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Not a really turistoc place but interesting to eat Korean food and buy Korean food products.

Not a really turistoc place but interesting to eat Korea food and buy Korean food products. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sandra V
Korea town outside of Korea

This part of Los Angeles is like Seoul outside of Korea. From the moment you enter Korea town... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
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Neighborhood in the city's midtown section that serves as the hub for cultural, social and business life for Korean residents.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good43%
  • Average23%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“korean food” (9 reviews)
“k pop” (4 reviews)
“k town” (3 reviews)
Los Angeles, CA
Central L.A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a really turistoc place but interesting to eat Korea food and buy Korean food products. Lots of Korean restaurants and stores. Is not a place to walk for tourism, nor it has particular interesting buildings.

Thank Sandra V
Reviewed 24 April 2017

This part of Los Angeles is like Seoul outside of Korea. From the moment you enter Korea town everything is written in Korean and everyone speaks Korean. It is funny to walk around here and to see all shops similar to any town in Korea....More

1  Thank FranceGlobetrotter
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

K-town has a flourishing scene of bars, restaurants and some of the best spas in L.A. There are places in Koreatown where you swear you are in Asia. And yet, it's also 100% Los Angeles: malls, large supermarkets, clothing stores, Korean souvenirs , bikes, snacks,...More

Thank Cma P
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Koreatown's where you go if you're craving a culinary adventure. This place is a savory smorgasbord. The area itself isn't particularly pretty - a prime example of L.A. strip-mall style - but if you can ignore the architecturally-challenged surroundings, you're in for a treat. Those...More

Thank BMunchausen
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Visited the Koreatown Plaza mall on a trip last week. Its a mall straight out of the 80s. For those wanting to see what a mall looks like in Korea, this isn't it -sorry. Stores were mostly empty and there was very little foot traffic...More

3  Thank JackReacher2016
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

People here are generally very hospitable. As is the food, so warm and inviting to your mouth. But be careful, as the heat of their Tofu and Bulgogi plates won't save you long from the blistering cold that thrives outside. Thank Goodness my Girlfriend was...More

Thank Danny A
Reviewed 20 September 2016

One of our fellow travelers is obsessed with all things Korean including Korean music. She found two separate stores that just sold K-Pop merchandise so she was in heaven. Honestly this is mostly just for the Korean population. There isn't really much 'tourist' type activities...More

4  Thank dazyabbey
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I had a 5 hour + layover at LAX. So I hopped the "G" shuttle from the Arrivals area. At the transit loop I bought a day pass using my credit card. Then boarded the green line rapid transit to the blue line. Then took...More

1  Thank busdepollo
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Koreantown also known as AKA "Ktown" is the largest Koreatown outside of Korea. Located in Central Los Angeles in between Hollywood and Downtown. Did you know this is the most crowded area in Los Angeles? I bet you didn't know that, neither do I till...More

3  Thank Cma P
Reviewed 10 August 2016

So many Korean restaurants offered great food if you want to try Korean barbecued varieties and get some souvenirs. My daughter is a fan of many popular KPOP bands so it was a fun trip for her to roam around. As any typical Asian town...More

3  Thank seabreezesakka
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We've booked a 2 night stay. wondering if there is public transit close to the hotel that would get us to Universal Studios?
15 January 2015|
Response from Velte2008 |
Use the lyft app. They give you a $50 credit for your first time toward your rides. But they break it up at $10 per ride. Theyre 10x's cheaper than public transit and safer. Both my mom and I are having a blast in California... More