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Pipers Restaurant – Closed

Date Closed: June 13, 2017 Date Reopened: June 17, 2017 Reason for Closure: Vermin Infestation

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Island Pacific Supermarket – Destroyed by Fire

Island Pacific Seafood Market

Filipino grocery store and seafood market that was destroyed by fire on January 10, 2018.

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Canvas – Closed

Canvas Store

Men’s Clothing, Shoes

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Vapor Bar LA – Closed

Opened in 2013. Closed in 2017. Located on 3rd Street, near Normandie.

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I Love Boba on 5th & Western – Closed

One of at last four locations of the I Love Boba franchise in the Koreatown area, as of 2013. Closed as of May 2017.

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ChungShil HongShil – Closed

Cheongshil Hongshil in Koreatown LA

孝淵媽媽在LA開的餐廳 청실홍실 엘에이 한식 만두 모밀 우동 전문점

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King Of New York (KONY) Pizzeria – Closed

Opened in 2006. Closed in 2017.

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Sheng Ramen – Closed

Sheng Ramen in Koreatown LA

Taiwanese-owned eatery on the northeast corner of 7th Street and Vermont Avenue… Menu includes tomato-sauce ramen and jajiang ramen.

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Romero’s Mexican Food – Closed

Romero's Mexican Food

Hole-in-the-wall Mexican eatery. Chile relleno, tacos, garlic shrimp wet burritos, shredded beef burritos, enchiladas…

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Tom n Toms @ Solair – Closed

UPDATE: Space has been taken over by Gong Cha as of January 2017.

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Thai Original BBQ on Vermont – Closed

There is another one on 3rd Street… and another one in North Koreatown / East Hollywood near Larchmont / Melrose Hill.

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Meli’s Italian Ice – Closed

Opened 2015.

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Noodles & Company – Closed

Korean-Vietnamese Pho Noodles: 6th & Western

Korean-run Vietnamese pho restaurant. Opened in Summer 2013. Had had closures / ownership/name changes. Final closure was in September 2016.

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Good-Ha Express – Closed

Good-Ha Express: Filipino Restaurant

New management in 2013 in the place of the old Manila Good-Ha. This restaurant serves Chinese-Filipino cuisine for breakfast and lunch. Can open at dinnertime for special events. Menu includes tapsilog, kaldereta, bangus relyeno, lumpia, pansit, halo-halo, turon, and occasionally ginataang bilo-bilo.

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Iota Cafe – Closed

IOTA Cafe on Western Avenue was a Korean eatery known for Western-style desserts and Korean fusion dishes like kimchi carbonara. Health department closure in 2014. Finally closed for business in 2016.

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Chow King – Closed

Chowking Filipino-Chinese Fast Food

UPDATE: Closed in early 2016. Chow King is an international Filipino-Chinese franchise restaurant that opened in North Koreatown in 2013. Serves lunch and dinner. Menu includes dimsum, halo-halo, noodles dishes such as pansit bihon and palabok… Closes at 9:00 pm on most days. Health rating of A (99) as of 05/29/2013. Chowking USA is a […]

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Feria – Closed

Korean booking club. Formerly Velvet Room.

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Oh San Restaurant – Closed

Oh San Korean Restaurant

Took over the space of the defunct Mat Goeul in early 2016. The house specialty of this new eatery is soondae (traditional Korean blood sausages).

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David’s Salon – Closed

David's Hair Salon

A well-known hairstyle authority in the Philippines, where it opened its first location in 1989. The Los Angeles branch opened its doors in 2008.

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Tom n Toms @ Madang – Closed

UPDATE: Closed. As of early 2016, space is occupied by Klat Cafe.

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Ume Sushi – Closed

Ume All-You-Can-Eat Sushi Restaurant in Koreatown LA

During construction, had a sign up on Western Avenue announcing the impending opening of OBAKE All-You-Can-Eat Sushi. Opened in December 2015 as UME ayce sushi. Korean-owned restaurant.

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