Top 10 Korean Restaurants In Los Angeles, California - Updated 2022

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Chantel
Chantel 
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Be prepared to receive such a warm welcome right here in Los Angeles, California, as you dive deeper into the world of Korean food. Los Angeles might be known as the home of Hollywood or the city to gamble, but in addition, it is also home to many Korean restaurants that serve authentic Korean food that will delight you and your taste buds. If you love exploring different global cuisines, keep scrolling to find out more about the top Korean restaurants in Los Angeles, California, and get ready to be wowed by the bold flavours and the intricate details in each dish.

1. Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong

Prime shortrib
Source: Photo by Flickr user T.Tseng used under CC BY 2.0

Ranked as one of the 101 best restaurants and among the 99 essential restaurants by food critic Jonathan Gold and LA Weekly respectively, Kang Ho Dong Baekjeong is surely a place that you must go to if you are craving a satisfying Korean meal in Los Angeles. Baekjong means “butcher” in English, which goes to show how the quality of the meat served here is top-notch, and you can definitely expect to barbeque some premium cuts right here! Besides the wide variety of premium beef and pork cuts that will be prepared right in front of you - sizzling on their signature tabletop grills, be ready to savour other Korean delicacies such as cold noodles, stew or a shakable traditional lunch box called “doshirak”.

Kang Ho Dong Baekjong

Address: 3465 W 6th St #20, Los Angeles, CA 90020, United States

Website: Kang Ho Dong Baekjong

Opening hours: 11:30am - 1:30am (daily)

2. Genwa Korean BBQ

Various banchan from Genwa Korean BBQ
Source: Photo by Flickr user L.A. Foodie used under CC BY 2.0

Offering a wide variety of food and drinks, Genwa Korean BBQ restaurant has been popular among many! With more than 100 banchan (small side dishes), you will be able to get the true taste of Korean cultures as you will enjoy flavourful bites and taste how their ingredients and authentic cooking methods fuse together to form the many dishes you’ll get to sample. With well-marbled, juicy and tender meat, Genwa Korean BBQ offers a quality Korean food experience, where you will be able to dig into mouthfuls of explosive flavours as you chew on the meat grilled just right in front of you. Accompanied by the subtle sizzling on the grill and downing cups of their signature soju, a visit to Genwa Korean BBQ is definitely a full-fledged Korean experience!

Genwa Korean BBQ

Address: 450 West Olympic Blvd. Suite B & C, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Website: Genwa Korean BBQ

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 5pm - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 4pm - 10pm

3. Hangari Kalguksu

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Hangari Kalguksu on Sunday, February 13, 2022

Here at Hangari Kalguksu, they specialise in a traditional favourite dish, Kal-guk-su, which also means hand-cut noodle soup. On top of that, other dishes such as Busan Milmyun, dumpling, oyster soup, bul-go-gi with spicy pork and Hangari Bossam, have also won the hearts of many!

This restaurant is loved by many as it serves rich flavours, providing many with the “oomph factor” that keeps them coming back. With a wide variety of dishes and freshness of ingredients, Hangari Kalguksu is not one to disappoint.

Hangari Kalguksu

Address: 3470 W 6th St Suite 9 10, Los Angeles, CA 90010

Website: Hangari Kalguksu

Opening hours: 10am - 11pm (daily)

4. Master HA Korean Restaurant

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Master HA Korean Restaurant is a popular restaurant that was established with the concept of family as every single dish is made with love and care as if they were preparing for their own family members. Providing customers with the best service and top-notch flavours, Master HA Korean Restaurant goes all the way to drive a simple point: they care for their customers and treat them like family.

Their speciality dish, Master Ha Sul Lung Tung, is made using only the freshest ingredients! Even the basic elements like their broth is boiled more than 3 times over 48 hours using quality ingredients that give the broth a rich flavour.

Master HA Korean Restaurant

Address: 1147 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006, United States

Website: Master HA Korean Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10am - 10pm; Sat: 10am - 10pm (closed on Sun)

5. Han Bat Shul Lung Tang

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

From its name, I think most people have gotten a rough idea of what they specialise in. Yeah, that’s right - it’s sullungtang! Sullungtang is a bone broth that plays a role in the daily diet of Koreans; it is a hot soup that many just can’t wait to slurp down.

