Wilshire Center / Koreatown is a neighborhood in the Central L.A. region of Los Angeles County. Geographically located in the center of LA, this neighborhood lies only 3 miles west of downtown, 4 miles southeast of Hollywood, 12 miles east of Santa Monica and 16 miles northeast of LAX.
As the most-densely populated district by population in Los Angeles County, Wilshire Center / Koreatown is also one of LA’s hippest and most popular neighborhoods. Historically linked to Korean immigrant population and the ethnic enclave, this community has evolved into an ethnically diverse, culturally rich and socially exciting place to live. Lively restaurants, trendy clubs and karaoke bars contribute to the vibrant nightlife while markets, spas, bookstores and shops offer abundant things to do during the day. While neon lit storefronts and art deco buildings in this part of town are visually stunning, what really stimulates the senses are the endless culinary options of ethnic foods and decadent desserts for which Koreatown has become famous for.