Photo by Dylan + Jeni, courtesy of Yangban Society

Yangban Society

Los Angeles
Korean Restaurant
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This 5,000-square-foot Korean-American deli and super opened at the start of the year by Katianna and John Hong (Melisse) includes a restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, a deli with counter service, and a night market where you can pick up limited grab-and-go items. On the menu, you’ll find homage given to the Hongs’ respective backgrounds, California seasonality, and the American deli experience, resulting in sides and dishes like a Hot Smoked Trout Shmear, Kimchi Pozole, and Braised Beef Back Ribs. Cocktails, beer, and wine can be purchased in the adjoining market, many of which are bottled in-house, like the Left Hook, which is their version of a punch with Cimarron Blanco Tequila, Carpano Bianco, El Silencio Mezcal, passion fruit syrup, Gochujang, and lemon acid.
How to book: Walk in or order takeout and delivery online.

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This new, all-day deli from chefs Katianna and John Hong (spouses who met during stints at Santa Monica fine dining staple Mélisse) has taken over the former Bon Temps space in the Arts District, bringing Angelenos unique Korean-American deli fare. Think pork belly-based Kimchi Pozole, honey-walnut carrots, and a Seasoned Kale and Chicken Salad, plus plays on Jewish deli classics like sliced Dry-Aged Roast Ribeye and Hot Smoked Ocean Trout. Grab your grub—and a milk crate seat—and enjoy it under an umbrella in the tranquil alley courtyard.
How to book: Walk-ins only.

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The newly opened Korean American deli-super concept from chef-owners Katianna and John Hong honors the pairs’ culinary heritage while paying respects to the New York deli experience. The changing menu features regional California ingredients in specials like Biscuits and “Kare” Gravy, which features Korean curry gravy with ground beef and pork, as well as a fragrant Congee Pot Pie with roasted chicken stock, short grain rice, ginger and white pepper. Head to the adjoining supermarket to pick up house-made canned cocktails like Grape Drink, inspired by a classic Collins cocktail and the nostalgic flavors of Kool-Aid and Welch’s grape soda. Grab a seat in their bleached wood-paneled dining room or on the string-lit alleyway patio.
How to book: Walk-ins welcome.

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This new all-day deli from chefs Katrina and John Hong (spouses who met during stints at Santa Monica fine dining staple Mélisse) has taken over the former Bon Temps space in the Arts District, bringing Angelenos unique Korean-American deli fare. Think pork belly-based Kimchi Pozole, Honey-Walnut Carrots, and seasoned Kale and Chicken Salad, plus plays on Jewish deli classics like sliced Dry-Aged Roast Ribeye and Hot-Smoked Ocean Trout. Grab your grub—and a milk crate seat—and enjoy it under an umbrella in the tranquil alley courtyard.
How to book: Walk-ins welcome.

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