Open since 1985, Kobawoo is a Koreatown staple, and home to our favorite plate of bossam (boiled pork belly) in the neighborhood. With big, wooden booths and clean lines everywhere, Kobawoo’s interior is a little more upscale than other restaurants in the area, and its zen-like atmosphere is ideal for date night. That said, if you’re flying solo, and don’t want to eat a giant $43 plate of pork belly yourself, they have a smaller lunch special that’s only $13.99.
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The Prince in Koreatown is one of LA’s oldest bars. It feels like the rich people floor of the Titanic, except it also serves great Korean food.
Soopsok Karaoke in Koreatown is where we go when we want to sing our little hearts out.
Wako Donkasu in has two Koreatown locations, but one specialty: A Korean take on Japanese tonkatsu.
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We love Yu Chun in Koreatown for their fantastic naengmyeon noodles and traditional bibimbap.
Holdaak is a Korean fried chicken specialist in Highland Park with great sandwiches and even better fries.
Gamja Bawi is a tiny stall inside the Koreatown Plaza food court serving tremendous seafood bibimbap.
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OB Bear has some of the best bar food in Koreatown, and folks line up early for the chicken wings.
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