Hot pot is usually associated with Chinese restaurants, but Morinoya serves up individual hot pots that hit the spot.
You wouldn't know this restaurant exists since it's pretty much hidden on the second level of the Olympic Collection plaza, but if you're up for trying a new place, get yourself there asap.
They used to be open for lunch, but unfortunately have now made themselves strictly a dinner establishment. (boo)
On every occasion that I've been here, I always order the hot pot, either kimchi or the soy milk. Both are delicious, yet very different in taste.
Opt for the kimchi hot pot if you want more flavor and a bit of spice. There are small pieces of pork as well, so this would be good for meat lovers.
|kimchi hot pot|
|soy milk hot pot|
Both hot pots come with a small salad, rice, and an appetizer of your choice.
|salmon + yellowtail sushi|
I've tried the sushi here, but it's just okay. If you're here, take advantage of the hot pots and forgo the sushi.
They provide free parking validation for 1.5 hours, so feel free to park underground.
11301 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064