You just can’t visit Korea Town in Los Angeles and NOT have Korean BBQ
(well, unless you don’t eat meat)
But there’s pretty much a KBBQ spot on EVERY corner.
Well for starters…
I finished my two hour lunch and DIDN’T reeeek of KOREAN BBQ- that’s already #winning in my books!
So they have a circular grill where the meat is cooked in the center and all other ingredients are cooked along the edges (egg, cheese corn, onions, etc) — which also helped keep the smoke from blowing into your face at a minimal. Cool right? (see pic above)
Ps —> you can lift up your seat cushion and put your jacket/purse/hat/wallet inside to keep them from smelling too.
They bring your food out AND cook it for you.
This was the first time I’ve gone to KBBQ and I didn’t have to do any of the cooking myself. The waitstaff are so efficient that you don’t even have to lift a finger.
I mean, except the part where you lift your chopsticks –> pick up the food –> dip it in their awesome sauces –> & put it in your mouth.
Oh and they were on top of making sure the pitcher of water was never empty.
The food is sooo freaking good. The menu is simple. I would suggest going for the Beef or Pork Combo, especially if you’re a first timer (that way, you can try a variety of stuff).
You really can’t go wrong.
I’m a beef kinda girl. If you’re with (2-3 peeps) go for the small beef combo ($46.99) or large beef combo ($80.99) if you’re with (4-5 peeps).
Marinated Short Ribs, Sliced Beef Brisket, and a choice between Prime Rib Eye or Boneless Short rib.
+ Marinated short ribs – had a wonderful marbled texture; wasn’t too sweet and was super savory; most importantly, it wasn’t overwhelming in taste.
+ Beef brisket – very thinly sliced and melts in your mouth; some of the best brisket I’ve had at a KBBQ place.
+ Prime rib eye– it’s super tender and NOT chewy; goes perfect with the sauce. This was my FAV.
All the meats are incredible — double thumbs up for the various types of grilled racks used to accommodate various types of meat.
I can finally understand why so many people flock to this restaurant– giving this place a 2 hour wait during the weekdays AND making its way to Yelp’s top 100.