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Jun 11, 2009 04:01 PM

Korean BBQ in Orange County

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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  1. Surah on Beach and malvern in Fullerton

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    1. re: jkao1817

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

      1. re: code7outlaw

        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

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

    2. 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

        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

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

          1. re: mikester

            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.

            1. re: mikester

              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

              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!

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


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            1. re: groover808

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

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

              1. 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

                  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

                    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

                      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

                    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.

                    1. re: Das Ubergeek

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