Need a fabulous Korean restaurant
Please recommend your favorite Korean dining spots in Los Angeles, from fancy to funky.
fancy prix-fixe esp with out-of-towners, Yongsusan on Vermont (950 or 960 S).
General Korean food, incl bbq, bibihmbahp (dol sot and non), and even soontubu - Sa Rit Gol
Just soontubu - Beverly soon tu bu on OLympic. Yes, across the street you get the raw crab panchan and they pour water into the dol sot, but i still like beverly better.
straight bbq - chosungalbi - still like it.
There's a place that maybe someone can remind me of - in Korean they have a huge sign reading "MAN DU" in hangul. It's on the west side of either Western or Vermont between 6th and beverly. good man du.
Might want to refer to this http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/... and many previous posts on this topic. There are several references to stone pot bibimbap there too.
I have to say that the marinated black cod and radish I had at Sa Rit Gol was one of the best Korean meals I've ever had. It's in a strip mall, in the joint of the 'L' a little hard to spot - at 3189 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006.
Soot Bull Jeep, at 3136 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90005, is great for bbq but be forewarned you will stink afterward, though I am too much of a newcomer in LA to say "fabulous" and I've had better in DC.
I recently ate at Chosin Galbi on a recommendation from this board. We had 15 people or so and they were very accommodating. I would suggest Chosin Galbi without qualification. It is also pretty accessible for those not too familiar with Korean food.
i agree...cho sun is a fun place...you can get private room for loud soju contests pretty readily if you ask beforehand...