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David S Dec 4, 2001 07:58 PM

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
David S

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    Bradbury Dec 5, 2001 09:10 AM

    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.

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      Grog Dec 5, 2001 10:54 AM

      I couldn't agree more. Yongsusan is about the best place to go. The $21.95 dinner gives you plenty of food/courses, and your guests are sure to be impressed. Especially those that have not had Korean. They have private rooms that can accomidate at least 10-12.

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      Sandra W. Dec 5, 2001 05:33 PM

      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.

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        Ray Dec 5, 2001 05:39 PM

        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.

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