There is no shortage of fun group-dinner spots in Koreatown, but Tokyo Hamburg is one of our favorites - and certainly the most unique. This rowdy Japanese restaurant feels like a party from the moment you walk in - pop music blasting over the speakers, beer and sake being chugged at a Friday night pace (even if it’s Tuesday), and the smell of burger patties sizzling on individual stone grills. It’s basically a DIY Smashburger situation, and though it seems a bit gimmicky, the meat itself is fantastic and exactly what you want to be putting into your body before a long night of drinking.
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In a city with plenty of great pasta spots, Antico, located between Koreatown and Larchmont, is another worthy spot.
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.
An everyday-looking spot on Western in Koreatown serving truly unique Korean food, Mister Bossam specializes in grilled pork ribs with cheese.
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This divey Little Tokyo staple serves solid Asian fusion bar food and recently became known as a craft beer haven as well.
Kazan, the self-proclaimed “Pinnacle of Noodle,” is a tremendous soba spot in Beverly Hills, if you don’t mind paying Beverly Hills prices.
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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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