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“"A Yummy Little Place"” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Little Korea

Little Korea
Ranked #101 of 1,246 Restaurants in La Jolla
Cuisines: Asian, Korean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
La Jolla, California
2 reviews
“"A Yummy Little Place"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Very pleasant surprise. Don't let the strange looking pictures of food outside turn you off. They have some kind of awful advertising menu items on a billboard outside,(unless you're Korean and are familiar with it) but the actual food inside the restaurant is quite delicious. I always have the Bimbimbob (Beenie bop). Delicious and inexpensive. Anyway, give it a try if you're in la Jolla village. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Redlands,CA
Level Contributor
133 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Pleasant Surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Wanting something different for lunch, we kind of stumbled on this hidden gem. Going up the flight of stairs transforms you into a world of tasty offerings. I am by no means an expert on Korean cuisine or level of its authenticity. However, I do recognize good flavor and care in preparation. The Bibimbob with spicy octopus was excellent and the bulgogi followed suite. Friendly service, great flavors and reasonable prices (especially for La Jolla) make this a spot to return to soon.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Great Falls, Montana
Level Contributor
45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Delicious Hole in the Wall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

I have not much experience with Korean food, but I can vouch for Little Korea's deliciousness. I ordered the Japchae with chicken and my husband had Bibimbob which were both excellent. We also had an appetizer of fried pork dumplings which were SO GOOD. The restaurant is small but located close to the beach, with an ocean view from their patio on the second floor. The value is excellent as the two of us ate for lunch under $20.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Ashley K
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Marshall, Michigan
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Authentic Korean”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I've been here a few times and with three different people who have actually been to Korea. The food is authentic. It is also extremely well priced. The view from the balcony is great, but it only fits 2-3 people. The restaurant is very small and intimate. Worth going out of your way to find.

Visited December 2011
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Thank SnoweFall
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CA
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Good eats from a scenic seat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

This small restaurant, which overlooks one of La Jolla's busiest intersections, has tasty and simple Korean favorites. It's a good place to enjoy some bulgogi or soondooboo while peoplewatching over Prospect Ave. Friendly service, decent entree pricing, though we'll probably skip the overpriced dessert next time.

    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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