LA's Koreatown offers a mecca of Korean cuisine that lies unparalleled in America. While it's known as bustling area of neon lights and nightlife, the food just happens to be so varied and excellent that even foodies from Seoul marvel at the quality of restaurants. Think of Koreatown almost as a single borough of Seoul, only with some more English signs.
There's a growing number of regional specialties that highlight the unique perspective of Korean cuisine in the context of this city, which has historically been the most popular landing point for immigrants from the motherland. There's even a new North Korean restaurant in the area that looks like a dedicated effort to show a mostly unexplored region. While traditional restaurants and barbecue joints comprise most of the selections, look for the places that specialize in one or two dishes, such as beef soups, tofu stews, and hand-cut noodles. To help you navigate, here now a updated list of Koreatown's top restaurants.
Added 4/12: Jang Teo Bossam, Olympic Cheonggukjang, Yu Hyang Soondae, Jeon Ju, Yang San Bak, Gui Il Bun Ji
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