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Toe Bang

3465 W. Sixth St. (Kenmore Ave.) Send to Phone
213-387-4905
Trendy Korean café in one of Koreatown's most historic settings.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

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Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly
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Toe Bang Restaurant Review

: Chapman Plaza (aka Chapman Market) at 6th and Kenmore was one of L.A.'s first drive-in shopping centers, a 1929 Spanish Colonial Revival building. Although the neighborhood has changed (it's now the middle of Koreatown), the structure remains an architectural gem. On one side of the courtyard/parking lot, Toe Bang is a twentysomething-and-trendy, hardwood-and-matchstick-blind kind of place, with dim lighting, handsome wallpaper of Korean calligraphy, and poppy Korean dance music on the audio. The fare is solid Korean pub food --- nice barbecues (cooked in the kitchen), sautés and stews, as well as bibimbap (rice with meat, vegetables and hot sauce in a large bowl). Sweet cheese corn makes for a rich side dish, and the kimchi pancake is doughy, salty and a good pairing for the grilled meats. While saké and beer are available, it is worth trying the yogurt soju, which is basically a drink composed with an alcohol, similar to vodka, mixed with a cold, sweet white juice. The outdoor patio is a nice place to snack and chat, and it provides a view of the rest of the Market, including karaoke parlors and other restaurants and cafés. Daily happy hour offers half-off drink specials, and is a good opportunity to sample savory bites like chicken wings or Korean blood sausage.

User Ratings & Reviews for Toe Bang
Average rating    5
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This place is awesome!!!! Ktowns spot
by krazykid112 on Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:36 pm
 
This place is awesome! Came here with my boyfriend b/c the outside decor was so cute and quaint and been coming back ever since! They have awesome deals Sun-Thurs where you get 50% off until 8! (time to get shloshed! haha jk, not really). And you even get 10% for just checking in!

The food here's pretty dang good too. I always get the chicken or creamed corn. Nom! And also the cups are chilled and super cold! (My boyfriend is a stickler for these kind of things.. he hates warm lukewarm beer..so FELLAS! YOU'LL APPRECIATE THIS.)

Anywho, if you haven't checked this place out. Def stop by!
 
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