Here at Han Bat Shul Lung Tang, they only sell Sullugtang and it has been widely proclaimed to be one of the best! The addition of brisket or offal, scallions and dangmyeon (which are noodles made from sweet potato starch) has definitely helped elevate the flavour profile and the magic of this dish as well.

Han Bat Shul Lung Tang

Address: 4163 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020, United States

Opening hours: 7am - 10pm (daily)

6. Beverly Soon Tofu Restaurant

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Beverly Soon Tofu Restaurant is obsessed by the quality of the dishes they serve as they ensure that every single bowl of soontofu dish is nothing short of perfect. The tofu in the dish is definitely one of the softest and silkiest that you will ever taste as it is handmade fresh every day. In addition, the beans that are used to make it are from Paju, South Korea, further ensuring the quality of the dish.

To show their dedication to their cause of making a good bowl of soontofu, they also use a 10-ingredient secret recipe broth to produce explosive and wondrous flavours that keep many coming back for more.

Beverly Soon Tofu Restaurant

Address: 2717 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006, United States

Website: Beverly Soon Tofu Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sun: 11am - 10:30pm

7. Hae Jang Chon Korean BBQ Restaurant

Hae Jang Chon Korean BBQ Restaurant
Source: Photo by Flickr user Jorge Gonzalez used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Offering a wide variety of AYCE Korean BBQ, there is a panoply of options for you to choose from! With around 27 different choices marinated and marinated meat, fresh seafood, and a tantalizing spread for the vegetarians (comprising dishes such as kimchi pancakes), Hae Jang Chon Korean BBQ Restaurant is bound to satisfy whatever cravings you have. Furthermore, for those looking for more exotic food items, there are also options like beef intestines. This restaurant is known for using stone grills, as it guarantees healthier, tastier and less oily food.

Hae Jang Chon Korean BBQ Restaurant

Address: 3821 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020, United States

Website: Hae Jang Chon

Opening hours: 11am - 2am (daily)

8. Seong Buk Dong

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Seongbukdong on Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Here at Seong Buk Dong, they specialise in Braised Mackerel - a really strong tasting fish - which is then incorporated into a dish with the spicy fermented all-time favourite kimchi. By adding a few other Korean seasonings for additional flavours, Seong Buk Dong presents a dish that will absolutely blow your mind and wow your palates.

Besides this dish, the other traditional dishes such as Bimbimbap, banchan (side dishes), or gookbap (beef rice soup) are also a few of this restaurant’s known favourites as all of these dishes are cooked from the heart by the owner who does most of the cooking and fermenting herself to ensure that the food served is nothing short of perfect!

Seong Buk Dong

Address: 3303 W 6th St Los Angeles, California 90020

Website: Seong Buk Dong

Opening hours: 9am - 12am (daily)

9. Kobawoo House

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Kobawoo House is another Korean restaurant that has won the hearts of many! Known for their high-quality meat that melts in your mouth, Kobawoo proudly produces its signature dish - Bossam - which is boiled pork coupled with spices and vegetables.

Of course, for those who are not so crazy about meat, there are options such as Jangban Guksu and Haemal Panjeon, which are cold noodles and scallion pancakes separately that is highly regarded by many diners, causing them to always come back for more.

Kobawoo House

Address: 698 S Vermont Ave #109, Los Angeles, CA 90005, United States

Website: Kobawoo House

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

10. Quarters Korean BBQ

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

A Korean restaurant with an American twist, Quarters Korean BBQ serves delicious Korean food the American way. The name, Quarters, is adapted from the term quarter-pound and this restaurant offers dishes with a dash of innovation to ensure that the diners have fun! There is a delectable selection of dishes to choose from and diners can order quarter-pound portions or tapas off the menu as well.

With dishes ranging from the classic galbi beef to a little hybrid dish such as spicy pork nachos, Quarters has the diners in mind when designing and preparing every dish so that everyone will be able to enjoy what they have to offer.

Quarters Korean BBQ

Address: 3465 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020, United States

Website: Quarters Korean BBQ

Opening hours: 11am - 9pm (daily)

Savour delicious Korean food

Are you looking for something sweet? Spicy? Maybe a little tangy? Or how about meat? Vegetables? Well, the good news is, here at these Korean restaurants, you will be able to find dishes that fit your criteria just right, and there will definitely be a dish that will leave you satisfied and hungry for more.

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