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.
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!
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.