The only Korean BBQ spot that made it to YELP’s top 100

  Posted by - April 11, 2014 - Los Angeles, Restaurants

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.

So what’s so special about Kang Ho-dong Baekjeong to rank #88 on Yelp’s Top 100 and make it on LA Times?

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).

Comes with:

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.




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  • Tom May 10, 2014 - 6:16 pm Reply

    OMG i’m drooling staring at it. Looks really good!

  • Katie April 30, 2014 - 5:57 pm Reply

    Love this place!

  • Kit Kat_77 April 28, 2014 - 11:28 pm Reply

    I’m driving up to LA for the weekend and I can’t wait to try it!

  • Travis April 25, 2014 - 9:03 pm Reply

    I live right down the street from here! Seriously good.

  • Nicky Foodie April 14, 2014 - 8:14 pm Reply

    I’m so there! What time do you recommend going to avoid lines?

    • CynEats April 15, 2014 - 6:23 am Reply

      They open from 11:30am to 2:00am. We got there at 11:20 and were seated immediately. Make sure your whole party is with you, otherwise they won’t let you sit down. They’re pretty strict on enforcing that rule.

  • Jun April 12, 2014 - 8:27 pm Reply

    Best KBBQ in Korea Town. This place and Road to Seoul is bomb too.

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