People are here for one thing: Gukbap - a clear pork-broth soup that comes mostly unseasoned, but with a big spread of sides like kimchi, salted shrimp, and thinly-sliced pork belly that you can add to kick it up. At lunchtime, older couples and people who work nearby fill the tables in this little strip mall spot, and if you’re looking for a quick lunch, this is the spot.
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Soot Bull Jeep
One of the only barbecue spots in Koreatown that still only uses coal, Soot Bull Jeep specializes in baby back ribs that are sweet and tender.
Bonjuk is a sleepy porridge spot in Koreatown perfect for a quick lunch or a casual weeknight dinner.
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Hit Korean Super on Sawtelle Blvd. for sandwiches, ramen, and rice bowls that make for a good takeaway lunch.
Hungry Crowd is yet another mediocre lunch option in the corporate studio hellscape that is Toluca Lake.
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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.
Dong Il Jang
Dong Il Jang in Koreatown has a steakhouse feel, and serves excellent table-grilled gui (ribeye).
Myung In Dumplings
Myung In serves massive Korean dumplings in a strip-mall storefront in Koreatown.
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