The New York Times had a six minute film featured on the front page of their digital paper recently titled “36 Hours in Koreatown, Los Angeles.”
The video pitches how the area has long had large Korean and Latino populations, but now has drawn the young professional crowd due to its central location, exceptional dining options, day spas, and late-night drinking and karaoke establishments. The video features some of the long-time favorites including the 1960s HMS Bounty on Wilshire, the casual craft beer spot Beer Belly on Western Ave, as well as a single Korean barbecue restaurant, which must have been difficult to decide on given the plethora or Korean BBQ spots along Olympic, Wilshire and Western. The video also showcases the Oaxacan restaurant Guelaguetza on Olympic Bl, one of our favorites for home-made mole and music, every night of the week.
Makes you want to plan further exploration of Koreatown in the coming days – after all it is right next door!