The Best of Koreatown's Restaurants, Drinks and More

escala-weallgrow The #WeAllGrow Summit is held in the most happening neighborhood of Los Angeles: Koreatown.  With only three days to explore the countless options in between stellar #WeAllGrow keynotes, panels, and workshops, we’ve stepped in to help you narrow down the search, that way you can visit the best eateries, cafes, and night-time spots Koreatown has to offer. For our recommendations outside of Ktown, check our Top 5 Neighborhoods for Foodies in L.A.

Great Dinner Spots for Large Parties

EMC Seafood & Raw Bar: With a happy hour that lasts until 2 AM closing time (They close at midnight on Thursday. Friday and Saturday is 2AM) you can’t go wrong with EMC’s $1 oysters.  But that’s not all they have to offer! EMC boasts an array of fresh seafood, in addition to specialty drinks crafted by their mixologists. Not into raw fish? No worries, they also provide clam chowder, grilled rib eye, lobster rolls, and everything else in between.

Check out their menu here:

EMC Seafood & Raw Bar | 3500 W 6th St #101, Los Angeles, CA 90010 | 213-351-9988

EscaLA Restaurant and Bar: Located in the Historic Chapman Plaza (pictured above), Escala provides an eclectic blend of Latin American cuisine, an artistic ambience, and Koreatown nightlife that you can’t help but want to stay for a few drinks. So, why not stay for a drink or two? | 3451 W 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90020 | 213-837-1113

Hae Jang Chon Korean BBQ Restaurant: You can’t visit Koreatown without eating Korean BBQ.  With a wide assortment of meat and seafood choices (marinated short rib, BBQ beef, pork belly, shrimp, octopus, and the list goes on), you just can’t go wrong at Hae Jang Chon’s All You Can Eat Menu.  While you’re at it, don’t forget to try the Kimchi Pancake and Steamed Egg.  If you’re eyes are bigger than your stomach, order one choice of meat at a time—they charge extra for any meat left over.  Come hungry! | 3821 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020 | 213-389-8777

The Boiling Crab: If you’re craving Cajun cuisine, this is the place to be, and it’s only a block away from the Line Hotel.  With crab legs, crawfish, corn, potatoes, Cajun rice, and more, the Boiling Crab will not disappoint.  They don’t accept reservations, so get there early.  Get ready to put in some work and get your hands dirty. Don’t worry, they provide a bib. | 3377 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90017 | (213) 389-2722

BCD Tofu House: Want to try some Korean style food, but don’t eat meat?  Try BCD Tofu House! They offer a variety of hot stone dishes, all which include tofu. Don’t want meat? Just let them know.  Also, they’re open 24 hours, so stay up all night, why don’t you? You’re not in Los Angeles every day!  Plus, you get Breakfast in Bed from LBC Saturday morning, anyway.  Catch up on those z’s later. | 213-382-6677 | 3575 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010


Other Great Eats

Boo’s Philly Cheesesteaks: The closest thing you’ll get to real Philly Cheesesteak in Los Angeles.

3377 Wilshire Blvd. Ste 103, Los Angeles, CA 90010

Kuishimbo Japanese Food: Eat great for cheap.

3407 W 6th St, Ste 101 A Los Angeles, CA 90020

The Original Ramen Burger: Exactly what it sounds like—meat sandwiched by ramen.

239 Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90004

Whiz: Burgers, Sandwiches, Wings

3901 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020


Iota Brew Café: In addition to great a coffee selection, they literally carry every flavor of macaroon’s possible.

528 Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020

Bourbon Street Café: “Sleek coffee-focused spot also offering baked goods & bulk beans out of a New Orleans-style cafe.”

Seven Vermont Plaza, 698 Vermont Ave #103, Los Angeles, CA 90005

POT Café: They sell breakfast pizzas. ‘Nough said.

3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010



Honeymee: Milk ice cream with real honey. Yum.

3377 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 116, Los Angeles, CA 90010

It's Boba Time: If you’ve never tried boba, this is your chance. Don’t miss out!

3450 West 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90020

Paris Baguette: If the word’s cream cheese Danish, fruit tart, and croissant make you salivate, then this is your bakery.

3470 West 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90020


Escala | 3451 W 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90020

Beer Belly | 532 Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020

Frank N Hanks (dive) | 518 Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020

Lock & Key | 239 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004

Brass Monkey Karaoke | 3440 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010