Koreatown

Los Angeles
Koreatown

This trendy neighborhood is known for its diverse cultural heritage, 24-hour nightlife and eclectic entertainment options.

Los Angeles is touted as having the largest population of Koreans outside of Korea itself and many of them live in Koreatown. Shaped by three generations of Korean and Latino immigrants, this 3-square-mile (7-square-kilometer) community has a lively collection of bars, restaurants, shops and spas. Admire art deco buildings, sample Korean specialties and sing your favorite tunes at lively karaoke bars.

Look inside Koreatown Plaza, a quirky 1980s-style shopping mall that offers an interesting mix of upscale brands and ethnic shops. You’ll find international brands like United Colors of Benetton and Jacadi, as well as a busy lower-level food court filled with Korean noodle shops and bakeries.

Walk past the distinctive blue-green tower of the Pellissier Building, which is considered to be one of the country’s finest examples of art deco architecture. The Pellissier Building and the adjoining Wiltern Theater belong to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Find out if any events are taking place at the Wiltern during your stay. Performances range from comedy acts to indie-rock bands here, in one of the largest theaters in LA.

Try traditional Korean dishes like bibimbap, a bowl of rice with seasoned vegetables, chili pepper paste and soy sauce, and galbi, which is beef short ribs. Take advantage of the neighborhood’s numerous affordable spas, many of which offer saunas, mud spas, hot tubs and cold pools, as well as a variety of treatment options.

No trip to Koreatown is complete without experiencing its famous nightlife. Koreatown is said to have the highest concentration of restaurants and nightclubs in all of Southern California, many of which are open 24 hours. An iconic Korean pastime, karaoke clubs are particularly popular. Look for noraebang (private karaoke rooms) where you can sing with a group of friends as well as American-style karaoke clubs with larger audiences.

Koreatown is located west of downtown Los Angeles, loosely defined by borders at Western and Vermont and Beverly and Olympic streets. The neighborhood is quite large. Access the area via a number of different metro stops, including Wilshire/Vermont and Wilshire/Western stations.


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Top hotels in Koreatown

The Rumi Hostel
The Rumi Hostel
2 out of 5
820 S Oxford Ave, Los Angeles, CA
The price is AU$94 per night from 29 Nov. to 29 Nov.
Located in Koreatown, this hostel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Wiltern Theatre and within 3 miles (5 km) of Melrose Avenue and Los Angeles Convention Center. Staples ...
3.6/5 Good! (68 reviews)
Very chill laidback and homey
"Lucia is a pleasure and so helpful. Brooke and Michael are also a delight! Thanks for the warm environment guys!"

Reviewed on 25 Aug. 2021

The Rumi Hostel
The LINE Hotel
The LINE Hotel
4 out of 5
3515 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The price is AU$275 per night from 19 Dec. to 19 Dec.
Located in Koreatown, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Los Angeles Convention Center, L.A. Live and Staples Center. University of Southern California and ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,169 reviews)
"Loved the view from our room and the friendly service"

Reviewed on 25 Nov. 2021

The LINE Hotel
H by H Hospitality
H by H Hospitality
3 out of 5
3206 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$185 per night from 29 Nov. to 29 Nov.
Located in Koreatown, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Wiltern Theatre and within 3 miles (5 km) of Melrose Avenue and Los Angeles Convention Center. Staples ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (123 reviews)
"It was nice for the stay. Not a five star hotel, but for what I paid I got every pennies worth and more."

Reviewed on 25 Nov. 2021

H by H Hospitality
Hotel Normandie
Hotel Normandie
3.5 out of 5
605 S. Normandie Ave, Los Angeles, CA
The price is AU$221 per night from 12 Dec. to 12 Dec.
Located in Koreatown, this romantic hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Wiltern Theatre, Melrose Avenue, and MacArthur Park. Los Angeles Convention Center and Staples ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (958 reviews)
"Nice service and clean room."

Reviewed on 26 Nov. 2021

Hotel Normandie
Best Western Plus LA Mid Town Hotel
Best Western Plus LA Mid Town Hotel
2.5 out of 5
603 S New Hampshire Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$225 per night from 29 Nov. to 29 Nov.
Located in Koreatown, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of MacArthur Park, Melrose Avenue and Wiltern Theatre. Los Angeles Convention Center and Staples Center ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (982 reviews)
"The building could use some renovations."

Reviewed on 15 Nov. 2021

Best Western Plus LA Mid Town Hotel
Hometel Suites
Hometel Suites
2.5 out of 5
3160 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA
The price is AU$187 per night from 20 Dec. to 20 Dec.
Located in Koreatown, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Wiltern Theatre and within 3 miles (5 km) of Melrose Avenue and Staples Center. Los Angeles Convention ...
4/5 Very Good! (349 reviews)
"Very clean and everything works perfectly. Very good."

Reviewed on 13 Nov. 2021

Hometel Suites
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