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Jun 13, 2014 10:31 AM

one dinner near Koreatown or Metro tonight

Unexpectedly in LA tonight. Staying near the Wilshire/Normandie Metro station, don't want to get back in the car, wouldn't mind walking a mile or two. No reservations. Suggestions?

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  1. By taking the Metro to DTLA, there are many options there, just a matter of what kind of food might be of interest. Beware, Staples Center has the Kings/Rangers game at 5pm, and if the Kings win, beware of the celebration in that area.
    Also, the Dodgers are playing at 7pm in Dodger Stadium.
    Getting off the train at Pershing Square and walking to 4th & Spring/Main yields many options - all good to outstanding.
    Others can posit info regarding their favorite places in K-Town.

    1. Park's BBQ in Koreatown is wonderful. Some of the best meats in town cooked at your table.

      Roy Choi's new Pot on Wilshire at The Line Hotel.

      or Beer Belly for some of the best gourmet bar food and beer in the city. Try the wonderful Duck French Dip and a great Mac & Cheese.

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      1. re: wienermobile

        these are three good options...the buffalo wings at beer belly best in city. I can also recommend EMC seafood which is right by you for the happy hour...

        1. re: jessejames

          If you don't mind eating by 4pm Langer's Deli has the best pastrami & rye on earth right at the MacArthur Park Red Line Station.

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              15 minute stroll south to Guelaguetza for Oaxacan food would be one option.

      2. We ended up looking for dinner after 10. Wandered around the immediate area looking for a likely spot, Sun Nong Dang was full of Koreans, smelled great. Specializes in sulungtang / seolleongtang / sul lung tang.

        We got a special that included the smaller size bowl of galbi and oxtail with spicy sauce, a bowl of spicy beef and leek soup, and a bottle of soju for $35. Panchan were a big bowl of a couple of kinds of kimchi, scallion? kimchi, and one other item I can't remember. Good, plenty of food for two, great value. Open 24 hours most of the week