Hwal A Kwang Jang

Address: 730 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (213) 386-6688

“LA Hwaluh” is a Korean restaurant focused on seafood, particularly live fish, sashimi, sushi, and eel.

The restaurant’s Korean name 활어광장 is actually pronounced Hwareo Gwang-jang.

The smaller English letters on the sign spells out the pronunciation as Hwal Uh.

Wako Donkasu – Olympic

Address: 2904 W Olympic Blvd
Phone Number: (213) 387-9256

Donkasu is the Korean name for the Japanese tonkatsu, which means pork cutlet. Wako is famous for letting you grind your own sesame seeds to make the sauce for your tonkatsu. Open from 12 noon to 9:00 pm, seven days a week. This location on Olympic is open normal hours on Christmas Day, though the other Wako Donkasu location, which is on Wilshire at the Brown Derby Plaza, is closed.

EMC Seafood & Raw Bar in Koreatown LA

EMC Seafood & Raw Bar

Address: 3500 W 6th St
Phone Number: (213) 351-9988

Oysters, uni pasta, and lobster rolls on the restaurant menu.

Located at City Center on 6th Street.

Hodori Restaurant in L.A.

Hodori Restaurant

Address: 1001 S Vermont Ave
Phone Number: (213) 383-3554

An iconic Korean restaurant on the southwest corner of Olympic & Vermont, known for being open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year… even Christmas Day.

Kimbap Paradise

Address: 401 S Vermont Ave
Phone Number: (213) 382-3701

Kimbab Chunkuk = Kimbap Cheonguk = Kimbap Heaven.

Holy Crab

Address: 3250 Wilshire Blvd
Phone Number: (213) 252-0058

Holy Crab is a Korean-run restaurant serving crab, shrimp and lobster in the style of Boiling Crab. Intends to be open on Christmas Day 2015 from 5:00 pm to around 10:00 pm. REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS: 5:00 pm – 12 midnight, Monday to Sunday Opened in November 2014 in the former space of Crazy Hook / Crazy Crab LA.

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.

Beverly Chicken LA

Address: 3909 Beverly Blvd
Phone Number: (323) 660-8200

A modest Lebanese Mediterranean restaurant in North Koreatown.

Menu includes kabobs, falafel, shawarma, and hummus.

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.