Private Karaoke Room?
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!
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
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.
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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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
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