The Guide to Koreatown in Los Angeles

Things to do in K-town: shopping with the best kpop stores in L.A, coffee, desserts and hidden gems

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Located west of Downtown L.A. and south of Hollywood, Koreatown is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Encompassing roughly 3 square miles, the area was once the epicenter of Golden Age Hollywood, home to the Ambassador Hotel, the Cocoanut Grove and the Brown Derby. Today, Korean and Latino populations contribute to Koreatown’s rich cultural diversity. K-town is also known for having one of the largest concentration of nightclubs and 24-hour businesses and restaurants in the country. Even frequent visitors have only scratched the surface of this vibrant district. Discover things to do in Koreatown with our guides to one of L.A.’s most exciting neighborhoods.


MaDang the Courtyard in Koreatown
MaDang the Courtyard | Photo by Karen Young

Coffee & Dessert

Alchemist Coffee Project
Alchemist Coffee Project | Instagram by @mymirrorspeaks

Hidden Gems

Korean Food Academy
Photo courtesy of Korean Food Academy