17 Amazing Korean Restaurants in Los Angeles

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Formerly known as Myung Dong Kyoja, the easier to pronounce MDK has the same carb-laden menu of knife-cut noodles, pork dumplings, and chewy spicy cold noodles called jjolmyeon. They’ve got outdoor seating but everything can be taken to go as well.

Pork and vegetables dumplings from MDK Noodles
— Matthew Kang

Where to order takeout and delivery in Koreatown

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America’s largest and most dynamic Koreatown is also one of Los Angeles’ fundamental dining neighborhoods. Even in a pandemic, with governmental rules about on-site dining in flux, the wealth of Korean cooking in the area remains as expansive as it does delicious. These are some favorites chosen by The Times’ Food staff.

Saeoo mandoo from MDK Noodles
— Los Angeles Times food staff