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Private Karaoke Room?

terwilliger Mar 31, 2008 01:45 PM

I want to book a private Karaoke room for a party of about 10-15 people, and I have no idea where to start. Has anyone done this before and liked (or disliked) their pick? Are there any places with particularly good (or bad) food? I've heard there are places in Koreatown (Brass Monkey has been mentioned a few times) but that not all of them have private rooms. Eastside preferred, but I'm open to anything.

Thanks for the help!

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    ITurnedOutTV RE: terwilliger Mar 31, 2008 02:30 PM

    I can only give you a fuzzy memory of my experience with a private room in a karaoke bar. It was a couple years ago at Orchid in Koreatown. I think that we had very early evening reservations because I remember it being light out when we arrived, and the place was pretty empty. By the time we left--several drinks and dozens of songs later--it was much more crowded. I know we ordered some food that I thought was good (but I was deep into the sake, so that clouds everything about this recommendation!). The experience was a good one, though. (I think!)

    Orchid Restaurant & Cafe
    3900 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020

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      kek is khmer RE: ITurnedOutTV Apr 1, 2008 08:49 AM

      I second orchid. I went to an alumni mixer here and everything turned out great. We ordered a bunch of appetizers (chicken skewers, nachos, quasadilla, popcorn chicken thing), which were all tasty, and washed them down with some beer and sochu. The karaoke rooms are upstairs and there is a nice club/lounge downstairs.

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      vickie2172 RE: terwilliger Mar 31, 2008 02:31 PM

      La Defence in Korea-town (ladefencerestaurant.com). Located at Wilshire & Serrano Ave in the back of twin office towers. Gated validated parking in back. Open Table gives the Wilshire address, website lists the Serrano address. Nice private rooms. Formerly a nightclub. Japanese chef; French-Asian food. I went for the prix fixe lunch which was mostly Jpnz.

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        spkspk RE: terwilliger Mar 31, 2008 11:52 PM

        There are a huge number of private karaoke room joints in Koreatown. They're commonly referred to as "norae bahngs." Orchid is one...here are a couple others:
        Rosen Music Studio
        Chapman Karaoke

        1. Frommtron RE: terwilliger Apr 1, 2008 12:25 AM

          I liked Vermont Billiards and Karaoke.

          Fairly large room. Decent selection of western songs. Fairly fast service when you need more soju, but no real booze. I only recall little snacks akin to chex mix but we had all come from a nearby restaurant so we may not have explored the menu. They are open until 4 am. It's also not too far south of Vermont Restaurant and Bar which can be fun to sandwich into the evening somehow.

          Vermont Karaoke and Billiards
          191 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

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            kinipela RE: Frommtron Apr 1, 2008 02:36 PM

            i like vermont karaoke and billiards! super fun place. private rooms. and if you want more than what they offer, i believe you can bring your own food in too. i don't know if they changed that policy though.

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            nick_r RE: terwilliger Apr 1, 2008 10:01 AM

            Zip Fusion on Sawtelle is pretty nice, though they only have a few rooms so it's best to reserve pretty well in advance. My only issue with them was that the song list was kind of lacking.

            Zip Fusion
            11301 W Olympic Blvd Ste 116, Los Angeles, CA 90064

            1. Skunk2Racer RE: terwilliger Apr 1, 2008 03:48 PM

              Oiwake in Little Tokyo ask for Curtis the manager.

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                ninja RE: terwilliger Apr 2, 2008 09:51 PM

                Check out Max Studio Karaoke Room in Little Tokyo. I don't think they serve food but it is right next door to Honda-ya, a Japanese izkayai.


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