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POT

3515 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
213-381-7411
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  • 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. daily; Lobby bar Mon-Tues, Sun 11 a.m. - 11 p.m., Wed-Sat 11 a.m. - 2 a.m.; cafe: Mon-Tues, Sun 6 a.m. - midnight, Wed-Sat 6 a.m. - 2 a.m.
  • Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Business Dining
  • Garage Parking, Valet Parking
The menu at Roy Choi's POT, located inside the Line hotel in Koreatown, is dominated on the left side by hot pots, and on the right by "other things," which range from salad to bowls of spicy rice cakes and chewy noodles in anchovy broth. Probably the most essential dish on the menu is the "beep beep," a shallow, crispy rice bowl covered in bruleed uni and goop. The goop is basically a mixture of Kewpie mayo, yuzu and uni, making for a glorious, sticky ode to the kind of hot mayo–rich, dynamite sushi rolls frowned upon by purists. Meanwhile, a fantastic tuna poke dish called "poke me" (get it??? sex ... har har) swathes hunks of yellowfin tuna in a zippy shoyu vinaigrette with edamame and sea beans. You might have noticed that both those dishes aren't really Korean at all but rather nods to other cuisines that are part of the cultural soup Choi has been marinating in all these years. But there's certainly a lot of Korean food to be had here. —Besha Rodell

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