There’s a long menu at Jeon Ju, but you don’t need it. Just order the galbi dolsot bibimbap - a short-rib bibimbap that arrives at your tiny table in a piping-hot stone bowl. Eating it does require a bit of patience, though - you want to let the rice get nice and crispy on the stone before diving in. Luckily, they’re generous with the banchan (you’ll probably get a couple of soups, maybe a pancake, plus potato salad and kimchi) so you can snack while you wait. At around $16, it’s a huge amount of food, and a nice spot for solo lunch.
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Sun Nong Dan
This spot on 6th Street is open 24 hours, and is always packed with groups huddled over one of our favorite dishes in Koreatown - their galbi jjim.
Ma Dang Gook Soo
Ma Dang Gook Soo is a tiny restaurant in Koreatown with very good cold soybean soup.
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.
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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.
EMC Seafood And Raw Bar
EMC Raw Bar is a weird, cool, and downright fun Ktown seafood restaurant where even the pickiest eaters in your group will walk out happy.
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Love Hour is a smashburger pop-up that’s serving some of thinnest, crispiest patties in town.
Michin Dak is a strip-mall fried chicken shack with an excellent, no-frills menu to match.
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