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Jan 26, 2011 05:06 PM

Best places to eat near Korea town?

We will be staying at the Shelter hotel on Mariposa near Wilshire Blvd. Any suggestions of the best places to eat? We are open to trying almost anything and cant wait to explore the area.

110 Pine Ave Ste 400, Long Beach, CA 90802

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  1. Park's BBQ has some of the best Korean BBQ you'll ever eat. They have the best cuts of beef in LA. Their short ribs are truly amazing. Very friendly staff that will help you with everything (including grilling your meat at your table) A true dining treat. One of my favorite restaurants in all of LA.

    Park's BBQ
    955 S. Vermont Ave, Suite G, Los Angeles, CA 90006

    1. Pollo a la Brasa - best Peruvian chicken ever!

      Soot Bull Jeep

      Park's BBQ

      Also near Koreatown is Langer's for great pastrami sandwiches.

      Park's BBQ
      955 S. Vermont Ave, Suite G, Los Angeles, CA 90006

      Soot Bull Jeep
      3136 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005

      1. If you enjoy "old school" type places then you should take in Taylor's Steakhouse on 8th Street. For Oaxacan food try Guelaguetza on Olympic Blvd.

        Taylor's Steakhouse
        3361 West 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90005

        3014 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006

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        1. re: Servorg

          One other thought. The other Guelaquetza location on 8th Street became Pal Cabron. It specializes in only cemitas, clayudas and antojitos.

          Pal Cabron
          2560 E Gage Ave, Huntington Park, CA 90255

        2. Ham Ji Park for pork: the ribs and the pork-neck-potato soup are two of my favorite tastes in town.

          Dung Sung Sa is a Korean pub - dark, smokey, with tasty tidbits to nibble won't win any James Beard awards but is a classic, underground Korean-LA experience. Similar, but different, is a the OB Bear pub.

          Mom-n-Pop Korean place - Mapo House. Love the Dough Flake Soup and banchan

          Ham Ji Park
          3407 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020

          1. Beverly Soon Tofu. Get a combo. Nice complex stew and good grilled meats.

            Beverly Soon Tofu Restaurant
            2717 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006