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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Bar
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“Frindly, bustling beer bar, featuring locally made beers, stout, cider, IPA's. they also have really great food. the grilled cheese sandwich will cause cravings. Ask for it with an egg on top! gets busy on the weekend nmights”
  • 48 locals recommend
Speakeasy
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“If you want to visit a chill bar that has some great cocktails this is a nice spot that has a really nice atmosphere. It's sort of has a speakeasy vibe because you can barely see there's a bar there unless you are really looking for the door. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Korean Restaurant
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“If you love Korean BBQ, don’t ask, just try it. My favorite for all the time! Waiting time can be quite long but trust me, it totally worth.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Korean Restaurant
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“This is a legit Korean BBQ place, originally started in Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea. It's one of my favorites. It's not all-you-can-eat, but I prefer it that way because the quality of the meats are significantly better. For a truly authentic Korean BBQ experience, check this place out! A 20-30 minute Uber ride away. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Cajun/Creole seafood that is very popular. I suggesting eating inside. You get gloves, bib, and any seafood tools. You can order anything from Crab to Oysters to Crawfish. If line is too long order to go and eat next door. All you have to do is order a drink. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Korean Restaurant
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“This Korean joint opens till late morning and the staff here speaks English well.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Sake bombs. Lobster with garlic noodles. Share everything. Late night happy hour.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Probably my favorite Korean BBQ spot. And apparently everyone else too. Wait times can range and hour to two hours during peak times. the food is great and the staff speaks english.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
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“The restaurant is on the roof of the Line Hotel where there is a pool and nice cocktails. Good food and surroundings. The restaurant itself is inside a greenhouse with lots of ferns hanging and a sky view of Koreatown.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Bar
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“Cool, hipster hang out. Cheap drinks, food and a great jukebox. Walking distance.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bar
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“Escala is an awesome hole in the wall Colombian spot in the middle of Koreatown that serves food late. Try the tamales!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“No-frills, David Chang-approved beef This reopened and revitalized version of the long-closed LA classic nails its burgers, the classic version of which is made from grass-fed ground beef and topped with Thousand Island, tomatoes, onions, and pickles on a Parker House bun. Don’t sleep on the patty melt, though: David Chang has called it the best version he’s ever tasted.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Korean Restaurant
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“This is a bar and Korean kitchen that has a menu full of FANTASTIC Korean dishes as well as the option to order smaller Korean bar dishes and skewers. The vibe is kind of grungy and it can be smokey from the grills inside but its one of my favorite places in LA to eat and drink. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
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“It's a cafe, a bar, a restaurant, a bakery - Koreatown has the best cafes with literally everything you could ask for. Dessert, entrees, alcohol. You can go there to study/work, meet a date, or sample their homemade macaroons. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Korean Restaurant
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“The typical Koreatown lounge, where you can find Korean style bar food, drink soju and beer, and chat with your friends.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“One of my favorite sushi spots! Always packed, great happy hour. Love the indoor seating. Also a great place for a couple of drinks after a long day :) ”
  • 5 locals recommend