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Korean in Little Saigon?

bagdoodle Jun 8, 2007 12:15 AM

Friends who live in Garden Grove have recently tried Korean food for the first time and have become instant addicts. Where are the best Korean restaurants in the Garden Grove- Westminster area? They want to try them all!

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    justagthing RE: bagdoodle Jun 8, 2007 12:19 AM

    Lighthouse on Garden Grove Blvd across from California Market has really good BBQ and the tofu place in the same shopping complex as CA market is really good. There are many places to explore, I am still exploring too! Have fun and report back.

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      I got nothin RE: justagthing Jun 8, 2007 11:38 AM

      I 2nd Lighthouse

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        Lau RE: justagthing Jun 8, 2007 04:54 PM

        i 3rd lighthouse, get the cha dol baegi and the tenjang chigae...its very good

      2. Das Ubergeek RE: bagdoodle Jun 8, 2007 08:23 AM

        I have yet to really start exploring the Korean scene down there -- my wife was not into Korean food while pregnant and it's hard to go out for long times with a baby -- but stay away from Korea House on Brookhurst, it is low-quality AYCE food.

        There's also a huge Korean community in Buena Park, which isn't that far away from Garden Grove... drive up Beach Blvd. and revel in the hangul.

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          justagthing RE: Das Ubergeek Jun 8, 2007 02:31 PM

          There is another Lighthouse in La Mirada off Imperial and Beach. Me thinks that may be closer to you.

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          awl RE: bagdoodle Jun 8, 2007 08:35 AM

          They should know that GG is the Koreatown of OC. it's the 2nd largest concentration of Korean businesses 2nd only to K-town in LA. so there are a ton of places, some that are better than those in LA. Apparently the area has been branded "Little Seoul". whatever.


          My favorite is Hangari Kalgooksu. GG also has a branch of BCD and a bunch of other K-town places.

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            justagthing RE: awl Jun 8, 2007 02:32 PM

            So many places with better soon tofu than BCD, the best thing about BCD are their hours of opereation.

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              brandnewuser RE: justagthing Jun 8, 2007 02:51 PM

              Can you recommend any soon tofu places? My stand by is Kaju on Garden Grove and Magnolia.

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                justagthing RE: brandnewuser Jun 8, 2007 02:54 PM

                Is that the one in the same strip center as California Market? That is where I tend to go. I really don't know the name of the place, we just say 'time for soon du bu" (not sure how to spell it).

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                  brandnewuser RE: justagthing Jun 8, 2007 03:23 PM

                  That's the one. It used to be packed to the gills with a waiting list for lunch. We went recently and found it be pretty empty during the peak lunch hour. It makes me wonder where everyone is going for their fix? I've been to BCD, it's pretty empty at lunch as well.

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                    SauceSupreme RE: brandnewuser Jun 8, 2007 08:20 PM

                    Maybe it's just me, but I feel weird going to BCD when it's not 2am.

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                      justagthing RE: SauceSupreme Jun 8, 2007 09:31 PM

                      That's the only time BCD is good, b/c there is nowhere else to go! LOL

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