Korean Bbcue Bday
- David S
Hey fellow chowhounders,
I'm planning a bday party and was wondering if anyone had any specifics ideas for a great place in Koreatown? I have mostly been to the less expensive less fancy places which are great but and am looking to go more upscale and for my birthday celebration.
I happen to notice today as driving by that Chosun Galbi has a new gorgeous location on Olympic but not sure how the food is.. I also went by Manna but wasn't impressed. Any Ideas or suggestions would help me out a lot.. Thank you
Manna does look a bit dull from the outside, but has great BBQ, hot pots, panchan, etc. and would work well for a party due to its "big tent" ambience - chairs and tables can easily be reconfigured for big groups. I haven't yet been to Chosun Galbi but have heard good things from others.
If you'd like somewhere more upscale with a lower decibel level, it's hard to top Yongsusan, though I'm not sure how well they accomodate large parties.
I really like Wilshire BBQ House at the corner of Wilshire and Arlington, however, I have to admit, the boneless short ribs are so yummy, I never order anything else. The menu is varied. The myriad of side dishes are wonderful. They also have private rooms, nicely decorated. Check out their heated patio with the waterfall.
I went to the new Chosun Galbi with a large group and really enjoyed it. Very nice inside. We had a private room which was nice, but was also a little noisy. I can't suggest what to order though, because we went with a group of native Koreans who knew what they were doing.