat Market – 3rd & Western

Address: 301 S Western Ave
Phone Number: 213-251-9988

Korean-owned butcher shop at Western Village Square, on the southwest corner of Western Avenue and Third Street.

Chung Ki Wa Restaurant

Address: 3545 W Olympic Blvd
Phone Number: 323-737-0809

Korean restaurant in southwest Koreatown where Alexander Skarsgard had lunch on March 20, 2013

Oo-Kook Korean BBQ

Address: 3385 W 8th St
Phone Number: (213) 385-5665

Woo is the Sino-Korean word for “Cow” while Gook means “Country” — Ookook can be translated as “Cow Nation” or “Cattle Country”. All-You-Can-Eat (AYCE) is $25. Prices and availability of items are subject to change. Options include fresh in-shell shrimp, beef, and duck breast meat.

ACA Grill

Address: 3062 W 8th St
Phone Number: (213) 674-7708

ACA Grill focuses on Argentine food like meats (asado, pork belly, chorizo…), salads, cheese ball bread puffs, ceviche, and empanadas (beef and spicy chicken). Mon 11:00 am – 9:00 pm Tue 11:00 am – 9:00 pm Wed 11:00 am – 9:00 pm Thu 11:00 am – 9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am – 9:00 pm Sat 11:00 am – 9:00 pm Closed on Sundays. There is also another ACA Grill downtown at 1300 S San Pedro St, Ste 220, zip code 90015. Phone number (213) 765-0688

Dream Korean BBQ

Address: 100 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (213) 388-7668

MONG (夢; “Dream” or “Yume”) took over the spot of Shikdorak House of Bossam restaurant in July 2013. Open on Christmas Day 2015 for lunch and dinner. Lunch is 11:30 am to 2:00 pm. Dinner is 5:30 to 10:00 pm. Menu as of August 2014: bulgogi, chicken, pork belly, beef… Lunch special: $10.99 Dinner all-you-can-eat specials: $24.99 Salad bar: additional $3.99 Seafood no longer available. Prices and availability of items is subject to change.

Feng Mao Mutton Kebabs

Address: 3901 W Olympic Blvd
Phone Number: (323) 935-1099

Original location of the Chinese-Korean restaurant whose specialty is mutton kebabs. (The second location is on Western.) Adventurous eaters come here for the bull penis. Last call is at 11:30 pm on most days. Health rating of A as of 09/21/2012.

Choice Meat Market – Olympic

Address: 2716 W Olympic Blvd
Phone Number: (213) 480-9988

Highly rated Korean-owned butcher shop… There is another location on 3rd & Western.

Shin Sun Meat Market

Address: 861 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (213) 368-9292

Shin-seon (“fresh”) butcher shop. The shop calls itself “Fresh Meat” in English. Has a wide array of meats and cuts, such as organic samgyeopsal (pork belly) and Kobe beef. Seven years in the same location inside the Rodeo Galleria complex on Western Avenue.

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.