Yup Dduk is a solid spot to eat before a night out in Koreatown. It’s in a strip mall across from Cassell’s, and serves tteokbokki (stir-fried rice cakes) in a super spicy gochujang sauce stew. It comes with fish cakes, cheese, sausage, and egg, and you can add ramen or udon noodles, so you’ll have a serious the base layer in your stomach for the soju you’re about to drink. Even the mild is pretty spicy, so keep that in mind when picking your spicy level.
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OB Bear has some of the best bar food in Koreatown, and folks line up early for the chicken wings.
Pollo A La Brasa
Pollo A La Brasa is not only the best Peruvian-style chicken spot in Koreatown, it’s one of the best places to eat in the entire neighborhood.
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Jae Bu Do (제부도)
Jae Bu Do in East Hollywood is the place to go for Korean Seafood BBQ. You’ll burn your tongue on giant oysters, but you’ll probably have a good time.
Sorra is everything you want in a Hollywood bar - great rooftop views, a full dinner menu, strong drinks, and strangely, it’s never too crowded.
Myung In Dumplings
Myung In serves massive Korean dumplings in a strip-mall storefront in Koreatown.
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Koreatown’s Soban is a Korean spot featuring a very good black cod dish and bountiful banchan.
Kobawoo House is a Koreatown institution and home to our favorite plate of bossam in town.
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