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Koreatown’s Slow-Moving Food Hall Finally Adds Guisados Tacos, Pizza, and More

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Platform 35 is starting to reach its full potential

A platter of small tacos with various braises inside.
Taco sampler platter from Guisados
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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.

Koreatown’s long-awaited food hall Platform 35 is really starting to ramp up this week, after months of slow-burn openings and limited hours. The Wilshire Boulevard second-floor space is all built out, and new restaurant tenants are starting to actually feed customers.

The first new tenant for the open floorplan food hall is the popular citywide micro-chain taco spot Guisados, which came online yesterday. Next up is Mattoni Pizza Kitchen, which will run its first lunchtime service today. That stand is located in the back corner, and even includes a built-in wood-fired oven. Ling Ho Chinese will follow suit on Friday.

The arrival of three new tenants to Platform 35 should help to increase foot traffic for everyone, including Adam Fleischman’s unique coffee spot Cold Cocked Coffee, which he is calling a “fourth-wave” stand that turns regular caffeinated drinks into something like a cold brew cocktail. Cold Cocked has been open and operating largely solo since the fall of last year, though doner kebab shop Berlins did open more recently.

Still to come is Calibunga, a seafood-focused casual stand doing fish tacos and the like. And then there’s 8th Notch, the food hall’s anchor tenant up front overlooking Wilshire and the Line Hotel. That bar’s timing is still TBD, but expect mostly craft beer and wine and burgers in the near future. Until then, it’s all about the tacos, pizza, doner kebabs, and coffee.

Platform 35 Markethall. 3500 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.