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Guelaguetza Mexican Restaurant near The Pearl apartments in Koreatown

Discover Koreatown’s Delicious Outdoor Dining

Late summer weather beckons with balmy days and starry nights. Your favorite KTown restaurants are expanding their patio seating, adding street side tables, and even commandeering alleys and parking lots, so you can enjoy delicious outdoor dining near The Pearl. Did you know Koreatown’s al fresco scene is starting to resemble Seoul’s iconic tented street food stalls? Eater LA has some great tips HERE From Korean BBQ to award-winning Oaxacan cuisine, creative fusion and even late night bar chow, there’s a table waiting for you!  Check  websites for hours, reservations, takeout and delivery options.



Jjukku Jjukku BBQ

3377 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90010


Featured on LA Weekly’s list of Best Korean Restaurants, Jjukku Jjukku serves classic all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ in a tented outdoor space reminiscent of an authentic Seoul street food spot. They offer three levels of all-you-can-eat options grilled over real charcoal. Jjukku Jjukku uses the finest quality meat with a variety of choices that include marinated and unmarinated. You’ll also find baby octopus & shrimp teppanyaki with spicy hot sauce, as well as a variety of beverage items.



EsCaLA K-Town

Historic Chapman Plaza

3451 West 6th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90020


Outdoor patio seating is now open in the Historic Chapman Plaza Courtyard. Created by Seoul Sausage chef Chris Oh, EsCaLA is a Colombian Korean restobar known for eclectic food and specialty cocktails. The menu has been crafted to suit the highly discerning palate of LA natives, while respecting and maintaining the authenticity of Latin American flavors.



Sun Ha Jang

4032 W Olympic Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90019


Get your ducks in a row. This unassuming BBQ joint in an easy-to-miss strip mall specializes in a duck-only menu, grilled at your table. Start with unmarinated slices of duck, then move on to spicy slivers of shimmering meat, finishing with kimchi fried rice made with charred bits of duck oozing with copious duck fat. The finale is a Korean duck “paella,” festooned with crispy rice on the edges. Sun Ha Jang is open for outdoor dining with limited seating. Takeout is available as well.



Myung Dong Kyoja Noodle

3630 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90010


Myung Dong Kyoja (MDK) Noodle owner Stella Shin recently repurposed the restaurant’s hidden parking lot into MDK Pocha for outdoor dining. Pocha is short for pojangmacha, which literally means covered wagon, referring to a street food vendor. Since it’s inception, MDK has quickly gained a reputation for serving some of Koreatown’s finest and most delicious noodles and dumplings, made from scratch daily. Pick up and delivery also available.



Toe Bang Cafe

3465 W 6th St. # 11

Los Angeles, CA 90020


Looking for a fun time? This chill Korean bar in Chapman Plaza offers traditional bites, BBQ, and cocktails on their lively outdoor patio.Try the Skewer platter with a delicious grilled assortment – those in the know say it goes well with a shot or two of chamisul, also known as Korean vodka. Other libation-friendly choices include popcorn chicken, chicken wings, and budae jjigae, a sausage stew made with ham, sausage, spam, baked beans, kimchi and gochujang.



Tokyo Hamburg

600 S New Hampshire Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90005


Tokyo Hamburg reopened with outdoor seating in their parking lot in the heart of Koreatown. This stylish spot is known for Japanese fusion and sweet handmade desserts, along with a selection of sake & beer.Their signature Tokyo Hsmburger is made by mixing top quality Angus beef with fresh vegetables and various seasonings, then marinated for an ideal time. For absolute freshness, they prepare your meal to order. Make sure you try the homemade strawberry & red bean mochi to cap things off. Curbside pick up and delivery also available.



Berkshire House

143 N La Brea Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90036


Nestled on La Brea’s restaurant row in Mid City, Berkshire House just opened one of the best new patios in the city. Taking over the parking lot next door, this expansive new space is festooned with astroturf, long picnic tables, and string lights covering the entire patio. View your favorite sports on their outdoor screens, and enjoy deliciously crafted cocktails and plenty of savory bites in a lively, congenial atmosphere.



Guelaguetza Mexican Restaurant

3014 W. Olympic Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90006


Named “The Best Oaxacan Restaurant In The Country” by Jonathan Gold, Guelaguetza has been cited by The New York Times, GQ Magazine, Esquire, Los Angeles Magazine and more. Guelaguetza is happy to announce the opening of their outdoor dine-in service. This family-owned establishment in the heart of Koreatown showcases traditional recipes made with authentic Oaxacan ingredients. Enjoy the music while their eager staff serves all your Oaxacan favorites, along with michelades, mezcal and craft cocktails. Reservations are highly encouraged.



Caffeé Concerto

610 S Serrano Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90005


Concerto serves Euro Korean Cuisine in the middle of KTown, in a friendly neighborhood atmosphere that exudes a hip downtown vibe. Contemporary Euro Korean dishes collide with rich flavors to create a distinctive culinary style. Concerto strives to promote well-being among guests by utilizing only the finest meats and the freshest organic produce in their dishes. Enjoy dining on the outdoor patio. Friday Music Night presents live jazz and classical music performance from 8-10 pm. Please contact Concerto for reservations and other inquiries.


Photo credits:

Photo #1: Guelaguetza Mexican Restaurant

Photo #2: Jjukku Jjukku BBQ

Photo #3: EsCaLA K-Town

Photo #4: Sun Ha Jang

Photo #5: Myung Dong Kyoja Noodle

Photo #6: Toe Bang Cafe

Photo #7: Tokyo Hamburg

Photo #8: Berkshire House

Photo #9: Guelaguetza Mexican Restaurant

Photo #10: Caffeé Concerto