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Koreatown

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Neighbourhood: Central L.A
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Neighborhood in the city's midtown section that serves as the hub for...

Neighborhood in the city's midtown section that serves as the hub for cultural, social and business life for Korean residents.

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Korean Waffle Pizza? Yes please!

Koreatown's where you go if you're craving a culinary adventure. This place is a savory smorgasbord. The area itself isn't particularly pretty - a prime example of L.A. strip-mall... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2017
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Pasadena, California
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75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

K-town has a flourishing scene of bars, restaurants and some of the best spas in L.A. There are places in Koreatown where you swear you are in Asia. And yet, it's also 100% Los Angeles: malls, large supermarkets, clothing stores, Korean souvenirs , bikes, snacks, cosmetics. Every month I am there specially to try out Korean restaurants.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Koreatown's where you go if you're craving a culinary adventure. This place is a savory smorgasbord. The area itself isn't particularly pretty - a prime example of L.A. strip-mall style - but if you can ignore the architecturally-challenged surroundings, you're in for a treat. Those of you who haven't sampled the delights of Korean food, now's the time. Get ready... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Visited the Koreatown Plaza mall on a trip last week. Its a mall straight out of the 80s. For those wanting to see what a mall looks like in Korea, this isn't it -sorry. Stores were mostly empty and there was very little foot traffic on a Friday evening. On the plus side, the food court had a lot of... More 

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2 Thank JackReacher2016
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

People here are generally very hospitable. As is the food, so warm and inviting to your mouth. But be careful, as the heat of their Tofu and Bulgogi plates won't save you long from the blistering cold that thrives outside. Thank Goodness my Girlfriend was there to save the day, or I woulda been a frozen Dan-sicle before long.

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Bellevue, Nebraska
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250 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

One of our fellow travelers is obsessed with all things Korean including Korean music. She found two separate stores that just sold K-Pop merchandise so she was in heaven. Honestly this is mostly just for the Korean population. There isn't really much 'tourist' type activities that we saw. But it was still a fun experience!

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3 Thank dazyabbey
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I had a 5 hour + layover at LAX. So I hopped the "G" shuttle from the Arrivals area. At the transit loop I bought a day pass using my credit card. Then boarded the green line rapid transit to the blue line. Then took the blue line downtown. Then transferred to the purple line. And voila I was there!... More 

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Pasadena, California
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75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Koreantown also known as AKA "Ktown" is the largest Koreatown outside of Korea. Located in Central Los Angeles in between Hollywood and Downtown. Did you know this is the most crowded area in Los Angeles? I bet you didn't know that, neither do I till today. Ktown isn't something in top of the to do list among tourist, however this... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

So many Korean restaurants offered great food if you want to try Korean barbecued varieties and get some souvenirs. My daughter is a fan of many popular KPOP bands so it was a fun trip for her to roam around. As any typical Asian town everywhere, the neighborhood is not clean and not very safe to roam around at night.... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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6 reviews
Reviewed 17 June 2016

Shabuya and Parks BBQ were incredible. Other places, like the coffee houses were not good, Koreans don't seem to know how to make coffee. I went to 2 different coffee shops and both times ordered a Latte Breve...meaning I want it to be made with half/half instead of skim milk... both places just gave me a cup of regular old... More 

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Thank David M
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30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

I have not visited Koreatown in LA for many years. Has gotten larger over the years. More large buildings going up and more stuff to see/visit. Food and sights are great, but stay on the 2 main streets. Heading was a general comment. A real problem for many cities, but seemed to be worse in Downtown LA and in Koreatown.... More 

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