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Need Korean BBQ Dinner Rec in OC

vlad Dec 1, 2007 12:35 PM

Am craving some Korean BBQ -- I hear the best places (in OC) are in Garden Grove. Any and all recs are appreciated.


  1. Das Ubergeek Dec 1, 2007 03:44 PM

    Depends what you're looking for. Shik Do Rak is famous for its dduk bo ssam, but I actually like the barbecue at Sagan in Buena Park better. And, of course, there's Kaju, which isn't barbecue but has the best soondubu in OC. :)

    9691 Garden Grove Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92844

    Sagan Korean & Japanese Restaurant
    7801 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620

    Kaju Tofu Restaurant
    8895 Garden Grove Blvd Garden, Grove, CA

    1. CynD Dec 1, 2007 05:52 PM

      How about Tsuruhashi on Brookhurst in Fountain Valley? It's a small, grill in the table, bbq place. The tongue in lemon juice is particularly good.

      18798 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

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      1. re: CynD
        JAB Dec 2, 2007 08:03 AM

        2nd. Was there again last night. Don't miss the Kobe short rib as well. They unfortunately didn't have kimchi fried rice yesterday ;>( which is another item that you shouldn't miss.

        1. re: JAB
          Das Ubergeek Dec 3, 2007 06:44 AM

          This place is excellent but it is not Korean BBQ -- it's the Japanese take on it (yakiniku), which is not quite the same. If you like Manpuku in West LA, though, you will LOVE Tsuruhashi.

      2. Skunk2Racer Dec 1, 2007 06:09 PM

        New Seoul Korean BBQ
        $17.99 All you can eat

        New Seoul BBQ
        9902 Garden Grove Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92844

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          justagthing Dec 1, 2007 08:41 PM

          Litehouse on GG Blvd. Across from CA market.

          1. hch_nguyen Dec 2, 2007 08:20 AM

            A friend of mine swears by Cham Soot Gol in Garden Grove. They also do dduk-bo-ssam style.

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              mlgb Dec 2, 2007 12:29 PM

              Not the all-you can eat type, but upscale and great pan chan.

              Surah in Buena Park, in the shopping center with the Korean Market.

              5333 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90621

              1. v
                vlad Dec 2, 2007 12:49 PM

                Thanks all. Your tips are much appreciated.

                What are the prices like?

                I don't necessarily want to go to the most expensive place as my wife doesn't appreciate Korean BBQ quite like I do.

                Thanks again.

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                1. re: vlad
                  mlgb Dec 2, 2007 02:10 PM

                  Surah also has a "Japanese" side menu. I went with a nervous friend, I ordered a Korean dish which came with all the pan chan (12-14 types) and he ordered a Broiled Salmon ($14.99 for dinner menu, which was two big filets). I had a fish stew which was $15.99. If you do BBQ its $18.99 for Bulgogi.

                  Lunch might be a better deal as you get to chose 3 at $13.99. I've only been for dinner so don't know if the lunch deal is where you BBQ at the table or if it's made in the kitchen.

                2. v
                  vlad Dec 2, 2007 08:06 PM

                  Thanks. We hit up Light Town House Korean BBQ in Garden Grove. Ordered the ol' standbys, galbi and bulgogi. It was fantastic.

                  Light Town House Restaurant
                  8902 Garden Grove Blvd Garden, Grove, CA

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                  1. re: vlad
                    justagthing Dec 2, 2007 08:44 PM

                    Yes, sorry, that is the one I was thinking of, got the name wrong. Very good and nice b/c they offer more than just bbq. Glad you enjoyed it!

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