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Beverly Soju Time Dials Up the Booze in Koreatown

Cheap beer and Korean bar bites, right this way.

Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

It’s soju time in Koreatown — well, at least on one major thoroughfare — as the aptly-named Beverly Soju Time has quietly begun to make a name for itself in the former Kodoku Roll strip mall space. Now dimly lit and keeping evening hours only, the new eatery sports a light-up sign out front and a party inside.

It's a sharp departure from the previous tenant that occupied the space on the corner of Beverly and Hobart, which was opting for blown-out sushi rolls covered in cheap fish and thick sauces. Instead, the menu now is a mix of Koreatown favorites meant to be enjoyed over lots of beer and soju, from pork belly kimchi to chicken wings, plus newfangled options like a bulgogi quesadilla. There are even $1 oysters, and a 50% off happy hour.

Inside, the bar has been stripped down to some dark wood and string lights, with communal tables and lots of room to party. Hours are currently 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. six nights a week (apparently they’re not open on Sunday).

Beverly Soju Time
4451 Beverly Blvd.
Koreatown, Los Angeles, CA