Total Korean BBQ Newbie
I'm a huge ethnic foodie, yet have never had any Korean BBQ..possibly because I rarely ever eat red meat.
I would like to change that, though. I don't want to mess around and go right for the cream of the crop. From what I gather from other reviews, this seems to be Park's. Am I correct?
id recommend Sa Rit Gol as well b/c you mentioned you hardly eat red meat. Sa Rit Gol has great regular dishes (inc. vegeterian) on top of their bbq. i love their banchan (side dishes) as they change it up depending on what is in season. Usually I'll get the spicy pork with a side of their fresh veggies to wrap the meat in. They usually offer more than 5 different variations of greens (red & green lettuce/perilla leaves/boiled cabbage, asst spring mix, etc).
their dol-sot bibimbap is pretty good too - which i would recommend trying some other time. it's super healthy (you can request no meat) - and nutty/flavorful!
i like soot bull jeep too - but i've heard people on chowhound complain about the "look" of the restaurant, their meat juices flowing everywhere, etc. thus i recommend the latter.
I like The Corner Place, the meats are well marinated and plentiful, and I also like that they give you a large selection of tasty panchan when you sit down. Be prepared to smell like meat when you leave their ventilation leaves a lot to be desired, but I still love it there.
Another place I like is Honey Pig, the meat is delish, but the things I like most are the dduk (I think it's called) the rice noodle sheets you can use to roll up the meat, they also offer a mushroom platter which I appreciate, and the best part... to end your meal, they press rice onto the grill, which picks up all the cooked on bits, and you end up with a delicious, spicy fried rice.
Corner Place Restaurant
2819 James M Wood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90006
3400 W Eighth St, Los Angeles, CA 90010
New Seoul Korean BBQ in Garden grove. Was there last night. they have 2 types of chicken, mild & spicy. The Other White meat, Uncured or salted bacon, mild & Spicy. Plain sliced pork. great grilled with Miso "Fermented bean paste" What makes japanese Miso Soup. Tripe, Shrimp, Squid, Mussels, Plenty of red Meats, Bulgogi marinaded thin sliced beef, Kalbi flanken style short rib, Beef tongue, Plain boneless sliced beef, Thin sliced brisket, Salad bar, Korean side dishes, Kim chee Napa cabbage, marinaded cucumber, bean sprouts, thin julliened green onions & lettuce to go with meat wrapped in rice paper, Red leaf lettuce leaves for wraps. Just GO! $18.95 for dinner ALL YOU CAN EAT! And I live 6 Minutes away from K-TOWN.....
Oh yeah, remember to wear clothes that are ready to go into the laundry. They will smell like smoke and food when you leave.