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Jul 29, 2006 07:44 PM

Need a fabulous Korean restaurant

Please recommend your favorite Korean dining spots in Los Angeles, from fancy to funky.

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  1. i really like norang narang (you and me), on western near wilshire (i think it's western & 7th). on the cheap and basic side, but good dishes ($6-9). they have excellent steamed mandu.

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    1. re: davismx

      Do you know if they have a good dol sot bim bim bap?

    2. To simplify

      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.

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      1. re: Jerome

        It's next to BCD Tofu house on Western and 8th. It's called Mandoo.

        1. re: Das Ubergeek

          we did not see this "Mandoo" place... can you describe where next to bcd? on the right is madang guksu and on the left is the bakery. we ended up having seolleongtang that night, but mandu was what we were after...

          1. re: doughnut

            how about this place
            MAN DU CHON
            450 S WESTERN AVE
            LOS ANGELES

      2. Might want to refer to this 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.

        1. 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.

          1. i agree...cho sun is a fun can get private room for loud soju contests pretty readily if you ask beforehand...