Jimmy John’s is an American chain “serving gourmet sandwiches since 1983.” In 30 years, the company has grown to more than 2,000 locations in 43 states. Jimmy John’s has opened approximately 200 locations per year over the past three years. As of 2013, 98% of the locations are franchise-owned. The Koreatown location on the southeast corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Vermont Avenue opened in 2014. Usual hours are 11:00 am – 10:00 pm, seven days a week. Tagline: Freaky Fresh. Freaky Fast.
Buns and fried rice in North Koreatown across from the Subway sandwich shop.
Specialty coffee, waffles, liquid nitrogen ice-cream, sandwiches, desserts
Jjukkujjukku is a Korean BBQ restaurant that opened in 2014 in the old space of 105 Pocha at the Brown Derby Plaza on Wilshire & Alexandria. The name Jjukku Jjukku (쭈꾸쭈꾸) is from jjukkumi, a small octopus that is grilled with spicy sauce. It is often eaten in the spring, while the regular-sized octopus are for later in the year. You can see a jjukkumi on Jjuku Jjuku’s logo, which also has a smaller cow and a piglet to one side — beef and pork barbecue are on the menu as well. Open seven days a week from 12 noon to 1:00 am. Korean American Baduk AssociationARISU Korean BBQ – ClosedWilshire Korean BBQ – closedGui Rim Korean BBQ – Closed
Usually open seven days a week, from 11:30 am to 11:00 pm. Last call: 10:30 pm
Northwest corner of 5th Street & Western Avenue
Opened in August 2014. The older “Sugar Nail Salon” on 6th Street (same owner) still exists. This location is on the southeast corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Vermont Avenue. There is a third “Sugar Nail” (same owner) on Melrose near Fairfax, well outside of Koreatown’s borders. 323-852-0045 Pho 2000 on Vermont – ClosedVermont Pet Shop – ClosedWilshire Korean BBQ – closedNails Garden on Vermont – Closed
The top “curry rice” restaurant chain in Japan opened an outpost in Koreatown on October 6, 2014. Also known as Curry House CoCo Ichibanya, CoCo Ichiban, or CoCo Ichi. The chain has restaurants all over Japan and 46 restaurants overseas, including mainland China, Taiwan, Hawaii, South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Torrance, California. On the menu: chicken katsu curry Café Coco – ClosedCake House @ Madang — CancelledCorner House Cafe – ClosedMy House on 6th – Closed
Wholesale supplier of art to galleries and interior designers.