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Newcomer Koreatown Pizza Co. Keeps the Former Mr. Pizza Space Reliably Weird

A change of pace for a familiar face

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Pizza from Koreatown Pizza Co.
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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.

What’s old is new again in Koreatown, as the now shuttered Mr. Pizza on Wilshire earns new life — and a similar menu — under the moniker Koreatown Pizza Co.

For years, Mr. Pizza stood as a fun, tasty, and more than a little quirky pizza option on Wilshire in Koreatown. The place was perhaps most famously known for its unique flavor mash-ups, perhaps best exemplified by their signature Potato Gold pizza that married mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, ground beef, corn, bacon, full potato wedges, and nacho chips on a sweet potato crust.

The new Koreatown Pizza Co. hopes to keep more than a little bit of that magic alive, while updating and refreshing the place in a few other key areas. There are still unique pizza combos as well as more standard pies, plus everything from salads to fried rice to burgers to pasta to wings. Don’t skip on the loaded pizza fries, either.

To go along with all that, owner Johnny Lee (Meatzilla) has also introduced a robust craft beer list filled with popular labels. There are bombers, cans, draft beer pours, and wine and soju to boot. The full food and drink menu is below.

Koreatown Pizza Co. officially opens tomorrow, and plans to keep daily hours from 11 a.m. on. That means a 10 p.m. close on most nights, with an extension to midnight Thursday through Saturday.

Koreatown Pizza Co.
3881 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA