When the temperature in LA does that thing where it’s 88 degrees every day for three months straight, go to Yu Chun. The tiny restaurant on Olympic has a menu full of different soups, dumplings, and galbi platters, but everyone here is eating the naengmyeon. It’s a giant bowl of cold kudzu noodles (cut with scissors by the waitress) chilling in an icy, vinegar-y broth filled with boiled beef, radishes, and sesame seeds. It’s an incredibly refreshing soup, and if you’re looking to add a little heat, there’s spicy mustard on the table.
Where we've featured it
More spots in KoreatownSee more
Hyesung Noodle House
Hyesung Noodle House in Koreatown is the first U.S. outpost of a Seoul institution where ordering is simple - you get the kalguksu.
More Korean spotsSee more
HK Market isn’t the flashiest Korean grocery store around, but they make up for it with excellent pre-made banchan and kimbap.
Chef Kang Food Rehab
Chef Kang Food Rehab is an American-Korean spot in Koreatown with good fried chicken.
Suggested by our writers
Ddong Ggo is a lively Koreatown bar with a smoked-filled patio and excellent fried chicken.
OB Bear has some of the best bar food in Koreatown, and folks line up early for the chicken wings.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more