The Top 10 Chinese-Korean Restaurants in Koreatown LA

Chinese-Korean food is a fusion between ethnic Chinese and Korean food. The cuisine developed in the city of Incheon, as most ethnic Chinese population of Korea lived. Chinese restaurants in Korea started to pop up and were mostly owned by Koreans rather than Chinese due to the discrimination towards Chinese citizens due to political issues in the 19th century. 

Chinese-Korean food is one of the top ordered delivery foods in Korea. Excitingly enough, there are a variety of dishes you can choose from but there are three main dishes that you will always see in every Korean-Chinese restaurant: jajangmyeon, jjamppong, and tangsuyuk. 

What are the main three dishes of Chinese-Korean food?

Jajangmyeon is a noodle dish with a thick sauce of sweet back bean sauce, diced meat, and vegetables.

Jjamppong is a spicy, seafood noodle soup with vegetables, seafood or meat, and chili oil.

Tangsuyuk is a sweet and sour meat dish that can be made with pork or beef, and it is coated with corn, potato, or glutinous rice flour. The dish is served with a sweet-and-sour that you can either pour on top or dip the meat into. 

In Koreatown, there are a few restaurants that make the Chinese-Korean food experience even better. Make sure you grab your friends and grab some delicious lunch at these restaurants! 

1. The Dragon Restaurant

The Dragon Restaurant takes on classic Chinese-Korean food and makes sure customers leave satisfied with delicious food and a great time. They also have huge spaces that are perfect for parties or large parties. They also have a great lunch special during the weekdays that you can’t miss out on. 

966 Vermont Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(213) 387-8833

2. Zzamong

Zzamong is famous for the option to add heat and spice to the jajangmyeon if requested. Those who love spicy food should definitely challenge themselves to their level 10 spice jajangmyeon, which many customers have failed to eat the whole bowl. But if you want to go just to enjoy some delicious Chinese-Korean food, they have huge portions at reasonable prices as well! 

4255 W 3rd St,
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 739-2747

3. Young King

Young King is a great place to stop by as they have great portions and a great place to eat casually with your friends. Customers enjoy also ordering take-out from Young King as they make sure to package it well. The restaurant closes on Mondays and Tuesdays, so be sure to check this restaurant for the rest of the days they are open. 

3100 W Olympic Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(213) 487-6154

4. Young Bin Ru

Young Bin Ru is loved by customers for its big portions and flavorful Chinese-Korean food. Their jjampong is said to be both spicy, rich, and not watery. Customers who also order take-out say the food is delicious and flavorful despite not being eaten at the restaurant right away. 

3122 W 8th St,
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 302-2551

5. Kyodong Noodles at Madang

Located in Madang, Kyodong has delicious Chinese-Korean food that you should check out! They have a half-and-half menu where half jjampong and jajangmyeon come out as you can get the best of both worlds! Make sure you visit Kyodong after enjoying your fun time at Madang! 

621 S Western Ave Suite 303,
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 380-0664

6. The Ppong

The Ppong not only has delicious food but with a young, hip interior design that anyone of all ages can enjoy. Customers love the brisket jjamppong as it contains lots of meat, veggies, and seafood along with their savory, spicy soup. The fried rice and tangsuyuk are also said to be delicious and a great addition to the table. 

4003 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1,
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 658-3953

7. Hong Kong Ban Jum

Hong Kong Ban Jum is a famous franchise owned by the most well-known chef in South Korea, Baek Jung Won. With the signature jajangmyeon and tangsuyuk well-loved by customers, you should try out this restaurant if you are new to Chinese-Korean food. 

2716 W Olympic Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(213) 387-0410

8. Shin Beijing

Established in 1984, Shin Beijing specializes in Chinese-Korean food with other delicious foods, along with the main three foods. Customers enjoy the tangsuyuk but also the honey walnut shrimp and Mongolian beef. 

3101 W Olympic Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(213) 381-3003

9. Happy Noodle

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Located in Rodeo, Happy Noodle is located in the food court of the mall. Customers all recommend the jjampong from Happy Noodle, and they have only six items on the menu, but they make sure to cook all their food deliciously. But make sure you head over early as they close at 2 pm and are closed on Sunday.

833 S Western Ave #41, 
Los Angeles, CA 90005
(213) 388-1789

10. Plaza Mandarin House

Located on the bottom floor of Koreatown Plaza, Plaza Mandarin House is well-loved by customers for their old-school-styled jajangmyeon and jjambong. After you shop around the Plaza, make sure you try out Plaza Mandarin House, as it is definitely worth your time! 

928 S Western Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(213) 386-4588

Make sure you try out these Chinese-Korean restaurants if you are new or haven’t tried other places before. Chinese-Korean food culture is not only delicious but a fusion of two cultures that blend well together. Koreatown, Los Angeles, has the best places for you to try out this magical fusion. 

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