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The New O Dae San

nomo_fan Aug 31, 2008 09:22 PM

It's the same owner, but O Dae San has turned from a Korean sushi place to an upscale Korean BBQ. It reopened with a new concept about a month ago. The kal bi and kal bi jim quality is amazing. The water kim chee and fish cake panchan is also outstanding. Everything else is OK, but I was impressed by both the quality and quantity of meat. Unlike most of my Korean in-laws, I liked it better than Chosan Galbi. They liked the quality of the meat at O Dae San as well, but they enjoy the marinade at Chosan better. The staff seems to be almost brand new, so they are working out the kinks in service. Has anyone else gone, and what is your opinion?

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    bagdoodle RE: nomo_fan Aug 31, 2008 10:06 PM

    Does this mean they no longer serve Korean-style sushi?

    1. J.L. RE: nomo_fan Aug 31, 2008 10:07 PM

      No more al bap, huh? I am sad.

      We need more al bap in L.A., not more KBBQs!

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      1. re: J.L.
        ipsedixit RE: J.L. Aug 31, 2008 11:33 PM

        If ODS has stopped serving al bap then that truly is a tragedy.

        No where (at least, no where that I am aware of) comes close to the al bap at ODS.

        1. re: ipsedixit
          Foodandwine RE: ipsedixit Sep 1, 2008 09:38 AM

          Well there is always A Won:


          I was there once and not as good as O Dae San and I had the HWE Du Bap.. Would love to know whom has a good HWE??

          1. re: Foodandwine
            nomo_fan RE: Foodandwine Sep 1, 2008 12:24 PM

            Sorry, I didn't have al bap. I'll ask my in-laws about it, but I rather enjoy the Japanese chirashi style dishes more.

            1. re: Foodandwine
              ipsedixit RE: Foodandwine Sep 1, 2008 02:40 PM

              A Won is good for what it is, but to say that it's al bap is a good substitute for ODS is just not right.

              1. re: ipsedixit
                nomo_fan RE: ipsedixit Oct 25, 2008 06:14 AM

                O Dae San is selling their special Kal Bi for $16.99 . It's on sale for the near future. It's pretty good there. My family tends to enjoy Cho Sun Galbi better. We haven't tried Park's yet. But O Dae San's Kal Bi is very good, and for the price, it's definitely worth the trip.

          2. re: J.L.
            bsquared2 RE: J.L. Oct 25, 2008 07:52 AM

            It was a sad day when I drove there and it was closed. The al bap was so fantastic. It was one of my all time favorite things to eat. And it was beautiful to look at. I also love BBQ, but there are already so many choices.

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