Wally’s (SM) is open until 2 am; kitchen until 11:45 pm. Shoot me those Westside recs…
Thai Town, SGV and Koreatown were all filled with post-Midnight places at one time. I don’t know how much that is still the case what with the pandemic and all. From robert’s post, it sounds like Thai Town’s late night options have lessened.
Darabar Thai was another that was open late.
that’s too bad that you have that perception. I’m just glad it made it through the pandemic.
yeah it’s interesting how many late night spots are clustered around mainly Asian restaurant areas.
Asian is a factor, but also density. Places like Thai Town, K-Town and major freeway off/on ramps all have a lot of people coming and going at all hours that a restaurant could make a good amount with a later shift. Plus now staffing shortages even at peak hours, a lot of places are opting to keep with Covid early closing hours. I think it’s going to slowly come back… but not like before…
Korean restaurants were open until the wee hours before significant numbers of non-Koreans started frequenting them. A friend in NYC took us to a 24-hour Korean place in midtown around 40 years ago, we were the only non-Koreans there.
Last time I was at Dan Sung Sa people at the next table were making racist comments. The food was fine but it was one of the most depressing restaurant experiences of my life. I switched to OB Bear.
What’s up with OB Bear, anyway? Their Instagram page hasn’t been updated in over a year. There’s a YouTube video from last April claiming they were open in a new location.
that’s unfortunate people were making racist comments, though it’s hard to necessarily fault the restaurant for that.
not sure what’s happening with OB bear but will try and get an update from them.
I don’t really care if there are koreans or non-koreans at a place to determine how good it is. AB Steak barely has any koreans right now but it’s great.
Dan Sung Sa’s owners were and are probably happy for the free-spending crowds. Just not the kind of place I’m into.
They’re serving their food at Star Night. The full original menu is available albeit with a slight price hike. No idea if they plan to reopen at the original location.
I walked or drove past that place and wondered what it was. Per Yelp they’re open until 1:30 am (12:30 Suindays). Do you know if the kitchen’s open that late?
Can’t go to ktown and dine late night and not mention the classic stalwart BCD tofu house they are open until 3AM on weekends.
And apparently sung nong dan is open super late (google says 24 hours). I’ve had their kalbijjim there at around 2am in the past.
Our favorite thai town place that was open late was always sanamluang cafe 2AM. Great stir fried flat noodles and noodle soups. Our go to dish outside of carbs was always pad kra pow.
Current hours 1:45 am seven days.
Speaking of late night, there is talk of trying to bring back the original Pacific Dining Car in Downtown LA!!!
Open 24-7 until last year, the PDC steakhouse was an LA institution before the pandemic forced its closure. It was a wonderful, old school late night dining option for many denizens and visitors of our fair city.
There is a Zoom scheduled on April 7 at 10am PST to see whether this process may proceed - Details in this link.
New location now open in Gardena. They’re open until 1:00am which is a welcome addition to this area, imo.
Thoughts on soup shop? Any good?
this spot is class
glad to see some night owls in the house.
I did like it. It’s not Little Saigon level or anything but it’s good. Maybe could use a little more salt. There are some photos of the food in the original post in this thread.