3515 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
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Photo: Anne Fishbein


  • Daily, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 5-11 p.m.
  • Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Business Dining
  • Garage Parking, Valet Parking
Roy Choi’s restaurant on the ground floor of Koreatown’s Line Hotel is a triumph of Korean youth culture in all its glory. From the overt weed-smoking theme to the throwback cocktails (Long Island iced tea on tap, anyone?) to the pun-filled menu, Choi presents us with a smart, delicious take on a modern Korean restaurant. And who would have known that kimchi fried rice goes so well with weird white wines from the Jura? POT is one of the clearest examples of our culinary landscape’s most exciting modern development: the children of immigrants stepping up and telling their own story, one that hasn’t been part of the conversation until recently. In that sense, eating at POT is a chance to experience culture unfolding and changing, right there on the table before you. —Besha Rodell

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