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Asian, Korean
Dinner, Lunch
Reservations, Seating, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible

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2.2 miles from Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

A friend brought me to this place during Thanksgiving holidays. Pretty wide range of Korean and Japanese dishes. We ordered a sashimi platter, grilled eel, Korean BBQ beef and a couple of korean stews/soups. Portions are healthy / generous including the number of side dishes....Service is pretty good for a Korean restaurant. Restaurant layout is a little odd (perhaps they have expanded a couple of times) and hasn't been renovated in a while. Prices aren't cheap but given the portion sizes, side dishes and service levels, quite fair (lunch specials - we didn't try them - are pretty inexpensive).More

Date of visit: November 2017
Reviewed August 4, 2017

If you're looking for authentic/classical Korean food - then, this is a little hidden gem near Koreatown in Central Los Angeles (near Crenshaw and Olympic). They have excellent bbq ribs, cold buckwheat noodles, stews, etc. But, the highlight is the array of side dishes that...they give you with your main course - which is the traditional Korean meal. (Note: for those living in Europe - if you go to a Korean restaurant - oftentimes - they charge you for the individual side dishes - which is not the case in most Korean restaurants in the U.S.). The service was exceptionally good - friendly, helpful, but not overly so. However, if you're looking for an aesthetically 'fine dining' experience - then, this is probably not the place for you. But, if you're looking for something a bit more authentic, excellent cuisine and great service, then, definitely a hidden gem worth checking out. (Beware for foreign visitors however - this part of town - as is the rest of Koreatown and Central Los Angeles - can get a bit dangerous. So, be alert). Not far from Wilshire - so, you can go visit the museums there afterwards (i.e. La Brea Tar Pits, LACMA (Los Angeles Museum of Modern Art), etc.).More

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

Long time favorite restaurant of many Koreans. Very cordial. Traditional food in sharp presentation. One of the best NangMyun

Date of visit: April 2017
Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

We were staying at a hotel nearby and found this restaurant via TripAdvisor. The food was authentic and delicious. Price didn't quite match the staples. Coke out of a can with paper napkins didn't quite match the ambience. Food was really great.

Date of visit: March 2017
Reviewed January 17, 2017

I have been eating here for 30 years. At various periods when I lived closer, multiple times per week. Everything is freshly made, the ingredients are of high quality, and the service is impeccable. It is an old school restaurant with superb Korean food, with...normal tables for BBQ cooking, as well as a comfortable sushi bar with a TV to relax by. Alcohol is served. Perfect for lunch or dinner, whether eating alone or with a group. The fish cake soup ( o deng) is the best in the city, as are the beautiful side dishes that come with every meal.More

Date of visit: January 2017
Reviewed November 11, 2014

Located in west end of K-town with sparse traffic and its own parking lot, Kang Nam Restaurant serves up Korean food the way grandma made it. With a very comprehensive Korean menu, K-N also serves excellent Japanese food. Frequently we go with groups of 8-12...as they have about a half dozen private rooms.More

Date of visit: June 2014
Reviewed November 12, 2013

If you're in LA, this is a place you have to stop by. It's been there for like 30+ years and is a great example of old-school Korean food. The restaurant started out as a place to serve Korean immigrants good food from the homeland...and remains popular among Koreans in the area. I always enjoy naengmyun (cold noodles) with the various grilled meats (galbi, bulgoggi, etc.) and have yet to find a place in LA that does all of these so well. The chef/owner really cares about quality as he buys his own meats, fish, and produce daily. You can't get more old-school than that.More

Date of visit: October 2013
Reviewed August 30, 2013

Extremely fresh ingredients, excellent service. Some of the best tasting Korean food I've had. Husband and wife are owners with the husband being the chef and the wife managing out front. Restaurant is very busy so that tells you people like to eat there. We...go there every time we are in LA and it never disappoints.More

Date of visit: August 2013
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