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Top 10 Kimbap Places to Try in Koreatown LA

Korean street food, aka Boonsik in Korean, consists of many delicious items like spicy rice cakes, blood sausages, and more. But the easiest and most nutritious would be kimbap as it is basically a rice roll with seaweed and any vegetable or meat you want to add to it. As the ingredients and the rice are both inside the seaweed, the complete touch would be adding some sesame oil and seeds on top. It is very nutritious because you can add anything that you want when you make it, and restaurants have a variety that you can choose from. Kimbaps are equivalent to a sandwich; Koreans would like to have it as a snack or even just a meal for lunch. 

In Korean street food culture, the most important thing you order is kimbap because you can eat it alone or with other dishes. If you’re new to trying kimbap, here are 10 recommended places in Koreatown where you can try it out! 

1. The Kimbap

The Kimbap has a large variety of kimbap flavors that you can choose from. Customers love the fact that it’s super easy to order and eat as it is bite sized filled with delicious toppings and sauce. As this store specializes specifically on kimbap, customers all enjoy eating it on any occasion. 

400 S Western Ave #102, 
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 365-1040 

2. Awoolim

Located in Koreatown Plaza food court, Awoolim has Korean street food ready to eat. As kimbap can be paired with both spicy rice cakes and fish cake soup, we definitely recommend you checking out Awoolim after adventuring around Koreatown Plaza. 

928 S Western Ave, 
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(213) 388-0053

3. G-gle G-gle Boonsik

G-gle G-gle Boonsik serves all sorts of Korean street food starting with fried veggies, chicken wings, kimbap, spicy rice cakes and more. Customers love to order the kimbap as it is a great addition with the chicken and spicy rice cakes they can order. 

3500 W 6th St #228,
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 674-7492

4. Roll Roll Roll

Serving both Korean style and Japanese style rolls, Roll Roll Roll is a fusion of Korean and Japanese Korean food. With reasonable prices and delicious rolls, customers can get the best of both worlds of rolls from this restaurant. 

3675 Wilshire Blvd C,
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 386-3000

5. Kimbap Paradise

Specializing in kimbap, Kimbap Paradise has a variety of kimbap flavors you can choose from with other Korean street food that can be ordered. Also, they are known for their catering services, so make sure to call and ask about catering if you are interested!

401 Vermont Ave #1&2
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 382-3700

6. Kimbap House

Kimbap House is a mom and pop counter with delicious kimbap that are made fresh. Unlike other kimbap restaurants, Kimbap House is slightly more old-fashioned and gives off a homey vibe. 

355 S Western Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 383-5353

7. Gaju Gimbap

Rolled freshly everyday with delicious ingredients, Gaju Gimbap is loved by customers and is affordable. As it is located in a Korean market, you can find this restaurant in the corner, and you can definitely buy one container and eat it as you head back to the car. 

450 S Western Ave Suite 105, 
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 568-3128

8. Sinjeon

Sinjeon has delicious fried veggies and spicy rice cakes that are the perfect pair for kimbap. If confused on what to order, you can order a set combo to try out different things rather than ordering individually. Their cheesy kimbap is well loved by customers!

450 S Western Ave Suite 314,
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 322-2312

9. Baro Gimbap

Baro Gimbap is loved by customers as they have many combinations of kimbap while also being located in Galleria Market! Freshly rolled everyday, the kimbap is a great pick-me-up whenever you’re in the location! 

3250 W Olympic Blvd #106,
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(213) 733-8900

10. Wool Um Ma Restaurant

Wool Um Ma Restaurant serves both Korean street food and Korean soups that customers can order what they crave for. Kimbap is a popular choice for customers as well as dumplings and soups they have. Ordering a kimbap is so easy as you can order and wait for the food while shopping in the market. 

124 N Western Ave, 
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(323) 469-9239

Korean street food is a great pick-me-up and a simple dish you can eat with friends or family. Kimbap is a very traditional, classic simple dish that you can eat with healthy veggies, meat, and more. Make sure you try out these restaurants

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