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Korean BBQ in Orange County

code7outlaw Jun 11, 2009 04:01 PM

Greetings Chowhounds...

Was wondering if anybody could recommend a good Korean BBQ place in the OC...I'm near the Brea/La Habra/Buena Park area.


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    samtron608 Jun 12, 2009 04:01 PM

    i hate to tell you this but korean bbq is horrible outside of koreatown. i havent found any that is even worth going to no matter how much of a craving you have. imo

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    1. re: samtron608
      jkao1817 Jun 12, 2009 04:13 PM

      I respectfully disagree with that statement. there are lots of good Korean BBQ places in the Rowland Heights area.

      Which places have you been to that helped you come up with your opinion.

      1. re: jkao1817
        samtron608 Jun 12, 2009 04:17 PM

        i dont consider rowland heights to be in the brea/buena park/anaheim area or the general OC area.
        i havent been to any in rowland heights.....but i've never heard anyone talk about their bbq places ever before until your post...
        please suggest some places and i will check it out when im in that area....

        1. re: samtron608
          jkao1817 Jun 12, 2009 04:18 PM

          Agreed That Rowland Heights is not in the same area.

          Try Surah on Beach and Malvern.

          For Rowland Heights, try Ong Ja Gib on Colima and Nogales.

      2. re: samtron608
        Das Ubergeek Jun 12, 2009 04:19 PM

        Like I said, there's only one Park's... but I would put Cham Sut Gol up there with Tahoe Galbi... and Shik Do Rak IS in Koreatown as well as Garden Grove. I would rank Sagan with Chosun Galbee.

        Aren't we fortunate to be able to be so picky!! In Topeka this conversation would be very different.

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          maiweezy Jun 12, 2009 08:39 PM

          Go Goo Ryeo! For the unmarinated short ribs, fo shoo.

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        SeaCook Jun 12, 2009 09:25 AM

        Ye Dang in La Habra, on Beach Blvd near Imperial Hwy. Across the street from Wal mart. Good and unusal banchan.

        1. groover808 Jun 11, 2009 10:30 PM

          Is Garden Grove ok? I really like Cham Sut Gol, they have an awesome AYCE deal.


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          1. re: groover808
            attran99 Jun 12, 2009 12:47 AM

            I agree with groover...that place is great for AYCE. The ice cream dessert is quite enjoyable, too.

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            bsquared2 Jun 11, 2009 08:49 PM

            How about in Anaheim? There is a large Korean community but I don't know where to go.

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            1. re: bsquared2
              Das Ubergeek Jun 12, 2009 05:06 AM

              Not tons I've tried in Anaheim but south to GG there's tons. Nothing approaching Park's level but Cham Sut Gol is good (and I like their set menu rather than AYCE), Shik Do Rak or go up to BP for Surah or Sagan, both on Beach.

              1. re: Das Ubergeek
                mikester Jun 12, 2009 09:29 AM

                Das or anyone else - is there any decent Korean BBQ in Irvine, or anywhere near/south of the Spectrum ?

                1. re: mikester
                  Das Ubergeek Jun 12, 2009 10:24 AM

                  I don't really venture south of Spectrum. There's OK (but too sweet) Korean BBQ at the Irvine Tofu House off the 5 at Jeffrey.

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                    groover808 Jun 12, 2009 05:37 PM

                    There's a new Shik Do Rak in Irvine on Jeffrey and Walnut on the Irvine China Garden/Taiko side. It's pretty decent, I don't think they do AYCE for dinner. They have rice and radish wraps there and service is always efficient.

                  2. re: Das Ubergeek
                    attran99 Jun 12, 2009 11:33 PM

                    I didn't they had a set menu. Any menu recs for the set menu...I've been wanting to take the hubby there following my positive AYCE experience. Would love to hear your thoughts. Thanks!

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                  jkao1817 Jun 11, 2009 04:06 PM

                  Surah on Beach and malvern in Fullerton

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                  1. re: jkao1817
                    code7outlaw Jun 11, 2009 04:28 PM

                    Thanks Jkao, I know exactly where that's at! .Any suggestions on what to/not order...

                    1. re: code7outlaw
                      jkao1817 Jun 12, 2009 02:00 PM

                      The normal BBQ stuff is all good. If you are into roe, they have a Hwe Boop (Sp??) that is really good. Basically rice with various roes and seaweeds.

                      1. re: jkao1817
                        soniabegonia Jun 12, 2009 02:36 PM

                        rice bowl with roe is called "al bap". "hwe dup bap" is rice bowl with sashimi.

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