Tag Archives: opened 2013


Daiso Japan

Daiso Japan: Koreatown LA Store

DAISO is a popular chain of Japanese retail stores selling many items at $1.50 each. It has more than 2,500 stores in Japan.

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Get Bbul Seafood Korean BBQ

Get Bbul Seafood BBQ

Opened in the former space of Insadong Korean BBQ / Mabang in the Olympic Serrano Plaza. USUAL BUSINESS HOURS: Monday to Sunday, 3:00 pm – 12:00 midnight

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EMC Seafood & Raw Bar

EMC Seafood & Raw Bar

Oyster bar that opened in July 2013 on 6th Street. Usual hours 4 pm – midnight seven days a week. Menu.

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The Face Shop @ Madang Mall

The Face Shop: Natural Story

One of two currently open locations of The Face Shop in the Koreatown LA area.

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Kokio Chicken – Closed Due To Fire

Kokio Chicken on Western Avenue

Moved to 6th Street in mid-2016.

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Vapor Bar LA – Closed

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

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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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Doni Burger – Closed

Doni Burger Koreatown USA

LATEST UPDATE: Permanently closed. Disconnected phone number: (213) 381-2009

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Montana Natural Meat

Korean-Korean butcher shop that opened in December 2013 in the former space of Samgyung Food Mart on the northwest corner of 4th & Western. Basic English spoken well enough. Usually open from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm, seven days a week.

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Meedo Dduk Cafe – Closed

Meedo Dduk Cafe: Korean Rice Cakes

Dduk refers to traditional Korean rice “cakes.” This cafe specializes in artisinal ddeok (dduk) and serves both Western coffee drinks like flat whites and macchiatos, as well as traditional Korean teas. There are also fusion sandwiches and other simple snacks.

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Opera House Bakery

Closed by the health department March 5 – 9, 2015. Violation: vermin infestation

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Healing Foot Massage

Healing Foot Massage: Lux Plaza

In the space between Super Cleaners and Mister Bossam at the Lux Plaza on Western Avenue, just south of 3rd Street. Korean-speaking staff. Price is $30 for a “combo” of half-hour of foot massage and half-hour of body massage. Regular Hours are 10 am – 10 pm seven days a week. Call beforehand to make […]

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Hongs Chinese Express – Closed

Hongs Chinese Gourmet Restaurant

“Hongs Chinese Gourmet” took over the space of Smoke Star BBQ in 2013.

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Tofu & Noodles

Opened in December 2013 in the former space of Curry Hyang on 8th & Berendo. See menu.

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Pizzeria Napoli – Closed

Pizzeria Napoli Menu

UPDATE: Closed as of November 2014. Disconnected phone number: (213) 387-4992

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Bob House

Rebranding of the Korean restaurant Spoon & Chopsticks. Closed on Christmas Day.

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Yongdudong Jjukkumi – Closed

Yongdudong Baby Octopus

Korean restaurant that opened on October 14 in the former space of Cafe Story on Western Avenue. Has a beer & wine license. 용두동 쭈꾸미

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Doopan Bakery

Cold coffee, patbingsu, bread, pastries Health score: B Doo Pan Bakery 야채빵, 호빵, 고로케, 쿠키 김두길 사장

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Insadong Galbi Noodles – Closed

Opened in the former space of DKB Restaurant on the northwest corner of 6th & Catalina in Fall 2013. Closed in late fall 2014. Space taken over by Jopok Toppoki. Mon-Sat 11 am – 11 pm Sun 11:30 am – 11 pm Disconnected phone number: (213) 568-3760

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Grainivore – Closed

Grainivore Singaporean Cuisine on Western Avenue

Quick-service Singaporean restaurant that opened in November 2013 in the former space of Venezuelan eatery Amazonas.

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AIO Wireless – Rebranded

Western & Wilshire. Monday – Friday 10 AM – 8 PM Saturday 10 AM – 8 PM Sunday 12 PM – 6 PM * Now a Cricket.

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