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Top Choice Korean in Westlake & Koreatown

Kang Ho-Dong Baekjong

Looks can deceive: this informal, youth-filled spot serves some of LA's best Korean barbecue, proven by constant lines out the door. Grill-yourself meats are the star, alongside delectable banchan (side dishes). Gri…
Top Choice Theater in Westlake & Koreatown

Wiltern Theatre

Soaring confidently at the intersection of Wilshire and Western Blvds (get it?), this extraordinary, turquoise-hued deco landmark started life as a movie theater (West Side Story premiered here). These days it's an …
Top Choice Steak in Westlake & Koreatown

Taylor’s

Fifties throwback Taylor's is all old-school LA, from the dark-leatherette booths and wood-paneled walls, to the vest-clad old-school waiters. Some consider it an LA institution for its decent, affordable meats (go …
Top Choice Korean in Westlake & Koreatown

Ahgassi Gopchang

Especially popular with young, trendy Koreans, Ahgassi Gopchang (or 'young lady's…small intestines') doesn't translate well into English, but the fatty satisfaction of grilled small intestine (made from beef and por…
Top Choice Jewish in Westlake & Koreatown

Langer's Deli

The best pastrami sandwiches aren't in New York. They're at this retro deli, where the recipe and hand-carving of the meat hasn't changed since 1947. Sandwich 19 is the ultimate prize (peppery pastrami, Swiss cheese…
Top Choice Bar in Westlake & Koreatown

Prince

In the movie Chinatown, Faye Dunaway meets with Jack Nicholson at this snug, retro warren of semicircular booths, quirky lamps and, these days, Gen-Y hipsters. Also featured in hits such as Mad Men and New Girl, it'…
Supermarket in Westlake & Koreatown

Galleria Market

Inside the Koreatown Galleria, this massive, modern market is a food adventure and offers great bang for your buck. Start with the colorful arrays of produce (we especially love the giant Korean pears). Then snack o…
Architecture in Westlake & Koreatown

Chapman Plaza

It might look like an extravagant Spanish baroque villa, but this complex began life as one of the first drive-in markets in the western US. Opened in 1929, its design allowed motorists to access grocery stores in t…
Architecture in Westlake & Koreatown

Bullocks Wilshire

Clad in terracotta tiles and adorned with copper decorative motifs, this 1929 art-deco diva was the country’s first department store designed for shoppers arriving by car. Its main entrance was placed at the rear of…
Korean in Westlake & Koreatown

Koreatown Galleria Food Court

Under the sky-lit atrium on the top floor of the Koreatown Galleria mall, about a dozen stalls are in friendly competition selling casual, generous serves of easy-on-the-wallet Korean cuisine. Among them, Bontobagi …