Start Your Day with California Donuts and it at The Line Hotel—This Is How We’re Spending 24 Hours in Koreatown 

Written By: Jennifer Pellerito What to do Koreatown

Widely considered the trendiest and most up-and-coming part of Los Angeles, Koreatown is jumpin’. Even at only 3 square-miles, the neighborhood is jam-packed with things to do. Ample nightlife, karaoke and out-of-the-box cuisine options will keep you on your toes through the day and night. Step off the purple metro line at Wilshire and Western and find yourself amid the hustle and bustle that every modern adventurer needs to stay satisfied.


10:00 a.m.: Sweet as Can Be What to do Koreatown

Start your day on a (sugar) high note at California Donuts, the donut shop that’s famous for its picture-perfect baked goods. Take a selfie and match your OOTD with a colorful Fruity Pebbles, unicorn or panda donut. Best of all, it’s open 24/7. 


11:45 a.m.: Interior Innovation What to do Koreatown

Follow your instincts to 6ixth Sense LA to shop inspired home decor and furnishings. These trendy, modern and midcentury finds also come with reasonable price tags. Is it time to redecorate yet?

12:30 p.m.: The Tasteful Eight What to do Koreatown

For lunch, head to Eight Korean BBQ. Tease your palate with the restaurant’s eight signature flavors of pork, all of which include mouth-watering combinations of spices and herbs.


1:45 p.m.: This Little Foodie Went to the Market

Walk down memory lane at Chapman Market, aka Chapman Plaza. The Spanish Colonial marketplace was originally designed in 1929 and is now a foodie’s paradise. Stop in Quarters Korean BBQ restaurant for their signature Slammin’ Strawberry Rita, and roam around as you enjoy the aromas of Toe Bang Cafe’s seafood pancake and EsCaLa’s K-Town rice con pollo.


4:45 p.m.: What’s Your Sign? What to do Koreatown

Toss back colorfully handcrafted cocktails at Here’s Looking at You, a Koreatown favorite. Give The Optimist a try—a seasonal cocktail with fruit-infused gin that was inspired by the Sagittarius zodiac sign.


7:00 p.m.: King of the World! What to do Koreatown

Dine at Café Jack for sumptuous sushi and teriyaki at this Titanic-themed restaurant. Yes, that’s right—the exterior of the restaurant literally looks like a ship docked in a parking lot.


8:30 p.m.: Curtain Call

Catch a show at The Wiltern, the historic music venue known for performances from the likes of Leonard Cohen and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The art-deco interior, built in 1931, creates an enchanting ambiance.


10:15 p.m.: I Scream, You Scream


A visit to Organic Milk Bar is the cherry on top. Indulge on taro milk tea, matcha or French latte soft serve ice cream flavors, then choose your favorite toppings.


11:30 p.m.: Throw It Back What to do Koreatown

Stumble to your room at The Line hotel, then dance the night away at Break Room 86. Unleash your inner child with a game of Pac-Man and sing your heart out with a little karaoke. Say “Hi” to Bill, the locals’ favorite bartender, who’ll pour your rounds at the boozy ice cream truck out back.

Join our mailing list.Be the first to know about the best eats, shops, sights and escapes of Southern California.