Banchan A La Carte

Address: 141 N Western Ave
Phone Number: (323) 465-2400

Banchan A La Carte sells ready-to-go Korean side dishes called banchan. They also have pasta and other simple Western and Korean meals to go. Known for using natural or organic ingredients. Spotted recently: plastic-packed nurungji (scorched rice) B health rating as of January 2016.

Ontrée: Natural & Organic Cosmetics

Address: 928 S Western Ave
Phone Number: (213) 487-0088

Ontrée (온뜨레) is a South Korean franchise of cosmetics shops known for carrying organic and natural make-up. In their branch inside Koreatown Plaza, they also carry the Japanese line Kanebo, as well as world-renowned Hermes and Bulgari fragrances.

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.