10 Must-See Places In LA's Koreatown

By Koreaboo

Get the full experience of LA's Koreatown by visiting these 10 places full of culture & history. Home to a diverse group of people and attractions, take your time exploring. 

  • Koreatown Gateway Sign

    Start your Koreatown adventure at one of the two gateway signs on either side of Olympic Boulevard. There is one at the corner of Western and another on Vermont.  

  • Soowon Galbi

    Visit this restaurant for all your Korean BBQ cravings. The Combo C is great for group dinning with a selection of meat that is more than enough for two people to enjoy. 

  • Biergarten

    This gastropub fuses a huge selection of craft beer with Korean inspired cuisine. They even have a Kimchi burger. And you shouldn never visit Koreatown without having some kimchi.

  • The Wiltern Theater

    On the edge of Koreatown, across from the Wilshire/Western metro station, you'll find one of LA's oldest theaters. Built in 1931, the Wiltern is a stunning example of Art Deco architecture.  

  • Kim’s Home Center

    Similar to a flea-market, Kim's Home Center is a one-stop-shop for all the Korean knick-knacks you can imagine – everything from chopsticks to kimchi refrigerators.

  • Korean Gazebo Da-wool-jeong

    This traditional Korean gazebo and garden is a perfect spot to relax. It's so peaceful you'll forget you are in the middle of busy Los Angeles. 

  • The Prince

    Known equally for it's classic decor and Korean style fried chicken, fans of Mad Men will recognize this classy location.

  • HMS Bounty

    Opened in 1948 on the ground floor of the Gaylord Hotel, this bar has played host to famous figures like Winston Churchill and William Hearst. It changed its name to the nautical HMS Bounty in 1962. 

  • Koreatown Galleria

    With over 70 different shops, the Galleria is the destination for sleek and modern shopping in Koreatown. It's another great place to eat; the food court is on the top floor.

  • Korean American Museum

    Find the museum right in the middle of one of the country's largest Korean-American communities. It's not the largest museum in the world, but it has great exhibits to learn about the area's history.