Okay if you check out the Yelp reviews for this place, or even the Urban Spoon reviews, it’s kind of mixed. But the one thing everyone seems to agree on is that this place is the place to be if you’re 1) Asian and 2) Drunk out of your mind.
Now normally I find these kinds of generalizations slightly off-putting, because I feel like once you bring race into ANYTHING it becomes polarizing. BUT, I have to say, we walked in to Hodori at like 2am and it was filled with drunk asians. Yup. We walked in 3 latinos and a white dude and felt oddly out of place.
There are also tons of reviews about the horrible service. Didn’t really notice except it did take a long time for our server to come over to us. But maybe it’s because the place was packed. With unruly drunks. And as a server in my past life, I can tell you, trying to get through an order of 15 drunk 20-something year-olds is unbelievably difficult.
But here are the good things about Hodori. it’s 24 hours. and I enjoy finding 24 hour places that aren’t…Denny’s…or IHOP…
Plus the food is pretty good. I enjoyed the stuff we had. Oh, and if you can’t tell by what we are wearing, I’ve had this post sitting in my queue for awhile….
Mool Man Doo (Steamed Dumplings):
Yook Gae Jang (Hot Spicy Shredded Beef Soup):
Galbi (BBQ Pork Rib)
And the happy eaters!
1001 S Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90006