It’s no secret that your lunch break is most likely what you look forward to the most on a workday, so why not add more excitement to that? “Saving money on a meal is a bad idea,” said no one ever, so feel free to introduce yourself to some of the best lunch specials you’ll ﬁnd in Koreatown, where the quality stays up and quantity ($) goes down. Whether you need a new go-to for that midday lunch break or a pick-me-up on your day off, you’ll thank us for treating yourself at any of these restaurants.
© Kobawoo House
698 S Vermont Ave Ste 109, Los Angeles, CA 90005
Kobawoo House has been specializing in Bossam (boiled pork belly) and other traditional Korean dishes since 1983. You can have the perfect comfort meal if you opt for their Lunch Bossam with Doenjang Jjigae (soybean paste stew) for $13.99, Lunch Bulgogi with Kimchi Jjigae (kimchi stew) for $15.99, or anything else from their lunch special menu.
Available Tuesday–Sunday from 11am–8pm
© Ssam Korean BBQ
Ssam Korean BBQ
1040 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006
Ssam refers to wrapping meat in vegetables and at this KBBQ restaurant, you are served meat at your table with various options such as lettuce, cabbage, bean leaves, and pumpkin leaves, which are used either raw or blanched. Enjoy their lunch ssambobs or other lunch specials, including their cold noodle for $9.99, original short rib soup for $11.99, and broiled beef bulgogi for $9.99.
Available every day from 11am-3pm
3446 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010
Rollypop is a locally-owned restaurant with affordable lunch specials for quality sushi. You can choose from any of their combos, including udon, sushi, or a roll, starting at $7.99. If that’s not enough to get you full, add on a Rollypop Box that includes two pieces of sushi, an 8-piece California roll, two pieces of crispy rice, and a salmon avocado hand roll.
Available Monday-Saturday from 11am-2pm
© Chunju Han-Il Kwan
Chunju Han-Il Kwan
3450 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020
In Koreatown, you’ll ﬁnd an array of Korean eateries specializing in traditional stews and other classic dishes, but not all of them can beat the deals here. Starting at $10.96, lunch special dishes at Chunju Han-Il Kwan include casseroles, porridge, cold noodles, beef rib soup, and so much more.
Available every day from 8:30am-3pm
© Park’s BBQ
955 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006
Located in the heart of Koreatown, Park’s BBQ has been locally known since it opened in 2003. Not only has Founder Chef Jenee won awards for her cuisine which already speaks for itself, but Park’s lunch specials are just an added treat for those who visit. Lunch specials may vary depending on the day but could include beef short rib soup, grilled ﬁsh, or bulgogi.
Available Monday-Friday, call for hours
© Slurpin’ Ramen Bar
Slurpin’ Ramen Bar
3500 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005
If you’re looking for something other than Korean food for your lunch, Slurpin’ Ramen Bar may be the spot for you. If you’re into Hakata-style ramen, order the lunch combo where you can get an appetizer and house salad for only an additional $3 when you order a Slurpin’ or veggie ramen.
Available every day from 11:30am-3pm
© Yelp/Kitty K
Yellow House Cafe
357 S Western Ave Ste 101, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Tucked in the corner of a small strip mall, Chomak is known for its grilled ﬁsh and other seafood dishes. Their seafood is served grilled, stewed, or in a spicy hot pot. Try the grilled mackerel and soybean stew special, starting at $10.99, or their lunch box with bulgogi, chicken, grilled mackerel, or stir-fried squid, starting at $12.
Available Monday-Friday from 10:30am-2:30pm
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