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Jun 7, 2007 02:53 PM

Korean BBQ place

I wanted to take my girlfriend's parents who are from Colorado for Korean BBQ...I don't go too much myself but thought it'd be kind of different for them. Any suggestions?

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  1. if its their first time at kbbq....i would suggest chosun. its the gateway kbbq joint......

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    1. re: wilafur's their first time. Thx!

      1. re: wilafur

        I have been to ChoSan Galbee Korean BBQ a few times, and enjoyed it all but once. It is well worth checking out though.

        How about Yong Su San on Vermont north of Olympic, which is actually a branch of a restaurant in Seoul, and is actually a North Korean style of cooking, it was decent.

        And I think Seoul Jung is the best, though it is a little pricy, in a Hotel in downtown at Figueora and Wilshire. The place is beautiful, and the food is amazing. I have had 2 absolutely amazing meals there. You have to dress up, and be willing to spend, but it is well worth it.

        1. re: jonahlee

          I have to agree that Seoul Jung is a great place to take Korean food newbies. The atmosphere is very nice, the service great, and the food not too "threatening." Everytime that I've gone there I've had a great meal.

          1. re: Bon Vivant

            I have had some stuff that would be pretty threatening to newbes there. I am still not sure exactly what it was that was in my seafood soup, as I have never seen anything like it, but it sure did taste good! Ha! Yum, makes me hungry just thinking about it!

      2. there's also soot bull jeep and i think it's called mana? or something like that.. the only thing is, soot bull jeep is kinda smokey... are you planning on doing the bbq thing or have them cook it in the back?

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        1. re: kinipela

          nice... I've been to Mana before...good stuff. serious food coma =). Definitely doing the bbq thing...more fun.

          1. re: kinipela

            do not go to manna....they will be scared. rude service, slow service, dirty, not so good quality meat and dirty (yes, i know i said it 2x).

            1. re: kinipela

              For a first time venture, I would not suggest Soot Bull Jeep.

              Sort of like learning how to drive for the first time in a Lotus Exige.

            2. I think Park's is the place you should go. They are very friendly, speak English well(which is not always a given in Ktown), have good diverse menu and most importantly the food is great. Its a little pricier than some of the other places but IMHO heads and tails better than Manna and Cho Sun Galbee.

              Its on the northwest corner of Vermont and Olympic in strip mall. The entrance is on Vermont and they have valet parking where you only have to tip.

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              1. re: js76wisco

                I have eaten at Chosan Galbi several times with Korean students who have taken me there to celebrate. While I have never been to Park's, it is a frequent recommendation. Chosan Galbi has a beautiful outdoor patio covered in foliage and gracious service which makes for a serene experienc. The BBQ is also delicious ... so where did you take them?