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Koreatown has grown into one of L.A.’s more acclaimed destinations for around-the-clock coffee shops and dive bars (diamonds in the rough, if you ask us). And while plenty of Angelenos are still discovering K-town’s unsung gems, there’s no denying that the neighborhood’s Korean BBQ is known the city over. DIY, grill-your-own meat is as much part of the experience as brisk waitresses and smoke-filled dining rooms that range from posh to cozy, no-frills destinations. You can grill up varying meats such as pork belly and marinated short rib, and beer and soju are always a staple. The best part? This is group-friendly dining, so you’ll already have a crew assembled to explore the rest of the neighborhood after your meal.
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