HOME > Chowhound > Los Angeles Area >
What's your latest food quest?

Garden Grove - any outstanding korean?

Lau Jun 17, 2008 01:29 PM

I'm going to be home in a few weeks and I was wondering if there is any outstanding korean in garden grove? I used to eat in GG back when i lived in CA, but I'm dated on whats good (for instance i used to really like lighthouse, but last time i went it was terrible...definitely changed ownership)

I'll be in LA as well, so i can get ktown korean food, but I was just wondering if there is anything outstanding to try in GG for korean

  1. elmomonster Jun 17, 2008 01:39 PM

    Go Goo Ryeo. The Korean BBQ and restaurant that excels on service and the food's good too. Go on a weekday and you'll never be so pampered in your life.

    A review:

    8 Replies
    1. re: elmomonster
      Das Ubergeek Jun 17, 2008 07:34 PM

      Oo, this is a new one.

      I love Kaju for soondubu jjigae, and you can't beat the mandu at Anna's Mondu, though it is PERILOUSLY short on atmosphere (it hasn't any). And I have to admit that I sometimes go to Shik Do Rak on a hot day just for a big bowl of naengmyon.

      1. re: Das Ubergeek
        Lau Jun 17, 2008 07:55 PM

        yeah im going on a korean binge b/c my gf is going to be with me so language becomes no issue...so im def hitting ondal 2 and there are a few other places i want to try in ktown since ill be up in LA alot anyhow...but i figured i should give GG a try since its so much closer to where my parents live

        i think i go on a massive asian binge everytime i go home b/c although NY is good, it doesnt hold a candle to LA on almost any asian food

        1. re: Lau
          david t. Jun 18, 2008 01:00 AM

          Irvine is becoming a center for a few korean places. Koba Tofu Grill,
          Korean Dae Myoung, and Kaya Tofu House.

          Try elmomonster's site:

          1. re: david t.
            Lau Jun 18, 2008 07:17 AM

            yeah im much more up to date with irvine since its even closer to where my parents live than GG and i go eat there much more often when im in town although thats usually for chinese...that said has some weird obsession with soon doo bu haha, i think literally every korean restaurant is a soon doo bu place

            plus GG is largest ktown outside of LA ktown, alot of options than irvine

            1. re: Lau
              a_and_w Jun 19, 2008 10:29 AM

              I can remember driving with my Mom from Irvine to GG for Korean regularly when I was a kid!

      2. re: elmomonster
        the donut Jun 18, 2008 07:18 AM

        I second the Go Goo Ryeo recommendation. Their meat is very high quality, and the private rooms are nice. Also had the best air filtering system I've ever experienced - I've never been to a Korean BBQ place where I didn't end up throwing everything in the washer ASAP before this place. Only a trace of residual smell, if any. Only problem was that daenjang at the end is super salty, but I was pretty much full from all the meat anyway.

        1. re: the donut
          TonyC Jun 18, 2008 05:33 PM

          Past Memories for a drunken good time and tong dalk fried chicken.

          The Past Memories
          9252 Garden Grove Blvd, Garden Grove, CA 92844

          1. re: TonyC
            Lau Jun 18, 2008 11:40 PM

            love tong dak...what time is it open til?

      Show Hidden Posts