Banchan is a staple of a meal in Koreatown, but Soban goes beyond. There are 16 different side dishes here, from vinegar-y lotus root and shishitos to excellent boiled potatoes. When it comes to main courses, the black cod is their speciality - it’s slow-braised, and comes with a spicy red sauce and radishes. It’s very good, but we actually like the galbi jjim (short rib) more - it’s simple, salty, and reminds us of really excellent beef stew.
Where we've featured it
More spots in KoreatownSee more
Mapo Galbi’s signature dish, the dak galbi, is one of our favorite meals in Koreatown - and all of LA, for that matter.
More Korean spotsSee more
An everyday-looking spot on Western in Koreatown serving truly unique Korean food, Mister Bossam specializes in grilled pork ribs with cheese.
Chef Kang Food Rehab
Chef Kang Food Rehab is an American-Korean spot in Koreatown with good fried chicken.
Suggested by our writers
Tokyo Hamburg is a rowdy Japanese restaurant in Koreatown that feels like a party from the moment you walk in.
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.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more