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Takeout Food in Korea Town

eileen216 Mar 8, 2008 01:43 AM

I started a new job in Korea Town (Wilshire/Vermont area) working night shift. My "lunch" hour is from 8~9PM. I like to get takeout food to bring back to the office to eat. I would love to get some recommendation for delicious and not too expansive takeout option around the area. Thanks!

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  1. sku RE: eileen216 Mar 8, 2008 05:31 AM

    I work around there as well...not a huge selection of really close buy places, but several within a short drive.

    Makkah Hallal is an Indian (Bangladeshi) place at 4th and Vermont...they deliver as well.
    Guelaguetza, Oaxacan food on Olympic west of Normandie will do take out.
    There's another good Oaxacan place, La Morenita, at Third and New Hampshire.
    Across Thrid street from La Morenita is a decent Salvadoran place: El Palmar.
    Of course, there is tons of Korean food, but I'm not sure which places do good take out, though you can get kim bap and other ready-to-eat foods at nearly all the Korean super markets.

    1. Bon Vivant RE: eileen216 Mar 8, 2008 02:12 PM

      On the southwest corner of Seventh and Vermont there is a good Korean restaurant called Ssin Ssin that primarily does to-go food. It's a mom and pop place that has basic comfort food and some really good Japanese tinged dishes (sashimi bowl and fish egg bowl).


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        Bon Vivant RE: Bon Vivant Mar 9, 2008 03:21 PM

        Sorry, I spelled the name of the restaurant wrong: it's Ssing Ssing. I am looking at their to-go menu right now and they claim that delivery is free.


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        rancherostyl RE: eileen216 Mar 8, 2008 03:54 PM

        There's also Kuishimbo on 6th btwn Alexandria and Kenmore. Super good, no frills japanese grill, Korean ribs, tasty salad dressing, I used to bring it back to my Ktown job all the time.

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          Food622 RE: rancherostyl Mar 9, 2008 11:01 AM

          I have been looking for this Kuishimbo. I miss the one on Wilshire, and am never in the valley. Is there a phone number or address for this location?

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            rancherostyl RE: Food622 Mar 9, 2008 05:42 PM

            Doesn't seem to be googlable, but it's there, 2 or 3 blocks west of vermont on the north side of 6th, middle of the block btwn Kenmore and Alexandria.

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          mercyteapot RE: eileen216 Mar 9, 2008 11:10 AM

          I needed chowhound a couple of years ago. I took a class in a building on the corner of New Hampshire and Wilshire and never found any place that I really liked. I also never heard of any of these places that are being mentioned, though.

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            ns1 RE: eileen216 Mar 9, 2008 12:05 PM

            BCD tofu house, nakwon (sp?), hodori

            el taurino down the street. tommy's down the other street...

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              andytseng RE: eileen216 Mar 10, 2008 10:17 AM

              Wako Donkasu does a nice little takeout box.

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                hpcat RE: eileen216 Mar 10, 2008 02:35 PM

                The large Korean supermarket (name?) on Olympic west of Vermont has a prepared food section that's heavily discounted between 8-9 pm (they close at 9).

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                  eileen216 RE: eileen216 Mar 12, 2008 12:19 AM

                  Thank you guys for all the great suggestions! I'll be trying all those restaurants soon.

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