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Korean BBQ for a large party (~12-14) that takes reservations?

donnival Jul 30, 2007 03:43 PM

Hello all,

While I like to consider myself pretty adept at navigating in Koreatown, I have a specific request for you Chowhounds!

It's my last week at my current company (very bittersweet feeling) and we're all planning on hitting a Korean BBQ spot in K-town after work. Everyone's pretty well-versed in Korean BBQ so hopefully I won't have to deal with any surprises, but I'm the only Korean in the party.

I'm looking for something delicious that won't break the bank (I'm thinking around $20-25pp max) and is accessible to newbies as well as connoisseurs.

Any thoughts? Your help is greatly appreciated. By the way, this would be for Thursday night, if that matters at all.


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  1. wilafur RE: donnival Jul 30, 2007 04:26 PM

    mu dung san. they have a private room that can accomodate at least 20 people.

    $15.99 for ayce kbbq.

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    1. re: wilafur
      donnival RE: wilafur Jul 30, 2007 06:15 PM

      How does it compare to Manna?

      1. re: donnival
        wilafur RE: donnival Jul 31, 2007 10:10 AM

        manna = pinto
        mu dung san = mustang

        manna is dirty, meat quality is subpar and the service is atrocious

        mu dung san is CLEAN, has much higher quality meat and the service is pretty darn good.

    2. Bon Vivant RE: donnival Jul 30, 2007 07:23 PM

      I know that Honey Pig on 8th takes reservations but when I made one for a Saturday night they gave my table away to another large party.

      For that reason and others, I am not too crazy about Honey Pig but if the reservation dynamic is important to you it might work out for you.

      Sa Rit Gol has a private room and it's a much better restaurant.


      1. ladius RE: donnival Jul 30, 2007 10:19 PM

        I think Tahoe Galbi takes reservations and I think it's $20.00/person.

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          jessicurrr RE: donnival Jul 31, 2007 03:50 AM

          cham sut gol is all you can eat for $17. great service and 4 different kinds of meat, right on your grill.

          1. d
            donnival RE: donnival Jul 31, 2007 10:20 AM

            Too ... many ... choices ...

            Thanks all!

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              frank828 RE: donnival Jul 31, 2007 11:09 PM

              im with wilafur on this one. Mu Dung San is excellent.

              Other place i go for AYCE kbbq is Sut bul gui rim (#1 or #2 both good), this place will have you stink a LOT more tho as they use hybrid gas/coal for the grilling.

              Mu Dung San
              1040 S Western Ave
              Los Angeles, CA 90006
              (323) 737-9292

              Sut Bull Gui Rim #1
              3977 W 6th St
              Los Angeles, CA 90020
              (213) 387-5459

              Sut Bull Gui Rim #2
              233 S Vermont Ave
              Los Angeles, CA 90020
              (213) 365-9992

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              1. re: frank828
                donnival RE: frank828 Jul 31, 2007 11:58 PM

                Thanks everyone for your help! I've decided on Mu Dung San for our little after-work shindig.

                I'll report on the results!

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