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The Review: Bann Restaurant & Lounge in Koreatown
The Review: Bann Restaurant & Lounge in Koreatown

A block from the Wiltern, giant ivory silk lanterns in crystalline geometric shapes and finished with a tassel hang from the double height ceilings. The floor stretching ahead is marble, the appointments are a mix of traditional and contemporary Korean elements, which is what the menu is too. Right now, the new Bann Restaurant & Lounge may be the splashiest place in Koreatown.Just inside the entrance, a bartender shakes up a Manhattan and then pours out soju for another guest. A handful of smartly dressed Asians sit at the tall communal table in front of the open kitchen sipping sake or soju and sampling small plates while watching the chefs in tall, starched white hats perform. This is no...