Located between Downtown and Mid-City, Koreatown is all culture packed into a 3 square mile radius. It is one of the most densely populated and diverse neighborhoods in the city, with 68% of its population born abroad, mostly in Asia and Latin America. The neighborhood is stimulation overload dominated by an eclectic array of independently-owned restaurants and businesses.
It’s inspiring to see that even through the toughest times within the pandemic that the food culture has continued to endure in Koreatown. The tents that sprung up in sidewalks and in parking lots mid to late last year to accommodate outdoor dining has brought the experience of al fresco street food dining in the busy cities in Asia to right here in Los Angeles. As more businesses have begun to open back up, the inviting aroma of Just Good Food fills the air at almost every turn.
As someone that moved to Ktown only a few weeks before California locked down in May 2020, here are a few places I’ve enjoyed in my neighborhood this past year.