When the temperature in LA temperatures does that thing where it’s 88 degrees every day for three months straight, go to Yu Chun. The tiny restaurant on Olympic has a menu full of different soups, dumplings, and galbi platters, but everyone here is eating the naengmyeon. It’s a giant bowl of cold kudzu noodles (cut with scissors by the waitress) chilling in an icy, vinegar-y broth filled with boiled beef, radishes, and sesame seeds. It’s an incredibly refreshing soup, and if you’re looking to add a little heat, there’s spicy mustard on the table.
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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.
Chosun Galbee is an upscale Korean BBQ restaurant with high quality meat and a patio that definitely doesn’t feel like it’s in LA.
The Corner Place
The Corner Place is a Koreatown staple known for giant bowl of dong chi mi gook soo, a cold noodle soup.
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Wako Donkasu in has two Koreatown locations, but one specialty: A Korean take on Japanese tonkatsu.
Ma Dang Gook Soo
Ma Dang Gook Soo is a tiny restaurant in Koreatown with very good cold soybean soup.
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Ddong Ggo is a lively Koreatown bar with a smoked-filled patio and excellent fried chicken.
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