Guide to Koreatown

Things to Do in Koreatown

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Koreatown is one of LA’s best-kept secrets. It’s a part of town that’s populated by native Koreans who have brought their traditional cuisine and culture with them as well as a large Latino population. This melting pot situation has yielded a few delicious results, in particular Roy Choi’s Latin-inspired Korean food truck Kogi, Guelguetza mole house and Beer Belly.

Venturing away from the familiar into the vast collection of strip malls, eateries, spas and karaoke joints that make up Koreatown is intimidating to some, so most of Angelenos to be found are the locals or long-time residents in search of delicious Korean barbecue and a night of inebriated karaoke.

This neighborhood is credited with having the highest concentration of bars and nightclubs in Southern California and many of these establishments are open for 24 hours.

For the most part, Koreatown has managed to circumvent the tourist radar and build a unique experience in LA, one that’s both authentically Korean and a cultural mash-up.

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