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May 28, 2008 09:17 PM

Koreatown restaurant for 70th birthday?

My stepmother's 70th is coming up - she's Korean. Any recs for a restaurant that can accommodate 10-12 people, preferably a place where conversation is possible.

Ideally, I'd like to keep it around $30pp, maybe $35pp. Probably won't be much, if any, drinking--a pretty sedate group.

I brought up Park BBQ since it was so well reviewed on this board, but someone I know said about a year ago, it was expensive for the quality/quantity of food, that the service was weak and that the side dishes were lame. This was in a private room.

I've been there once at a regular table and thought it was good, but what do I know?

Clean, good food, good service. If it's seafood, great, if not, fine.


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  1. How about Korean banquet at Yon Su San? They have many private rooms. Prices from $20 pp up.

    Yong Su San Restaurant
    950 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90006

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    1. re: fdb

      I second Yon Su San. We went there for my wife's Bday and enjoyed it greatly, though you may be a little hardpressed to keep it under $35. If you're looking for something memorable, nice service, and formal, this is nice. We thought the food was delicious as well. Also, no corkage fee!

    2. Park has the best-quality meat in town, and perfectly good panchan. There's no reason to go anywhere else, especially if you like it.