A Glimpse of Koreatown in Los Angeles #photos

I love spending Sunday afternoons in Koreatown in Los Angeles. Roughly situated between W 3rd Street and Olympic Blvd, and Western and Vermont Ave – this part of town has its own flavor and culture that will make you feel like you’ve traveled to a place far away.

I am fascinated by the many inviting malls, coffee shops, authentic Korean restaurants and spas to explore. Check out these pictures below to get a feel for Ktown LA. And read my guide to the neighborhood on Expedia Viewfinder: Koreatown Rising.

There is no shortage of things to buy. Buy. Buy.

You can get yourself a little Seoul fashion…

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A clothing store inside the Koreatown Galleria

Find inexpensive home goods from Daiso…

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Some of these bowls are adorable!

 

Pick up Korean beauty products from The FaceShop

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I love the revitalizing face masks!!

 

Find books from the bookstore in the Koreatown Galleria

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Maybe more for looking than reading!

 

And there is no shortage of food to eat. Eat. Eat.

Pics from inside my favorite Ktown cafe, Iota Brew Cafe

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My Pollack fish roe pasta from Iota Brew Cafe. Highly recommended!

 

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Iota Brew Cafe’s macaron ice cream sandwiches!

 

And from a dinner at Kang Ho-Dong Baekjeong…

The table at Kang Ho-dong
All this was already set at our table before we sat down.
Kobe beef Kang Ho Dong
Kobe beef being grilled and prepared by our waiter right at the table.

And from the Line Hotel…

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The beautiful rooftop dining greenhouse of The Commissary.
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A ribeye bulgogi dish at Pot created by Chef Roy Choi

 

Koreatown is, across the board, a wonderful destination to experience an ethnic and unexpected part of Los Angeles. Make sure to head there for some exploration whether you are a local Angeleno or just visiting.

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