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International District

Lakewood's International District is a destination for anyone who appreciates authentic international cuisine and dining experiences.

Drive past the rows of car lots on South Tacoma Way and you’ll find the dealership signs above you giving way to signs for local restaurants and businesses written in Hangul (the Korean alphabet). You’ve just entered the heart of Lakewood's International District, known locally as “Koreatown” or “K-Town”, one of the most robust International Districts in Pierce County, influenced by Korean, Vietnamese, Latino and other cultures.

The influx of Korean and Vietnamese immigrants to Lakewood in the 1980s turned this strip on South Tacoma Way into a mini-mecca for delicious food from Korea, Vietnam, and other international cuisines. The district is also known for its shops like Boo Han Market which carry Asian products of all kinds that you won’t find at Lakewood’s other local retailers and chain stores.

Korean Food+

New Gangnam BBQ

9104 S Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA 98499

This local favorite is beloved for its mouthwatering meats and all-you-can-eat options. Order the bulgogi and you can fry it up yourself at one of their tabletop grills!

Ho Soon Yi

8501 S Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA 98499

From their spicy kimchi to delicious bulgogi, you won't believe the flavors this Korean BBQ restaurant cooks up!

The Grill

9312 S Tacoma Way #130, Lakewood, WA 98499

From their fresh seafood to endless array of sides, the hottest new Korean BBQ restaurant on the block will blow you away!

Vietnamese Food+

Pho Tai

9205 S Tacoma Way #112, Tacoma, WA 98499

This local favorite has been serving up hot bowls of pho to the people of Lakewood for years! Beware their spicy options.

Mama's Pho

9312 S Tacoma Way #150, Lakewood, WA 98499

With fish tanks beside your table and a relaxed atmosphere you can take in a hot bowl of Mama's delicious brisket pho. Don't forget to try their Boba Tea!

Mexican Food+

Mi Casa Mexican Food

8701 S Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA 98499

With good portions and fresh ingredients, Mi Casa is a beloved spot for Mexican food lovers. Grab a bottle of hot sauce and enjoy some of the best burritos in the South Sound!

Taqueria La Carreta

8012 S Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA 98499

This local favorite is located in the B&I Public Market along with several other restaurants you should check out like La Salsa and Salvadoreños, if you're in the mood for Salvedorean food.


Where to Stay

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