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Good place to eat in Koreatown area

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FortyDeuce Feb 20, 2008 10:56 PM

I will be in the Koreatown area for the next couple of days and wanted restaurant recommendations.

I dont want seafood.

Lunch/dinner ideas. Hole inthe wall and nice places.

I dont do seafood or pork. Other than that I am open to recommendations. Thanks.

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    CostcoWater Feb 21, 2008 04:15 PM

    Check out www.ktownlove.com

    Lots of info on Ktown restaurants, the food it has to offer and much more.

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      ldodb Feb 21, 2008 07:01 PM

      Well you're obviously in the area for good Korean BBQ, places such as Park, Soot Bull Jeep, and Cho Sun Galbee, and I am sure I am missing a few. Also for some amazing Korean fried chicken make a stop by Kyochon.

      Also Opus is in the area for something totally not korean, go for the tasting menu.

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        amoretignis Feb 21, 2008 07:14 PM

        I second Soot Bull Jeep. I don't like Cho Sun Galbee very much. It's too "sceny" and the meat has no taste.

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        Jerome Feb 21, 2008 08:59 PM

        check out sa rit gol. ont just bbq (so no charcoal) but soon tubu, fish dishes, etc. nice variety, for a non-specialist restaurant.

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          andytseng Feb 21, 2008 11:57 PM

          I'm not a big fan of korean food, but I live in the area... So if you get a hankering for something different, check out:
          Polla a la Brasa
          Guelaguetza
          Wako Donkasu
          HMS Bounty

          or head down towards MacArthur Park for
          Langer's Deli
          Mama's Hot Tamale Cafe
          Chichen Itza

          1. SauceSupreme Feb 22, 2008 12:00 AM

            Whatever happened to Opus?

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              cfwjared Feb 22, 2008 02:43 PM

              It's still there and serving lunch now. haven't stopped in for that, but they seem to still draw a pretty good night crowd.

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              cfwjared Feb 22, 2008 02:47 PM

              I like Taylor's Steak House. It's a throwback with some mix of old LA feel and Americana (black vinyl booths, great country-fried steak, older staff), and you can still get a great steak and glass of cab there.

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                rednyellow Feb 22, 2008 06:18 PM

                I second Taylo's

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                greengelato Feb 22, 2008 06:01 PM

                here are my recs:
                http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF...

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                  andytseng Feb 25, 2008 10:05 PM

                  I really like what you're doing here, but there are way too many places on your map. I'd like it more if you just had the green dots... is there some way to filter out the rest?

                  plus... how have you not been to Langer's yet?!?!

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                    greengelato Mar 1, 2008 06:16 PM

                    sorry....i don't think there's any kind of filtering system, though i wouldn't be surprised if google implemented something like that soon. i made the map since most of my friends ask for requests based on geographic area (and also as a "must try" note to self).

                    as for langers...yeah...know, hehe. i think i have a hard time getting over the grease factor (even though my intake of unhealthy food is clearly substantial given my restaurant history).

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