A friend from out of town flies into lax at 10 pm and I'm looking for some suggestions on late night dinner/drinks that go at least til midnight. It seems most of the esteemed Izakayas and Korean bbq places close before 11 pm. Any suggestions? I prefer Little Tokyo/Ktown/Downtown and even the west side - Little Osaka, Santa Monica. Musha in Torrance would be an ideal place, but that would be a trek. Any suggestions on something similiar? I was thinking Dang Sung Sa also, but am looking for something more substantial in the food department. We both drink, don't mind smoke either.
In fact it doesn't necessarily have to be Korean/Japanese.... anyplace serving up tasty food with drinks that go a bit later into the night.