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.

Tom n Toms – Vermont

Address: 440 S Vermont Ave
Phone Number: (213) 738-9134

South Korean coffee chain that’s the equivalent of Starbucks. This branch at Vermont Galleria opened in November 2011. Closes by 12 midnight on most days. No health rating in the County database as of January 2013. Inspected on 12/19/2012 as a Food Warehouse.

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.