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YOUR KOREATOWN CULINARY RESOURCE TO DISCOVER ALL THINGS LOCAL AND DELICIOUS

Explore Koreatown through six of our favorite bites and beverages. Created and curated by Trends on Trends, this Dine Around Guide is designed to be completed in one evening, making sure you don’t miss one single delicious thing in in KTown. Each item is within walking distance from the Line. So all you have to do is leave your luggage and get ready to eat like a local.

 

No.001 DELIVERY BY ROY CHOI, THE LINE

breakfast burrito & congee
3515 Wilshire Blvd
walk: 0 minutes

Spam and eggs, pork fried rice, a thermos full of instant ramen laced with egg and American cheese: just a few things to get excited about on the LINE room service menu. The menu is inspired by comforting classics you’d hope to order as room service but through the eyes of Roy Choi each item has a Korean spin. We recommend the oversized breakfast burrito and creamy congee porridge and leaving your robe and slippers on. Pulling from the Korean tradition of families bringing food to a party, room service comes neatly tied up in patterned fabrics (it could be the Lorax, Hello Kitty, etc.), to be unwrapped like a present.

 

No.002 NORMANDIE CLUB

old fashioned cocktail
3612 W 6th St
walk: 2 minutes

The Normandie Club (inside the Hotel Normandie)  elevates traditional cocktails, attracting both old-school patrons and those looking for a little something “extra” to sip on. Take their old-fashioned for instance: It’s a subtle, coconut-infused bourbon cocktail with apple brandy, spiced almond demerara, Angostura bitters that is as refreshingly far from pina colada as possible.

 

No.003 HONEYMEE

the honeymee ice cream
3377 Wilshire Blvd #116
walk: 4 minutes

The sweetest treat is just steps away from The Line through a small, unassuming service window in a Korean mini-mall. Honeymee offers milky soft serve and creamy frozen yoghurt. The namesake ‘Honeymee ice cream’ is made with local honey, topped with a fresh chunk of honeycomb.

 

No.004 CASSELL’S

cheeseburger and fries
3600 W 6th St
walk: 2 minutes

The perfect combo after a long flight is the burger & PBR special at Cassell’s, now housed on the ground floor of the Hotel Normandie. We scarfed down a  cheeseburger, made from house ground Prime beef patty w/ cheddar, paired with a bag of fries of course. Sit at the bar amongst the locals stopping in for a post-work bite to eat.

 

No.005 MOUNTAIN CAFE

abalone chowder
3064 W 8th St
walk 14 minutes

Once you find Mountain Cafe, you’ll understand why this hidden 24-hour spot is worth the search (Note: It’s signage is in Korean only!). Their “magical” abalone porridge has a touch of sesame oil with small chunks of abalone. An egg yolk tenderly tops the dish. Food is served by Korean grandmas and mothers, doling out delicious banchan like in house cured beef.

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No.006 JEON JU

bulgogi bibimbap
2716 W Olympic Blvd #101
walk: 22 minutes

Located in a deep corner of a shopping center, LA locals make a pilgrimage to Jeon Ju for their stone pot bibimbap. The intensely flavorful bulgogi bibimbap rice has a lovely crisp crunch where stone meets rice. Served with plenty of banchan, you can also get your bibimbap with purple rice!


This Dine Around guide was created by Trends on Trends (@trendsontrends_) with The LINE Hotel (@thelinehotel). Lovely illustrations by: Cara Mullinary (@californyin) and printing by:Presshaus LA (@presshausla).

Dine AroundEmily Miller