10 Must-See Places In LA's Koreatown
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.
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.
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.
Known equally for it's classic decor and Korean style fried chicken, fans of Mad Men will recognize this classy location.
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.
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.