Culinary travel in the West

Dining out in L.A.'s Koreatown

For an authentic taste of the West's "it" cuisine, start your food adventure in L.A.'s Koreatown. Here’s where to go and what to try.

The Prince
Photo: Dave Lauridsen

THE BEST KOREAN IN THE WEST

Debbie’s K-town picks: 

  • BCD Tofu House. $$; 3575 Wilshire Blvd.; bcdtofu.com  
  • Chosun Galbee. $$$; 3330 W. Olympic Blvd.; chosungalbee.com
  • Dansungsa. $; 3317 W. Sixth St.; dansungsausa.com
  • Elephant Snack Corner. $; 901 S. Western Ave.; 323/734-3359 
  • Gook Hwa House. $; 3525 W. Eighth St.; 562/714-8562
  • Ma Dang Gook Soo. $; 869 S. Western; 213/487-6008 
  • Park’s BBQ. $$$; 955 S. Vermont Ave.; parksbbq.com
  • The Prince. $$; 3198 ½ W. Seventh St.; theprincela.com 

Sunset picks:

Seattle area

  • Hosoonyi. $$; 23830 State 99, Edmonds; 425/775-8196
  • Sam Oh Jung. $$; 17425 State 99, Lynnwood; 425/745-3535 

Portland area

  • Nakwon. $$; 4600 S.W. Watson Ave., Beaverton; 503/646-9382

Denver area

  • Silla. $$$; 3005 S. Peoria St., Aurora; 303/338-5070

S.F. Bay Area

  • Korean Palace. $$; 2297 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose; 408/947-8600
  • Ohgane Korean BBQ. $$; 3915 Broadway, Oakland; 510/594-8300 

 

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