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Need Korean BBQ Dinner Rec in OC

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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.

Thanks,
vlad

  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. :)

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    Shik-Do-Rak
    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.

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      Tsuruhashi
      18798 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

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        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.

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          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

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        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.

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              Surah
              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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                  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.

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                  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.

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

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                    j
                    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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