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Best Late-Night Asian Eats in LA

April 21, 2015 5:00 AM

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Picture this. You come out of the bar, lounge, club on a Saturday night. What is the first thing that comes to mind? Food! After hours of socializing and dancing the night away, you are hungry. What would satisfy that craving? Rich, flavorful, filling food. This a list of LA’s best Asian eateries open late into the wee hours of the morning. Get your fill of delicious dishes, soups, noodles and more when you need it most: after a night on the town.
hodori 300 Best Late Night Asian Eats in LA

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1001 Vermont Ave #101
Los Angeles, CA 90006
(213) 383-3554

This Korean cuisine gem in Koreatown is a crowd favorite. Come here on a Friday or Saturday night after 2am and expect to wait a while though. This busy restaurant is filled with groups of Asian clubgoers. Besides the affordable prices, the food is extremely flavorful and delicious. Try their famous Yook Gae Jang (Spicy threaded beef noodle soup) and Soondubu (Tofu soup), along with other favorites. The best part – Hodori is open all day, every day, 24 hours a day!. You can always count on good food no matter what time or day of the year! So if you are looking for a Korean spot on Christmas Eve at midnight and every other restaurant is closed, Hodori will have its doors open. However, do not wait until then. The drunk people watching on weekend nights are already worth the visit to Hodori.

dansungsa Best Late Night Asian Eats in LA

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Dan Sung Sa
3317 W 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90020
(213) 487-9100

Dan Sung Sa was already popular before, but since it was featured on Anthony Bourdain’s TV show “The Layover” on its last visit to Los Angeles, it is getting super packed! Famed LA chef, Roy Choy of The Kogi Taco Truck and several other restaurants, ate and drank with Tony here and chitchatted about the growing popularity of Korean cuisine and Koreatown in LA’s diverse culture. This KTown hot spot is a well known bar serving Korean bar food. Order anything from fried chicken to skewers to squid. You can spend the entire night here eating, taking Soju bombs and drinking Hite beers. They even have a soju shot glass ready and waiting for you at each table. Isn’t that nice? It’s open till 2am.

Thai Town
sanamluang Best Late Night Asian Eats in LA

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Sanam Luang
5176 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 660-8006

Looking for a great late night place near all the big Hollywood clubs and lounges? You don’t have to look far at all. Just a little ways down the road is Thai Town. It is the only “Thai town” in the entire US, so expect authentic Thai food in this neighborhood. Many Thai restaurants are open late at night but this one is open till 3am. Get everything from Pad Thai to Kao Nah Ped and more. Tip: Cash Only at this restaurant.

full house Best Late Night Asian Eats in LA

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Full House Seafood Restaurant
963 N Hill St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 617-8382

Sometimes you want Walnut Shrimp, Fried Rice and Chow Mein at 3am, right? You are not alone. Full House Seafood is a popular late night Chinese food restaurant which can accommodate large parties. So, if you are with friends and friends of friends, this place can seat all of you. Enjoy dishes ranging from salt and garlic pepper pork chops, kung pao chicken and Mongolian beef to house special noodles and much more.

Little Tokyo
kouraku 300 Best Late Night Asian Eats in LA

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314 E 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 687-4972

It is 2:30am and you can’t stomach anything too heavy or greasy. Maybe you want some soup? Ramen? Head over to Little Tokyo in the Downtown LA for your late night ramen and Japanese food fix. A great thing about Kouraku is that they do have some Chinese food and other rice and meat dishes if the company you are with want something heavier. Open till 3am.

Hong Kong / Chinese
tasty garden Best Late Night Asian Eats in LA

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Tasty Garden
288 W Valley Blvd
Alhambra, CA
(626) 300-8262

If you are looking for a late night spot more on the East side of LA, there is Tasty Garden in Alhambra. It is another popular after-clubbing and -drinking spot in San Gabriel Valley. They serve tasty Chinese food, more specifically Hong Kong Style, at this venue. Their French style filet mignon is a crowd favorite along with their Seafood Fried Rice and Chinese Pizza. Craving sweets? Try their Hong Kong Style Waffle! You won’t regret it. Open till 1am.

Marian Bacol-Uba is the Director of Marketing for Six Taste, the largest and highest rated food tour and food exploration company in Los Angeles. She is also a freelance writer, blogger and vlogger. You can follow her travel and culinary adventures on Marian the Foodie. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram. “Life is too short not to Eat Well.”
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