That whole "speakeasy" thing will never die and, quite frankly, we're cool with that, thanks to this flashy, low-key-ish joint in Koreatown. You don't need to know a secret code or knock or even fl... read more
How this ode to Mezcal, that smoky liquor who plays a classier cousin to tequila, ended up in Koreatown is a mystery, but a pleasant one. There are more than 50 mezcals that run the gamut flavor... read more
Bann takes Korean restaurants as we know them in L.A. and kicks it up just a notch or two. It's a little fancier (some private rooms, a full bar) and definitely more expensive. The owner has been a... read more
Nestled inside Koreatown's trendy Chapman Plaza, this unassuming establishment is better known as a watering hole, but you'll be pleasantly surprised by the menu. Grab a booth, order a bottle of fl... read more
18 flavors a day, over 700 since opening. Owner Tai Kim isn't an ice cream maker. He's an experimental artist. A rundown: Chocolate Wasabi, Pistachio Maple and Riesling Cherry, Fois Gras and Sweet ... read more
A big legged woman ain't got no soul. But someone let the black dogs out to sniff out the lunchables. Fancy rolls make for great sandwiches with creative ingredients. Full of love and unity, just b... read more
Mexican food meets African décor in this boo-zhee taco house of brown-black unity, hopefully putting those nasty green lighting rumors to death. The creatively skewed menu covers a wide variety for... read more
Pronounced sup-pul-chit, this is probably the first Korean BBQ you'll have in LA without insider knowledge. Delectable cook-at-your-table Archie to rival Woo Lae Oak's stuffy Reggie. Dip the pi... read more
"Homestyle is a mentally strong technique depending mostly on arm and finger strength," salty shrimp, braised fish, and pork belly included. This delicious and hearty homestyle Korean chow would m... read more
Very out-of-the-way location really just adds to the appeal for Chabelita's devoted followers. Also, not many places are open 24 hours in L.A. It's Mexican, but with chili cheese fries and arcade g... read more
Drunken K Town karaoke madness for funky monkeys and liquor junkies. Underground pirate ship lands on Scottish hovel. Be as ka-ra-zay as you wanna be. Trust us, if our Korean friends taught us anyt... read more
Men's club-ish digs, slightly less expensive than most, and the cuts are Fred Flintstone-sized. Big red leather booths are all the rage in dimly lit joint that makes sissies feel like Sam Elliott. ... read more
Far from huge, and that's the way they like it. Hippest musical up-and-comers make this a must-stop, and they're playing to a pretty celeb-heavy crowd. Art Deco classic has been around since the 30... read more
One-of-a-kind despite resembling Harold & Kumar's promised land. Insane amounts of meat—thinly sliced, quickly grilled, sweetly glazed. Pork and beef melt in your mouth, then linger on your tongue ... read more
Curvy Korean BBQ of wood and steel. Simple digs bring neighborhood residents and sharply starched worker bees together over short ribs and paper-thin cuts of chicken, beef, and pork. Simple, ample,... read more
Does Nicaraguan vacation spot sound like an oxymoron to you, my Reagan youth? Frayed meat, fish, gooey cheese, and/or banana filled pockets of crisply baked dough bring homesick Nicaraguans into th... read more
This is where the youngsters get their soup on round the clock. Simmering pots of salty broth swimming with fat noodles, chicken, pork and fresh sliced veggies await the Ho Do Ri-ter. Some spicy so... read more
It takes huevos to dub yourself, Tamale Capital of the World, in L.A. Fifty-two lard-less varieties from Central and S. America, all seem pretty perfect to us. Not-for-profit storefront is putt... read more
Greek taverna of homemade fried saganaki cheese, tzatziki, gyros, and spanikopita in the land of pupusas. All together now: ohhh-pah!! Small café has little room for owner's huge personality; watch... read more
Swanky London-bred Cantonese classes up the Hills of Beverly. Glamo...
How do you say "sexified, neck-craning hot spot" in Mandarin? Becau...
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